AdvantaClean of Gloucester and Camden Counties Case Studies
Location: Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Problem: This customer called us due to the mold staining on her ceiling. Upon further investigation, we found a deteriorated rubber seal around a vent pipe that was running through the roof. It was leaking and causing mold growth in the attic that was spreading down through the ceiling of the home.
Solution: After fixing the seal to prevent further leaks, we removed all the moldy insulation and cut out the affected drywall in the ceiling. We then did a thorough mold remediation which includes using a HEPA filtered vacuum, antimicrobial solution, and wiping all surfaces. The process involves wiping and vacuuming three times each to make sure all the spores are removed, and running an air scrubber to keep them from spreading through the air.
Location: Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
Problem: A cracked drainpipe running through the wall of this customer's home proved to be the culprit of mold growing in the bedroom and kitchen. The plumber had fixed the pipe, but the mold still needed to be remediated, so he called in AdvantaClean!
Solution: We cut out the affected drywall and removed the moldy insulation. We also cut out the mold-riddled cabinets from the kitchen, exposing the mold beneath as well. Then we used our antimicrobial solution to kill the surface mold spores, wiped down the surrounding area to be sure spores hadn't settled elsewhere, all the while running an air scrubber to remove spores from the air itself. After carefully wiping and vacuuming all surfaces three times with our antimicrobial and HEPA filtered vacuum, we sprayed encapsulate on the wood beams to prevent future damage to the wall structure.
Location: Woodbury, NJ 08096
Problem: This customer found standing water in her crawlspace when she went under the house to check on something else. When she realized there was a mold problem, she knew she needed help. Our AdvantaClean crew was working on her neighbor's house at the same time, so she asked us to come and take a look! We found that the sump pump had failed, which was what caused the puddling problem and therefore the mold.
Solution: Since there was so much water in the crawlspace, we came out and first pumped it out, then left a dehumidifier there over the weekend. When we came back it was still damp but much improved. We replaced the sump pump, installed a permanent dehumidifier, remediated the mold and graded the dirt floor.
Location: Mantua, NJ 08051
Problem: When a building sits unused for years, chances are pretty good that some work will need to be done to it in order to make it habitable again. This customer called us in after another company had done some work to it previously for water damage problems, but she still had some concerns.
Solution: After a thorough inspection we were able to reassure the owner that while there was still some staining from water damage, the leaks did appear to have been stopped and there was no evidence of active mold growth in the condo. To give her peace of mind, we did an antimicrobial wipe-down of the surfaces and cleaned the air duct system to be sure there wasn't anything growing out of sight.
Location: Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Problem: When this real estate company found elevated levels of humidity in the basement of a house they wanted to sell, they called in the experts to remediate the mold growing there. It was an empty home and otherwise ready for sale, so we get in quickly and started to work., standard remediation, empty home ready for sale, mainly surface mold and minor staining.
Solution: Fortunately the mold growth was mainly on the surface and resulted in minor staining on the walls. We did a thorough remediation, treated the staining, and did an air duct cleaning since the unit was located in the basement where the mold growth occurred. The humidity levels were taken care of by simply turning on the AC after our work was done.
Location: Woodbury, NJ 08096
Problem: This customer had a home inspection performed and found that the garage ceiling had mold on it from a previous leak in the roof. Since that is usually an issue for potential buyers, he called AdvantaClean to do the remediation.
Solution: We came out promptly to do a remediation of the mold on the ceiling. We cut out the affected drywall, fogged the interior and wiped down the surfaces with our antimicrobial solution. We then replaced the drywall and the garage was back to good order!
Location: Waterford Works, NJ 08089
Problem: Mold can pose both structural problems and health concerns if left in a home. This customer was suffering from mold allergies and when we came to inspect, we found heavy mold in the attic and insulation. We find this most commonly on the side of the roof that gets the least amount of sun, so we know the common areas to investigate.
Solution: To remediate the mold, we pulled out 1800 sqft of insulation and then proceeded with our standard process for remediation. Using our HEPA filtered vacuums and antimicrobial solutions, we removed the mold spores from all contaminated surfaces. Then using our encapsulate, we created a barrier to prevent further mold damage in the future, leaving the home healthier and safer.
Location: Clementon, NJ 08021
Problem: In a real estate transaction, there are often times where multiple contractors are involved with getting a home ready for sale. This customer had a situation like that and discovered mold in the attic, as well as in the crawlspace.
Solution: AdvantaClean was called in to remediate the mold found in the attic, treating the beams and ceilings with our antimicrobial solutions. We also sprayed the attic thoroughly with encapsulate to prevent further mold damage from recurring. Once the mold was remediated from the crawlspace, we then put down a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from causing further damage in the future.
Location: Wilmington, DE 19801
Problem: Mold grows from moisture, and moisture doesn't always mean a leak. A high level of humidity in this customer's basement provided ideal conditions for mold growth. Fortunately, they called us out to take care of the situation!
Solution: We used wire brushing to remove the surface mold from the cinder blocks, then wiped them down thoroughly with an antimicrobial solution. Since cinder blocks are porous, we also sprayed white encapsulate. This created a seal so that if mold was to return in the future, it would be easy to wipe off without causing structural damage. We also installed a dehumidifier to proactively maintain the level of humidity in the basement.
Location: Deptford Township, NJ 08096
Problem: While most people are meticulous about cleaning the lint trap in dryers, the exhaust vent is sometimes put off or forgotten entirely. This customer had a vent on the roof of her condo and the vent cap had clogged up from the moisture and lint buildup in the pipe, resulting in decreased efficiency of the dryer and a potential hazard situation.
Solution: We had to cut the insulation around the pipe, drain the water that had built up in it, remove and replace the wet insulation, plus clean out the lint. This saved the homeowner a lot on potential water and mold damage in the future. While you don't need a dryer vent cleaning even annually for normal, residential use, it is good to get the service performed every few years and is often combined with cleaning air ducts.