Case Studies

Mold Removal CrawlSpace

Location: Wilson, NC

Problem: Advantaclean of Rocky Mount received a call to inspect an air handler and crawlspace for microbial growth due to the family having respiratory issues. During inspection, we annotated the excessive microbial growth and deteriorating ductwork in the crawlspace.

Solution: We provided the homeowner with various options, which he selected to replace the ductwork, remediate the crawlspace and apply a 12 mil vapor barrier. Our protocol is a three step process along with creating negative pressure in the crawlspace.

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Water Damage

Location: Rocky Mount, NC

Problem: Advantaclean of Rocky Mount received a called for burst pipes during this past winter from frozen pipes. Once arriving to the property the pipe burst in the upstairs unit that caused damage to three units. We quickly assured the tenants and property manager that everything would be okay. The burst pipe caused significant damage to the tenant.

Solution: We didn't waste any time getting to work with understanding to mitigate any further damages by removing all wet material to include furniture, drywall, and carpet etc. After discarding all debris the next step was to setup dehumidifiers and air movers to began drying process. Once the drying process was complete we began the reconstruction phase of the project.

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Commerical Dryer Vent Cleaning

Location: Raleigh, NC 27616

Problem: We received a call from a local fitness center frustrated with dryers overheating and towels weren't drying properly. During our assessment we identified several areas of the dryer hose was clogged reducing heat restriction.

Solution: We provided the customer a scope of work to complete the job. The first step was to hepa vacuum accessible areas of dryer hose line, we also used a high powered gas air compressor with extension wands to blow the entire line. Once we completed the work, the customer was extremely excited that we were able to solve their problem.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning In Lifetime Fitness

Location: Raleigh, NC 27616

Problem: Dirty Dryer Vents Needing Cleaning
AdvantaClean of Rocky Mount requested to perform cleaning service for a commercial dryer vent. The dryer was completely cloudy/dirty from the extreme use of daily laundry which caused a clog dryer; which ultimately prevented proper drying and appropriate drying time.

Initial Visit: The initial inspection involved finding out exactly where the dryer was located, noting the size of the dryer, also noting any potential concerns that could pose a challenge on the actual day of the work. In addition, documenting which equipment(s) that would be required to perform the necessary work, as well as gather any other pertinent information and details about the job to ensure the actual job performance will go smoothly.

Problem: AdvantaClean of RM team arrived on site. Located the onsite Manager of the team’s arrival, then proceeded with getting the manager’s signature to begin work. The team began the process of unloading 2 Hepa-Vacuums Systems, Hoses that connects to the Air compressor, connectors, trash bag, tape and a few minor things along the way. The Hoses were sent to the roof to do a reverse spin to clear the dryer vent line towards the roof to prevent flow from going into the room. A second member was located on the inside for assurance that everything go as planned. Safety equipment such as PPE (Eye wear, Gloves, Suit, Mask) were used throughout the entire duration of completing the work

Both residential and commercial dryer vents are cleaned with a brush and a vacuum system that goes through the entire length of the vent. This snaking procedure ensures that all the lint is removed from the vent walls—reducing any build up!

During a dryer vent cleaning, AdvantaClean team will remove all traces of lint and dust buildup from your dryer and its vents. If lint is not properly removed, it can begin to hold moisture and increase the risk for an electrical fire. Not only will a professional dryer vent cleaning make a home or business a safer one, it is stated to help increase the energy efficiency of the machine, decrease drying time, and decrease energy usage.

In this case of one Commercial dryer located in the back of the facility in a storage room. The trunk like of the dryer exited to the roof of the building. The stairwell was located on the opposite end of the facility. The member downstairs unplugged the dryer. The member on the roof called the staff to reassure this step was completed. The dryer duct was made out of a hard-solid material (felt-like concrete) so therefore it was not removable. The next step was to clean any lint traps but filtering the lint towards the opening exit towards the duct line going with the flow of the suction. Lint traps should be cleaned after each use to prevent any blockage. This will keep down the potential cause of a fire.

Next, after all lint has been cleared out the trunk line. Use a Hepa- vacuum system to clean up any access lint that may have fallen outside of the dryer duct. Clean the interior (drum of the dryer, dryer moisture sensor) and exterior areas of the dryer. Replace any objects that were removed during the cleaning process. Plug up the dryer to test for normalcy. Pack up all material and get the worksheet signed by manager that the work was completed. Another successful job well done!

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DISHWATER WATER DAMAGE AND MOLD REMEDIATION DISASTER

Location:Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Problem: The customer and her husband were returning from a vacation to find their home has been severely affect by a water leak from the dishwasher; affecting living room, kitchen, and crawl space. The client was very upset and couldn’t believe such a thing could happen so unexpectedly. Water damage destroyed most of their house and we had to act quickly before mold growth began.

Solution:

Solution: Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation in the Crawl space

A team from Advantaclean of Rocky Mount answer the call of duty after hours. The technician’s immediately removed content, extracted water, completed the demo process to prevent further damages. Reassuring the homeowner that everything would be okay. The crew then set up dehumidifiers and centrifugal fans to ensure the structure is dried properly.

Advantaclean staff begin phase II of the project with crawl space mold remediation in which all sub-floor insulation was removed, bagged and disposed at local landfill. Our technicians put the crawlspace under negative pressure by using a negative air machine using a hepa vacuum to clean all wood surfaces follow by with cleaning of antimicrobial solution.
After all remediation was completed the reconstruction phase took about a week to install new carpet and hardwood floors, redesign of kitchen cabinets, and applying a six mil liner in the crawl space.

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STANDING WATER DAMAGE IN THE CRAWL SPACE

Location: Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Problem: After heavy rain the customer has been frustrated with standing water in her crawlspace for the past fifteen years. After latest rainstorm the family decided it was time to take action and look for solution to solve their problem. This is a very common issue for many homeowner leaving along the Tar River in Eastern North Carolina.

Solution: We received a call from the resident and could hear the frustration throughout the conversation. After conducting our initial inspection we concluded that an interior drainage system was needed to solve the ongoing problem of standing water. The technician’s immediately removed content, extracted water, completed the demo process to prevent further damages. Reassuring the homeowner that everything would be okay. The crew then set up dehumidifiers and centrifugal fans to help dry out the structure.

We worked over the weekend conducting crawlspace remediation by removing, bagged and disposed of fiberglass insulation. Advantaclean technicians put the crawlspace under negative air pressure by using a negative air machine and began remediation protocol. Once remediation was completed we install EZ flow drainage pipes around the interior perimeter connecting to a double combo sump pump that extend outside the crawlspace allowing water to drain from the house.

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