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AdvantaClean has been working with residents and businesses across the country for over 25 years. Here are some of the jobs we have taken on and how we have helped businesses provide healthy work environments and medical facilities for their employees and patients.

Department of Veteran Affairs

New Orleans, LA 70113

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the state of Louisiana, leaving unprecedented damage in her wake. New Orleans was dealt a particularly devastating blow when Katrina struck and the waters breached the levee system, flooding most of the city. One local medical facility suffered heavy damage, was consequently shut down and sealed for three months. During that “power off” time, the number one thing mold needs to grow was in abundance – moisture. With the high humidity, dark and undisturbed environment, mold took hold and began to proliferate throughout the ductwork. As work began to reopen the facility, the VA discovered the issue and awarded the mold remediation and air duct cleaning contract to AdvantaClean.

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clean ductwork and handle mold remediation at a 350-bed medical facility, including the hospital and transitional care center.

  • The scope of work for this project included remediation and cleaning of ductwork, contaminated coils, and central pump units throughout the facility, including demolition and renovation of various areas.
  • Because the ten-story, 354-bed hospital and transitional care facility had been evacuated and closed down for over 90 days, mold and microbial growth in the ducts and HVAC system components were a serious concern. The project team cleaned over one million square feet of ductwork, often dealing with special situations like radioactive rooms, animal laboratories and physical space constraints.
  • The large-scale, highly complex project took five months to complete with progress reports being sent daily to the VA’s resident engineer and AdvantaClean headquarters. Tracking and testing were critical success factors as the team moved through each floor, ensuring no microbial growth existed in the air ducts.
  • After passing strenuous clearance testing in each room, floor and eventually the entire hospital, the center became one of the first facilities in New Orleans’ vast medical district to reopen its doors.

The Situation:

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A large, high-rise, luxury hotel hired a local AdvantaClean business to address a minor mold removal during a hotel-wide renovation. As remediation work began, widespread mold was discovered growing behind the wall coverings throughout the hotel due to an undetected water intrusion.

The Solution:

AdvantaClean was hired to perform multiple environmental remediation services.

  • The scope of work included mold remediation, structural drying and demolition of hallways, guest rooms and ballrooms throughout the 17-story, 200-room hotel.
  • All wall coverings, floor coverings, contaminated drywall and furniture were removed one floor at a time.
  • Microbial growth was remediated and air quality tested prior to the renovation of all guest rooms, expediting the reconstruction process. AdvantaClean passed strenuous clearance testing on the first round, each time it was performed.
  • With all hospitality venues, time is of the essence and discretion is paramount, to minimize business and guest disruption. AdvantaClean’s professional appearance, approach and technical expertise enabled the hotel to continue servicing guests while the remediation was handled and renovations continued.

Gulfport VA Medical Center

Gulfport, MS 39504

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform multiple environmental services at the site of the Gulfport VA Medical Center, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

  • The work at the facility, currently ongoing, includes the remediation of hazardous materials and demolition of structures affected by severe weather.
  • Thousands of patient records and sensitive documents were scattered over several acres. They are being retrieved and recovered under the contract and stored in secure containers for final disposition by the VA.

Other tasks associated with this project include:

  • Construction management services, site inspections and confirmation of hazardous materials at various buildings, and asbestos abatement.
  • A unique challenge associated with this contract is the extensive damage to most of the 50 buildings comprising the facility, most of which sustained heavy structural damage.

York County Courthouse

York, SC 29745

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by WPC Engineering to perform multiple environmental services at York County Courthouse in York, South Carolina.

  • AdvantaClean was awarded a bid to provide mold remediation services to the client, as requested and as outlined by the scope of work, including the remediation and drying of specified documents within the courthouse
  • All of the documents were individually dried, HEPA vacuumed and xeroxed as part of this project.

Mooresville Intermediate School

Mooresville, NC 28115

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by Beam Construction Company to perform multiple environmental services at Mooresville Intermediate School

  • The school had a sprinkler pipe leak causing water damage to the gymnasium and stage floors. Mold was discovered under the floor.
  • The scope of work for this project included removing the gymnasium and stage floating floor system. This flooring consisted of ¾ wood floor fastened to multiple layers of plywood and 2x4 material.
  • All areas were cleaned, HEPA vacuumed and disinfected.

The Department of Veterans Affairs - New Orleans, LA

The Situation:

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the state of Louisiana, leaving unprecedented damage in her wake. New Orleans was dealt a particularly devastating blow when Katrina struck and the waters breached the levee system, flooding most of the city. The New Orleans Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center suffered heavy damage, was shut down and sealed for three months. As work began to reopen the facility, the VA awarded the air duct cleaning contract to AdvantaClean which was a critical component to the facility’s restoration.

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Orleans, Louisiana to clean ductwork and handle mold remediation in the New Orleans VA Medical Center, including the hospital and transitional care center.

  • The scope of work for this project included remediation and cleaning of ductwork, contaminated coils, and central pump units throughout the facility, including demolition and renovation of various areas.
  • Because the ten-story, 354-bed hospital and transitional care facility had been evacuated and closed down for over 90 days, mold and microbial growth in the ducts and HVAC system components were a grave concern. The project team cleaned over one million square feet of ductwork, often dealing with special situations like radioactive rooms, animal laboratories and physical space constraints.
  • The large-scale, highly complex project took five months to complete with progress reports being sent daily to the VA’s resident engineer and AdvantaClean headquarters. Tracking and testing were critical success factors as the team moved through each floor, ensuring no microbial growth in the air ducts.
  • After passing strenuous clearance testing in each room, floor and eventually the entire hospital, the center became one of the first facilities in New Orleans’ vast medical district to reopen its doors.

The Department of Veterans Affairs - Baltimore, MD

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore Maryland to clean the ductwork in Quad D of the Baltimore Maryland VA Medical Center.

  • These services were performed in accordance with the standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
  • All components of the air conveyance system were cleaned in the specified areas of Quad D of the facility, including the ductwork supplying air to seven (7) separate operating rooms.
  • Air handlers and associated stainless steel ductwork were cleaned as a part of this project.

The Department of Veterans Affairs - Indianapolis, IN

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indianapolis, Indiana to clean ductwork in the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

  • These services were performed in accordance with the Standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
  • The scope of work for this project included exhaust duct cleaning on six (6) floors of the hospital.
  • Cleaning included exhaust fans and all associated ductwork in 10 patient-occupied areas of the facility.

National Inter-Agency Fire Center - Boise, ID

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho to clean the ductwork in over 20,000 square feet of the facility.

  • These services were performed in accordance with the Standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
  • All components of the air conveyance system were cleaned throughout three (3) separate floors of the facility, including the basement, and first and second floors, totaling 20,400 square feet.
  • Three (3) air handlers and associated stainless steel ductwork were cleaned as a part of this project.

W. G. (Bill) Hefner WA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC

Project Description:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Salisbury, North Carolina to clean the ductwork in specified areas of the Bill Hefner VA Medical Center.

  • These services were performed in accordance with the Standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
  • All components of the air conveyance system were cleaned in multiple mid-rise buildings on the Salisbury VA Campus.
  • Air duct cleaning was conducted in conjunction with air handler replacement.
  • AdvantaClean worked with facility and regulatory staff to ensure code and operational compliance. The project was completed on time and within budget.

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