Is Your Home Making You Sick?
Mold, mildew, rotting wood, critters, and insects are all things that you never want to see in a home, let alone breathe. Your air circulates throughout your home, even in the damp, cramped areas like crawl spaces, ducts, and attics that are out of everyday view. If these areas become infested with moisture and other pollutants — that means you and your family are breathing it in.
These pollutants may literally be making you sick. Respiratory issues, allergies, and asthma can be signs that moisture is festering in your home. At Bradley Mechanical, we’ve compiled a list of the top areas and home solutions that work to prevent moisture and keep your indoor air clean and healthy.
Duct Cleaning & Sealing
Your ducts are an integral part of your HVAC system that ensure the airflow in your home is comfortable, efficient, and safe. If your ducts are not sealed properly it can lead them to pull moisture from the air surrounding your home. Moisture isn’t the only contaminate that faulty ducts can draw in — dust, insulation, and even asbestos can also enter your air.
Leaky ducts are also costing you in high energy bills. The average home or business loses around 30 to 40 percent of their heated or cooled air through faulty ducts that are either improperly installed or sealed. This is why it’s important to get your ducts right from the beginning.
Bradley Mechanical’s certified technicians are thorough and bring years of knowledge and experience to their work. Learn more about duct performance
Attic Sealing can keep out moisture, prevent leaks, and reduce the energy costs in your home. By air sealing your attic, you can stop many major air leaks and help to maintain the desired temperature throughout your home. Combined with attic insulation, air sealing can drastically lower your energy bills.
Crawl Space Sealing
Aside from increased respiratory issues — you can tell if your crawl space needs to be sealed by a few other indicators.
These include the following:
- A gap or gaps between still plate and the foundation
- Gaps around duct work, wiring holes, plumbing holes
- Wet or damp insulation
- Cold in summer or warm in winter
- Any mold or growth on ducts or wiring in crawl
Sealing your crawl space is an investment in a healthy, efficient home. You will not only block out mold, mildew, and other pollutants but banish them completely. Bradley Mechanical uses a pure white, foam technology to seal your crawl space and kill any mold that has formed.
We have been protecting homes in the Central Virginia area for more than 50 years. Give Bradley Mechanical a call today at 804-748-6728 to learn how we can make your home healthy and energy efficient.