Crawlspace Encpasulation, Mold Removal, and Sump Pit Installation
Location: St. Louis, MO 63077
Problem: Customer's rental property was to be their long term retirement home. After their renter's left, they discovered that the home was very musty smelling, extremely humid during the summer, and had very little storage space since there was no basement, but just an unusable, moldy crawlspace. Also, they needed a new furnace but the HVAC contractor would not install new system without the customer first insulating the ductwork in the crawlspace and replacing the moldy insulation.
Solution: AdvantaClean first removed the existing insulation and remediated all the mold on the crawlspace floor joists. Our team then level graded the dirt crawlspace foundation, sealed all the air cracks, insulated and repaired all HVAC ductwork, installed a sump pit and exit line, and installed 20 mil crawlspace liner which was then sealed to the walls. Finally we insulated the crawlspace walls, installed a crawlspace specific dehumidifer and replaced their old rotten wood crawlspace door.
Water Damage from Severe Flooding
Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70726
Problem: The local rivers and streams flooded over after a series of massive rainstorms. Over 6 feet of water flooded the customers home. Major mold and water damage destroyed most all of their belongings and contents.
Solution: AdvantaClean of West St. Louis helped to respond immediately. The entire home's contents and structure was gutted at least 6' up but in many cases the entire wall was removed. Our production teams worked for 5 days straight to remove all wet building materials, dry the remaining structure, and prevent massive mold growth from occurring. The customer was so pleased with our team's work that they recommended we also help out their other family members around town. We then spent another week working out of our RV to help out the many flooded victims of Baton Rouge.
Burst Pipe Flooded Home Leading To Major Water Damage
Location: Chesterfield, MO 63017
Problem: A retired man who had cancer was recovering in the hospital for months. His home was being watched by his son and neighbors who really just checked on the mail. Upon checking the house one day, his son heard some water running. He realized a pipe in the attic above the 2nd story had burst and had flooded the entire home destroying the basement, much of the first floor and some of the attic and 2nd floor.
Solution: AdvantaClean responded to the call within the hour. The water damage mitigation and mold damage remediation began immediately. The home was returned to the son after 5 days in a dry and fully remediated state. We even helped to locate some of the very precious personal items his father held most dear like his deceased mother's wedding ring!
Commercial Air / Dryer Duct Cleaning
Location: Clarkson Valley, MO 63017
Problem: Lifetime Fitness is an upscale fitness center with full towel service for it's thousands of members. Their commercial dryers are constantly running and generate enormous amounts of lint debris. There have been instances across the country of dryer vent fires due to lint buildup combined with high dryer vent heat.
Solution: AdvantaClean now helps clean each dryer vent annually across the country for LifeTime Fitness. This helps keep the dryer's running efficiently and safely.