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Month: November 2014


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Infographic: Perks and Properties of Spray Foam Insulation

By Chuck Henrichsen on November 25, 2014

Spray foam insulation has risen to the top of most construction and contractor’s insulation preferences. It’s unique properties make it highly effective, providing perks for homeowners and enabling increased home energy efficiency. There are two types of spray foam insulation – open cell and closed cell. Open cell spray foam insulation has less density per

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Don’t Let Cold Weather Freeze Your Pipes

By Chuck Henrichsen on November 14, 2014

Frozen pipes aren’t something we deal with very often in Puget Sound, but when the mercury dips like it has lately, it’s a real concern. Pipes that freeze with water in them expand, and if they expand enough, they burst! A burst pipe is a great way to support the local economy by calling in

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Is Your Home Ready for Winter? Don’t Let Cold Weather Blow Through Your Budget

By Chuck Henrichsen on November 7, 2014

Falling leaves mean more wind and lower temperatures. Is your home ready for winter? Being ready means: A fully insulated attic A clean, insulated crawl space Ducts and water pipes sealed and wrapped Air gaps prescriptively sealed to prevent drafts By saving energy, insulation not only reduces your monthly heating bill, it’s one of the

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Insider Secrets About Insulation Contractors

By Clean Crawls on January 11, 2018

If you’ve ever experienced problems caused by a faulty, or even suspect, insulation installation, you know that it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Among the countless insulation installers out there, there are plenty that are reliable, honest, and who do an excellent job. Unfortunately, there are also some insulation contractors who just don’t measure up

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The Five Things You Must NEVER Do to Your Crawl Space

By Clean Crawls on October 24, 2017

Maintaining your crawl space is key to keeping your home healthy. Crawl space maintenance is an often overlooked part of a healthy home, yet a dirty crawl space will not only affect the health of your home, but also your family. In experienced hands, creating a healthy crawl space can be simple. However, it can

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Expert Interview Series: Toby Srebnik of Truly Nolen of America on Pest Prevention

By Chuck Henrichsen on April 7, 2016

Toby Srebnik is the Manager of PR, Social Media and Community Events for Truly Nolen of America, where the 15-year PR industry veteran oversees the pest control company’s public relations and social media strategy and tactics and helps the company gain exposure through local branches’ participation in community events. We recently checked in with Toby

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