AdvantaClean of Westchester, Rockland and Stamford Case Studies
Location: New Rochelle, NY 10805
Problem: Clogged Dryer Exhaust Line
Solution: First, we performed a thorough inspection of the exhaust lines to find the exit points. Even the boss can get down and dirty! We noticed that the first floor dryers exhaust up through the fifth floor. We cleaned the exhausts by accessing the lines through wall panels and using compressed air and agitation on the main lines to thoroughly remove any lint. We recommended booster fans to move the debris along as there are way to many twists and turns in the system which could be problematic going forward.
Location: Eastchester, NY 10709
Problem: Customer had a major water intrusion due to a busted flushometer on a toilet. The water damaged a large portion of the second floor and seeped through the concrete ceiling and into the first floor. Multiple rooms were affected and a cafeteria had to be closed as a result.
Solution: After assessing the damage, we needed to extract all water and move contents from multiple areas as well as attempt to dry structures. Drying did not work as insulation behind the walls was completely saturated. We removed sheet-rocked walls and insulation that were excessively wet. We worked closely with the property manager and building owner to rebuild contracts in order to get the building back to its normal function as quickly as possible.
Location: Pleasantville, NY 10570
Problem: A recent customer had a mold infected room and damaged building materials.
Solution: We set up containment prior to remediation. After a passed clearance, all cleaned wood is sealed for extra protection!
Location: Pleasantville, NY 10570
Problem: Property Manager contacted us due to a mold issue in one of the units in a condo complex they manage. The cause of the mold was unknown.
Solution: We removed all the mold affected sheetrock in the unit to find the moisture intrusion was coming through the exterior brick wall. The wood studs on the exterior wall had termite damage in addition to mold. We remediated all affected building materials and passed clearance. We notified the property manager that the exterior brick should be properly sealed which was confirmed by an engineer and all termite damaged wood needed to be removed and replaced.
Location: Bronxville, NY 10798
Problem: Customer had a pipe and hose leak in his laundry room and washing machine. They had many items against the wall that trapped in the moisture and created apparent visible mold on the sheetrocked wall. After they contacted a NYS licensed 3rd party mold assessor for protocol, they called us, a NYS licensed mold remediation company to remove the mold.
Solution: Following protocol, we set containment and hepa air filtration and then removed all mold affected sheetrock and insulation. We cleaned the space following the industry standards in place by the IICRC S 520 to a successful clearance. The client was advised to call our partner plumber who came in to repair the faulty items and prevent any further damage.
Location: White Plains, NY
Problem: A recent Customer called us, after he had mold testing from a NYS licensed 3rd party mold assessor, to perform mold remediation in his basement. We are NYS licensed mold remediation contractors as well. The customer had high humidity due to moisture seeping in through his concrete wall which created an odor and mold staining throughout the whole basement.
Solution: Following the recommendations of the NYS licensed mold assessor we performed mold remediation following the guidelines set forth by the IICRC S 520. We removed all items affected by the mold throughout the basement such as cabinetry, carpeting, sheetrock, wood studs in addition to rusted metal studs. We performed a thorough cleaning of the space. To assist in moisture controls, we sealed the concrete wall with an antimicrobial infused waterproof based sealant in addition to placing a dehumidifier in the basement to keep humidity levels below 55%. We referred the customer to our contracting partner who will be correcting problems with his gutters and drainage.
Location: New City, NY 10956
Problem: A recent customer called AdvantaClean to complain about indoor air quality issues. Dust was constantly being blown into their home, thus causing them to have a persistent cough.
Solution: We recommended air duct cleaning to the homeowner to clean the air handler as well as all trunk and branch lines. AdvantaClean left the family happy and healthy!
Location: Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Problem: Customer called regarding an air handler that had been tested for mold by a 3rd party assessor.
Solution: The assessor recommended removing the moldy insulation in the air handler, remediating the unit and cleaning the air ducts which were tested and did not have mold. AdvantaClean remediated and replaced the insulation in order to pass clearance.
Location: Yonkers, NY 10701
Problem: The commercial customer does a lot of laundry - steaming and drying lots of clothes. Due to this, over time the dryer exhaust vent filled with a lot of lint. The steam tunnel gets very greasy from the chemicals used so they want these cleaned every 6 months, so they function better.
Solution: AdvantaClean came in and used our compressed air and agitation equipment to clean the dryer exhausts of all lint and debris. The steam tunnels were cleaned by using pressure washing and de-greasers in order to make the tunnels clean for smooth operation.
Location: Bronxville, NY 10708
Problem: When the homeowner renovated their home, the contractor left the air conditioning system on - causing it to become very dirty. The homeowner had another company come out to clean their ducts, and the company stated they would clean the entire length of the duct work as well as trunk lines. The five system home was completed in three hours, using only a vacuum, rags and brushes. When the homeowner looked back into the system, they noticed that it was still dirty.
Solution: AdvantaClean to the rescue. We did a thorough inspection and explained to the homeowner how we clean, assuring we'd do it right. He hired us on the spot and was extremely happy. He stayed with us the entire project and was amazed at the difference from one company to the next.
Location: Harrison, NY 10528
Problem: Customers entire basement had confirmed mold growth due to a leak through the cement block foundation walls. There was also confirmed mold growth in his living room which was coming through his rear window. This also caused a moldy an musty odor throughout the home. I was extremely concerned for the quality of air my customer, who is a senior citizen, and his aid were breathing. They were complaining of not feeling well due to the confirmed mold growth.
Solution: As licensed NYS mold remediation contractors, we worked closely with the licensed NYS mold assessor to develop a plan that resulted in the demolition, removal of contents and cleaning of the entire basement from ceiling to walls and floor. We also noticed mold growth in the air handlers which we cleaned as well as other issues with the system and referred a HVAC contractor to correct the improperly functioning units. In addition to sealing the concrete block, we referred a waterproofing contractor to put in an interior drainage system around the perimeter of the basement to keep the water out. We also referred a contractor to fix the window. Result was a passed clearance, and a better quality of air for the homeowner.
Location: Manhattan, NY 10038
Problem: Customer had a water intrusion from a clogged drain outside his apartments rear entry door. The hardwood floor in the hallway of his apartment was wet and the carpet in the common hallway outside the apartment was saturated.
Solution: We took humidity and moisture readings in the common hallway and in the kitchen and hallway in his apartment. We were able to save all moldings and sheetrocked walls as well as the common hallway carpet as we only had to extract water from the common hallways commercial grade carpet and the hardwood floor in the apartment. We set up fans and de-humidification in the common hallway as well as in the apartment and added the injectidry system to assist in the drying process of the hardwood floors. Worked out beautifully and the customer was extremely happy we saved both floors.
Location: Scarsdale, NY 10583
Problem: All the vents/grills and the inside and outside of the trunk lines were dirty creating an unhealthy environment in the store.
Solution: We were contracted to clean the main trunk line, inside and out, as well as all the vents/grills. We HEPA vacuumed the trunk lines on the inside and outside as well as using our agitation whips to dislodge all the dirt and debris in to our HEPA filtered power vacuum.
Location: White Plains, NY 10601
Problem: Heating pipe burst in an office and flooded 7,000 square feet of office space on one floor and 3,000 square feet of space below.
Solution: Extract all water from carpets. Remove and dispose of carpets that were in the area of the damaged pipe because of the dirty water. Remove any sheetrock that was extremely saturated. Dehumidify and dry the space.
Location: Norwalk, CT 06906
Problem: A water intrusion in an unoccupied office was the cause of confirmed mold growth.
Solution: We had to remove sheetrock 4 feet from the ground as well as all insulation that was behind. All flooring needed to be discarded as well. We discarded contaminated desks too. Space was then cleaned according to IICRC industry standards which resulted in a passed clearance.
Location: Norwalk, CT 06850
Problem: Continuous leak from plumbing under the kitchen sink caused mold growth on the kitchen wall behind the cabinets. A bathroom exhaust that was not vented to the outside sent moisture into the attic and caused mold growth on the plywood sheathing.
Solution: The plumber fixed the leak in the kitchen. We had to remove all cabinets and kitchen flooring as mold had grown under the hardwood and on the subfloor. Remove all the attic insulation which exposed more mold on the sheetrock ceiling. Clean all cavities and remove sheetrocked ceiling...clean all stains on plywood sheathing and encapsulate with a clear coat sealant.