Homes That Perform!

Indoor Air Quality Problems: Sniffing Out More 'Threatening' Smells

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 02:42 PM

These 2 Areas Are More Life Threatening. 

I'll start this article with something I saw on an episode of Holmes On Homes, last year where the host of the program exposed a dryer venting into the garage ceiling which was sealed and was over the garage. Imagine 6 - 7 years of dryer exhaust(lint) collecting in the floor joist? In other words, it was not exhausting to the outdoors at all. I'm not saying this to alarm you, but to attend to different smells in your home that may be more serious.

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Tags: Backdrafting, Odors, Carbon Monoxide, Dryer Vent

Energy Efficiency Solutions: The Basement Area!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:47 PM

Caution Regarding Air Sealing The Basement Area:

Homeowners in Greenville, Rockford, or Grand Rapids, may not be aware of this potential problem when weatherizing their home for drafts. Commonly called air sealing. When undertaking air sealing, be careful of a few things when it comes to basements. There may already be hazards without doing any air sealing, but it may be aggravated if not addressed before, or during air sealing. Caution must be taken.

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Tags: Air Sealing, Backdrafting, Testing, Air Leaks