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This Sussex County family was ready to replace that old crawlspace entrance. The Turtl Crawlspace Entrance System provides secure and easy access to this Sussex County Crawlspace.
The musty smell from this crawlspace was enough for this Sussex County family. With the CleanSpace® Crawlspace Encapsulation System® and the SaniDry™ CX the odd musty smell is no longer an issue.
Blown In Fiberglass Insulation is helping this Sussex County homeowner to enjoy a more comfortable and efficient home. This homeowner had the typical Milton, DE home that was built to code, but the homeowner still had issues keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The Dr. Energy Saver team helped make this home more comfortable year round with Air Sealing and adding more Blown In Insulation over the fiberglass batts to provide an even coverage.
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A crawl space is often a place in the home that is overlooked, especially if the crawl space is not used at all. When Milton, DE homeowner Roberta H. noticed that her floors were cold and a musty smell lingered throughout her home, she decided to call a professional to diagnose her problem. While at a town wide festival, she noticed a stand for Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva who she decided to contact.
Soon after contacting them, Roberta was met by Delmarva representative Michael Brittingham to evaluate her home. Michael immediately smelled the must throughout the home, and after realizing the cold floors could be due to a lack of insulation in the crawl space, asked Roberta if he could take a look in her crawl space. While examining the crawl space, Michael noticed excess moisture, mold growth, and the deterioration of previously installed insulation. After explaining the status of the crawl space to Roberta, Michael began to talk about possible solutions to her problems. To eliminate the moisture causing the mold to grow, Michael recommended installing CleanSpace Encapsulation Matting. This patented matting is installed along the floors and walls of a crawl space and prevents outside moisture from penetrating into the crawl space. Coupled with this, Michael recommended the installation of a SmartSump sump pump. The SmartSump is a sump pump with a unique design, specifically designed to accept the CleanSpace encapsulation system for an airtight seal. The SmartSump is built with a unique lid, which, if filled with water will sound an alarm to alert a homeowner to trouble. Michael recommended that the insulation be replaced and new insulation be installed. After clearing the crawl space of its previous insulation, Michael recommended that closed cell spray foam insulation be applied. Closed Cell Spray Foam insulation is an all in one air sealing insulation suitable for extreme insulation requirements. Other recommended products include Everlast Crawl Space Door, CleanSpace pier wrap, UltraSump sump pump and a SilverGlow R20 insulation board.
After going over the complete installation process, Roberta agreed to the recommended products and Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation and remediation process. After a fast installation process, Roberta’s crawl space no longer had a musty smell and was well insulated, leading to both a happy home and a happy homeowner for the oncoming years!
Milton, DE homeowners Kerry W. and Patricia H. found that the floors in their home were extremely cold and that their heating bill was skyrocketing. Desperate for answers and change, the homeowners began asking around for an insulation contractor. The homeowners were soon referred to Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva whom they immediately contacted for an estimate.
The following week, the homeowners were met by insulation specialist David Lawson. Kerry and Patricia explained the problems they were having, and David asked if he could evaluate the home. After evaluating the home and the crawl space, David discovered that their insulation had deteriorated and was not able to hold heat. To solve this problem, David recommended the installation of new insulation throughout the home. Another problem he noticed was that the homeowner’s water heater was faulty and costing them a lot of money. David recommended that the couple install a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater can save anywhere from $200 to almost $600 on one’s electric bill. This is because unlike traditional water heater, which heats and reheats water all day long, a tankless water heater will only heat water when needed.
Production Team One was called in by David once the recommended products were agreed upon. At Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, the number one goal is to give you the best product possible and keep your home energy efficient. Thanks to their newly installed tankless water heater and insulation, Kerry and Patricia’s home will be energy efficient and save them money!
Selbyville, DE homeowners Brad and Annie L. found themselves in a predicament when they realized temperatures were inconsistent throughout their home. Looking for a solution, Brad called Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva to come out and install an attic fan.
Delmarva sent out representative Raymond Bremmerman to meet with Brad and Annie at their Selbyville home. After inspecting the attic along with other parts of the house, Raymond explained to Brad that an attic fan wouldn’t solve his problem. Instead Raymond recommended that insulation and a radiant barrier be installed instead. Raymond recommended that TruSoft blown in cellulose insulation be installed throughout the home. Along with this, Michael recommended a Sun Chuter Radiant Barrier Panel System to be installed in the attic. It keeps heat in during the winter months and reflects heat during the summer for the best results. Other products recommended for installation included a SilverGlow R10 insulation board and vent baffles.
With the recommended products and procedure agreed upon, Raymond called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation process. With Brad and Annie’s home properly insulated like they wanted it to be, they can continue their days stress free knowing the temperature in their home will be consistent throughout.
After years of great results with their insulation, Selbyville, DE homeowner Jen E. decided that she wanted get a full home energy audit done. After contemplation of what company to choose, she was finally persuaded to call Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva after hearing they did fantastic work.
Delmarva sent out insulation specialist Michael Tucker to meet with Jen at her Selbyville home and perform the full energy audit. Michael evaluated the home and realized a few areas of the home were not sealed properly and were costing her money. Michael also specifically pointed out her water heater, which he stated was costing her additional money. For remediation, Michael recommended that Jen have the ducts throughout her home cleaned and sealed. To replace the water heater, Michael recommended Jen invest in a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater is more energy efficient and can save a homeowner up to anywhere between $200 to $600 a month on their electric bill!
Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One and once at the house, they allowed Jen to watch as they installed the products to ensure she was receiving the best treatment possible! With her home freshly insulated and an energy efficient water heater in place, Jen’s home is more energy efficient and costs her less money than ever before!
Having work done at the same time, Lewes, DE homeowner Elliott P.’s contractor told him that the ductwork had become separated and needed repair. Wanting an immediate fix, Elliot contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva to come out and fix his ducts.
That same day, Elliott was met by Delmarva representative Michael Alicknavitch to look at his problem and diagnose a solution. After looking at the damaged ductwork, Michael noticed that one of the ducts had been crushed and needed immediate attention. To service the ducts, Michael recommended new ducts be ordered and installed and fitted with insulation to ensure the best results for Elliott’s home.
Once the ducts had come in, Michael and Delmarva’s Production Team One met with Elliott at his home to install the ducts. Never underestimate the severity of a situation! With the newly installed duct system, Elliott's home is now more efficient and will continue to be in the oncoming years!
A dry crawl space is one of the most beneficial aspects a home could have. Yet when Lewes, DE homeowners Michele and Edward B. found that their crawl space was in less than ideal condition, they immediately asked around their friends and family for a waterproofing company. They were soon referred to Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva by a family friend, who they contacted shortly after.
After being contacted, Delmarva immediately sent out a representative to service the Lewes, DE couple. The couple was met by crawl space remediation specialist Michael Alicknavitch, who decided to take a look at their crawl space. After a quick evaluation, Michael determined that outside moisture was making its way into the crawl space, creating ideal conditions for mold growth and excess flooding. Luckily for the couple Michael knew exactly how to solve the problem. To prevent future flooding incidents, Michael recommended waterproofing products such as a CleanSpace encapsulation system, CleanSpace drainage matting, Everlast crawl space access door and a condensation pump. The combination of these products will keep outside moisture from getting inside the crawl space, ensuring it will remain dry. To eliminate the mold problem, Michael proposed MoldX to the affected areas and then installing a SaniDry CX dehumidification system to keep the crawl space dry.
With the recommendations agreed upon, Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation and remediation process. The Lewes, DE couple no longer has to worry about water affecting their crawl space and can rest easy at night knowing the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva have given their crawl space long lasting solutions.
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.
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!
After a torrential downpour left Bethany Beach homeowner Thomas L.’s crawl space underwater, he knew it was time to take precautionary measures. Thomas went online to search for contractors to help solve his problem. He soon came across DES Delmarva, whom he contacted for a free estimate.
The following week Thomas was met by Delmarva representative and waterproofing specialist Michael Tucker. After a quick analysis of the crawl space, Michael realized that the perfect solution would be to install closed cell spray foam insulation. This specific type of insulation is perfect for crawl spaces due to its dense nature, which allows it to be more compact. It also acts as an air barrier and as an effective water barrier. Michael explained to Thomas how the insulation would be integrated in his crawl space and what its effects would be. Thomas liked the product and agreed to go along with the installation process.
Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation process. With Thomas’s basement now insulated, it is ready to save energy and take on the elements as well!
Bridgeville homeowner Cassandra R. found herself in a bit of a predicament when she noticed that her home was colder than usual, even with the heat on. Looking for a professional evaluation, Cassandra decided to call the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva after hearing positive things from a neighbor of hers who just had her garage insulated.
Shortly after making the call, Cassandra found herself met by Delmarva representative Michael Alicknavitch. After explaining her situation to Michael, he went to evaluate parts of the home that he knew caused this sort of problem. After analyzing the basement, crawl space and attic, Michael deduced that Cassandra’s attic insulation was wearing thin and noticed her crawl space had an excessive amount of moisture in it. Thankfully he had ideal solutions for both cases. For the attic, he recommended TruSoft blown-in insulation and to seal the perimeter of the attic. For the crawl space, he recommended CleanSpace drainage matting to be installed over the ground floor. This specialized matting drains existing moisture and prevents future water from penetrating into the crawl space. He also suggested closed cell spray foam insulation. This type of insulation is ideal for crawl spaces due to its dense nature and its properties as an air and water barrier. After walking Cassandra through the installation process, Cassandra agreed that this was the best possible solution.
With the recommended products agreed upon, Michael called in Delmarva’s very own Production Team One to complete the installation process. Cassandra no longer has to worry about her home being unusually cold anymore and it’s all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva and its products!
Many homeowners overlook the effect an attic has on the well being of a home. A properly insulated attic makes a dramatic difference in terms of heating and energy costs. When homeowners Keith and Jennifer K. found their heating bill to be quite expensive and their home to be cold, they wondered what the problem could be. The couple began searching for solutions online when they came across Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, whom they contacted to come check out their home.
The following week, the couple was met by Delmarva energy-saving specialist William DeLauder at their Bridgeville home. The couple explained to William their problem and William knew exactly where to begin. William eventually made his way to the attic where he noticed how poorly insulated it was, resulting in huge losses in heat and more importantly, money. William explained to the couple their current situation but reassured them he knew exactly what to do. Michael said that they were going to need to rip out the old fiberglass insulation and replace it with TruSoft blown-in insulation, an ideal insulation for attics due to its densely packed nature. Similarly, for an added layer of protection William recommended closed cell spray foam insulation. This insulation has an expanding property and works as an air barrier to seal the attic and keep all the heat in. In conjunction with these, William suggested a 4” SilverGlow R20 insulation board to ensure the attic stays well insulated throughout the winter months.
With the suggested products agreed upon, William called upon Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the installation process. With their attic now well insulated, Keith and Jennifer no longer have to worry about turning up the heat in the winter and losing money and its all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva.
Greenwood homeowners Paul and Glena I. were looking to extend their kitchen vents. With this they knew they would need to have professional work done. The couple was referred to Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva and they contacted them that same day.
The couple was met by Delmarva representative Raymond Bremmerman and his installation team, Production Team One at their Greenwood home. Paul and Glena explained to Raymond what they were looking for, and Raymond began walking them through the installation process. Raymond said that they would begin in the attic by ripping out the old insulation and installing new TruSoft blown-in insulation. Next they would seal the attic and begin extending the kitchen and bathroom vents to the exterior of the house as well as add a fan. The complete installation process took two days.
With the kitchen and bathroom vents extended and the attic efficiently insulated, Paul and Glena can continue with their regular lives knowing that the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva are here to help.
Greenwood couple Stephen and Betty H. found that their electric bill was rather high, and knowing that this stems from an insulation problem the couple wanted a professional evaluation. Hearing good things about a company called Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, the couple decided to call them up to come out for a free estimate.
The couple was soon met by insulation specialist Michael Alicknavitch. Michael knew exactly where they problem stemmed from and asked to check out their attic. After a quick analysis he found that the previously installed fiberglass insulation wore thin. Michael knew exactly what to do and called in Production Team One to install the products. Michael had the team rip out the worn insulation and install a 2” SilverGlo R10 insulation board. This specialized board is coupled with TruSoft blown in cellulose insulation to ensure maximum energy efficiency. Michael also had the whole team air seal the attic for an extra layer of protection.
The whole installation process took a fast and efficient two days and thanks to the professionalism by Michael, Production Team One and Delmarva the couple’s attic is energy efficient and is no longer costing them money.
Milford homeowner Earnest B. was looking for a solution to his faulty attic. Knowing that it was only a matter of time before it was costing him more money than he could handle, he decided to enlist professional assistance. After seeing an ad for Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva in the newspaper he decided to take to the internet to check out their services. He liked what he saw and gave them a call that same day.
Earnest was soon met by energy efficiency specialist Michael Brittingham at his Milford home. Earnest explained to Michael that he was having problems with his attic and wanted him to take a look at it. Michael evaluated the attic and deduced that the previously installed insulation was wearing thin and needed to be replaced. Michael took Earnest into his attic, pointed out the faulty insulation, and suggested Earnest install TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation; a long lasting, densely-packed solution. Along with this a 2” SilverGlo rigid foam and radiant barrier would be installed to ensure the energy would be kept within the confines of the home. Finally Michael noted that the whole attic would be air sealed for an added layer of protection.
Earnest was very impressed at the professionalism shown by Michael and asked for the products to be installed. Michael enlisted the help of Delmarva’s very own Production Team One to complete the installation process. With the attic freshly insulated, Earnest’s energy efficiency problems should be a thing of the past!
Lawrence and Joanne M. are homeowners in the town of Milford, DE. When they decided they wanted to expand their kitchen vents to the exterior, they knew it wasn’t going to be an everyday task. The couple decided to enlist the help of Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva after seeing positive reviews about them.
Shortly after contacting them, the couple was met by Delmarva representative Raymond Bremmerman. The couple showed him the kitchen and explained the work they wanted done. Raymond further evaluated the kitchen and other areas and concluded that more areas needed work, such as re-insulating parts of the attic and adding fans in the vents towards the exterior. Raymond recommended for their attic that they install dense pack TruSoft 2” x 4” vinyl sliding and TruSoft blown in cellulose insulation. For the couples kitchen, Raymond recommended routing fans in the newly extended vents to the exterior. With the recommendations agreed upon, Raymond called upon Production Team One to install the necessary products.
With the products installed, Lawrence and Joanne now have extended vents and a well insulated attic and its all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva!
When Rehoboth Beach homeowner Steven M. found that moisture was building up in his crawl space and creating a musty smell, he knew he was in trouble. Desperate for answers, Steven started his search for companies online. After some time of searching, Steven came across Dr. Energy Delmarva, who he contacted for more information.
The following week, Steven was met by Delmarva representative Michael Tucker. Steven explained his situation to Michael, who, immediately after took a look at the crawl space.
Michael found slight condensation on the walls and floor of the crawl space which could lead to a musty smell over time. Michael proposed to Steven that he have a SaniDry CX dehumidification system installed within the confines of his crawl space. The SaniDry is capable of removing 109 pints of water a day and can operate in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit. It is an ideal system for crawl spaces. In conjunction with this a condensation pump was installed as well as an EverLast crawl space access door. This combination of products will drain current moisture and prevent future moisture and water from seeping through the crawl space door and flooding the crawl space.
With the recommendations agreed upon, Michael called in primary foreman David Lawson and his crew came in and installed the necessary products. Thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, Steven’s crawl space will no longer be a burden on him or his home.
As a homeowner, the last thing you want to worry about is the status of your crawl space, yet the crawl space is one of the most important pieces of your home. When Rehoboth Beach owner James M. found that his floors were cold, he knew this problem was due to poor insulation within his crawl space. Desperate for answers, James began searching for solutions online. After searching for a few days, James contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva after seeing their extensive repertoire of products.
The following week Delmarva sent out Raymond Bremmerman to James’ home to evaluate his crawl space. After introducing themselves, James showed Raymond where the crawl space was. After a quick analysis, Raymond noticed that in addition to James’ crawl space being poorly insulated, it also had signs of moisture, which could lead to musty smells in the short run and foundation problems in the long run. After explaining the situation of his crawl space to James, Raymond proposed a few ideas: To fix the cold floors, Raymond suggested the installation of 2” and 4” SilverGlo insulation boards. These boards are perfect and versatile for any situation. To prevent future complications due to moisture, Raymond suggested a SaniDry dehumidification system. This system is ideal for crawl spaces and can pump 109 pints a day, as well as work in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit! After explaining the process to James, he agreed on the products and had Raymond call in Delmarva’s Production Team One to install the necessary products.
After a quick one day installation process, James’s home has never been better insulated and protected against future moisture threats and its all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva.
John and Karen F. of Stevensville, MD decided to call the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver after noticing after a heavy rainstorm that excess water was found around their foundation. Worried about the status of their crawl space, they contacted Delmarva the very next day.
Delmarva sent our crawl space restoration specialist Raymond Bremmerman to evaluate the couples crawl space. While evaluating the crawl space, Raymond noticed water on the ground and signs of moisture on the walls. He immediately knew what to do and called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to assist him. Raymond had the crew install a HydroLink drainage system with gravel to eliminate water on the floor and CleanSpace drainage matting. Next, to eliminate future flooding a SmartSump sump pump was installed. This patented system has a built in alarm on top, notifying the homeowner when excess flooding occurs, and it is also made to partner with the drainage matting to ensure an airtight seal between the two products. After installing water prevention products, Raymond suggested the removal of the faulty fiberglass insulation and the installation of a 2” SilverGlo insulation board throughout the crawl space. Finally, Raymond recommended a SaniDry CX as the final level of protection and prevention. This state of the art dehumidification system can operate in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit and can pump 109 pints of moisture out a day!
After a five day installation process, John and Karen’s crawl space is no longer an area of concern and they can rest easy knowing they have the best of the best for protection in their crawl space, all thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva.
Homewoners from Milton, DE realized just how important it was to resolve their nasty crawlspace problems. Leaving a crawlspace untreated can lead to serious problems for your homes overall health. Microbial growth, rot, pests and humidity can cause havic on your home. This homeowner had their crawlspace encapsulized and a SaniDry CX Crawl Space Air System installed.
A new homeowner in Lincoln, Delaware was struggling with his allergies due to dirty ducts left behind by the previous owners. Allergic to cat hair, he was forced to wear a mask in his new home to avoid further discomfort. He reached out regarding duct cleaning to make the air clean and healthy.
Lawson Home Services performed both duct cleaning and Aerosealing in the home. The duct cleaning ensures that all of the ducts are clean and free of cat hair while the Aerosealing stops air from leaking out of the duct work. This has the added benefit of saving money on heating/cooling costs since air no longer leaks into unwanted areas.
Breathing in clean air for the first time since moving in, the new homeowner was relieved to finally relax at home. Saving money in the process is an added bonus!
Susan and her sister had inherited their mother’s home in Delaware. They wanted to make sure that this beach home could be enjoyed by another generation and immediately proceeded to make a few necessary upgrades.
The home had been in the family for years and was a few blocks from the beach. The sisters KNEW the area flooded. They wanted to increase the value of the home and reduce the risk of flooding causing structural issues.
We walked the sisters through how our Smart Vents worked to decrease the pressure applied to a foundation during a flooding situation. We explained the how and why of where we installed them and walked them through exactly how installation would work.
In the end the sisters were very happy with the work done.
Also...an additional advantage was they were able to have their home insurance reevaluated. In many cases the premium for homeowners on their flood insurance can be cut by half! In some cases the vents pay themselves off in the first year not to mention any subsequent savings.
If you are in an area that regularly floods or is at risk for flooding Smart Vents can be a great way to decrease the risks incurred to your home.
Frank had his home tested for radon when he initially purchased it. He wasn’t worried because he was told his level was 3pCi/L so he thought his home was “safe”. A few years later he tested again “out of curiosity”--other neighbors that had moved in the neighborhood had installed mitigation systems. He was told his reading was a 5.7pCi/L.
We explained that the radon level in your home can fluctuate. Even is you register an average of below the World Health Organization’s recommended level of 2.7pCi/L, that doesn’t mean your level will always remain below that number.
Since the family used the basement of the home often they wanted to take action. The basement had been finished already but luckily we still had access to a good portion of their floating slab concrete floor.
In the end we sealed as much of the basement floor as we had access to and installed a mitigation system with a properly sized fan to help decrease the level of radon in their home.