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Our customer called us in to her home knowing after she had purchased this house she'd need to have a Remediation company in for the inspection had stated suspicious substance on the sheathing and trusses. Our company came in and cleaned this space using Mold X2 and MoldX2 Botanicals products. We also cleared all soffits of debris and insulation. We placed new single wide baffles to correct the ventilation.

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Our customer called us for she had a foul odor coming from her attic. After having another company out for a attic check she was told she had critter's living in there. Once critter control took care of the problem she was in need of a good cleanout and new insulation. 

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Our customer called for the home is for sale and a home inspection was completed and mold was found in the attic. TCI remediated the mold using Mold X2 and Botanical products. We also added new baffles the help with the venting. Home was sold and new owners have a clean and healthy attic.

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Insulating 100 Year Old Antique Walls in Milford, MI

Brandon N. realized while remodeling their second-floor of their 1872 built home, that the first-floor exterior walls did not have any insulation. They were worried they would have to open up the first-floor walls, which included a few different layers of plaster, and a beautifully designed coved ceiling. Spray foam insulation was too expensive and brought the risk of expanding in areas that couldn't take it. That is when they called TCI Remediation for a custom insulation solution.

Being an older home, we were able to work from the second-floor cavity and blow-in our exclusive stabilized Cellulose Insulation. By using our stabilized insulation, we were able to keep the dust down to a minimum as we were working in a finished conditioned space. 

There is no doubt that Brandon can enjoy a comfortably conditioned space as well as saving money on energy bills. TCI Remediation is pleased to have solved Brandon's energy efficiency and insulation needs in Milford, MI once and for all!

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In Home Mold what to look for in West Bloomfield, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in South Lyon, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Milford, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Bloomfield Hills, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Novi, MI

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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In Home Mold what to look for in Farmington Hills, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Farmington, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in New Hudson, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Birmingham, 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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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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In Home Mold what to look for in Rochester, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Wixom, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Commerce Township, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in Waterford, 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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In Home Mold what to look for in White Lake, 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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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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In Home Mold what to look for in Auburn Hills, 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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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.

 

In Home Mold what to look for in Franklin, 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.

 

 

In Home Mold what to look for in Waterford, 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 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. 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.

 

 

In Home Mold what to look for in  Waterford, MI - Photo 1In Home Mold what to look for in  Waterford, MI - Photo 2
HVAC never turns off in the summer or winter in Farmington Hills, MI

  The homeowner had just purchased the home and during the inspection, mold was found on the roof sheathing being caused by bath fans that were exhausting into the attic space. She had noticed that the home was warm during the summer when she had purchased the home despite the HVAC running.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to deliver a proposal and solution at the time of the inspection that would improve the health of the attic along with the energy efficiency of the home that would make the rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer upstairs while reducing the amount of time the HVAC would be active. Our solution was to increase the ventilation in the attic by installing baffles after removing the insulation covering the soffits allowing the soffits to breathe that were previously blocked with existing insulation.  We then treated the attic with Mold X2 products and then got the current R19 insulation on the attic floor to a much more comfortable and energy-efficient R60.

  The products we used were Mold X2 to remediate the mold. Durovent duel baffles were placed into the eaves. SilverGlo expanded polystyrene foam board, to insulate the scuttle and weather stripping to seal the scuttle.  We blow in TruSoft Stabilized Cellulose Insulation to the resistance of R60. The homeowner now has a healthy attic free of fungal contamination and a more comfortable energy-efficient home. Her HVAC is running less to keep up with the warm/cool air loss previously lost to the lack of a proper thermal boundary between the attic floor and the conditioned space below.

 

  

HVAC running constantly & in need of a Insulation upgrade, Novi MI

  The homeowner explained that he was looking to upgrade the insulation in the home because he noticed that the home did not hold its temperature very well and that the HVAC would come on all the time. The symptoms of the problem were that the home was cold and drafty during the winter and hot during the summer time. The problem was caused by having a lack of insulation on the attic floor to prevent the transfer of radiant heat into the home during the summer months and transfer of heat from the home into the attic during the winter months. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was tired of paying too much for energy bills. He also wanted to upgrade the insulation in the attic because it was still original from when his home was built and was not even close to today's standards for code and energy efficiency. The homeowner's biggest concern was that he and his wife were not able to keep a consistent temperature in the home and therefore was not comfortable.

  The homeowner chose our company because we met him first at a Home Show and we were able to earn his trust that we would be the right company to fix his problems with his attic after seeing all the solutions that we were able to provide. Our solution was to remove the existing blown-in fiberglass insulation and air seal the attic floor penetrations. We then sealed the metal chimney chase and wrapped it with a rockwool sleeve to prevent insulation from coming into contact with it. We then installed an insulated duct to the bath fan exhaust and vented it out of the attic. We then installed 17" of cellulose insulation on the attic floor to get an R60 value and then air sealed and insulated his hatch cover with SilverGlo foam board. One challenge that we faced was that we were also going to insulate the garage ceiling with dense packed cellulose insulation because the bedroom above the garage ceiling from our solutions. We used EZ roll Rockwool wrap, Zypfoam, SilverGlo, Durovent Baffles, TruSoft Cellulose, and Masterflow 4" insulated flex duct. The homeowner now has a properly insulated attic and is now energy efficient. The home is now maintaining a constant temperature and HVAC is coming on less often making the home more comfortable and costing the homeowner less to heat and cool the home.

 

 

  

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in South Lyon, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in West Bloomfield, 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.

 

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

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in White Lake, 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.

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in Auburn HIlls, 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.

 

 

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

 

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

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in Walled Lake

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.

 

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

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in New Hudson, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in Keego Harbor, 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.

 

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

 

Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer in Pontiac, 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 11 inches) which was the previous code. With increasing to the current code of R-49(approx. 18inches) 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 Pontiac, 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.

 

Insulation & Mold Remediation in West Bloomfield, MI

  The Homeowner's called us out to their home for Ice Dam's occurring on the eaves of the roof above their front porch.  They had also mentioned that their energy bills were quite high and that upstairs was uncomfortably warm in the summer and cold in the winter.  Large icicles were forming above their front entrance to the home.  The temperatures in the home were not at a consistent level causing the HVAC to turn on shortly after running.  Mold has been present in the attic due to lack of ventilation coming from soffits and warm humid air condensing on the sheathing.  Lack of insulation and the attic floor had not been air sealed.  The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because this has been an ongoing problem year after year and didn't realize that mold was due to lack of insulation and ventilation problems. The homeowners biggest concern was the icicles forming stemmed from other problems being caused in the attic.

  TCI Remediation was chosen by the Homeowner to tackle the project because we were very thorough with our inspection and informative with the problems.  We explained to the homeowner with visuals that they could see was causing the problems even when icicles were not present at the time of inspection.  We instilled confidence and trust in the homeowner that we would be the best solution to solve the concerns brought to us by the homeowners accomplish list.  We removed the insulation from the attic floor and vacuumed the attic for a clean base to start with.  We then air sealed the attic floor along with covering and air sealing the two shower drop ceilings.  We had to remediate the mold and add baffles to the soffit vents to allow proper ventilation in the attic to escape out the present roof vents.  We installed 17" of blown in cellulose to achieve R-60.  The attic was extremely hot for the removal process of the project.  We used RMR-86 stain remover and RMR-141 fungicide/ disinfectant to remediate the mold. ZypFoam for sealing any air leaks from below, Silverglo Foam board and TruSoft cellulose blown in insulation

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Ice Dam fixed in South Lyon, MI

The homeowner explained that he has ice dam issues every year and he usually has to go outside and breakup the ice on the edge of his roof. He stated that he started to see wet spots on the walls on the inside of his house because the water from the ice dams were leaking into his home. The edge of the roof would get a large amount of ice every year, and water stains were occurring on the walls inside of the home. The problems were caused by a lack of insulation and a lack of ventilation coming through the soffits because they were blocked with the insulation installed. The attic floor exterior top plates had also not been air sealed allowing warm conditioned air in the winter to escape into the attic and warm the roof at the eaves and melt the snow. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was tired of having to scrape away at the ice building up on his roof and gutters as it was a hazard if one of them were to fall and hurt someone. He also did not want to have a bigger problem with the water that was coming in and causing water stains on his ceiling and walls from the ice melting. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that the ice dams were causing water to run into the house were causing water damage on his ceiling and walls. He was afraid that if this problem were to persist he would end up with mold and roof damage.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to identify the problems as to why he was getting ice dams to form and using thermal imaging we were able to show the homeowner the true problem with out him having to rely on just our word alone like some of the other companies that he had quoted him for just adding more insulation. We were also able to identify mold growth that he had on the north side of his attic due to lack of insulation and ventilation. Our solution was to remove all of the insulation on the attic floor in order for us to properly air seal all of the holes and gaps in the attic floor (top plates, bond plates, wire penetrations, pipe penetration, ect.) in order to stop the conditioned air that was being heated during the winter from rising into the clean attic. We air sealed and insulated the hatch opening and then filled the attic floor with cellulose insulation to R60 value. Some of the challenges that we faced during the process was the size of the opening to the attic. It was extremely difficult to get the bagged fiberglass batt insulation through the access hole and it also made it difficult for getting in and out of the attic. We used Mold X2, SilverGlo, weather-stripping, ZypFoam DuroVent Baffles and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a more comfortable and energy efficient home and he has not experienced any ice dam issues since we have completed the project.

Air Seal and Radiant Barrier Wall in New Hudson, MI

  The homeowner noticed every winter that he would get moisture on his wall in his living room where his vaulted ceiling vertical interior wall is exposed to the attic. The interior drywall would be covered in condensation every winter and cause streaks in the paint that the homeowner would then have to touch up every year. The problem was caused by the interior vertical wall on the vaulted ceiling being exposed to the attic without sufficient insulation providing a good thermal barrier between the warm interior air that was rising, coming in contact with the interior wall exposed to the cold temperature inside the attic. The homeowner chose to have this problem fixed because he was tired of having to get up on a ladder to wipe the condensation off of the wall and them repaint the wall every spring to cover the water streaks that were left behind. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that he had to repeat the process of cleaning the wall and then repainting it year after year and was also concerned about a possible mold growth forming on the drywall. 

  The homeowner chose our company because we came up with the best solution with products that would fix his issue compared to the other companies he had out there that wanted to install fiberglass batt against the interior vertical wall inside of the attic (which he already had, hence why he knew their solution would not work) and because we also identified can lights on his ceiling that would be an easy fix to cover and prevent air loss from inside the home, that no other company suggested. Our solution was to install an R20 foam board with a radiant barrier on either side across the vaulted vertical wall and air seal all of the gaps between the foam board to ensure an airtight seal between the insulation and the wall. We then would install five rockwool can light covers over the recessed lighting and air seal them to the attic floor to prevent conditioned air from being sucked through them and lost to the attic. The only challenge that we faced during the installation process was getting the attic insulation on the attic floor which was cellulose, away from the recessed lights to make sure the attic floor would be clean enough to foam around the can light cover to ensure an airtight seal between the can light cover and the attic floor. We used SilverGlo, ZypFoam and TiteShell recessed light fixture covers. The homeowner now has a more energy efficient home and is no longer experiencing condensation build up on his interior vertical vaulted ceiling.

 

 

Comfort and energy savings in West Bloomfield, MI

  The homeowner explained one room (daughters room) was colder in the winter and warmer in the summer than the rest of the rooms upstairs. The HVAC System would come on upstairs more often than it should to try to get the temperatures of the room that is colder in the winter and warmer in the summer to the ambient temperature as the rest of the upstairs. The problem was caused by a lack of insulation over the subject bedroom. The rest of the attic contained R30 blown in fiberglass insulation but above the daughters bedroom ceiling the insulation had been moved around and only had an average R-value of around R13-R19. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he didn't want to keep spending the money to have his heating and cooling system come on because one room upstairs was not holding its temperature like the rest of the rooms upstairs. The Homeowner's Biggest concern with the problem was that his HVAC would come on after just shutting down to heat and/or cool the upstairs because one room would not hold its temperature like the rest of them.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to show him why he was losing warm/cool air in his daughter's bedroom with our infrared camera and he could see how the temperatures of the ceiling was being affected by a lack of insulation on the attic floor compared to the rest of the upstairs ceiling. Our solution was to cover the can lights that he had exposed in the attic to prevent air from his conditioned space to leak into the attic and then cap off his existing insulation to achieve an R60 R-value on the attic floor throughout. We came across issues with not having enough hose on our main hose reel, so we had to unravel our other hose reel to attach another hose just to reach the furthest area of the attic from our truck. We used SilverGlo, TiteShell can light covers, DuroVent Baffles and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a more energy efficient attic and the daughter's bedroom upstairs is no longer cold during the winter or warm during the summer, keeping the HVAC from coming on as often.

Mold & Insulation in Troy, MI

  The homeowner explained that he had noticed dark discoloration all over his roof sheathing inside the attic. He had mentioned that his attic was poorly ventilated from the beginning of the build and that it needed to be corrected. The symptoms of the problem were high humidity in the attic along with zero airflow. Mold growth was present in the attic all over the roof sheathing and trusses and was also found on the insulation. The problems were caused by a lack of airflow in the attic because the horizontal slit ventilation that was installed on the eaves of the roof had been completely blocked with the blown in insulation that was installed years ago. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was getting a new roof installed and he wanted to protect his investment in the new roof by making sure that the wood was healthy and no longer posing a problem that would shorten the life of his new roof. He knew that mold eats wood and wanted to ensure the structural integrity of his roof would last for years to come. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that the mold in his attic was a health concern for him and his family along with the health and longevity of the roof of his home. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that the mold in his attic was a health concern for him and his family along with the health and longevity of the roof of his home.

  The homeowner chose our company because he had multiple companies come out to his home to provide a solution but out of all of them, we were able to identify issues that were the true root cause of the problem that other companies did not have an answer for. Even though we were more in cost than the other companies, we provided a solution that the homeowner agreed made more sense. Our solution was to remediate the mold that was on his roof sheathing and trusses, remove the dirty/contaminated insulation from the attic floor, clear the horizontal split vents that were installed for the new roof, install all new duel wide venting baffles, then install new cellulose insulation to an R38 value. One of the biggest challenges that we faced during the installation process was the pitch of the roof as it got closer to the eave. This pitch made it very difficult to clear the horizontal slit vents. There was a lot of roofing debris below the fiberglass batt insulation making it very difficult to remove the blown-in insulation with our vacuum. The last challenge that we faced was roughly an 80 square foot section of the drywall ceiling was not attached to the joist and would not be safe to install cellulose on top of that. The customer had to have a drywall company come into replace that section of the ceiling before we were able to complete the rest of the insulation installation. We used MoldX2 products, DuroVent Baffles and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a healthy clean insulation that will help keep his energy bills and consumption down.

  

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Cold in the Winter & Hot in the Summer Bloomfield Hills, MI

  The homeowner explained that her utility bills were higher than she would like them to be and she was also uncomfortable with the upstairs portion of her home because it was warm during the summer and cold during the winter. It was around 8-10 Degrees warmer downstairs than it was upstairs. No snow was on the roof during the inspection in the middle of winter. The problem was caused by the lack of insulation on the attic floor (R6) where a good thermal boundary is necessary. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because we were able to show her with pictures that the amount of insulation that she had on the attic floor was far below the recommended amount for her zone. The homeowner's biggest concern was that she was paying way too much for her utility bills and would like to see them come down. 

  The homeowner chose our company because we were competitive in price with the other companies she had quoted her, but she found that we were far more superior in knowledge about how to solve her problem and the products that we use compared to the other companies. Our solution was to Remove the Fiberglass batt insulation, air seal the attic floor, cover the recessed lighting with the rockwool can light covers and fill the attic floor with R49 Cellulose Insulation. The biggest challenge that we faced during the installation process was the extremely difficult to get around as the attic was truss construction and only about 4 feet tall from ceiling joists to the rafters. We used a combination of products to achieve our solution. We used TiteShell can light covers, SilverGlo foam board, DuroVent Baffles, ZypFoam and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a properly insulated attic floor (R49) and is now more comfortable in her home and is saving money on her utility bills.

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Remediation & Insulation in Farmington Hills, MI

   The homeowner had his roof replaced on October 18th, 2021 and had continuous soffit vents installed under his eaves shortly after and nothing wrong was brought to his attention. He then had his bathroom fan removed and replaced and the install noticed that he had mold growth all over his attic roof sheathing. The homeowner had also mentioned that his upstairs was always cold in the winter and hot during the summer. Mold growth and dark staining was present on 100% of the roof sheathing in the attic. The roofing nails had moisture dripping off of the tips. The upstairs temperature was always between 5 and 10 degrees warmer and colder than downstairs depending on the season. The problem were caused by the fiberglass batt insulation blocking all of the intake soffit vents without any baffles being installed. A lack of insulation on the attic floor was also causing heat from inside the attic to radiate down to the conditioned space during the summer and warm air from inside the home to radiate up to the attic during the winter. The attic contained one layer of R19 fiberglass batt insulation. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he just spent all this money to have his new roof shingles installed and new ventilation installed under the eaves to still have the same problem he started with and not be flagged as a concern or corrected by either of the companies. His wife also could not stand the temperature difference upstairs and was always uncomfortable sleeping in their bedroom. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that his attic was full of mold and that all the money he spent to have his roof re-shingled would be a complete waste if the mold was going to eat away at his roof deck and it would need to be replaced again.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to build a solid trust with our solution that would fix the problems that he was experiencing with making sure the mold growth would not return after correcting the ventilation. We also supplied a solution that would save him money correcting the ventilation. We also supplied a solution that would save him money on his energy costs while also providing a comfortable upstairs yearound. Our solution was to remove all of the fiberglass batt insulation on the attic floor in order to expose the leaks in the attic floor so they could be sealed (Top plates, Bond plates, Wire penetrations, Pipe penetrations ect.). We then removed the mold from the attic sheathing and trusses to give the homeowner a healthy clean attic. We installed a can light cover over a single recessed light. We air sealed and insulated the hatch cover and then insulated the attic floor with cellulose insulation to R60. Building the insulation dam around the whole house fan was a bit challenging as it had been made out of cardboard at first and then the insulation was installed making it difficult to build the new one out of foam board insulation. We used MoldX2 products to remediate the mold, DuroVent baffles, SilverGlo foam board, Weather-stripping, TiteShell Recessed Light Fixture Cover, ZypFoam and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a healthy clean attic that is breathing properly and is no longer uncomfortable during the winter or summer months. The temperature upstairs is now the same as it is downstairs and his HVAC is coming on much less often. 

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Cellulose Insulation Installed in West Bloomfield, MI

  Our homeowner called us out to inspect his attic as he explained he had rodents and vermin entering his attic to escape the cold weather. This attic space is located above a office in the home. The symptoms he had discovered were a harsh odor from urine and feces from these four legged unwanted critters. The red squirrels and racoons had eaten and shredded most of the insulation and foam board in the attic. The problem was caused by a unsealed gable overhang.  The homeowner choose our company because we could service both the cleaning of the attic and install the insulation in a timely matter for the sale of his home. Our customers biggest concern was the odor.  We were able to reassure him that would be gone once we removed all insulation and foam board along with the cleaning.

   Our homeowner found our company by doing a google search and we were called because we could provide all the services he needed under one company for he was in the process of a home sale and needed quicker service. Our solution is to remove all insulation and foam board and bring this attic back to a healthy condition by spray treating the attic space with a antibacterial solution and replace all insulation. The challenges we face were the south end of the home was very tight to work in. The solution was to spray and treat the attic with a anti-bacterial spray and replace insulation. The challenges our production team faced were very tight spaces on the south end of the home. The products we used was TruSoft Cellulose Insulation, foam board and Mold X disinfectant. Once the job had been completed our homeowner was pleased there was no longer a odor in his home and he could sell his home without any worries for the future homeowner to have.

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Foul odor in home, New Hudson

  The homeowner noticed an odor within the home and the home not being able to retain warm/cool air for an extended period of time.  The home had mold from not enough ventilation in the attic for the square feet of the attic, causing stagnant humid air to not escape effectively out of the attic.  The home also had mold in the crawl space due to a main drain from the laundry room being disconnected and putting water into the crawl space.  The problems caused within the attic space were:  The attic floor being under-insulated (only had R-11 insulation), insulation was very badly damaged by rodents (mouse droppings, urine, completely shredded batt insulation), and lack of ventilation within the attic.  The problems caused within the crawl space were: the main drain to the laundry room was disconnected in the crawl space allowing water to be drained directly onto the crawlspace floor, no vapor barrier was present.  The homeowner's biggest concern was to get the mold remediated from the attic and crawlspace so the home could be put on the market and sold. 

   The homeowner chose our company because we were very thorough in what needed to be done to get the Attic/Crawl space free of mold.  The homeowner opted out of installing a vapor barrier on the crawlspace floor and adding new insulation to the attic floor.  The challenge faced during the process was the insulation falling apart as you grabbed it to be bagged and tossed.  The heat was a challenge that day, not allowing us to stay in the attic for extended periods of time.  We used contractor bags to bag and toss the attic insulation into the dumpster we had on-site.  For removal of the mold, we used a product called RMR-86 to remove the mold and mildew staining in the attic and crawl space and finished with an antimicrobial/disinfectant.  The homeowner now has a clean Attic/crawlspace free of mold.  The attic can now be re-insulated for comfort and energy efficiency.

Lack of Insulation and Mold Present in Attic Rochester Hills, MI

  The homeowner explained that he had just bought and moved into the house six months prior to calling us. He was having issues with the upstairs being too cold in the winter and his HVAC coming on more often than it should have been. The upstairs was around six degrees cooler than the main level of the home. The attic roofing nails were rusty showing signs of high humidity in the attic. The attic also had mold remediation done prior to him moving in. The problems were caused by blocked soffits with the existing fiberglass batt insulation and not having enough insulation on his attic floor. The homeowner chose to have the problems fixed because he had just bought the home and would like to protect his investment. The homeowner's biggest concern was that he had just bought the home and wanted to be proactive about making sure that his home was going to be healthy/comfortable for his family and that he wasn't spending more than he had to on his utility bills.

  The homeowner chose our company because he trusted us. We had a lengthy conversation about how we would be able to fix his issues of having an uncomfortable home and how our solution would also be able to prevent mold from recurring in his attic. Our solution was to remediate the mold in his attic that had been missed by the previous remediation company, Insulate his attic floor to the recommended R value of R60 for his Zone, install Can Light Covers over his recessed lighting, cover his gable vents as he already had soffit vents and a ridge vent and to air seal and insulate his hatch cover. The only challenge we faced during the installation process was a drop of our Mold X2 got on his carpet in the bedroom that we were working in and caused a stain. So we had to have a carpet company come out to repair the section of carpet with a new piece. We used a combination of products to achieve our solution. We used Mold X2, TruSoft Cellulose, SilverGlo, Weather-stripping, ZypFoam, TiteShell can light covers, can light marker flags and DuroVent Baffles. The homeowner now has a mold free attic and is now feeling the difference upstairs in comfort with a properly insulated attic. His HVAC does not come on as often which in turn has lowered his utility bills.

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Foul odor inside a home in New Hudson, MI

   The homeowner noticed an odor within the home and the home not being able to retain warm/cool air for an extended period of time.  The home had mold from not enough ventilation in the attic for the square feet of the attic, causing stagnant humid air to not escape effectively out of the attic. The home also had mold in the crawl space due to a main drain from the laundry room being disconnected and putting water into the crawl space. The problems caused within the attic space were:  The attic floor being under-insulated (only had R-11 insulation), insulation was very badly damaged by rodents (mouse droppings, urine, completely shredded batt insulation), and lack of ventilation within the attic. The problems caused within the crawl space were: the main drain to the laundry room was disconnected in the crawl space allowing water to be drained directly onto the crawlspace floor, no vapor barrier was present. The homeowner's biggest concern was to get the mold remediated from the attic and crawlspace so the home could be put on the market and sold. 

   The homeowner chose our company because we were very thorough in what needed to be done to get the Attic/Crawl space free of mold. The homeowner opted out of installing a vapor barrier on the crawlspace floor and adding new insulation to the attic floor. The challenge faced during the process was the insulation falling apart as you grabbed it to be bagged and tossed. The heat was a challenge that day, not allowing us to stay in the attic for extended periods of time. We used contractor bags to bag and toss the attic insulation into the dumpster we had on-site. For removal of the mold, we used a product called RMR-86 to remove the mold and mildew staining in the attic and crawl space and finished with an antimicrobial/disinfectant. The homeowner now has a clean Attic/crawlspace free of mold. The attic can now be re-insulated for comfort and energy efficiency.

Remediation & Insulation in Pontiac . MI

  The homeowner explained that she noticed some water staining on her ceiling and had a roofer come out to look for leaks. The roofer didn't find any leaks but did say that he found mold growth on a few parts of the roof sheathing inside of the attic. The symptoms of the problem were the roofing nails were rusted in the attic. The location of the mold on the roof sheathing was also frozen at the time of inspection. The problems in the attic were caused by not having a vapor barrier installed below the blown in fiberglass insulation and the insulation was below R30. The other problem was caused by a birds nest in the eave that was completely blocked the soffit not allowing airflow to enter the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because she did not want further damage to the attic sheathing and did not want further water damage to the attic ceiling. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that water was getting on her ceiling and she did not want any further damages to occur nor did she want mold growing in her home.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to locate the root cause of the problem and had a solution to remedy it. We were also able to help her save money on her energy bills by being able to properly insulate her attic as well. Our solution was to completely remove the blown-in fiberglass insulation, Remediate the mold within the attic space, clear the soffit of the birds nest to allow proper intake ventilation, air seal all the penetrations on the attic floor, air seal and insulate the leaky can lights and re-insulate the attic floor to an energy efficient R60. The one challenge that we faced during the installation process was that our misting collar to stabilize the insulation was giving us problems with a consistent spray and therefore would clog the hose. We were able to fix the misting collar spray nozzles with spares that we had on hand. We used MoldX2 products to remediate the mold in the attic, TiteShell can light covers, SilverGlo, ZypFoam, Weather-stripping, DuroVent Baffles and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a clean, healthy attic and is properly insulated for energy efficiency in Zone 5 of Michigan.  

Remediation & Insulation upgrade in Highland ,MI

  The homeowner had gone into his attic during the winter and noticed that his roof sheathing was completely frozen and that he had black discoloration all over the sheathing as well. The symptoms of the problems was condensation dripping off of the roofing nails onto the insulation below and on the drywall ceiling causing moisture stains. Black staining was also present on the roof deck and the roof deck was saturated from all of the condensation. The problems was caused by all the gaps in the fiberglass insulation allowing warm air from the home to enter the attic and condensate when coming in contact with the cold roof. The intake ventilation was also improper, receiving to much intake to the amount of exhaust ventilation installed for the square feet of the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he did not want mold growth in his house causing allergies for him and his wife and he also did not want to have further issues with the amount of condensation building up in his attic causing moisture stains on the drywall ceiling. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was the amount of condensation that was building up in his attic during the winter months and then mold growth forming when the weather warmed up the attic.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to come up with a solution that would fix all of the problems within the attic and we were able to also insulate the attic and not just provide a mold remediation service. He liked that we were able to tackle the entire problem. Our solution was to remove all of the insulation on the attic floor in order to seal all the penetrations on the attic floor that were allowing warm air to leak into the attic during the winter months (Top Plates, Bond Plates, Wire penetrations, Pipe penetrations ect.). We then remediate the mold in the attic to have a clean healthy attic. We installed a can light cover over the recessed light fixture, air sealed and insulated the hatch cover. We installed baffles into the soffit vents to make sure they were breathing properly and then installed cellulose insulation to R60 on the attic floor. The only challenge that we faced during the installation was getting down the vaulted ceiling in order to install the baffles as the roof sheathing was close to the ceiling making it difficult to squeeze between the ceiling and roof safely. We used Mold X2 products, DuroVent Baffles, SilverGlo, Weather-stripping, Titeshell Recessed light Fixture Cover, ZypFoam and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner is now saving money on his energy bills and is no longer experiencing humidity in his attic causing freezing of the roof deck during the winter months.

Remediation & Insulation in Milford, MI

  The homeowner explained that she had mold in her attic after an initial home inspection was made for a home sale. The symptoms of the problem were mold growth on the sheathing and trusses in the attic and rusted roofing nails. The problem was caused by the soffits being blocked and not allowing air to pass through the soffits up to the ridge vent. The attic also had between R-6 and R-11 insulation on the attic floor which was not providing an adequate thermal boundary between the conditioned space inside the home and the unconditioned space in the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problems fixed in her attic because she was in the process of trying to sell her home but was faced with rejection from possible buyer's because of the mold that was in the attic. The homeowners biggest concern with the problem was not being able to find someone interested in buying the home while mold was present in the home.

  The homeowner chose our company because of our fast response time for an inspection to our production date. We were able to have a thorough discussion with the homeowner on the best solution for remediating the mold in the attic and with the homeowner on the best solution for remediating the mold in the attic and preventing it from recurring. Our solution was to remove all the mold that was in the attic and make sure that the soffit vents were breathing and had directional airflow up the roof deck to be vented out of the ridge vent. Our next step was to add R-60 cellulose insulation to make sure the attic floor had a proper amount of insulation for the Michigan climate zone. The only challenge we came across was that it had rained on the day we were going to blow in the insulation so we had to cancel production to another day that was weather permitting. We used a combination of products to get the attic healthy and properly insulated. We used a HEPA vacuum, RMR-86 and RMR-141 to remove the mold from the sheathing and trusses then installed DuroVent baffles to all of the bays with soffit vents. We then installed 15" of TruSoft Cellulose insulation on top of the existing blown in fiberglass insulation to achieve an R-60 Thermal Boundary. The homeowner now has a mold free attic that will pass a home inspection so she can sell her home and also has an excellent selling feature with her attic now being energy efficient for Michigan's climate zone. Home was put back on the market and sold immediately.

  

Cellulose Insulation upgraded in Birmingham, MI

  The homeowner stated that he had cellulose insulation installed years ago but didn't think there had been enough insulation installed because he is still experiencing high energy bills and some of the rooms in his home were more comfortable than others. The front office of his home was uncomfortable and always colder in the winter and warmer in the summer that the rest of the home. The problem was caused by not having enough insulation installed on the attic floor for the recommended amount of insulation for Michigan Zone 5. He had inconsistent levels of insulation on his attic floor ranging between R19-R30 blown in cellulose insulation but should have the recommended amount between R49 and R60. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because his office was always uncomfortable and could never spend a long period of time in it. He also wanted to lower his energy bills because his home is a large home and the cost to heat/cool the home was quite high. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that his office was too uncomfortable to be in because the temperature would fluctuate so much which would cause his HVAC to come on constantly to compensate for the difference. 

  The homeowner chose our company because he had other quotes for insulation done by other companies and we were competitive in our price but he was astonished at our attention to detail and the thorough inspection we did compared to the other companies. None of them actually went through the entire attic and one company he got a quote from didn't even look in his attic just measured his square footage from below. Our company was to blow more cellulose insulation on top of his existing insulation to get his finished R-Value to R60 throughout the entire attic floor. We did face a couple challenges during the installation process. The first challenge was that we got about half of the insulation installed when the techs came across a bat in the attic and had to exit the attic till the customer was able to have a bat removal company come out and let us know it was safe to return. The challenge was that the attic was built architecturally complex with multiple levels to climb to in order to access each location. We used SilverGlo, Weather-stripping and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has the highest recommended insulation R-Value for energy efficiency and comfort in our Zone 5 of Michigan. His office is now more comfortable and the HVAC is not coming on as often which is saving him money on his heating and cooling bill.

Remediation & Insulation in Farmington Hills

  The homeowner explained that they have a critter problem in their attic and that mice have made a mess inside the attic with droppings and urine. When the weather would warm up you could smell a foul odor coming from the attic hatch inside the closet of her son's bedroom. They are also experiencing mouse droppings in the basement around the perimeter of the basement floor. The symptoms of the problem was mouse dropping all over the insulation on the attic floor along with the smell of urine in the attic. When the attic would warm up the smell would permeate with mouse droppings and they wouldn't let their kids go downstairs because of it. The problem was caused by access points in the attic where the flashing against the gable walls was separated allowing mice to easily enter the attic. Holes were also present in the rim joist around the piping of the outside that allowed mice to get into the basement and nest in the fiberglass batt. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because the smell of urine would get really strong on warm days in her son's bedroom and she wouldn't want him to stay in the room. They also wanted to be able to utilize the basement and finish it but they didn't want to do that if mice were still able to get inside the home. The homeowners biggest concern with the problem was the odor that was coming into her son's bedroom.

  The homeowner chose our company because she was referred to us by one of her close friends who also had our company come out and remediate animal droppings and reinsulate the attic and was told how great and professional work we did and that they haven't had an issue since we corrected it. Our solution was to remove all of the fiberglass batt insulation from the attic floor, Vacuum the entire floor to get rid of all the mice droppings and start with a clean surface. We then treated the entire attic with a disinfectant to clean and remove the odor of urine. We closed the gaps in the flashing with screws and then sealed the flashing along the gable wall with a roofing caulk. We covered all of the open drop soffits inside of the attic with OSB and sealed them with ZypFoam. We sealed the chimney chase flashing with a caulk and wrapped the metal chimney with rock wool for fire safety. We created insulation dams with foam board in front of the front porch overhang and around the hatch opening to ensure the insulation would not taper off and stay at a consistent R-value. We installed all new duel wide rafter vents (baffles) and then air sealed all of the top plates, bond plates, wire and pipe penetrations and then insulate the attic floor with cellulose to a depth of 14" or to R49. We then went into the basement and removed all of the fiberglass batt insulation from inside the rim joist and vacuumed the rim joist and perimeter of the basement to clean any remaining mice droppings. We then air sealed and insulated the rim joist with 2 part spray foam. Some of the challenges that we faced during the installation process were;  The vaulted ceiling made it difficult to remove the existing baffles and fiberglass batt from the eave. One of the technicians had fallen ill and was not able to work on the job making it more work for two guys on a three man job. We used a combination of products to achieve our solution. We used Mold X2 products for disinfection. Roofing caulk and screws for sealing flashing on gable walls, 7/16" OSB for covering the ceiling drop soffits, metal flashing, fire caulk, metal wire, Ez roll rock wool sleeve, 1/2" Foam board, SilverGlo, weather-stripping, adhesive, DuroVent rafter vents (4'x22" and 6'x22"), 14" TruSoft Cellulose or R49 Zyp Kit 2 Part Foam Kit, 205 board ft. The homeowner now has a healthy clean attic that has been insulated to an Energy Star Rating of R49 and all of the gaps that were allowing pests to enter the attic have been closed off. The rim joist in the basement has also been sealed with 2 Part Spray Foam providing superior insulation then the pre existing fiberglass batt as well as preventing unconditioned air from leaking into the home via Stack Effect, as well as closing any penetrations the mice have been getting in.

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Remediation & Insulation in South Lyon, MI

  The homeowner explained that while he was looking into the attic to find where he would be running new wires for new electrical outlets he noticed that his sheathing in the attic was completely black and mold was all over. The symptoms of the problem were very high humidity in the attic, Stagnant air, Mold growth present on all of the roof and gable sheathing as well as the trusses and insulation. The problem was caused by a lack of intake ventilation in the attic. The attic ventilation relies on High and Low ventilation ie. Ridge vent and Soffit vents. The Fiberglass batt insulation was installed all the way up to the roof deck without baffles, closing off the air intake from the soffit vents. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he did not want mold in his home and he needed to do some rewiring in his home and he did not want to go into the attic and potentially get himself sick as well as contaminate the inside of his living space and produce a much bigger problem. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was the health of his family. Being that mold is a allergen, he didn't want his family to endure any health effects caused by the mold. The homeowner chose our company because we were able to provide a detailed solution on getting his attic back to a healthy state, as well as providing him with the means of saving money on his energy bills by upgrading his previous fiberglass batt insulation to cellulose. We were also able to work with him by doing the job in two parts by removing the insulation and remediating the mold in one part, giving him the ability to run new wires in the attic, and then coming back another scheduled day to re-install the new insulation.

  Our solution was to remove all of the fiberglass batt insulation from the attic floor and then remediate the mold in the attic from the roof deck, trusses and floor. We then installed a structural covering made of OSB over the sloped open staircase ceiling from inside the attic and sealed it airtight with expanding polyurethane foam. After that we installed all new insulation ducts (provided by the homeowner) and sealed them against the gable wall with expanding polyurethane foam. We then installed 4" SilverGlo foam board on top of the hatch cover to provide insulation for the hatch and sealed the bottom of the hatch with weather-stripping to prevent air leaks. We then installed a David Lewis Whole House Fan Cover over the whole house fan to insulate a rather large area of the attic floor that would otherwise be insulated. We sealed all the top plates, bond plates, wire and pipe penetrations with one part expanding polyurethane foam and then insulated the attic floor to an Energy Star Rating with 17" of cellulose to R60. One of the challenges that we faced during the installation was the whole house fan being directly in the middle of the run of the attic as well as being in front of the attic hatch. This made it difficult for getting in and out of the attic. We used a combination of products to achieve our solution. We used Mold X2 products, 4'x22" DuroVent rafter (baffles), 7/16" OSB, 4" SilverGlo foamboard, weather-stripping, adhesive caulk, ZypFoam, David Lewis Whole House Fan Cover and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a clean, healty attic that is free of mold and is now insulated to the highest Energy Star Rating, providing them a more comfortable home while saving money on their energy bills

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Insulation in Novi, MI

  The homeowner explained that he was looking to upgrade the insulation in the home because he noticed that the home did not hold its temperature very well and that his HVAC system would come on all the time. The symptoms of the problem were that the home was cold and drafty during the winter and hot during the summer time. The problem was caused by having a lack of insulation on the attic floor to prevent the transfer of radiant heat into the home during the summer months and the transfer of heat from the home into the attic during the winter months. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was tired of paying too much for energy bills. He also wanted to upgrade the insulation in the attic because it was still original from when his home was built and was not even close to today's standards for code and energy efficiency. The homeowner's biggest concern was that he and his wife were not able to keep a consistent temperature in the home and therefore was not comfortable.

  The homeowner chose our company because we met him first at a Home Show and we were able to earn his trust that we would be the right company to fix his problems with his attic after seeing all the solutions that we were able to provide. Our solution was to remove the existing blown-in fiberglass insulation and air seal the attic floor penetrations. We then sealed the metal chimney chase and wrapped it with a rockwool sleeve to prevent insulation from coming into contact with it. We then installed an insulated duct to the bath fan exhaust and vented it out of the attic. We then installed 17" of cellulose insulation on the attic floor to get an R60 value and then air sealed and insulated his hatch cover with SilverGlo foam board. One challenge that we faced was that we were also going to insulate the garage ceiling with dense packed cellulose insulation because the bedroom above the garage ceiling was experiencing cold floors during the winter but found that we were unable to fit our hose between the subfloor and the existing fiberglass batt insulation. So we had to remove insulating the garage ceiling from our solution. We used EZ roll Rockwool wrap, ZypFoam, SilverGlo, DuroVent Baffles, TruSoft Cellulose and Masterflow 4" insulated flex duct. The homeowner now has a properly insulated attic and is now energy efficient. The home is now maintaining a constant temperature and the HVAC is coming on far less often making the home more comfortable and costing the homeowner less to heat and cool the home.

Cellulose Insulation in Birmingham

  The  homeowner had just purchased the home and during the inspection mold was found on the roof sheathing being caused by bath fans that were exhausting into the attic space. She had also noticed that the home was warm during the summer when she had purchased the home despite the HVAC running. Mold growth was present on the roof decking where the the bath fans ducting was being directed. The home was also not keeping a constant comfortable temperature shortly after the HVAC would turn off. The problem within the attic were caused by fans not being directed out of the attic space and lacking a proper thermal boundary of insulation between the attic floor and the conditioned space below. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because she had just moved in and has mold allergies. She also did not want to pay more on her energy bills if it could be fixed with adding more insulation to the attic. The homeowners biggest concern with the problem was removing the mold from the sheathing of the roof to eliminate allergens in the home.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to deliver a proposal and solution at the time of the inspection that would improve the health of the attic along with the energy efficiency of the home that would make the rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer upstairs while reducing the amount of time the HVAC would be active. Our solution was to increase the ventilation in the attic by installing rafter venting (baffles) after removing the insulation covering the soffits allowing the soffits to breath that were previously blocked with existing insulation. We then treated the attic with Mold X2 products and then got the current R19 insulation on the attic floor to a much more comfortable and energy efficient R60. We had a few challenges that occurred during the installation process that did make the job take longer. One of the two misting nozzles that attaches to the misting collar broke so we had to remove it to install one of our spares. The hose that connects inside of the water line wheel came disconnected by quick connect and we had to unravel the entire hose to reconnect the water line hose. A cathedral ceiling had made it difficult to reach down to clear the soffits and install baffles. We used MoldX2 Products, SilverGlo, fire caulk, weather stripping and Stabilized TruSoft Cellulose Insulation. The homeowner now has a healthy attic free of fungal contamination and a more comfortable energy efficient home. Her HVAC is running less to keep up with the warm/cool air loss previously lost to the lack of a proper thermal boundary between the attic floor and the conditioned space below.

Attic Insulation in Novi

 During our discovery, the homeowner mentioned that the rooms on the second floor were much hotter in the summer. The homeowner complained about the high cost to keep the house cool in the summer, and also the different temperatures changes from first to the second floor. After our inspection, we found that the attic was very under-insulated, which was the major contributing factor in the second-floor temperature. We decided that a cap off would help reduce the air loss on the second floor, and used our Tru-soft Stabilized Cellulose so that we did not disturb, but increase the current insulation. We raised the R-value to R60 making the home much more efficient at keeping the cold air inside in the summer. This homeowner felt the difference in their home the same day.

Insulation in Troy, MI

  The upstairs level of the home was always more hot or cold depending on the season then the rest of the home below. Mold in the attic was a problem explained by the homeowner. The upstairs level of the home was much warmer at the time of inspection than the floor below. Mold in the attic was a problem explained the homeowner. The upstairs of the home was much warmer at the time of inspection than the floor below. Visual mold was covering about 75% of the roof deck. Blocked soffits without baffles and lack of ventilation in the attic caused mold to grow on the roof deck and trusses. The attic was under insulated with encapsulated fiberglass insulation that was torn due to foot traffic within the attic. A drop down shower ceiling soffit was also left uncovered allowing humidity to leak into the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he joined us in the attic for the inspection and was able to see how having the soffits blocked and being under insulated was causing moisture to build up in the attic and cause mold to grow. The homeowners biggest concern was getting the mold removed from the attic and better insulating his attic to better control the heating/cooling of the rooms below.

  The homeowner chose TCI Remediation to do the project because during the inspection of the attic we were able to demonstrate what needed to be done in a clear and informative way that made sense to the homeowner to fix the problem within the attic. We build a level of trust with the homeowner to ensure him that our solution would take care of the mold problem and provide a more comfortable home. We treated the mold in the attic and covered the drop down shower ceiling with SilverGlo and air sealed it tight. We then cleared the soffits of insulation and installed the proper amount of baffles to insure the attic was breathing properly. We capped off the existing insulation with TruSoft Cellulose to get the attic to a R-60 R-Value to reduce the risk of moisture leaking into the attic from the conditioned home and to provide a better thermal barrier between the attic floor and the rooms below the attic. We had difficulties getting the SilverGlo into the attic scuttle due to the size of the opening. We had used Mold X2 and Mold X2 Botanicals to rid the attic of mold. We also used a combination of insulation products including TruSoft Stabilized Cellulose and SilverGlo  Polystyrene Foam Board. ZypFoam was used to air seal the drop down soffit above the shower. DuroVent duel wide baffles were installed for proper ventilation from the soffits. The homeowner now has a mold free attic and a better insulated attic that will provide a more comfortable home.

Insulation in Walled Lake, MI

  The homeowner went up into his attic and noticed mold growth on his roof deck and his attic insulation was extremely dirty. Mold was present all over the roof deck and the attic had hot/humid air that was not being vented properly. The soffits were blocked with previously blown in insulation and the attic floor had not been air sealed allowing conditioned air from the home to leak into the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was concerned about the structural integrity and life of his roof. He also wanted to save more on his heating and cooling bills. The homeowner's biggest concern was that the mold in his attic was unhealthy to have in his home and that it would ruin the life expectancy of his roof. 

  The homeowner chose our company because we were very thorough with the inspection and was able to explain to him clearly what needed to be done to resolve the problem. He also noted he just wanted to get everything updated at his home so he wouldn't leave his kids any expenses that needed to be put out to sell the home one day. Our solution was to clean the roof deck and trusses free of mold and install the proper amount of baffles into the soffits. We would then completely remove the blown in fiberglass and batt insulation that was on the attic floor and air seal the attic floor. Once the attic floor had been air sealed we would then blow in all new cellulose to R60. We did experience some challenges with getting the mold removed from the roof deck as it was embedded deep into the wood. Removing the insulation also posed a challenge due to insulation being blown on top of the batt insulation made it more time consuming to switch techniques for removal. We used a combination of products. To remove the mold we used a HEPA vacuum and then treated the attic with Mold X2 and Mold X2 Botanical products. We then installed DuroVent baffles to all bays that had soffits in them. For insulation we used ZypFoam for air sealing the attic floor and then blew in 17" of TruSoft Stabilized Cellulose for an R60 value, 4" SilverGlo foam board for insulating the hatch cover to R20 and weather-stripping to create an air tight seal around the hatch. The homeowner now has a mold free attic and an energy efficient attic floor in Michigan with R60 insulation, reducing the cost if his heating and cooling bills.

  

Insulation in White Lake, MI

  The homeowner explained that he had no insulation in his attic and it hasn't been a concern for the 20+ years living there, but has decided to do some renovations to the home in case he decides to sell. The home was not energy efficient and his rooms under the attic floor did not keep a constant temperature while the HVAC was running. The problem was caused by not having any insulation on the attic floor. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was getting his home updated in case he decided to sell the home. He also wanted to save more on his energy consumption bill. The homeowners biggest concern with the problem was that he was spending more on energy than he should have.

  The homeowner chose our company because we talked to him at a Home Show event and he liked the fact that we blew in cellulose instead of using fiberglass. Our solution was to air seal his attic floor, blow in R60 cellulose and air sealed and insulated hatch cover to increase his energy efficiency. During the installation process the attic contained a few personal items that belonged to the previous homeowner that we had to remove through the hatch. We used SilverGlo, ZypFoam, DuroVent Baffles and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has an energy efficient attic and the rooms below the attic floor are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Insulation In Franklin, MI

  The homeowner had just purchased the home and during the inspection mold was found on the roof sheathing being caused by bath fans that were exhausting into the attic space. She had also noticed that the home was warm during the summer when she had purchased the home despite the HVAC running. Mold growth was present on the roof decking where the bath fans ducting was being directed. The home was also not keeping a constant comfortable temperature shortly after the HVAC would turn off. The problem within the attic were caused by bath fans not being directed out of the attic space and lacking a proper thermal boundary of insulation between the attic floor and the conditioned space below. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because she had just moved in and has allergies. She also did not want to pay more on her energy bills if it could be fixed with adding more insulation in the attic. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was removing the mold from the sheathing of the roof to eliminate possible allergens in the home.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to deliver a proposal and solution at the time of the inspection that would improve the health of the attic along with the energy efficiency of the home that would make the rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer upstairs while reducing the amount of time the HVAC would be active. Our solution was to increase the ventilation in the attic by installing baffles after removing the insulation covering the soffits allowing the soffits to breath that were previously blocked with existing insulation. We then treated the attic with Mold X2 products and then got the current R19 insulation on the attic floor to a much more comfortable and energy efficient R60. We had a few challenges that occurred during the installation process that did make the job take longer. One of the two misting nozzles that attaches to the misting collar inside of the water line wheel came disconnected by quick connect and we had to unravel the entire hose to reconnect the water line hose. A cathedral ceiling had made it difficult to reach down to clear the soffits and install baffles. We used Mold X2 products, SilverGlo, Fire caulk, Weather-stripping, and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a healthy attic free of fungal contamination and a more comfortable energy efficient home. Her HVAC is running less to keep up with the warm/cool air loss previously lost to the lack of a proper thermal boundary between the attic floor and the conditioned space below.

  

 

Cellulose Insulation in Auburn Hills, MI

  The homeowner had her attic remediated three years ago by a different company and she has mold re-growing on her sheathing. She explained that the company told her that they corrected the ventilation and yet they only installed half of the amount of baffles that they needed, leaving the other soffit vents blocked with insulation. Her other concern was that her bathroom fan exhaust vents on the gable wall were blocked by bird nests and not allowing the humid air from the bathrooms to vent out of the attic property. Mold growth was present on the roof sheathing and trusses within the attic. The problem was caused by a lack of intake ventilation coming from the soffit vents that had still been blocked by insulation and baffles not being installed. A lack of insulation was also allowing heat from the conditioned space below to radiate into the attic and cause condensation to form on the roof deck. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because they had mold remediation done previous home's attic and that the problem had been corrected. They wanted a solution that would be permanent and would not be a recurring problem that they would have to pay every few years to be dealt with. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that it was not corrected the first time by the company that had claimed that they had fixed the cause of the problem even though she went into the attic herself and discovered that not to be true after seeing that her soffit vents were still blocked and the baffles that they had installed were still blocked and the baffles that they had installed were not even stapled to the sheathing.

  The homeowner chose our company because she got into the attic with us and we were able to show her the ventilation problems that the previous remediation company did not correct and she understood how correcting these problems would correct the regrowth of mold in the attic from returning. Our solution was to remove the contaminated and dirty blown in fiberglass and fiberglass batt insulation from the attic floor in order to seal the gaps in the attic floor that were allowing warm air from the conditioned space below to radiate into the attic (top plates, bond plates, wire and pipe penetrations ect.). We then remediated the mold in the attic space to make sure that the attic would be clean and healthy. We removed the baffles that were previously installed and installed the correct size baffle for 24" on center rafters to make sure the soffits were breathing properly. We air sealed and insulated the attic hatch cover and installed can light covers over the recessed lighting. We removed the birds nest that were blocking the air path inside the gable wall vents for the bathroom fan exhausts and installed insulated ducting and air sealed around the gap to prevent backdraft air flow from venting back in the attic. Lastly we insulated the attic floor with Cellulose to R60. The only challenge that we faced during the installation process was one portion inside the attic was limited in height between the roof deck and attic floor making it difficult to access. We used Mold X2 products, MasterFlow Insulated ducting, SilverGlo, Weather-stripping, ZypFoam, DuroVent baffles, TiteShell recessed light fixture cover, TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a more comfortable upstairs yearound that retains the temperature that the thermostat is set to. She also has a mold free, clean and healthy attic that is breathing properly. 

Cellulose Insulation in Auburn Hills, MI

  The homeowner explained that he had previously had bats in his attic and had them removed but still had bat guano on top of his blown in cellulose. He plans on selling his home in the near future and wanted to have the attic insulation that contained the bat guano removed and replaced with clean insulation. Bat guano was spread throughout the top layer of his insulation. Some bats will follow the warm air and crawl inside the vent, often making it all the way into the attic. Bats also can get inside attic through damaged roofs, rotten shingles, gaps in the framing or space between the eaves and the walls can lead to bats finding their way in. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because bat guano in his attic was unhealthy and didn't want that to be a concern in the near future when selling his home. The homeowner's biggest concern was that having bat guano in his attic would cause issues with potential buyers. 

   The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because bat guano in his attic was unhealthy and didn't want that to be a concern in the near future when selling his home. The homeowner's biggest concern was that having bat guano in his attic would cause issues with potential buyers. The homeowner chose our company because we were able to vacuum out the top layer of his insulation and replace it with the same insulation that he has existing on the attic floor. Our solution was to use an insulation vacuum and remove the top 2" layer of cellulose insulation and replace it with a new fresh layer of cellulose insulation. We faced no challenges during installation process because it was just a simple removal of the top layer and replacing it with new insulation. We used TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a clean healthy bat guano free attic.

Attic Insulation in Milford, MI

  The homeowner explained that her ceilings were constantly dripping and that she would have to use a mop just to wipe down the ceilings every day to prevent them from getting soaked. The symptoms of the problem was condensation forming on the interior side of the drywall ceiling in multiple locations of the house with the kitchen being the worst. The house was really cold in the winter time and also very warm during the summer months. The problem was caused by not having enough insulation (thermal barrier) on the attic floor and the insulation in the attic floor not actually coming in contact with the drywall ceiling in multiple areas along the exterior walls of the home. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because they are fed up with having to mop the ceilings of their home every day to make sure the drywall stays dry and doesn't cause mold to grow and they are tired of finding puddles of water on the floor where the ceiling has dripped water below. The homeowners biggest concern with the problem is that this is a daily routine of mopping the ceiling and they are worried that the ceiling will be structurally compromised and collapse like the kitchen once before.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to identify the root cause as to why the homeowners problems were happening and we were able to make them understand how we would be able to fix them so that they won't have to mop the ceiling again. Our solution was to remove the existing R19 faced fiberglass batt insulation that was improperly installed first, then we would install can light covers over all of the recessed lights on the ceiling and air seal them to the attic floor. We would then seal the chimney chase and wrap the metal chimney stack with a rockwool wrap as a fire safety precaution, and then insulate the hatch cover with an R20 4" polystyrene foam board. Lastly we would install 17" of Cellulose to the attic floor to achieve an R60 Energy Star rating. The only challenge that we faced during the installation process was the height of the attic. The attic was around 4' tall from the top of the joist to the ridge, making it difficult to bag and transfer the existing insulation through the attic. We used a combination of products to achieve our end results. We used 4" SilverGlo with a radiant barrier on either side, All Grip 60 Adhesive, Weather-stripping, Fire caulk, EZ Roll Rock Wool Sleeve, TiteShell Recessed Light Fixture Covers, Fireblock ZypFoam, DuroVent 4'x22" Rafter Vents, Owens Corning Foamular 1/2" Foam Board, TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner no longer needs to mop their ceiling to get rid of all the condensation that has accumulated and they are also much more comfortable with upgrading their insulation to the recommended R-Value for their climate zone. They are now saving energy and money by being insulated to the maximum R60 R-Value.

  

  

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Attic Insulation In South Lyon, MI

The homeowner explained that they had gone up into the attic and noticed that all of the roof sheathing was black and what they believed was mold. The symptoms of the problem were high humidity and heat in the attic. Rusty water droplets were found all over the attic floor and a musty smell could be detected in the attic. The problem was actually a combination of two things. First the bathroom fan ducts were venting towards a soffit vent and not to a designated vent that takes the warm humid air out of the attic space. The second problem was that the soffit vents were blocked with insulation that was installed without any blockers causing the insulation to fall down the soffit vents. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because the mold could potentially cause health problems to himself and his family and during the warm months of the year the upstairs had a slight musty smell that was coming from the attic into their living space. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was the health aspect for his family living under all of the mold that was in the attic. Some members of the family have seasonal allergies and having mold in the attic would only exacerbate the symptoms.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were very fair/similar in price to some of the other companies that provided quotes, but the customer thought that our knowledge of our products, what cause the problem and how it can be fixed was superior. Our solution was to remove all insulation from the attic floor as it had been impacted by all of the mold in the attic. We then cleared all of the soffit vents from insulation and installed baffles to ensure the air passage was free and clear. The homeowner had someone reroute the bath fan ducts to roof vents to prevent the humid air from being sucked back in through the soffits. We then cleaned all of the roof sheathing and trusses with a mold and mildew stain remover and then applied an antimicrobial solution to the affected areas of the attic to kill the mold. After that we covered all of the can light covers with rockwool for a fire safety precaution and then air sealed the attic floor top/bond plates, wire penetrations and pipe penetrations to stop the air leaks from the conditioned space below. After all of the air sealing had been done we then installed 17" or R60 TruSoft cellulose insulation on the attic floor to achieve the highest Energy Star Rating. One of the challenges that we faced during the installation process was the heat inside the attic. It was roughly 90 degrees outside making the inside temp of the attic around 130-140 degrees. Despite the pitch of the roof, we were able to get a sprinkler on the peak of the roof to help lower the inside temperature of the attic. We used a combination of products to achieve our end results. We used, Mold X2 products, DuroVent rafter vents (Baffles), 7/16" OSB for covering the the drop soffits, R20 SilverGlo Polystyrene Foam Board, TiteShell Recessed Light Fixture Covers, Fireblock ZypFoam, Owens Corning 1/2" Foamboard, All Grip 60 Adhesive, Weather-stripping and TruSoft Cellulose. The Homeowner now has a healthy, clean attic that no longer is contaminated with mold throughout the attic. They now are saving on their energy bills now that they have an air sealed attic that is insulated to the highest Energy Star Rating of R60.

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Attic Insulation & Remediation

  The Homeowner explained that after going into his attic he noticed dark staining all over the roof deck and could see mold growth all over the trusses. The symptoms of the problem were mold growth over all of the attic insulation, trusses and roof sheeting as well as the RH (relative humidity) in the attic was reading 67% with an outside temperature of 74 degrees and the air in the attic was stagnant. The problem was caused by ridge vent opening not being cut large enough when it was installed causing the air not to pulled into the attic from the soffits efficiency causing stagnant/humid air to stay in the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because the mold growth was causing his roof sheeting to delaminate which will lower the longevity of the roof as well as making the roof structurally compromised. The homeowners biggest concern with the problem was that his family could become ill while under all of the mold above the living space.

  The homeowner chose our company because we were able to remove all of the contaminated insulation, do the mold remediation and then also be able to air seal the attic and reinsulate with cellulose insulation to an Energy Star rating. We were also able to identify the cause as to why the mold occurred and gave recommendations of roofers to fix the ventilation and how it would be fixed correctly. Our solution was to remove all of the insulation off the attic floor and clear the soffit vents that had been blown over with insulation, we then remediated the mold in the attic with HEPA vacuums and Mold X2 chemicals. The next day we then went and air sealed all of the top/bond plates, wire/pipe penetration on the attic floor with ZypFoam. We covered the recessed light fixtures with rock wool can light covers as a fire safety hazard and to prevent heat loss from the conditioned air below from leaking into the attic, air seal and insulate the hatch cover and then blow Cellulose insulation to an R49 R-level. One of our challenges that we faced during the installation process was the vaulted ceiling pitch. It made it very difficult to get down to the soffits to clear the insulation with our insulation vacuum hose. The heat was also a challenge as the attic was roughly 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit. We used a combination of products to achieve our end results. We used Mold X2 Remediation products, TruSoft 22" x 4' and 22" x 6' Rafter vents (Baffles), Titeshell Recessed Light Fixture Covers (Rockwool Covers), ZypFoam, Weather-stripping, SilverGlo Graphite Infused Polystyrene Foam Board (hatch Cover Insulation), Owens Corning 1/2" foam board (insulation Collar) and TruSoft Cellulose blown to 14" or R49. The homeowner now has a clean healthy attic that is both mold free and insulated to an R49 Energy Star rating that has helped lower the energy bills as well as improved the overall comfort in that home.

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Remediation and Insulation in Farmington Hills, MI

  The upstairs level of the home was always more hot or cold depending on the season than the rest of the home below. Mold in the attic was also a problem explained by the homeowner. The upstairs level of the home was much warmer at the time of inspection than the floor below. Visual mold was covering about 75% of the roof deck. Blocked soffits with out baffles and lack of ventilation in the attic caused mold to grow on the roof deck and trusses. The Attic was under insulated with encapsulated fiberglass insulation that was torn due to foot traffic within the attic. A drop down shower ceiling soffit was also left uncovered allowing humidity to leak into the attic. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he joined us in the attic for the inspection and was able to see how having the soffits blocked and being under insulated was causing moisture to build up in the attic and cause mold to grow. The Homeowners biggest concern was getting the mold removed from the attic and better insulating his attic to better control the heating/cooling of the rooms below.

  The homeowner chose TCI Remediation to do the project because during the inspection of the attic we were able to demonstrate what needed to be done in a clear and informative way that made sense to the homeowner to fix the problem within the attic. We built a level of trust with the homeowner to ensure him that our solution would take care of the mold problem and provide a more comfortable home. We treated the mold in the attic and covered the drop down shower ceiling with SilverGlo and air seal it tight. We then cleared the soffits of insulation and installed the proper amount of baffles to insure the attic was breathing properly. We capped off the existing insulation with TruSoft Cellulose to get the attic to a R-60 R-value to reduce the risk of moisture leaking into the attic from the conditioned home and to provide a better thermal barrier between the attic floor and the rooms below the attic. We had difficulties getting the SilverGlo into the attic scuttle due to the size of the opening. We had to cut smaller pieces which made the job take a little bit longer than usual. We used Mold X2 and Mold X2 Botanicals to rid the mold. We also used a combination of insulation products including TruSoft Stabilized Cellulose and SilverGlo Polystyrene Foam Board. ZypFoam was used to air seal the drop down soffit above the shower. DuroVent duel wide baffles were installed for proper ventilation from the soffits. The homeowner now has a mold free attic and a better insulated attic that will provide a more comfortable home.  

Insulation in Keego Harbor, MI

  The Homeowner explained that he had cellulose insulation installed over his existing batt insulation and the can lights were never air sealed and covered. He noticed that in certain areas of the home the temperature was not consistent with the rest of the home. Mold was also an issue in the attic space causing deep staining along the roof deck. The soffits were blocked with previously installed cellulose insulation causing no air exchange in the attic and allowing humid stagnant air to circulate throughout the attic and not escape. Air from the conditioned home was leaking through the unsealed can lights wasting energy to the unconditioned attic. Baffles had not been installed prior to the cellulose being installed causing the soffits to be blocked with insulation. The Homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because mold was a concern for him to have within the home and he also wanted to lower his energy consumption. He also didn't want to be paying for energy just to lose it to heating and cooling his attic space. The Homeowners biggest concern with the problem was spending money for energy to heat and cool the home just to lose a percentage of it to a space that is not occupiable.

  The homeowner chose TCI Remediation to do the work because we gave him multiple solutions that would fit his price range and make an impact. We treated the mold within the attic and cleared all the soffits and installed baffles to allow proper airflow within the attic. We then dug up the can lights under all the insulation and put covers over top of them which were then air sealed. We did a cap off with cellulose insulation over top of his existing insulation to get him from R-38 to R-60. It was a challenge to locate the can lights under all the blown-in insulation because they had not been marked for their location. Roofers were present removing the shingles and sheathing above the sun room so we had to wait for access before we could blow insulation in that portion of the attic. We used TruSoft Stabilized Cellulose, TiteShell Can light covers, ZypFoam and SilverGlo Polystyrene foam board for insulation. We also used a combination of Mold X2 and Mold X2 Botanical product to remediate. The homeowner now has a mold free attic and has a better insulated energy efficient attic and is more comfortable year round.

 

Insulation in Pontiac

  The homeowner was looking to add some new lighting features in his ceiling and when he went up into his attic to start doing electrical work he noticed that he had dark staining all over the roof deck sheathing. The sheathing was covered in mold staining and the attic was very hot and humid. The problem was caused by lack of ventilation in the attic coming from the soffits. The soffits had been completely covered with fiberglass batt insulation and the blocked soffits were not allowing cool air to come in from the soffits to move the hot heat in the attic out through the ridge vent. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he was fixing up the home for a home sale and did not want there to be mold in the attic to possible kill a sale. The homeowners biggest concern was that he had mold in his home and would cause a problem with putting his home on the market.

  The homeowner chose our company because he went up into the attic with us and we were able to show him what was causing the mold growth in his attic and that we would be able to remove the mold from his attic and fix the ventilation in his attic that caused the problem with mold growth in the first place. Our solution was to clean the attic roof decking and trusses within the attic a HEPA vacuum, and use a combination of remediation products to remove the mold. We then pulled the insulation from the blocked soffits and installed baffles into the eaves to allow directional airflow from the soffits to the ridge vent. The mold staining was extremely deep into the roof decking and was proving difficult to remove and we has to use more chemicals than we had previously anticipated. We used Mold X2 and Mold X2 Botanicals along with DuroVent Baffles. The homeowner now has a healthy, clean, properly ventilated attic and he will not have to be concerned with mold growth being in his attic for a home sale or inspection.

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Troy 48084, Troy 48098, Waterford 48327, Waterford 48328, Waterford 48329, West Bloomfield 48323, West Bloomfield 48324, West Bloomfield 48322, Pontiac 48340, Pontiac 48341, Pontiac 48342, Novi 48377, Novi 48374, Novi 48375, White Lake 48383, White Lake 48386, Commerce Township 48382, Auburn Hills 48326, Birmingham 48009, Wixom 48393, Rochester 48309, South Lyon 48178, Farmington 48334, Farmington 48335, Farmington 48336, Farmington 48331, New Hudson 48165, Walled Lake 48390, Milford 48380, Milford 48381, Bloomfield Hills 48304, Bloomfield Hills 48301, Bloomfield Hills 48302, Franklin 48025, Keego Harbor 48320, Highland 48357, Highland 48356

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