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How often should I check my attic?
Sunday, April 12, 2020
We recommend poking your head up in the attic to look around every six months or so. But definitely once a year at a minimum and after any major storm passes over. If you keep holiday decorations in the attic, that would be a good time to sweep the area slowly with a flashlight when you take them down.
Look for staining on the underside of roof sheathing, fecal pellets and/or disturbed insulation that might indicate small animals have moved in overhead, evidence of mold, and anything that appears to have changed. If you want to do a more thorough look around, please read our blog post What are the hazards to avoid when going into an attic? first.
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