Emergency Water Damage Restoration at a Daycare Facility
Location: New Jersey, 07724
Problem: AdvantaClean of East Central Jersey was contacted by a reputable daycare located in Southern New Jersey on a Friday afternoon. The daycare had a sewage backup that created major water damage on the first floor of the building. The daycare management called the town’s municipality service to fix the backup and fixed the source of the backup from outside the building. The daycare management had to deal the problem of cleaning and restoring their property from inside. Because of the extent of damage, the daycare management was not sure, if they will be able to open their door next morning. They were concerned about how long it will take for the restoration to take place and how it would impact their customers (mostly working parents).
Solution: An AdvantaClean crew was there within one hour to take control of the damage. Once we arrived, we did a walk through and immediately came up with a plan to bring the daycare back to the perfect condition. They carefully sorted the contents in each room - removed salvageable contents and disposed the items that were damaged. They extracted water, applied cleaning agent to sanitize the affected area and set up drying equipment. The AdvantaClean crew worked overnight to make sure that the daycare was ready to open the next day. When the daycare management and the staff arrived the next day. All affected rooms looked clean and sanitized.
MOLD ON BASEMENT / CONCRETE WALLS
Location: Edison, NJ 08820
Problem: Most houses are built with concrete block foundation. These blocks become walls of the basements and crawlspaces. Though these walls are strong they are subject moisture intrusion from the ground. The rain and flooding makes moisture problem worst if there is no proper drainage system in place. As a result mold starts growing on the basement walls.
Even if there is a drainage system in place, with little amount of settled dust and debris, moisture and right temperature, the mold will start growing on the concrete walls of the basement or crawlspace.
A lot of time home owners do not know if there is mold growing in the hidden areas of their houses such as under the basement stairs, behind the laundry and washer dryers, and behind any big furniture such storage rack. So when they move the piece of furniture and see black stuff covering the wall they get shocked.
We recently went to a house which was in perfect condition except there was mold growing on basement walls underneath the basement stairs. The home owner did not know about the growth as it was a sealed area. The home owner hired us to do cleanup when the mold and bring the affected are to condition one.
HOW TO KEEP A BASEMENT FREE OF MOLD
Location: Edison, NJ 08820
Problem: Does your basement look like the ones shown in the pictures below? If yes, most likely there is moisture problem and associated indoor air quality problem such as mold harboring in your basement!!
The only technique to keep your basement free of mold is to keep it dry!!
Basement can suffer from moisture problem due to multiple reasons. On the inside – it could be cracked foundation, poor drainage system (no sump pump), lack of ventilation and high humidity etc. On the outside – it could be poor grading, clogged gutters, leaky plumbing, etc.
Solution: Please contact AdvantaClean of East Central Jersey if you suspect your basement is having moisture and mold problem. Our qualified inspectors will offer you best advice as well as prepare a remediation plan to bring your basement to condition one!
Click below the link to get some great tips on how to keep your basement dry and free of mold.