(360) 457-4341 or 1-800-828-5508. Pest Control, Weed Control, Rodent Exclusion and Icynene Insulation. Olympic Spray Servcie LLC is located in Port Angeles, Washington. We service Queets, Forks, LaPush, Clallam Bay, Sekiu, Neah Bay, Joyce, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Quilcene, Brinnon, Lilliwaup, Clallam, Jefferson, North Mason and part of Kitsap Counties.
Because The Icynene Insulation System® is excellent Pest Control. Icynene insulation is one of the tools we can use to prevent infestation by insects, bats, birds and fungus rot. It completes the things we can do to protect your home. Continue reading →
Icynene is ecellent pest control. Icynene is also the best insulation one can get. It cannot do the whole job of pest control by itself, but it is one of the best tools that we can use that approaches pest control from a more environmentally friendly way. It is perfect at exclusion. That means it keeps the bugs out (except for Wasps). It also keeps the bats and birds out of the structure. What it is most famous for is that it keeps the moisture out of the wall voids. Moisture that is water, dissolved in the air as humidity. This water is in the “vapor” state. The molecular state or two atoms of Hydrogen combined with one atom of Oxygen. That makes it very small and it can go through (between) the molecules of drywall when it is dissolved in the air. When it hits the dew point inside of the wall it turns into liquid water. This means that with Icynene there will not be water in the wall void to allow mold of fungus rot to form. Fungus rot spores are everywhere on everything. All they need is water. Fiber insulation (fiberglass or cellulose) on the other hand furnishes a surface for the mold to form. The mold will also form on the sheathing and the studs which provide the food for the mold or fungus rot organism. Icynene is also twice as good of an insulator as fiberglass or cellulose besides preventing mold and insect and animal pests. Icynene is not food for the mold or fungus rot organism. Drywall paper is, wood is and so is the sheathing. Odorous house ants cannot make their nest in a wall filled with Icynene. If you need Icynene insulation please call us at 457-4341 or 1-800-828-5508.
The Icynene Insulation System is fairly new to the Olympic Peninsula. We have been doing it for a little over six years (6 yrs.). Icynene is a two part foam material that expands 100:1 when it is applied. It expands to fill all of the nooks and cranies where air could get into the wall void. It will cut your heating bill in half. This is sufficient to pay for the extra cost of the installation within five years. Continue reading →
The Icynene leaking from this wall shows how many “Air Leaks” there were through the wall. Icynene is an air barrier. It blocks the wind from leaking through to the inside of the structure. Continue reading →
This photograph shows a Dome Home insulated with The Icynene Insulation System®.
This home was built in 2007. It is basicly a kit that is manufactured in California. They usually recommend that Icynene insulation be installed in these homes. The reason is that Icynene is an air barrier that prevents water vapor, dissolved in the air, from flowing into the void between the sheathing and the drywall. This keeps the water from germinating the spores for fungus rot and mold. Preventing mold is one of the primary benefits of using Icynene. Fiber insulation on the other hand allows moisture to be present and allows mold to form.
A heat recovery ventilation system is used to take the water out of the structure as a liquid. Taking the water out as a liquid rather than a vapor releases the heat that was in the vapor back into the house. If you would likemore information on Icynene Insulation please call 457-4341 or 1-800-828-5508.
The picture shows a fungus rot conk growing on the outside of Hardi-Plank or LP siding. Is this happening to your house? Most people misunderstand what is going on. This includes people in positions that should know better. This conk is evidence that wood is rotting inside the wall. It could be the sheathing or the studs. This is a reproductive body. It is the final stage of the fungus development. That means the fungus rot mycelium has been growing in the wall for some time. This is caused by moisture that comes from the inside of the structure. Continue reading →