As is often the case when people come to us, a woman came into our office with no other options. She had heard about our Weatherization Program and was hoping that we could help her. Being disabled, she was living on a limited income, most of which was spent on rent and she couldn't afford her increasingly high utility bills.
While our Weatherization crew was performing the audit on her home, they discovered that the crawl space underneath the mobile home was not big enough for them to get into and do the work that they needed to do. They also discovered that there was gray water leaking under the kitchen. They informed the client and landlord of the problems they had encountered and that these were things that needed to be taken care of before they could come out and weatherize the woman’s home. They also informed the landlord that our Weatherization Program could replace the windows if the client was willing to contribute. She was, and with her contribution and a contribution from the local PUD, the crew was able to replace all of the windows after the initial necessary repairs were made. They also insulated the entire floor, repaired the duct system, insulated the roof of the home, and installed a whole house ventilation system.
The woman now enjoys a home that is energy efficient and is a much safer, healthier environment.
Nick and Danika of WGAP’s Weatherization crew installing new windows on the client’s home.