How Healthy Is Your House?
Monday, May 1st, 2017 by Joy Padgett
With these warm springtime temperatures you might be like me….outside enjoying the weather and working toward a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you’ve taken up jogging or are finally hitting the gym or taking a spinning class. Perhaps you spend your weekend on the golf course or on the hiking trails.
There seems to be a movement promoting a healthier lifestyle and many people are going with it! I think it is wonderful that people are getting into a more active and healthy lifestyle, but what about your house? How healthy is it?
Did you know that the vast majority of houses out there have fallen victim to a critter using the attic and/or crawl space as a nesting area? Do you know what these critters do to the insulation and duct work in these areas? Well….they do use these areas like we use our bathrooms (I was trying to find a way to put it nicely). Ok, so that is completely GROSS! BUT, it is the truth.
Knowing that your attic and/or crawl space has provided a house and a bathroom for critters (think mice, birds, raccoons, wasps, spiders, etc), let me take you one step further….the air in your attic and/or crawl space is the air you are breathing in your home! YIKES! Better grab a gas mask!!
Now that you are totally disgusted, let me tell you that your house is not healthy. You are committed to living a healthier lifestyle and your house (where you do at least spend the nighttime hours) is NOT helping you maintain or develop this healthy lifestyle. If you have allergies or have sensitive senses, the fact that you are breathing compromised air inside your home should be of concern.
Just how does the air in your attic and/or crawl space get into the living areas of your home? The answeres are simple…through a duct system that is leaky and through other cracks and gaps (like plumbing and electrical penetrations).
Can these problems be fixed? Absolutely! BUT….you have to have the right contractor for the job. That contractor just happens to be Weatherization Plus! Not only can we uncover the issues within your home, we can fix them! That old, nasty, droppings-riddled insulation can be extracted, the now cleared attic air sealed, new insulation blown-in and the duct system sealed and insulated! Problems solved!
These measures will dramatically reduce the ability of allergens and pollutants in your attic and/or crawl space to enter the living spaces of your home. They will also help reduce the accessibility of the attic and/or crawl space for critters. AND, as added bonus, your home will be more comfortable and more energy efficient!
What are you waiting for? Call us today! We gladly serve all of Central Kentucky from Harrodsburg to Danville to Richmond to Paris to Versailles and everywhere in between!