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Avoid these Storage Mistakes With Your Attic

You have just moved into a new home and, for the first time, you have an attic. That gives you so much more storage space. But you want to make sure that you are storing things safely … and not creating something that could get dirty later. 

If you need to, you can call Attic Man to sanitize it, but here are some things that you can do to make sure that you don’t need to make any emergency appointments … or worse. 

There are several ‘multifoil’ products on the market that may achieve impressive levels of insulation on their own. If you are considering using multifoil insulation in conjunction with another insulation material, it is important to check any installation requirements with the supplier.

Installing insulation properly is very important. Where insulation is installed between rafters, it is important that it is cut tight and installed with no gaps. Any gaps between the insulation and the rafters will cause it to become ineffective, as heat loss will occur in these areas.

Don’t Store Paints, Cleaning Products, Or Other Toxic Things

You might think that the containers of paint you have are sealed tight. The same for cleaning products. They can still leak, which might cause an issue with flammability. The same can be said of flammable things. Toxic fumes can also waft around your place without any warning. Store those kinds of items outside, or in a shed that is not part of your home. 

Don’t Store Holiday Lights That Can Be Easily Broken

You use them once a year, so put them in the attic, right? Your attic can change its temperature rapidly over the course of that time. Moisture levels can change too. So these holiday lights can get broken pretty easily. Find a place where you can control how hot or cold it gets and how humid it gets. 

Don’t Store Art

Not only can paintings get warped, but you could also go there one day and find that pests have chewed through the artwork. That is not a good thing to discover. Store them in a climate you can control. Those are just a few things you can do to make sure your attic is safe. If you are worried about anything, you can contact us.

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