Our Case Studies
Crawlspace Mold Remediation
Location: Knoxville, TN 37919
Problem: This customer has a small crawlspace, primarily under the master suite of the house. The customer complained of a musty, moldy odor in the home and claimed to have not been feeling well. Upon inspection of the property, a wet crawlspace was discovered with a heavy amount of mold growth found. After further investigation it was concluded that a downspout was not connected properly and was discharging water at the foundation and this water was entering the crawlspace.
Solution: The downspout was properly connected and the water was routed well away from the foundation. Once this was done, we completed a crawlspace mold remediation which included a stain remover. A new vapor barrier was installed and an anti-microbial infused sealant was used to seal the wood floor system from the crawlspace to increase the resistance to moisture absorption into the wood, similar to sealing a deck.
Dryer Not Working, Not Drying Clothes
Location: Knoxville, TN 37921
Customer called AdvantaClean of Knoxville & The Smokies to clean her dryer vent. Upon arrival, it was evident that the dryer vent was completely clogged, no air was exiting the building. We found out that she had called another company before AdvantaClean and they told her it simply could not be done. We determined where the ductwork ran and that we could open up the ceiling precisely in the area of the garage to repair this issue. This customer had no idea what to do. We had many experiences like this and we were excited to be able to provide a solution for her. We opened up the ceiling, replaced the ductwork as needed with new ductwork, reconnected the dryer and had the ceiling repaired for the customer. All of this happened within 2 days of the initial call. From the time of that call, she had a dryer that worked safely and properly. It was a great feeling to provide an affordable solution that allowed her to use an important appliance again and most importantly, use it safely.
Interior Mold Remediation
Location: Knoxville, TN 37922
Homeowners were starting to feel sick and noticing some unfamiliar, unwelcome odors in the master bedroom. Homeowners were having headaches and low energy. Homeowners called AdvantaClean to inspect. After a thorough site visit, it was determined that the end tables or night stands on both sides of the bed were completely covering open HVAC vents. Because of the restriction, the bottom and back of this wood furniture had condensation forming and as a result,mold was growing in areas that were not seen without moving the furniture. The homeowners were elderly and could not move the furniture themselves and never noticed the issue. The room and furniture was remediated and the issue was resolved. We advised them to a new arrangement for the furniture so the HVAC vents would no longer be restricted.
Crawlspace Mold Remediation
Location: Knoxville, TN 37918
Homeowner called AdvantaClean to look at crawlspace due to suspected mold growth after she started noticing odors inside the house, odors that weren't normal. She noted that she had recently had a water leak due to a hot water heater that was leaking. She had significant damage to the interior of her home and had new flooring, cabinets, etc. as a result. She noted that the company that did the mitigation for that didn't really do anything in the crawlspace but she suspected a lot of the water went into the crawlspace. Upon inspection, we noticed heavy fungal growth throughout. The crawlspace was not dried in a timely manner nor was it remediated in conjunction with the water leak, although she (and her insurance) was charged for remediation. As a result she wanted a fresh start with a new company. We were enlisted for the remediation and great results were achieved and the odors disappeared.