Get to the Bottom of These Creepy House Sounds Before Halloween
Halloween is right around the corner and that means ghosts and goblins and scary movies. It shouldn’t mean your house is scary, though. If you’ve got creepy sounds happening in your casa, this may help you pinpoint what exactly is going on.
Noises in the attic are one of those sounds that freak out even the toughest of us. It’s scarier when you’re home alone but, according to House Logic, there’s a perfectly good explanation for it (and, no, it’s not Michael Myers in your attic). Since attics aren’t finished, small sounds sound a lot louder than they actually are. Usually, these sounds are just small animals enjoying their time on your roof. You probably can’t stop them from getting up there but you can make sure there’s no way for them to get inside the attic. It’s also a good idea to trim back tree branches that make it even easier for them to climb up there.
When the wind picks up, do you hear moaning in your house? It’s probably not a ghost but, instead, your dampers. Dampers are those flaps that allow air out of places like your dryer vent. Although it may be hard to figure out which one you’re dealing with if you do figure it out you may want to replace the moaning one. That’ll cost you less than $100 and it’ll make a big difference. Here’s a great option from The Home Depot.
Creaking at night is another unsettling sound you may be hearing this Halloween season. Creaking is completely normal for any house. It’s the product of the different materials in your home expanding. House Logic says, “when a house cools at night, these materials may move slightly, rubbing against each other and making noises.” Unfortunately, these noises will happen and there’s not much you can do about them. If they really bother you, try sleeping with a sound machine or an air purifier.
Head to House Logic’s website and learn more about these creepy sounds and some scary smells that you can get rid of before Halloween.
Happy Halloween from your Synergy Realty Network realtors!