Case Studies

Utility Room/Garage Mold Remediation

Location: Parma Heights, OH 44130

Problem: Homeowner had a leak in her washing machine while she was out of town. The water damage caused mold to grow on all of the walls in her utility room, attached bathroom and the shared wall of the garage.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side removed all of the contaminated drywall, the contaminated vanity in the bathroom. We then HEPA vacuumed the entire space and treated the area with an anti-microbial solution.

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Mold Removal

Location: North Olmsted, OH 44070

Problem: Tenant at a commercial property was complaining about air quality issues in his office space. AdvantaClean of the West Side inspected the property and found mold growing 15 to 25 feet up the corner of the office above the drop ceiling.

Solution: AdvantaClean tested the mold and the results showed it to be toxigenic. We contained the area and had HEPA air scrubbers running. We removed all of the contaminated drywall. We HEPA vacuumed the entire containment area and treated it with an antimicrobial disinfectant. Lastly, we fogged the area with a mold control product and had HEPA air scrubbers running for 2 days afterward.

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Air Duct Cleaning

Location: Avon Lake, OH 44012

Problem: Home Owner was concerned that the dust in their air ducts could be causing allergies.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side cleaned the homeowners' air ducts following the process developed by NADCA.

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Black Mold in Basement

Location: Avon Lake, OH 44012

Problem: Homeowner had black microbial growth in their basement, especially around the sump pump. This was caused by leaks in the basement and high relative humidity levels.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side cleaned the mold with an anti-microbial disinfectant. We then sealed the cracks in the basement walls and applied a mold-resistant coating to the areas that showed advanced microbial growth. Finally, we ensured that a dehumidifier was installed to prevent the problem from occurring again.

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Moldy Basement Closet

Location: Bay Village, OH 44140

Problem: Homeowner has cracks in basement closet ceiling under an outside staircase. These cracks were allowing rainwater to enter. Since ventilation was poor and Relative Humidity was high mold grew throughout the space.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side removed and disinfected the space with an anti-microbial disinfectant. We then filled in the cracks on the ceiling. We also filled in the cracks on the outside with a polyurethane sealant. We applied a coating of DryLok Extreme to the entire space to prevent future water intrusion.

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Efflorescence Removal

Location: Bay Village, OH 44140

Problem: Home Owner had efflorescence ( white calcium/lime buildup ) on the basement walls he wanted removed.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side Hepa vacuumed the affected areas. We then applied a calcium lime remover to the areas and wire brushed were necessary. We then cleaned the affected areas with an anti-microbial. This process completely removed the white ring of Efflorescence from the basement.

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Attic Mold Removal

Location: Bedford, OH 44146

Problem: Mold was discovered in the attic during an inspection.

Solution: AdvantaClean put the attic under negative pressure and HEPA vacuumed the entire attic. When the HEPA vacuuming was completed we applied an anti-microbial disinfect to the wood surfaces of the attic. Finally, we used a Mold Stain Remover to thoroughly clean the wood leaving it looking new!

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Location: Fairview Park, OH 44126

Problem: Customer's dryer vent was clogged with lint causing a fire hazard and reduced dryer efficiency.

Solution: AdvantaClean cleared the dryer vent using compressed air tools and HEPA vacuuming to completely clean the dryer vent. Our process eliminated the fire hazard, improved the efficiency of the dryer and left the dryer vent looking new!

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White Mold Removal

Location: University Heights, OH 44118

Problem: During a real estate home inspection advanced suspicious microbial growth was discovered in the basement at the top of the wall.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side came out that day and did a lift tape mold test on the growth. The results showed 3 species of mold growing. The next business day we came out and eliminated the white mold by HEPA vacuuming and the use of an anti-microbial disinfectant. We remediated the rest of the basement as well ensuring that the real estate sale went through.

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Fitness Club Dryer Vent Cleaning

Location: Beachwood, OH 44122

Problem: A large fitness club needed their dryer vents cleaned. The clubs patrons use hundreds of towels each day which create a large amount of lint. This lint if not cleaned regularly creates a fire hazard.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side thoroughly cleaned all of the dryer vents, lint traps, and dryer housing and control room. This was accomplished using HEPA vacuums and compressed air dryer vent whips.

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Garage Mold

Location: Willoughby Hills, OH 44108

Problem: Real Estate inspection found mold in the garage that needed to be removed before sale could be completed.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side removed the infected drywall and treated the wood surfaces behind the drywall with an anti-microbial disinfectant.

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Attic Mold

Location: North Olmsted, OH

Problem: A home inspector wrote that there was stained wood in the attic that may be mold. The seller of the house was unsure if it was mold or not and did not want the attic remediated if he wasn't sure.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side performed a surface sample. The lab determined that the substance was 100% mold. After the determination was made that it was definitely mold, AdvantaClean remediated the attic according to IICRC S520 standards leaving the attic looking new.

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Mold in Attic During Real Estate Inspection

Location: North Olmsted, OH 44070

Problem: Mold was discovered in an attic during a routine real estate inspection. Condition to complete the sale of the house was that the attic would be professionally remediated.

Solution: AdvantaClean contained the attic from the rest of the house. We then HEPA vacuumed the entire area. Lastly, we cleaned all of the wood surfaces with an anti-microbial disinfectant and a stain remover. Result, a 70-year-old house with a like new looking attic and a completed home sale!

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Moldy Skylight

Location: Westlake, OH 44145

Problem: Homeowner has a skylight that had untreated wood which had mold growing on the frame. The Skylight is located in the bathroom, the mold was caused by shower steam condensing on the untreated frame.

Solution: We cleaned the wood with an anti-microbial disinfectant, wire brushing the areas with advanced microbial colonization. To prevent future mold growth we applied a mold resistant coating to the frame that showed advanced microbial growth. The mold resistant coating contains a fungistatic agent to resist mold growth on the dry coating surface. The coating gave the skylight a brand new look.


Attic Mold

Location: Westlake, OH 44145

Problem: Homeowner had a humidity/ventilation problem caused by over insulation and an improperly set humidistat in their attic. This caused black mold to grow on one half of their attic ceiling.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side ensured that the humidity/ventilation problem was corrected by removing excessive insulation and ensuring the humidistat was set to the proper humidity levels to prevent microbial growth. We then built a containment and put the attic under negative pressure. We HEPA vacuumed the infected areas and treated them with an anti-microbial disinfectant with a stain remover.

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Mold Removal in Basement

Location: Lakewood, OH 44107

Problem: Homeowners basement is 100 years old and has some minor seepage around foundation causing black mold to grow.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side HEPA Vacuumed the entire basement. We then treated all of the surfaces with an anti-microbial disinfectant wire brush scrubbing in areas of advanced colonization. Lastly, to help prevent future mold growth we applied a mold resistant coating to the areas that showed advanced microbial growth. The mold resistant coating contains a fungistatic agent to resist mold growth on the dry coating surface.

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Mold Underneath Bath Tub

Location: Elyria, OH 44036

Problem: Homeowner was remodeling their bathroom when they removed the existing tub they found black mold on the floor.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side HEPA vacuumed the entire exposed area. After HEPA vacuuming was completed, we treated the entire area with an Anti-microbial disinfectant, wiring brushing areas with advanced colonization. This process killed and removed all of the microbial growth.

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Mold Removal After Water Back-Up

Location: Avon Lake, OH 44012

Problem: The homeowner discovered mold growing a couple of months after they experienced flooding in their basement a couple of months earlier. The mold was growing on the floor and some filing cabinets.

Solution: We HEPA vacuumed the affected area. We then treated the area with an antimicrobial disinfectant to ensure all microbial growth was killed.

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Basement Mold Removal

Location: Cleveland, OH 44112

Problem: Mold and other microbial growth found throughout the finished basement. The homeowner was complaining of prolonged asthma type symptoms.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side put the basement under negative pressure ensuring mold spores were contained to the basement. We then HEPA vacuumed all of the surfaces in the basement. After the vacuuming was completed, we used antimicrobial solutions to clean and disinfect all the surfaces in the basement to include all the walls, ceilings, water closet, furnace, and duct work. To ensure the basement air was clean, we fogged the basement with an antimicrobial fogger and left an air scrubber in the basement for 72 hours to ensure any remaining mold spores were cleaned from the air.

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Clean Mold in Shower and Utility Sink

Location: Brooklyn, OH

Problem: Shower and utility sink in a shower have excessive black mold growth.

Solution: AdvantaClean of the West Side HEPA vacuumed all of the affected surfaces. Then applied antimicrobial disinfectant and stain removers to remove all of the black mold.

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Mold Removal in Laundry Room

Location: Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

Problem: Mold was found under some bubbling paint at the top of the wall in the laundry room.

Solution: While doing the inspection it was determined that a leak from the shower drain located above the laundry room could be causing the mold to grow behind the wall of the laundry room. We removed the infected drywall in the laundry room and found mold on the wood studs in the wall and on the insulation. Mold was also found growing on the opposite wall leading to the garage. We removed all of the infected drywall and insulation and treated the wood surfaces with a disinfectant stain remover to clean and eliminate all of the microbial growth.

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