We do all we can when it comes to keeping our homes in great condition—from updating old facets to making new investments to staying on top of everyday maintenance. But, even the most diligent homeowner can fall behind on their duties, often through no fault of their own—there are some things we just can’t see coming and when they hit, it’s a situation that needs immediate and thorough attention.
One such problem that can often spring up out of nowhere is an issue with your home insulation in West Lorne, ON. Because our homes’ insulation is tucked away out of sight and out of mind, it’s not usually until a problem truly becomes bad that we start to catch wind that professional service is required… and usually, it’s because something has compromised the insulation in a way that demands replacement. Take a look at a few of the top enemies your home’s insulation has and why it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for related problems that might alert you to insulation troubles before they get to be too bad:
- Pests: From termites to rodents, ants to roaches, the pests that may find your home inviting are absolutely going to love destroying your insulation. And, if you’ve got an infestation that’s going unseen for long periods of time, your insulation is going to suffer tremendously! At the first sign that there may be pests in your home, have an exterminator inspect your walls to make sure that there’s nothing fishy going on within them. And, if you require it, be sure to give an insulation contractor a call to have compromised sections of insulation replaced.
- Moisture: Moisture is an enemy of virtually any home material, but insulation especially. While moisture might warp wood or rust metal, it’s going to absolutely destroy most types of insulation and worse, breed mold growth that can quickly spread throughout your home. If your plumber has informed you of potential leaks, you’re dealing with old plumbing or you’ve noticed a funny smell in the air lately, have an insulation contractor inspect your home to make sure that it’s not affecting your insulation in a negative way.
- Poor installation: Sometimes the worst enemy of your insulation is the insulation itself! This is to say that a poor installation job upfront can render your insulation less useful than it might otherwise be if you had a proper installation done upfront. Have your insulation inspected by a Chase Insulation professional to see if it’s living up to its true potential and if it’s not, let us help you set it right so that you and your home are getting the full benefit.
The above three culprits are going to be major contenders for damage to your home insulation in West Lorne, ON, but with a little bit of foresight as it applies to the rest of your home, you can catch these issues before they truly erupt into full-blown problems.