Winterization is an important part of any home maintenance routine. One part of this process is sealing off attics, basements, and crawlspaces. This can help prevent critters from moving in, keep your house warmer, and save on energy costs. You may not think about these spaces much since you don’t spend a lot of time in them, but taking care of them before winter sets in can have a large effect on the rest of your home.
Clearing out bugs and other summer squatters can be a little gross, but at the same time you will feel great about how clean these spaces are afterwards. This also ensures that any pest excrement is removed to prevent strange smells from emerging once the house is closed up for the colder months. Sealing off your attic or basement is important to prevent any new critters from moving in to escape the frightful weather. It’s not any fun to have a family of rodents move in above you for the holidays. In addition to dirt and smells, they can also carry in viruses with them that you will want to avoid.
Dirt and Mold
Over time, dirt and dust can accumulate in unused spaces. If these are not cleaned out, the air picks up dirt and is not pleasant to live with or breathe in daily. Mold is also a concern from hot and humid summer weather. Check for any mold to catch it before wood damage occurs, as it can lead to structural problems if not taken care of. Mold spores can also have a negative impact on your health if left alone. Make sure that part of your yearly winterization includes a thorough cleaning of all these areas.
Keep in as much heat as possible by properly insulating your home. There are multiple options available for insulation purposes, so do a little research and pick which one is best suited for your needs and budget. Seal up any cracks to the outdoors to prevent drafts and make the house tighter. These preventative measures can help out a lot to keep heat indoors throughout the winter months, as well as cut energy costs.
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