What Is A Decontamination?
If you're unsure what exactly a decontamination is to begin with, and the difference between it and a cleaning, you've come to the right place! A cleaning is usually to carefully clear out dust, debris, and other such things from an attic. It involves a high-powered vacuum and careful work to ensure it's all safely removed. A decontamination is more specific to a situation where pests have been present. After they've been cleared out, they will have left behind waste that needs to be taken care of with more than a vacuum to make sure it's thoroughly treated. A special sterilization spray is used, while wearing proper safety equipment of course, and the entire attic is treated to take care of this issue.
It Protects Your Health!
Just because the rodents are gone doesn't mean you can just leave your attic be! The waste and even perhaps cadavers they've left behind pose a serious health risk, as both carry diseases that can infect your stored belongings and reach into the rest of your household. For the sake of assuring you and your family's safety, it's best to get rid of any traces of bacteria or otherwise by having a professional decontaminate it. The equipment required needs expertise to use, and the proper safety gear. Along with this, they'll be able to more thoroughly cover every nook and cranny so you can be sure that every trace is taken care of and you can rest easy.
It Takes Care Of Odors!
Unfortunately, the waste and otherwise left behind can cause a foul smell that may leech into the rest of the household, particularly if any pests have died in your attic. The best way to take care of this is by a decontamination, as aside from getting rid of the disease, it'll erase that nasty odor as well and leave you able to breathe easier again.
It Assures Resale Value!
Nobody wants to buy a home with a contaminated, smelly attic! A decontamination shows that you've taken care of your house and kept it safe, thus encouraging future buyers that the rest of your house will have been kept in great shape too.