Armed with ghost buster-esque diagnostic equipment our advisors go from home to home looking for abnormal signs as part every energy assessment.
Sometimes we don’t need fancy equipment, but usually need a strong understanding of building science. Seeing patterns on walls revealing the framing are great signs. So are spider webs. Spider webs can reveal air flow. Spiders, looking for a meal, often set up shop where dinner might fly by. Leaks to the outside can be doorways and death traps for insects.
The ghosting pattern in the picture is often caused by a lack of insulation and moisture in the home. With the right conditions, dirt collects on these under insulated surfaces. Not only is there an insulation issue, the moisture can lead to more than dirt, there could be mold growth eventually.
Don’t be too scared, we’ve got some good solutions. Give us a call we can help bust those ghosts, as well as other creatures lurking in your home!
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