Attic sanitation is not just important in our daily spaces where food is prepared, where we eat, sleep, or shower. To live in a safe and healthy space, sanitation is also key in the unseen spaces, like the attic. Follow along to learn what it means to have a sanitized attic and how often you should plan to sanitize yours.
To begin with, there is a difference between cleaning a space and sanitizing it. When you clean something, that means that you simply remove any visible dirt, food, dust or grime from surfaces. Basically, you’re taking care of what meets the eye. The space may be organized, and surfaces may be shining after a cleaning, but germs and pathogens may still be present.
When rooms are sanitized it means that those spaces have a reduction of pathogens. They are more hygienic because germs other bacteria that cannot be seen are eradicated. It’s going a step further and getting a deeper, long lasting clean.
The attic and other storage spaces in your home, like a crawl space, are usually isolated and go unvisited for long periods of time. The lack of attention leads to neglect, and before you know it, a real mess has accumulated in there! Just like any other frequented space in your house, the attic needs a regular deep cleaning and sanitation to protect the quality of your home.
Many people shy away from this tough task because the attic can be stuffy, dusty, uncomfortable, or for some- downright creepy. But opting out of a quality sanitation is not just lazy, it’s risky. Without proper care and cleaning, unwanted problems such as mold, dust mites, and pests will begin to fester!
Don’t let your attic end up in a state of emergency. Get on a regular sanitation schedule! If you have kids, some of the basic cleaning tasks make great job additions to the chore rotation. Follow this guide and mark your calendar to keep on top of your attic maintenance!