This homeowner called us out to their home in South Windsor, CT to take a look at some serious problems they were experiencing. The main reason they called Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions was because they were having issues with mold in their kitchen and basement. Due to some water damage over time there was mold under the kitchen sink, leaking down onto the rim joist in the basement. Humidity issues in the basement also took a part in that. When we got to the home we asked the homeowner about all of their concerns, for the entire home. The mold issue was their main concern, but they also were experiencing another problem. Their basement was always very uncomfortably humid. The rim joist is the perimeter of the floor framing system along the exterior of the house. The joints and gaps in the framing members allow for a great deal of air leakage in and out of the home. This can result in cold floors, high heating and cooling bills, as well as condensation in the basement and crawlspaces. When its hot and humid out, the homeowner was experiencing this poor air quality. This was due to outside air easily leaking into the home, making the basement an uncomfortable space. First we take care of the kitchen issues, and we can focus on the basement. Now, we know what we need to do to help this homeowner.
The first thing we need to do is spray our Mold-X treatment spray on the effected areas on the rim joist. We make sure we take care of all of the mold in the basement in order to be able to properly air seal with no reoccurring mold issues. After we have completed this step we are ready to air seal. We spray our two-part expanding SprayFoam over the rim joist and end plates. This stops all air leaks from outside and insulates this important part of your home. Dr. Energy Savers SprayFoam has a high insulation value of R7. Since this foam expands after we spray, it seals up all of the gaps, cracks, and joints where air from the outside was easily entering the home. This finally corrected the basement mold and humidity problem. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner is now more comfortable, happy, and energy efficiently in their home no matter the season!!