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Attic Mold Treatment in West Windsor, NJ
We have a homeowner in West Windsor, NJ with mold growing on the roof rafters. Moisture in the attic has created indoor air quality issues for the owner. This owner did not have the proper attic ventilation such as vent baffles. We can see the lack of vent baffles where the old fiberglass insulation is blocking the soffits. The lack of proper attic ventilation can cause moisture to build in the attic creating mold. Our team treats the mold with Mold-X2 Cleaner which is a stain remover. After we treat the mold with Mold-X2 Cleaner we then spray Mold-X2 Botanicals to help prevent future mold growth and to eliminate the strong odor from the Cleaner. Mold treatment can help prevent the growth of mold but may not eliminate mold from forming again. This is why it is important to prevent moisture from turning into mold. This homeowner now has healthy air quality and an energy efficient home.
Leaky Ducts Causing Higher Energy Bills in Manchester Township, NJ
We're currently in Manchester Township, NJ, inspecting a homeowner's ductwork. During our complimentary inspection, we discovered a supply handler leaking conditioned air into the attic. It's puzzling why anyone would choose to pay more for energy bills while enduring discomfort in their own home. This is where we step in. Depending on the situation, we offer various solutions such as air sealing or replacing the supply handler. We offer a range of options, from sealing the seams with mastic tape to using ZypFoam sealant. Additionally, the supply handler can be encapsulated with spray foam, but our preferred choice is SilverGlo rigid foam boards. These boards come with a radiant barrier that helps cool down the conditioned air during hot summers; ensuring homeowners get the comfort they're paying for.
Crawl Space Solutions in Lacey Township, NJ
This homeowner in Lacey Township, NJ had varying issues with their crawl space. When looking at the owner’s make shift sump pump we saw signs of the water levels reaching over the buckets lid. This make shift sump pump will never be able to pump water out of the crawl space and maintain normal levels. Our team replaced the owner’s make shift sump pump with our SuperPump System that features a sturdy liner, airtight lid, 1/3 hp cast iron pump which discharge up to 2200 gallons per hour, and a stand to keep the pump out of silt and sediment. Our team also insulated the crawl space by installing our SilverGlo insulation panels onto the exterior walls. We also spray foam the rim joists and insulate any windows or vents with our rigid foam panels. Next we install our CleanSpace Encapsulation liner with our foam TerraBlock Floor Insulation. Finally our crew will go around and air seal any seams of the SilverGlo foam panels with our orange ZypFoam sealant. This homeowner now has a properly insulated crawl space that can handle NJ’s rains.
Poorly Insulated Ducts in Lacey Township, NJ
Our team of experts inspected this homeowner’s attic in Lacey Township, NJ and found poorly insulated ducts. These ducts can be fixed by pulling together the old insulation and taping them back together. If the ducts are in really bad shape and cannot be reinsulated or fixed, we will replace the old trunks or ducts with new ones. The supply trunk can be easily fixed by encapsulating the ductwork with our SilverGlo insulation panels and by sealing the seams up with our orange ZypFoam sealant. Finally we will bury the ducts in our TruSoft cellulose insulation to reinforce the insulation so our customer doesn’t waste energy they are paying for. Our customer now has a much more comfortable and energy efficient home.
Cold Floors and Crawl Space Encapsulation in Berkeley Township, NJ
Generally when we hear customers explaining to us that their floors are cold, we go straight to the crawl space. This homeowner in Berkeley Township, NJ needed our help and that’s exactly what we did. When inspecting the owner’s crawl space our team found an existing liner on the ground. There was a problem, though the crawl space had a basic liner the rim joists were left exposed and the crawl space was not properly encapsulated. Our team installed our CleanSpace Encapsulation Liner along the exposed exterior walls. Finally we used Closed Cell Spray Foam on the rim joists to air seal the crawl space. By creating a thermal barrier in the crawl space we can eliminate unwanted outside air from entering the crawl space. This unwanted air that leaks into the crawl space can create cold floors and unwanted moister in the crawl space.
Crawl Space Insulation in Toms River, NJ
This customer had several common concerns in his home. A ranch style house build over a crawl space. One concern was cold floors in the winter and the other concern was dust and indoor air quality. He did what many consumers do, he called a heating and air conditioning contractor. There solution was to install a new high efficiency heatpump system, that provided supplemental heat in the winter, filtered the air and killed germs with a UV light. That didn't do what was expected. He still had cold floors! Now he called an insulation company, who said of course your floors are cold you don't have any insulation. They added insulation in the floors and a liner on the crawl space floor. The result was within 2 years of his attempted improvements, The crawl space was wet, smelly and moldy. The indoor air quality got worse. (approx 50% in your living space comes from below) and he still had cold floors! Dr. Energy Saver division of DH Services Group, preformed a whole house evaluation and proposed the following solutions to his problems. #1 Seal all the duct work for his new heatpump system, located in the attic. Leaky ducts in attics and crawls lose massive amounts of energy and bring in contaminated air. #2 Remove all contaminated and organic materials from the crawl space, Treat exisitng organic growth and install a Clean Space Crawl encapsulation system, including a SaniDry air and dehumidification system, a smart drain to detect possible plumbing leaks and install a serviceable entrance. The End result: Customer has warm floors, the crawl space is dry, warm and safe, the indoor air quality was improved.
Poorly Insulated Attic & Knewall Space in Manalapan Township, NJ
A homeowner in Manalapan Township, NJ wanted their home to feel more comfortable all year round. This homeowner was experiencing cold and drafty rooms during the winter. During the summer they would experience hot and stuffy rooms. Our team took no time finding issues in the attic and kneewall space that were making this owner’s house uncomfortable. By properly insulating the kneewall space with our knowledge and techniques we were able to make the adjoining room more comfortable. We used similar techniques to properly insulate the attic making the owner’s house more comfortable and energy efficient.
TruSoft Blown Cellulose Insulation in Manalapan Township, NJ
In Manalapan Township, NJ we removed the old fiberglass insulation and air sealed the attic. Next our team of experts built retaining dams to contain the cellulose insulation. This homeowner also had their AC handler replaced and we encapsulated any other remaining ducts needed. Finally as shown in the image, we blew-in our TruSoft cellulose insulation. This homeowner now has a more comfortable and energy efficient home.
Attic Retrofit in Freehold, NJ
During my job site visit to confirm installation details, I (Dave the Owner) met the homeowner Dennis. As we walked through the project he commented that the 2nd floor, which consisted of 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, felt notably better, and the work wasn’t even 100% complete yet. One of the common issues with this type of home, is that the upper level is cold and drafty in the winter and much hotter in the summer. To the point where they typically would install window air conditioners to help. This is a Levitt built home from the 1970’s. This is a two story home on a slab foundation, with one Heating and cooling system located in a garage utility room. The problem is that the home has large under insulated attic flats, vertical walls on the 2nd floor between the unconditioned attic space and the bedrooms, (called knee walls), a large sky light well and the main heating and cooling return duct is 100% in the attic space. The duct is not insulated properly and has many small holes where it pulls in either very hot air in summer, very cold air in the winter and nasty fiberglass particulate every time it runs. The combination of these issues created a uncomfortable home that cost too much to heat and cool year round. These types of issues should be addressed by professionals who understand how buildings work. Improper air sealing or insulation can create ventilation, moisture and combustion appliance problems if not done correctly.
Poorly Insulated Ducts in Freehold, NJ
In Freehold, NJ we have a homeowner with poorly insulated ductwork. Attics can reach over 140 degrees during the summer and with that heat these poorly insulated ducts will heat up. These large gaps in the insulation leak the attics hot air back into the conditioned rooms. We can also see the flexible trunks poorly connected to the supply duct. This will also create hot attic air to leak back into the ducts warming the cool air you paid for. To resolve this issue we encapsulated the ductwork by using our SilverGlo insulation panels which have a radiant barrier to help reflect the heat away from the ducts. This homeowner now has a more comfortable and energy efficient home.
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