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Removal, Air seal, adding Cellulose Insulation in Dexter, MI

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Lack of ventilation and insulation in attic space 

Attic Mold discovered in Dexter, MI

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Attic mold found during home sale.

Custom built Cat Walk for Attic in Dexter, MI

Custom built Cat Walk for Attic in Dexter, MI

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Home owner had no storage, we built a custom cat walk for storage  area in attic.

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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 Dexter.

TCI Home Services's attic services in Dexter

  • 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 issues of mold being in the attic and the upstairs of the home being hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The attic...
Enjoying all seasons in Michigan should be standard for all Michiganders weather inside or out. Customers' four seasons room became inhospitable to...
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Attic Insulation with catwalk in Dexter

  Enjoying all seasons in Michigan should be standard for all Michiganders weather inside or out. Customers' four seasons room became inhospitable to enjoy anymore. They also found their home a bit on the chilly side during this past winter season. During our inspection of the attic we found only 2” of insulation. The four seasons room has a storage area underneath accessible from outside the home with no insulation. Once our customers saw the inadequate amount of insulation in their home this solution was easier to solve. We added TruSoft stabilized blown cellulose insulation for the attic and SilverGlo foam and ZypFoam insulation underneath four seasons room. Afterwards, speaking with the customer on a return happy call, our customer mentioned he had awakened in the night just to check and see if the thermostat was working correctly since he hadn't heard his HVAC turn on at all.


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Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in Dexter, 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 Dexter, 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 the 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 it 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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Seasonal Ice Dam Problem in Dexter, MI

  Our customer reached out to us for her home had issues of ice build up on her gutters and roof  in the same area every winter.  After assessing the attic our company determined there was a huge lack of insulation in the area where ice was always dammed up. The soffits were blocked and baffles were improperly installed.   

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