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Attic Mold in Chelsea, MI

Attic Mold in Chelsea, MI

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Upon a sale, the inspector found mold in the attic.  We remediated using products RMR-86 and RMR-141 which will remove the stain and mold.

Attic Mold in Chelsea, MI

Attic Mold in Chelsea, MI

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Mold odor in the home, our homeowner had us remediate the attic and the home smell is gone.  We used products RMR-86 and RMR-141 to remove the staining and mold.

Insufficient Attic Insulation in Chelsea, MI

Insufficient Attic Insulation in Chelsea, MI

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Once our customer had explained his accomplish list to us, we assessed the attic and found a solution for this home. Rooms were colder in the summer and warmer in the winter. The blown in fiberglass insulation resistance value was to low for our Michigan climate. We added our TruSoft Cellulose Insulation acting as a new blanket for the attic. We blow in for a resistance value to R60. This exceeds contractors grade and customer is very happy with their warm rooms.

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TCI Home Services is the local expert for mold treatment, mold removal, attic insulation, and a broad range of other attic services that are guaranteed to make your home more comfortable and efficient.

Got attic mold? Uncomfortable rooms? High utility costs? Give TCI Home Services a call to schedule your free estimate for attic contractors in Chelsea.

TCI Home Services's attic services in Chelsea

  • Mold Removal
  • Attic Insulation
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Rigid Foam Board Insulation
  • Radiant Barriers
  • Air Sealing
  • Duct Insulation
  • Duct Sealing
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Ice Damming
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The homeowner explained that he had just moved into the home and the upstairs of his home was much hotter in the summertime compared to the lower...
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Rigid Insulation in Chelsea

  The homeowner explained that he had just moved into the home and the upstairs of his house was much hotter in the summertime compared to the lower level of his house. The heater would also come right back on after shutting off. The symptoms of the problem were warmer temperatures compared to the main level of the home. In the summer it would be 5-10 degrees warmer than the main floor. The problem was caused by the knee wall on the West facing side of the home lacking a proper thermal barrier, allowing the radiant heat from the roof to transfer into the knee wall and into the conditioned part of the home. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he has not been living in the home for very long and is uncomfortable staying upstairs where his bedroom is. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem is that he can't be comfortable in his bedroom or work upstairs during the day because it gets too uncomfortably hot.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to identify the cause for why it was so hot upstairs during the summer months unlike the other companies that suggested he needs insulation on the attic floor of the knee wall which would have done nothing with the radiant heat that was still in the knee wall and radiating towards the walls of the conditioned space adjacent to the knee wall attic space. Our solution was to install 4" SilverGlo R20 Polystyrene Graphite Infused Foam Board with a radiant barrier on either side to the roof rafters and Gable walls inside of the knee wall significantly cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. We then air sealed all of the foam board joints with one part foam to create an airtight seal. The only challenge that we faced during the installation process was the height inside of the knee wall made it a little difficult to move around with the form board and still have enough headspace to get around. We used, 4" R20 SilverGlo Polystyrene Graphite Infused Foam Board with a Radiant Barrier on either side and still have enough headspace to get around. The homeowner now has a more comfortable upstairs that is easier to keep cool in the summer while also keeping the upstairs warmer during the winter. 

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Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in Chelsea, MI

Insulation Installation and Home Comfort


Are areas in your home freezing cold in the winter and super-hot in the summer? Or just looking to improve your homes energy efficiency and comfort? the attic should be at the top of your priority list. Insulation and air sealing in the attic have a dramatic effect on the home's overall energy performance, and upgrades in this area can lead to significant savings on heating and cooling costs. 

Most homes in Michigan have R-30 (just under 10 inches) which was the previous code. With increasing to the current code of R-49 (approx. 15 inches) our homeowners experience significant savings on their heating bills and savings on their electric bills during the summer months when air conditioning is used. Think of your home like a large bag surrounding your living environment. If you turn your furnace or air conditioning off how long will the hot or cold air stay within your home? The more thermal barrier to the outside environment you have the less your equipment will run saving you money and increasing comfort

How the attic impacts home comfort


Cellulose insulation can be installed over existing insulation without interfering with your storage area

About 50% of energy costs are typically attributed to heating and cooling, making it one of the biggest expenses for many homeowners. The attic has a major impact on home efficiency for several reasons:

  • Air leaks and drafts between attic and living space
  • Air leaks and drafts between attic and outdoors
  • Poor or incorrect ventilation
  • Insufficient attic insulation
  • Uninsulated ductwork in the attic

Best methods for improving attic efficiency


  • Air sealing: The first step to improving attic efficiency is air sealing. Your attic is full of gaps and cracks that allows conditioned air to escape from the living space into the attic and unconditioned air to enter from the outside. Sealing these air leaks helps to keep your attic isolated from the outside and keeps conditioned air inside your home.
  • Attic insulation: Many attics are lacking proper insulation, which is one of the biggest causes of energy waste and uncomfortable rooms. Raising attic insulation to proper levels prevents heat transfer between the attic and the living space, meaning your HVAC system will run less because conditioned air is being contained in the areas you want to heat and cool.
  • Ductwork services: If you have ducts in your attic, they are affected by the extreme hot and cold temperatures that occur in that space. When you try to send cold air through hot ducts or vice versa, the air in the ducts is heated in summer (and cooled in the winter), making it difficult to heat or cool your home. Having ducts in attics is extremely inefficient, which is why duct sealing and duct insulation are smart upgrades for homeowners with ductwork in the attic.


In Home Mold what to look for in Chelsea, MI

Where Does Mold Grow?


First, it's important to know where to look. Mold tends to prefer cold, dark, and moist spaces. You probably won't find it in your living room, but your attic and crawlspace are much more likely hiding spots.

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

And that's not all. You might also find it in doorways, windows, heating, and air conditioning systems. It enters your home either through the air or by being attached to other moldy items like old shoes or newspapers. Once it's there, it's difficult to get rid of.

Signs of Mold

The health risks of mold make looking for early signs that it's growing into your home absolutely crucial. If you see even subtle signs, it might be time to call for professional help to take care of the remediation. Some of these signs include:

Irritated lungs and breathing, similar to allergy symptoms.

A musty smell in the home or areas of the house.

Visible mold, both black and with potentially colored spots.

Water leaks, past flooding, or persistent condensation.

Rust and warping of materials due to humidity.

Most of these don't necessarily point directly to mold growth. They just point towards an environment that encourages this growth. That's why simply looking for them doesn't tend to be enough. A more comprehensive inspection is vital to making sure you know about any potential problems.

Can Mold Harm Humans?

The problems with mold are much more than just an inconvenience. Studies have repeatedly shown the many health risks that spores can bring with them. In fact, mold has been linked to anything from chronic coughs to allergic reactions, skin rashes, red eyes, and more. In some cases, it can get worse.

The reason mold removal services tend to be so important is what mold does to the health of some of the most vulnerable people around us. Most are particularly dangerous for those of us with autoimmune disorders, chronic lung disease, strong allergies, or asthma. And of course, it's worse for infants, children, and the elderly, whose immune systems might not be able to fight against it.

The lesson is clear: you don't want and probably can't afford to have mold in your home. Unfortunately, due to its favorite locations, it could also be difficult to find at times. A thorough inspection can help you find it, but looking out for early growth signs is also important.

Mold Prevention Tips

Ideally, you never let it get to a point where removal becomes a necessity. In the interest of your health and your home's value, you want to make sure that you can prevent rather than remediate the mold. A few tips can help you achieve that goal:

Keep the humidity in your home low, preferably under 40%.

Regularly check your home, particularly the potential problem spots mentioned above, for growth and take care of it early when needed.

Don't let wet areas stay wet. Dry them to make sure they don't become a hospitable environment.

During renovations, invest in mold-resistant drywall and sheetrock to create a less preferable environment.

Regularly clean your roof gutters to avoid any potential leaks or water entering the home in hidden spots.

Clean mold problems immediately, rather than letting them grow into a more significant problem.

It pays to be proactive. Still, you can't be expected to know every square inch of your home. In addition to these general tips, it pays to have regular mold inspections, both for your peace of mind and to be able to detect issues before they become major problems.



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