Pedro began his career in water damage, mold remediation, and fire/smoke clean-up. He has worked at ServPro Prince William, First Call, and Service Master of Fairfax and Disaster Response.
Pedro is married to Sara and resides in Reston, VA. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and cooking.
Pedro's job as a Comfenergy Certified Energy Consultant is to thoroughly diagnose where your house uses and loses energy, and wastes money. He then communicates this to you and educates you on what your energy saving priorities are. He creates solutions so that you can start saving energy and money right away.
This Leesburg, VA homeowner had mold growing in their vented attic assembly that was causing the family to develop allergies and get sick very often. Comfenergy discovered this attic mold and treated it with MoldX-2 before air sealing, insulating and providing other services.
These pictures ar eof the mold covered roof joists before and after being treated by Comfenergy with MoldX-2.
A homeowner in Purcellville, VA had chronic water infiltration in her basement. This caused mold to grow, because the humidity levels in the basement were consistently over 60% for long periods of time. Mold can cause asthma like symptoms and allergies. Comfenergy crews came in and cleaned up the mold and the wet basement. Then, we took action to make sure it didn't come back by installing a perimeter basement waterproofing system including a new Super Sump Plus.
The homeowner of this Fairfax Station historic home was looking for a way to lower their utility bills. The Comfenergy comfort and energy consultant provided a great solution that would lower utility bills all year round, and provide a great storage space in the attic!!
This before/after picture series shows an "Everlast" crawl space access door that we install during a crawl space encapsulation. It's made of polypropylene plastic so its durable and will not rot away. It's installed with weatherstriping and hand tightened wing nuts keep it in place and air tight. Easy to remove and light weight too.
This Lorton, VA homeowner was looking for ways to lower their utility bills. Comfenergy found a ton of air leakage in the attic allowing the heated and cooled air to leave the home. This before and after pic set is showing how we air sealed around an air duct that went into the top floor. By closing this gap, we prevent any air travelling between this space.
Here is a before/after of a light fixture being air sealed in the attic of a home in Dumfries, VA.
These before and after pics show what an empty attic looks like with new soffit air baffles installed.....just waiting on fresh, new TruSoft cellulose.
This Middletown, VA homeonwer was complaining that their top floor was cold and drafty in the winter. Upon a full comfort and energy evaluation by Comfenergy, we determined one of the issues to be leaky can lights in the ceiling. Each can light is merely a 6" diameter hole that allows heated air to escape, and cold drafts in during the winter.
Rock wool can light covers lessen this leakage and also provide a necessary thermal and ignition barrier from the hot can light to protect against the possibility of fires.
Homeowners in Boston, Va have a farm and wanted to insulate the walls in their barn. One of our evaluators, Pedro, determined that closed cell spray foam would do the best job at insulating this space. Closed cell spray foam adheres to all surfaces, expands in place, and air cannot pass through it. It has an R value of 6.3 per inch and with it's ability to stop air flow, it is superior insulation. One inch of closed cell foam sprayed in place is worth many inches of other insulation materials. This is why spray foam is used in most "zero energy" homes.
Whole house fans are GREAT!! (For about 2-3 weeks of the year) For our geographic area. It's way to humid and hot during most of the summer, and way too cold obvisouly in the winter. During this 45-48 week time period, they do nothing more than allow energy loss in a home.
The before/after pics that follow show you what Comfenergy can do to allow you to keep your whole house fan for when it makes sense....but not loose energy the rest of the year!