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Case Studies

Air Duct Cleaning

Location: Destin, FL 

Problem: A homeowner complained of a musty smell in a vacation home they were trying to sell that was so bad it was turning potential buyers away.  Air sample testing reported elevated amounts of mold in the home.  An inspection was done and no visible signs of mold could be found on ceilings, walls or around plumbing.  During the inspection, the HVAC air handler was opened where extreme amounts of suspect microbial growth was discovered.

Solution: HVAC air handler was 12 years old and too far gone so it was replaced
All duct work was cleaned and fogged with an EPA approved antimicrobial. 

return grill filled with dirt and debris in Destin, FL   return grill after air duct cleaning in Destin, FL  

air duct cleaning before shot   air duct filled with dust before air duct cleaning

air duct cleaning will improve overall indoor air quality in Destin, FL  air duct cleaning removes dirt and debris from the air that you breathe

New Construction Mold Removal

Location: Niceville, FL 32578

Problem: Homeowner contacted us with concerns about signs of visible mold on the studs and framework of their new home that was still under construction.  The builder paid extra for straight and dry wood.  The wood was received onsite during a very dry period with no rain so the wood never got wet prior to the roof being added.

The wood showed signs of microbial growth and would grow along the board and then a 4 inch space would be perfectly clean and then mold was growing on the other side.  It was determined that the wood arrived to the job site having not been properly dried before the supplier took delivery.  As a result, the lumber yard agreed to pay for our services to remediate the affected wood.

Solution: We used a three step approach that included HEPA vacuuming all exposed sides of every piece of wood in the 3800 sqf structure.  Next we sprayed the wood with a solution that pulled the microbial growth out of the wood and removed the stains.  This returned the wood to its original condition.  Next we treated all wood surfaces with an EPA approved antimicrobial solution to kill and sanitize all framework.  It was the perfect one-two punch. Pictures are worth a thousand words.  See our before and after photos.

  black mold found on the garage ceiling    mold remediation from the garage ceiling   

black mold found during construction    after shot of mold removal

mold found around the electrical units   mold removal from a new home being built in Florida

wood rot and mold    mold remediation from AdvantaClean of the Emerald Coast

Beachfront Air Duct Cleaning

Location: Destin, FL 32541

Problem: A renter of a condo complained of a strong musty smell in the unit.  The condo owner was extremely nice and offered to find the renter another place until she could remedy the problem.  Now they were out the rental income and had an inconvenienced renter on their hands so getting the job done quickly was very important and only second in importance to making sure the job was well done.

Inspection of the property revealed an HVAC system and duct work that was way past due for a cleaning.  Suspect microbial growth was seen in the blower fan and air ducts.

Solution: The AdvantaClean Air Duct Cleaning Team showed up quickly and performed a complete Air Duct Cleaning.  The air handler was thoroughly cleaned and sanitized according to the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) guidelines.  A large HEPA vacuum was placed on the supply side of the duct work.  Each individual register was taken down cleaned and sanitized.  Each duct was then cleaned and sanitized.  Once cleaned the system was fogged with an EPA approved anti-microbial solution.  What a difference!

air duct cleaning   air duct cleaning in a Destin FL home   air duct cleaning the HVAC system in Destin FL

mold in the air ducts    

 air duct cleaning after shot