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Properly Sealing a Crawlspace in Dover, DE

Properly Sealing a Crawlspace in Dover, DE

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This Dover, DE home had a weathered crawlspace entrance that allowed for air and moisture to enter into the home through the dirt crawlspace. This helped to reduce the amount of energy used to heat and cool the home. A CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation would help to further eliminate dust, allergens, moisture, bugs, and microbial growth from entering into the home.

SilverGlo Attic Insulation in Dover, DE

SilverGlo Attic Insulation in Dover, DE

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Even though this attic appears to be well insulated the homeowners still dealt with uncomfortable conditions in their home year round.  After meeting with one of our Certified Home Comfort Specialists, these homeowners decided to upgrade their attic with our SilverGlo rigid foam board insulation.  Infused with graphite in the foam that acts as tiny heat reflectors, the R-value of SilverGlo is 24% higher than standard EPS foam making the home that much more comfortable and efficient.  Just so the insulation doesn't have to do all of the work alone, SilverGlo has radiant barrier on both sides which reflect heat taking it's efficiency level even higher.

Exhaust Fan Properly Vented in Dover, DE

Exhaust Fan Properly Vented in Dover, DE

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Are all of your home's exhaust fans properly vented? These Dover, DE homeowners complained of cold floors.  Part of the issue stemmed from an under-insulated cantilever.  While preparing to replace the standard batted fiberglass with a much more energy efficient rigid foam board insulation with radiant barrier named SilverGlo, our crew discovered a bathroom exhaust duct which had never been properly vented.  If left alone the unvented exhaust could have caused these homeowners grief in the future.  Our crew not only replaced their old insulation with the state of the art SilverGlo, but they also created a way for the exhaust to be properly vented.  A vent cover was attached to the soffit that lined up perfectly with the exhaust duct when put back into place.  

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Lawson Home Services is an authorized dealer of the nationally renowned Dr. Energy Saver network of the best energy-conservation contractors across the country. We are not just a contractor company, we specialize in helping you understand your home's current energy efficiency, suggest repairs, and we also do the work! You'll receive the maximum energy and cost-saving results with the least amount of hassle.

Get your FREE, no-obligation services estimate in Kent County, DE, you'll also receive a free copy of "Saving Energy and Money at Home," a great book to use as you begin to create a more comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient home!

We offer FREE estimates for the following services:

  • Complete Home Energy Audit
  • Crawl Space Repair
  • Attic Insulation
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Radiant Barrier Installation
  • Air Duct Cleaning

The longer you wait on a problem in your home the larger it tends to grow. Rather than waiting to see what happens let us help you deal with the issue head-on. We are here to help so make sure to give us a call today to get started.

 
Case Studies From Kent County
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Job Stories From Kent County, DE
Attic Insulation and Air Sealing Saves Energy

The Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva representatives certainly made an impression on William V. at the Dover Mall Craft Show.  After attending, William contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva and Michael Tucker went out to determine what kind of energy changes would be best for his home. 

After the assessment it was clear to Michael that attic air sealing & insulation, garage air sealing & insulation, and a SmartKneewall Conversion System would be the best investments to make.  Adding insulation to your attic or garage is virtually worthless without air sealing first.  Sealing air leaks closes off your home’s exterior envelope and keeps your conditioned air in and the unwanted, unconditioned air out. 

Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva has the training and skills to access any place in your home to add more home insulation- even your hard to reach attic knee wall.  William V. can now enjoy a more comfortable and energy efficient home after these beneficial investments. 

Home Insulation Increases Comfort and Decreases Utility Bills

Amanda F. contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva because she was interested in window replacement and possibly gable vents in the attic.  She also described issues with her HVAC system and a bedroom that was uncomfortably cold in the winter and hot in the summer.  Luckily, a neighbor referred Amanda to the right place!

Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva’s energy expert, Michael Brittingham, inspected her home and determined that performing air sealing adding insulation to the whole house would have the most beneficial effects to overall comfort and interior temperature throughout the year. 

 Amanda no longer has to worry about rooms that are too cold in the winter or hot in the summer.  She can also take comfort in knowing that her utility bills will slowly decrease because the HVAC system will not have to work as hard to keep the house comfortable.  All in all, adding home insulation was the best choice for this individual problem, but may be the solution for your home too!

Delmarva Protects Dover, DE Home From High Electric Bills

Dover, DE homeowner Amanda F. decided that she wanted to install new windows in her home. Along with that she discovered that she was having problems with her HVAC system and one of her bedrooms was cold in the winter and hot in the summer.  Wanting answers, she began asking around her friends and family if they knew any contractors.  Amanda was soon referred to Delmarva by a neighbor who highly recommended them, so she contacted them that same day.

 

Shortly after contacting them Amanda was met by HVAC specialist Michael Brittingham of Delmarva to analyze her home and come up with a solution.  After examining the bedroom, Michael immediately felt there was a lack of insulation in that room which led to its dramatic temperature range.  Luckily for Amanda, Michael knew exactly how to change that.  In order to insulate the bedroom to its maximum potential, Michael recommended the installation of insulation in the attic of the bedroom and in the floor of the bedroom.  Along with this, Michael recommended air sealing the garage and the floors between levels, among other encapsulation and insulation steps.  

 

With the insulation process agreed upon, Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation process.  After the completion of the insulation upgrades, Amanda’s bedroom is now acceptably insulated and will no longer be a burden on her heating bills anymore!

Delmarva Protects Dover, DE Home From High Electric Bills

Dover, DE homeowner Amanda F. decided that she wanted to install new windows in her home. Along with that she discovered that she was having problems with her HVAC system and one of her bedrooms was cold in the winter and hot in the summer.  Wanting answers, she began asking around her friends and family if they knew any contractors.  Amanda was soon referred to Delmarva by a neighbor who highly recommended them, so she contacted them that same day.

 

Shortly after contacting them Amanda was met by HVAC specialist Michael Brittingham of Delmarva to analyze her home and come up with a solution.  After examining the bedroom, Michael immediately felt there was a lack of insulation in that room which led to its dramatic temperature range.  Luckily for Amanda, Michael knew exactly how to change that.  In order to insulate the bedroom to its maximum potential, Michael recommended the installation of insulation in the attic of the bedroom and in the floor of the bedroom.  Along with this, Michael recommended air sealing the garage and the floors between levels, among other encapsulation and insulation steps.  

 

With the insulation process agreed upon, Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation process.  After the completion of the insulation upgrades, Amanda’s bedroom is now acceptably insulated and will no longer be a burden on her heating bills anymore!

CleanSpace Encapsulation Matting Cleans Up Dover, DE Crawl Space

During one summer, Dover, DE homeowners James and Frances H. found a musty smell circulating throughout their home.  After numerous home remedies, the couple was unable to find a permanent solution and knew they needed professional assistance.  After going through a number of mold remediation specialists, the couple came across Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva who they contacted to come for an estimate.

 

That same week, the couple was met by mold remediation specialist Michael Alicknavitch of Delmarva.  Michael immediately noticed a musty scent throughout the couple’s home, and asked to see the crawl space.  Michael quickly evaluated the crawl space and saw that it indeed had mold growth and moisture issues.  Once Michael explained the status of the crawl space to the couple, he began to explain possible remediation products.  In order to rid the space of moisture trouble, the root of all its problems, Michael recommended the CleanSpace drainage matting and encapsulation system.  This combination of products will drain any current water in the crawl space and prevent future moisture from penetrating.  To eliminate the musty smell, Michael recommended the installation of a SaniDry CX dehumidification system.  The SaniDry CX is designed specifically for crawl spaces.  With a coverage area of 2200 square feet, a removal rate of 109 pints of moisture a day, and the ability to operate at temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the SaniDry CX is an ideal solution for any problematic crawl space.  Michael also recommended a few other processes to complete the crawl space.

 

With the recommended products agreed upon, Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation and remediation process. With the products installed and working efficiently, the couple no longer has to worry about a lingering musty smell haunting their home.  The couple can now have friends and family over without being self conscious of the smell, all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva.

Turtl Crawl Space Access Door Prevents Future Moisture Problems In Harrington Crawl Space

Even with waterproofing precautions made in a crawl space, there are other ways that moisture can find its way into one.  One of the ways is through a poorly installed or aging crawl space access door.  Homeowners Sandra and Richard N in Harrington, DE found that although their crawl space was properly waterproofed, water continued getting into it, which posed a problem for the couple. The couple decided they wanted professional assistance to determine why water was still making its way into their crawl space.  After looking for some time the couple came across Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva who they contacted that same day.

 

Delmarva sent out waterproofing specialist Raymond Bremmerman to meet the couple at their Harrington home.  After inspecting the area around the crawl space, both inside and out, Raymond determined that water was making its way into the crawl space through the access door, which showed signs of wear and tear.  To fix their problem, Raymond recommended the installation of The Turtl crawl space access system.  The Turtl is an alternative to a traditional crawl space door. Traditional products that are made of steel or wood tend to rust or rot over time respectively.  The Turtl is an ideal solution to surpass these problems and ensures an airtight seal, preventing moisture or pests from affecting the crawl space.  The Turtl also comes with an elevation ring for foundations that are slightly higher than what is suitable for the Turtl.  Finally the Turtl comes in three colors: beige, green and brown to match the surrounding area of your crawl space.  

 

Raymond called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to replace the old crawl space door with the newly purchased Turtl crawl space access system.  With the installation of the Turtl comes a sense of newly received security for the couple. They will no longer have water coming into their crawl space and its all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva!

TruSoft Insulation Lowers Electric Bill of Felton, DE Homeowner

Homeowner Martin L. found himself having unusually large electric bills. Thinking that the problem stemmed from poor insulation of some sorts in his crawl space, Martin wanted a professional evaluation.  Martin decided to contact the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva after seeing their products at a Delaware state fair.

 

Delmarva sent representative Michael Alicknavitch to meet Martin at his Felton, DE home.  Once Michael got there Martin explained the problems he was experiencing. Michael decided to evaluate the home for any possible leaks in the walls or ducts. What Michael found was just that; instead of the crawl space being poorly insulated, Michael found Martin’s attic to be lacking in insulation.  Luckily for Martin, Michael had the perfect solution for his problem.  Michael recommended that Martin’s attic be reinsulated and air sealed for maximum energy efficiency.  He proposed that the attic be reinsulated with TruSoft blown in cellulose insulation.  

 

Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to properly insulate the home. With his home more efficient than ever, Martin can experience a sense of relaxation knowing that professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva have installed a long lasting solution in his home.  

Mold Dilemma Proves Troublesome for Felton, DE Crawl Space

Felton, DE Homeowners Kim and Fred noticed one day that their home had a slight musty smell.  Wanting to get rid of this smell permanently, the couple began looking for professionals to extinguish their problem. After asking around for a recommendation for a company, the couple was referred to Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva who they contacted shortly after.

 

Soon after contacting Delmarva, the couple was met by crawl space remediation specialist Raymond Bremmerman at their Felton, DE home. After explaining their situation to Raymond, Raymond immediately went to the crawl space to evaluate it.  After a quick inspection, Raymond noticed that moisture was accumulating in the crawl space.  This was leading to mold growth and the deterioration of the installed insulation.  To solve these problems Raymond recommended the installation of CleanSpace drainage matting, a SaniDry CX, SmartSump sump pump, and Everlast Crawl Space Door, among other products.  The CleanSpace drainage matting coupled with the SmartSump will redirect any water in the crawl space to the pump and then safely dispose of it far away from the foundation.  Unlike traditional crawl space access doors that warp, rot, crack, and shrink over time, an Everlast crawl space access door will do none of these and is made of ½ inch airtight plastic to ensure no moisture finds it way into the crawl space.  To eliminate the mold growth and musty smell, Michael recommended the installation of a SaniDry CX dehumidification system.  Once the products had been agreed upon, Raymond called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to install the necessary products.  

 

With the products installed and taking effect, Kim and Fred now have a home that no longer smells like must and a crawl space that is efficiently waterproofed for the oncoming years, all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva!

CleanSpace and SilverGlo Products Save Camden Wyoming Crawl Space

A well taken care of crawl space can take a house a long way in terms of value, efficiency and repair costs; yet the consequences of having a poorly maintained crawl space are dire.  When Camden Wyoming, DE homeowners Ray and Jeanne M. wanted an annual evaluation of their home they decided to contact the professionals at DES Delmarva, having heard good things about them from a family friend.

Shortly after, the Camden Wyoming couple was met by Delmarva representative Raymond Bremmerman at their home.  The couple explained what they wanted evaluated and Raymond did just that.  Upon closer inspection, Raymond realized that Ray and Jeanne’s crawl space was in deep trouble.  With a lot of humidity and water troubling their crawl space, the couple thought they would need a miracle to fix their basement.  Luckily for them, Raymond had the ideal solution.  To drain the water, Raymond recommended the installation of CleanSpace drainage matting which doubles as a solution and a preventative measure.  Coupled with this, Raymond suggested that the couple have  2” SilverGlo Rigid Foam with a Radiant Barrier installed.  This product keeps the crawl space well insulated while keeping the moisture out.

With the recommended products agreed upon, Raymond called in Delmarva’s very own Production Team One to install the products.  Thanks to the professionals at DES Delmarva, the couple’s crawl space is now something to be proud of and will continue its efficiency in the ongoing years.

Delmarva Solves Poor Attic Insulation Problem in Camden Wyoming, DE

Robyn and David B. of Camden Wyoming found one day that their attic was poorly insulated and as a result of that was costing them money.  Desperate for answers, the couple began asking around for recommendations on a company.  They were referred to DES Delmarva by a coworker who just had their attic insulated.  Robyn and David contacted them that day.

The couple was met by DES representative Michael Alicknavitch at their Camden Wyoming home.  After introductions, Robyn and David showed Michael the attic.  After inspecting the attic, Michael agreed that the attic was poorly insulated and needed to be treated immediately.  Michael explained to the couple that the best course of action would be to insulate their attic with TruSoft blown-in insulation, which is a very effective type of attic insulation.  In conjunction with the insulation, the attic was sealed to keep all the heat in and keep it from escaping to the outside.

Both Robyn and David agreed that these suggestions were the best course of action and had Michael call in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the insulation process.  Now that their attic is properly insulated, the couple should no longer be losing money and should be enjoying their properly insulated home for years to come!

Rotting Wood Becomes Problematic for Dover, DE Homeowners

A healthy crawl space leads to a happy owner.  When Dover homeowners Albert and Vee N. discovered a musty smell throughout their home, they decided it was time for a professional evaluation.  The couple immediately went online to search for contractors in the surrounding area, and they came across DES Delmarva.  Impressed with their credentials they decided to call them to come out.

The following week, the couple was met by waterproofing specialist Raymond Bremmerman at their Dover, DE home.  Raymond immediately surveyed the crawl space and what he found was massive amounts of moisture.  This moisture not only creates a musty smell, but over time it rots the wood supporting the home leading to massive structural problems.  Although the couple thought all was lost, Raymond reassured them that he had an ideal solution.  Raymond suggested the installation of CleanSpace Light Crawl Space Vapor Barrier.  This barrier is designed to be installed along the crawl space floor creating a moisture proof separation between the ground and the crawl space.  In conjunction with this, Raymond recommended a condensation pump, the SaniDry CX combo.  The SaniDry CX is a dehumidification system used to eliminate moisture and its aftermath such as the musty smell.  With the products and process proposed, Albert and Vee decided that this would be the best course of action and decided to go along with the installation process.

Production Team One was called in to complete the installation process and after a quick two day installation, the crawl space was better than ever and ready for action.  Thanks to the professionals at DES Delmarva, no crawl space is too damaged to fix.

Standing water in Crawlspace

This homeowner in Frederica, DE had a little home with a big problem! Coming in just under 650 sq feet, the water standing in the crawlspace was creating a big problem. Dr Energy Saver had a solution to meet this problem. Crews were prepared for the job and in no time, the customer had a SmartSump installed, CleanSpace drainage mat, SilverGlo Insulation around the crawlspace walls and a new crawl space door.  "Goodbye standing water!"

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Radon Mitigation Installation

Lawson Home Services, your Radon Mitigation Experts! This Magnolia, DE home has just been sold and before the new owners can move in, a Radon Mitigation System would need to be installed and we were the experts to do that! Radon is an naturally occurring, odorless, toxic gas. Do you know your Radon levels? 

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Leaky Crawlspace Door in Viola, Delaware

Having issues with a leaky crawlspace, a homeowner in Viola, Delaware reached out for help. With an old access door and well that were beginning to rust, he found that more water was entering the crawlspace. The warm air leaking through the door also caused a buildup of condensation.

Based on the recommendation Lawson Home Services provided, a Turtl Crawlspace Access system was installed at the home. The Turtl is airtight and sealed, making access to the crawlspace easy and clean while ensuring no excess moisture or air enters the space.

Appreciative of our crew’s attention to detail, the homeowner was more than happy with an access door that will no longer rust or contribute to condensation issues.

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Radon System Service in Smyrna, DE

Lawson Home Services inspect and service all Radon Mitigation Systems, not just those installed by Lawson Home Services.

 

This Smyrna, DE homeowner call us about a strange noise coming from her radon system.

 

Lawson Home Service service tech Donnie, disassembled the vacuum fan unit and found a large amount of debris inside the vacuum fan, including dead grasshoppers.  He cleaned and re-assembled the unit. 

 

Now the homeowner can rest assured her Radon System is working properly, and quietly.

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Top quality CleanSpace™ Installation in Camden Wyoming, DE

Back in 2020 Lawson Home Services we called to this Camden Wyoming, DE home to address musty foul odors emanating from the crawlspace.

 

Lawsons Home Services' Energy quickly diagnosed the problems and prescribed  a Dr. Energy Saver solution: CleanSpace™ CrawlSpace and a Sedona™ SaniDry dehumidifier.

 

Lots of tedious work goes into the installation of the CleanSpace™ Crawlspace System and Lawson Home Services Crew are up for the challenge. 

 

This job turned out beautifully. Here you can see a crew member attaching the CleanSpace™ 20 mil liner to the SilverGlo™ rigid foam crawlspace insulation, which is installed against the foundation walls, a method far superior to putting fiberglass insulation between the floor joists, which eventually sags and falls away from resulting cold floors directly above. 

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Radon Measurement in Smyrna, DE

Radon occurs naturally in the soil and can get trapped inside your home where it breaks down into radioactive particles that get lodged in your lung tissues. The radioactive particles are known to cause cancer. The risk of getting cancer from exposure to a level of 1 pCi/l inside a home is comparable to smoking  2-3 cigarettes per day. 

As part of our routine Energy Audit Lawson Home Services performed a measurement of the Radon Gas concentration inside this Smyrna, DE home and found it to be 1.6 pCi/l, just slightly below the 2.0 level at which the EPA suggests the homeowner take action.  
Although Radon can and does occur in all parts of Delaware, it occurs with much greater frequency in the central and northern parts of the state. Regardless of where you live in Delaware it makes good sense to have your home tested. It's inexpensive and it can give you great peace of mind to know the level of risk inside your home.

If your test uncovers a radon level inside your home that makes you feel uncomfortable, Lawson Home Services can  prepare an estimate for the installation of an effective and affordable radon mitigation system in your home. 

 

 

TruSoft@ Cellulose makes Harrington, DE attic look like Heaven!

This Harrington, DE homeowner asked Lawson Home Services if we could make her house less expensive to heat and cool year-round and make her floors warmer in the winter. Our answer was a resounding "YES!"

We did a complete energy makeover of this home starting in the attic where we doubled the insulation value and stopped conditioned air from leaking out of the house up into the attic and out into the wild blue. When the new insulation was blown in over top of everything it looked like the view out the window of an airliner flying high above the clouds - heavenly! 

Next, we attacked the crawl space - what a job that was. Even though this home was barely 30 years old the sagging insulation looked what you'd expect to find in a 70-year-old house - and it was doing absolutely nothing. In the wintertime the client may just as well have been standing on a frozen bridge. Water was puddling up under the plastic ground cover. And the dryer vent had a leak in it and was blowing soggy lint and hot humid air into the crawl space whenever she was drying clothes. Eventually that moisture gets absorbed into the wooden floor structures and starts the rotting process. But Dr. Energy Saver once again came to the rescue. We pulled all that nastiness out from under that house, cleaned it all up, and installed a nice clean white CleanSpace CrawlSpace™ Floor system. CleanSpace™ is a moisture and vapor barrier that acts to keep the crawlspace nice and dry year-round. Not only that, but by moving the insulation from the floor joists to the foundation walls the floors above stay nice and toasty (so does the crawl space itself.

We did many other things, but the list is too long to discuss here. Why don't you check out the picture gallery we did on this home and see for yourself. 

 

 

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Duct Cleaning in Dover, DE

This Dover, DE homeowner was suffering from allergies and wanted to reduce allergens in the HVAC ductwork. Lawson Home Services performed our Platinum Air Duct Cleaning Service. Included in this service is an evaporator coil cleaning which makes the air conditioner and heat pump work far more efficiently and reduces energy expenses. The customer also had our crew perform our Dryer Vent Cleaning service which results in more efficient operation of your clothes dryer. Many do not know the clothes dryer uses more energy and is more expensive to operate than any other home appliance. So this is why it's so important to have your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis.

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Annual Maintenance in Camden Wyoming, DE

Home comfort and energy saving measures had been installed by this wise Camden Wyoming, DE homeowner some time ago. He also makes the prudent choice to schedule Lawson Home Services for the annual maintenance.

The service for this home includes a thorough examination of the CleanSpace™ crawlspace liner to be sure no seams have failed and the liner continues to be properly secured to the crawlspace wall. This home also has a SaniDry™ dehumidifier and a Radon gas mitigation system located in the basement. These units were inspected closely to verify proper setting and operation. The SaniDry™ drain hose was inspected and cleaned as needed - this one needed very little attention. The HVAC system in this home is fitted with Dr. Energy Saver BreatheEZ™ air filtration. The old filter was removed and a new one installed. 

Everything looks A-Okay at this home. See you next year! 

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Radon Mitigation System in Smyrna, DE

The continual multiple-day monitoring showed the average radon concentration inside this home was 5.6 pCi/l, more than double the level at which a radon mitigation strategy is recommended. But at times, especially at night the levels were spiking at 14.0 pCi/l. You wouldn't have wanted to be breathing inside thais Smyrna, DE home on those days.

Radon concentration inside the home varies greatly, day by day, and hour by hour. Those cheap radon test kits you buy at the hardware store don't always give you the whole picture. This is why you want the most reliable radon mitigation contractor in the First State,  Lawson Home Services, to conduct a detailed test of your home. 

This homeowner decided to have a radon depressurization system installed in his home. Radon mitigation works by creating a suction underneath the basement floor slab, effectively sucking the radon out of the soil like a hungry teenager drinking a milkshake through a straw.
Radon mitigation equipment is not as expensive as you might imagine. The installation is quick and the equipment is easy to service. A suction gauge is provided so homeowners can check the functioning of the equipment at a glance.  

Studies have shown that radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer., responsible for at least 15% of all lung cancers diagnosed in the USA each year. Unacceptably high levels of indoor radon concentration affects one in every fifteen American homes. Yours could be one of them. Why not find out? 

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Crawl Space Insulation in Harrington, DE

Lawson Home Services' staff and crew always try to go above and beyond regular expectations to please our customers, not only with the quality of our installation but with the attitudes and behaviors of our hard-working crews.. So we really appreciated hearing from Debra, long after we are gone. She sent us the following note:

"John,

Thank you for the work you did to ensure everything went smoothly with the crawl space encapsulation, and the attic sealing and insulation. I greatly appreciated your patience with my questions. You even took extra time to check out the buzzing sound in the crawl space. Danté, AJ and Kyle were a great work crew from start to finish. They kept me updated, worked hard throughout the day, and cleaned up each afternoon. Thank you again for a job well done. 

Debbie

P.S. Thank you so much for cleaning up all the water from the pipe leak!

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Dryer Duct Cleaning in Frederica, DE

Donnie Lonski, one of Lawson Home Services expert duct cleaners, provided us with many before and after pictures on this job in Frederica, DE. 

Having a clean dryer duct is very important since the clothes dryer uses more energy and costs more to operate than any other household appliance. Dirty dryer ductwork restricts the flow of air over your clothes, which means it takes longer and longer to get your clothes dry, which runs up your energy bill. It can also cause your dryer to over heat and become a fire hazard. Don't let that happen. Call Lawson Home Services today to schedule your dryer vent clean out. 

While you are at it, check out the Blog section of our website to learn more about the many energy saving measures Lawson Home Services can perform at your home to make it more comfortable and energy efficient.  

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Duct Cleaning in Dover, DE

Keeping air ducts clean, whether your air conditioning/heating system, or clothes dryer ducts, saves money, and can dramatically reduce the amount of dust and allergens blown all over your house through the registers. It can also make your home safer by reducing the risk of a fire cause by over heating of the clothes dryer.

Lawson Home Services recently did an HVAC duct and clothes dryer duct clean out at this home in Dover, DE. Have a look at the pictures below and see the difference for yourself. When Lawson Home Services performs an HVAC duct clean out the crew also cleans your heat exchanger coil which not only makes your AC and Furnace operate more efficiently. It also extends the life of the HVAC equipment and clothes dryer by reducing the load and stress. on them That's a two-for-one bonus. clean out services today.

So call Lawson Home Services today to schedule an energy saving duct clean out.

 

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Radon mitigation installed in Smyrna, DE home

This homeowner made the wise decision to install a radon mitigation system in his home. Radon is a very dangerous gas that occurs naturally and can accumulate inside buildings. Exposure to radon can be compared to smoking cigarettes. Both can result in lung cancer. Studies indicate 15% of all lung cancers are linked to radon exposure inside buildings. 

So why risk exposing yourself or the occupants of your home to this dangerous radioactive gas. Call Lawson Home Services today to schedule a top-quality radon test. And if your home is found to have dangerously high levels of radon lurking inside Lawson Home Services can also install radon mitigation system just like they did here in Smyrna, DE

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Duct cleaning in Camden Wyoming, DE

Here's another example, in Camden Wyoming, DE, of the quality of the duct cleaning and air sealing work done by Lawson Home Services' diligent crew. We could tell this homeowner likes things to be squeaky clean in his house, and we like to be able to show him how clean his duct work could be. Just look at the before and after pictures. 

 

When it was all finished we topped of the job with another service - air sealing the ductwork for improved efficiency and home comfort. Lawson Home Services uses a state-of-the-art process known as AeroSeal™, an ingenious process where the duct work is sealed from the inside out using the leaks themselves to automatically direct the sealing compound right into the cracks and gaps themselves. This is a dramatic improvement over the old fashioned tape and mastic used by HVAC contractors. 

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Crawl Space Insulation in Dover, DE

Older homes can be a challenge to heat and cool.  Energy was inexpensive at the time and money was tight in post depression times.  Because of this not a lot of importance was placed on insulation and air sealing. It's always easier to install the energy efficient measures when the house is built. When we go back to redo things afterwards a lot has to be torn away to get to the places where additional insulation is most needed. This homeowner in Dover, DE, wanted to make her basement warmer in winter. The house was built with a concrete block basement wall foundation. The rim band, which sits on top of the foundation wall, holds the floor joists in place. Often we find, even in newer homes, there was never any insulation at all installed along the rim band. Because the rim band sits above ground level, it is exposed directly to the harsh temperatures of the outside air at any given time. These structures also tend to be leaky and are one of the main sources where cold outside air intrudes through the foundation. The result can be a cold basement and cold floors and walls along the perimeter of the house.

 

Though there were many additional things that could have been done to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of this home, insulating and air-sealing the rim band was one of the most effective things to stop energy from leaking in and out of the basement. Lawson Home Services performed both the air sealing and the insulation in one step, applying closed-cell expandable spray foam to the rim band. 

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Home Energy Audit in Smyrna, DE

You might think a brand new home has no need for energy efficiency improvements. But the truth is, many, if not most, do. Contractors build to code, and that often leaves many things done to the bare minimum. 

Energize Delaware Audits are currently being subsidized and cost the homeowner just $50 ($25 for first responders and military personnel). The audit is a valuable tool showing many things. Check of the pictures below that show the basic information contained in the audit for this 1,586 square foot home in Smyrna, DE, built in 2020.
Look closely at the information. 
Check out the one that says "Where do the energy efficiency estimates come from". The green at the bottom represents energy used by things you use everyday in your home, like refrigerators, lights, and appliances. The yellow represents energy used for hot water. You'll notice both the yellow and green lines are pretty consistent throughout the year. Notice the orange, which represents energy used to heat the house in cold weather, and the blue which represents energy to cool the air in hot weather. Here in Delaware a typical home uses a lot more energy annually to heat than to cool. That is why having good insulation in the attic and and around the foundation is so important to keep energy costs low while keeping your home comfortable. 
There are many other things in the audit, like the blower door test, which shows how much air leaks out of the home. The building contractor of this home did a fairly good job of air sealing, meeting the 3-5 air changes per hour requirement for Delaware Building Energy Code. That means the air inside the home will not leak out and get replaced by outdoor air, and running up air conditioning and heating bills. But of course, we do need some ventilation. The energy audit will indicate if additional ventilation is needed. 
And lastly there is the summary, which is a priority list of all the potential improvements for this particular home. The column marked MMBtu shows the expected reduction of energy use, both in British Thermal Units (BTUs) and in  percentage. The next column shows the annual savings in dollars. But remember it isn't just about dollars, home comfort is equally important. The next column shows how many years it will take for the savings to pay for the cost of the improvement, followed by the Savings to Investment ratio (SIR) for those of you who are savvy with financial figures. The last two columns show the discount incentive subsidized by Energize Delaware, and the last column shows the estimated total cost. The actual cost the homeowner pays for the improvements is found by subtracting the discount from the total cost. 
So as you can see, an energy audit can help you find ways to increase your home comfort while saving money. It also adds substantial value to your home should you ever decide to sell it. And last, but certainly not least, home energy improvements will also improve indoor air quality. That's really important in Delaware where everyone seems to complain of allergies. Many times the allergens come from mold, resulting from uncontrolled humidity in the crawlspaces or by the intrusion of outdoor air in the summer. 
Lawson Home Services can schedule an Energize Delaware Home Energy Audit at your home. Just contact us and get on the schedule. It's be the best $50 you can invest in your home. 

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Radon System Maintenance in Smyrna, DE

It's important to have a radon mitigation system installed whenever testing shows levels of indoor radon gas concentration is at or above 2.0 pCi/l. It's just as important, once the equipment is installed, to have it serviced regularly. This typically involves inspecting the basement or crawl slab for cracks, checking the suction gauge to see the fan is supplying the proper pressure, and disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of the depressurization fan.

Here we see a smiling Lawson Home Services radon tech, servicing the depressurization fan. 

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Radon Mitigation in Camden Wyoming, DE

Here we see a Lawson Home Services Radon installer at work in this Camden Wyoming, DE home, installing a brand new radon depressurization system.

Lawson Home Services is the number one name in radon mitigation on the Delmarva Peninsula. We not only install new systems but inspect existing systems to determine if they are functioning as they are engineered, installed, and functioning as they are supposed to according to the national standards set forth by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists.

A radon system is installed and designed to reduce radon levels inside the home below 2.0 pCi/l. Our inspector, David Lawson, too often discovers systems that were installed by second rate companies that are not simply not doing the job the homeowners paid for. If your radon system installer didn't re-test the radon levels inside your home within 48 hours of installing the system you may have been "taken". Call Lawson Home Services to inspect your system and conduct radon testing to see if your existing system is doing its job.

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Radon Mitigation in Felton, DE 19943

A resident in Felton, Delaware, reached out to Lawson Home Services seeking assistance in addressing concerns about radon exposure and indoor air quality.

 

After discovering high radon levels through radon gas testing, they were worried about potential health risks. They wanted to reduce it as much as they could.

 

They have known Lawson Home Services as the most knowledgeable and professional among others. They believe David Lawson is the most qualified radon expert to do the job.

 

Despite having a new home which was only built in 2023, and having been living there for half a year, the client knows that this is not a guarantee that they are safe from radon exposure.

 

Our radon inspectors collaborated with the homeowner to devise an effective mitigation plan. We installed a Radon Mitigation System tailored to their needs, ensuring a reduction in radon levels and improved indoor air quality. 

 

The homeowner expressed satisfaction with our services, emphasizing the importance of hiring a reputable radon testing company.

 

At Lawson Home Services, our team of experienced radon inspectors and mitigation contractors is dedicated to providing reliable radon testing services and installing effective radon mitigation systems to enhance indoor air quality and reduce radon exposure.

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Radon Mitigation in Camden, DE

Jessica had just moved into this 1973 home in Camden, DE three weeks before when our Home Specialist, Troy Rowland, came to give her an estimate on a radon mitigation system. Testing showed the radon levels inside her home were averaging 5.3 pCi/l, which is well above the 2.0 pCi/l concentration level at which the EPA recommends homeowners consider taking action to reduce the levels of radon inside the home.  


Radon should be taken SERIOUSLY by everyone because it is a major cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoking. But it is different from smoking in that it is not cumulative - in other words its not how long you've been exposed to radon, but rather a "perfect storm", where a dust particle carrying a radioactive radon decay, got inhaled and lodged at just the spot in the lung, modified the DNA in just the right way to turn those lung cells into cancer cells. It only takes once!

Don't wait until it's too late. Get your home tested as soon as possible. If the test shows radon levels above 2.0 pCi/l you should consider installing radon mitigation equipment.

One last piece of advice: when it comes to your health and safety, going for the cheapest is like buying a cheap bike helmet for your child. Spend your money wisely here - go for the BEST protection. David Lawson of Lawson Home Services is the number one Radon Mitigation expert on the Delmarva Peninsula. You want his company doing your radon mitigation installation. Unlike other radon mitigation companies, Lawson's is guaranteed to do the job.

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Radon Mitigation in Smyrna, Delaware

After conducting a recent radon test in their Smyrna, Delaware residence, a homeowner identified elevated levels of radon gas, despite previous attempts to mitigate it. Utilizing a Consumer Grade Radon Detector, they obtained a reading of 5.1 pCi/L, equivalent to 100 X-rays per year.

 

Upon researching various mitigation options, they chose Lawson Home Services, a reputable company known for their warranty coverage and positive testimonials. They were also attracted by the company's fair pricing and reputation for quality workmanship.

 

Our team conducted a thorough assessment of the property to determine the optimal location for radon mitigation installation. Following the provision of a detailed quote and subsequent approval, we commenced the installation process.

 

The homeowner expressed satisfaction with our services, feeling reassured by the proactive measures taken to mitigate radon exposure risks in their home.

 

For those facing concerns regarding radon levels in their homes, do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: 1-833-397-0163

Website: lawsonhomeservices.com

 

We're dedicated to ensuring your peace of mind and the safety of your home.

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