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Case Studies

Water Damage Mitigation From a Broken Bathtub Drain in Niceville, FL

AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast, with over 25 years of experience in environmental service solutions, recently addressed a challenging water damage case in Niceville, FL. This case study outlines the effective strategies and processes employed by AdvantaClean to mitigate water damage in a residential property, emphasizing our commitment to restoring homes to their pre-damage conditions.

Incident Overview

  • Situation: The homeowner reported water in the second bedroom and closet without a known source.
  • AdvantaClean Response: Our team promptly conducted a thorough inspection to identify the cause and extent of the water damage.

Discovery and Action Plan

Upon inspection, the team made several critical findings and took decisive actions:

Initial Findings

  • Expanded Damage: Water damage was also discovered in the first bedroom and closet, indicating a more extensive issue than initially reported.
  • Source of Damage: The root cause was identified as a broken tub drain, leaking water underneath the tub and affecting adjacent areas.

Water Damage Mitigation Process

Removal of Water Damaged Materials

  • Carpet pad, baseboards, and drywall in the affected areas were removed to prevent further water damage and mold growth.

Water Drying and Purification

  • Dehumidifiers and air scrubbers were installed in each room to dry out the areas thoroughly and purify the air.

Water Damage Cleanup Prevents Further Structural Damage

AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast successfully mitigated the water damage in the Niceville home, demonstrating our expertise and dedication to providing prompt and effective solutions. By identifying the hidden source of water damage and taking immediate action, we prevented further deterioration and potential health risks associated with mold and mildew.

AdvantaClean Water Damage Mitigation Services Highlight

  • Comprehensive Environmental Solutions: Our team offers a wide range of services, including water damage restoration, mold inspection, testing and remediation, fire and smoke damage restoration, and air duct cleaning.
  • Availability: We are available 24/7/365 to respond to emergencies and provide estimates for our services.
  • Trust and Reliability: Both homeowners and business owners in the Emerald Coast area can rely on AdvantaClean for efficient and reliable environmental service needs.

About AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast

With headquarters in Destin, FL, AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast is dedicated to providing the community with high-quality water damage restoration, mold remediation, and other environmental services. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction ensures that your property is in good hands, restoring safety and comfort to your home or business.


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AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast Masters Mold Remediation in Rosemary Beach, FL

At AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast, we recently tackled a challenging mold remediation project in a unique residence at Rosemary Beach, FL. With over 25 years of service in Destin, FL, and surrounding areas on Florida's Panhandle, we brought our extensive experience to address and resolve a complex mold situation, ensuring the property's safety and restoring it to its original condition.

Mold Problem Overview

  • Location Challenge: A residence with high peaked ceilings and cracks between wood slats.
  • Mold Growth Conditions: These architectural features facilitated the accumulation of hot, humid air, creating an ideal environment for mold proliferation throughout the room.

Mold Cleanup: Strategy and Execution

Our comprehensive approach involved several key steps, meticulously executed to eliminate the mold issue:

Mold Damage Removal

  • Content Relocation: Removal of all room contents to a contamination-free area for detailed cleaning.
  • Thorough Cleaning: Each item underwent rigorous cleaning to remove mold traces.

Mold Remediation

  • HEPA Vacuuming: Application of HEPA vacuum process on walls, floors, and ceilings to remove mold spores.
  • Antimicrobial Treatment: Surfaces treated with an antimicrobial solution to kill residual mold, followed by another round of HEPA vacuuming to ensure complete removal.

Contents Cleaning

  • Detail-Oriented Cleaning: All personal items, furniture, and other belongings were meticulously cleaned to ensure they were mold-free before returning to the property.

Air Quality / Mold Testing

  • Environmental Control: Placement of air scrubbers and dehumidifiers to purify the air and create conditions unfavorable for mold growth.
  • Mold Testing: Conducting comprehensive mold tests post-remediation to ensure the air quality met safety standards.


This mold removal project in Rosemary Beach stands as a testament to AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast's expertise in navigating and resolving complex mold damage scenarios. Through a detailed, step-by-step approach encompassing mold damage removal, remediation, contents cleaning, and rigorous air quality testing, we restored the property to a safe and healthy state. This case highlights the critical role of professional intervention in mold remediation, underlining our commitment to property and occupant well-being.

AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast: Your Trusted Partner For Mold Removal Solutions 

With a robust presence in Rosemary Beach, FL, and surrounding locations in Walton County such as Seacrest, and Seaside, AdvantaClean remains the go-to expert for mold inspection, testing, and remediation, alongside water damage restoration, air duct cleaning, and fire/smoke damage restoration. Available 24/7/365, we're ready to provide estimates and deliver top-tier service to both homeowners and business owners on the Emerald Coast. Trust us for:

  • Mold Testing and Assessment
  • Mold Removal
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

Choose AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast for your environmental service needs, where safety and quality restoration are our top priorities.

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AdvantaClean Saves a Destin, FL Home from Water Damage Woes

With a legacy of over 25 years in the industry, AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast specializes in comprehensive water damage restoration services. This case study shows the company's effective response to an emergency water damage situation at a newly built residence in Destin, FL, underscoring their expertise in handling complex scenarios to restore properties efficiently.


  • Property Location: Destin, FL 32541
  • Incident: Unchecked water flow for 1.5 hours caused by a miscommunication among workers, leading to 3 inches of standing water throughout the property.
  • Challenge: The homeowner requested salvage of the newly installed wood flooring, which had been in place for only four days prior to the incident.

Immediate Water Damage Mitigation Response and Strategy

Upon arrival, the AdvantaClean team assessed the situation and immediately deployed a strategic response aimed at water damage mitigation and preserving the integrity of the property's interiors.

Actions Taken: 

Water Damage Cleanup

  • Utilization of over 20 air movers and 5 dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process.
  • Initial attempts to salvage the wood flooring, acknowledging the homeowner's request.

Flood Water Cleanup

  • Successful removal of standing water from the property.

Water Damage Mitigation

  • Despite efforts to dry and save the wood flooring, the saturation level was too high, leading to adhesive failure.
  • Decision to remove the damaged wood flooring to allow for drying of the concrete subfloor, preventing potential mold growth and structural issues.

Conclusion and Restoration of Water Damaged Home

The incident at the Destin, FL home showcases AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast's commitment to providing prompt and effective water damage restoration services. Their team's quick action and strategic approach helped prevent further damage and set the stage for the successful restoration of the property.

Key Takeaways

  • Rapid Response: Essential in minimizing water damage and preventing secondary issues such as mold.
  • Expertise and Flexibility: The AdvantaClean team's ability to adapt to the situation, even when initial salvage efforts are not feasible, ensures the best possible outcome for the property and homeowner.
  • Comprehensive Services: From water damage cleanup to the final stages of restoration, AdvantaClean offers a full spectrum of services to address and remediate the effects of water damage.

AdvantaClean of The Emerald Coast remains a trusted provider for water damage restoration, mold remediation, and air quality solutions in Destin, FL, and the surrounding Emerald Coast/Florida Panhandle region. Their 24/7/365 availability ensures that they are always ready to respond to any residential or commercial emergency restoration needs, aiming for the highest standards of service and customer satisfaction.


Air Duct Cleaning

Location: Destin, FL 32413

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.

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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.

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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!

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Dryer Vent Disasters

Location: Destin, FL 32413

Problem: We were called in because the homeowner said their clothes had not been getting dry for quite some time. They were running up quite an electric bill due to it taking 2-3 cycles to get the clothes dry. Then one day their dryer completely quit working.

Solution: We cleaned the dryer vent and found a 2 inch piece of PVC pipe that had been cut and fallen into the dryer vent ducting. This caused the lint to build up so air could not flow through and it eventually burned out the dryer motor which had to be repaired by an appliance technician. We were able to get the dryer vent cleaned out and they can now dry their families cloths properly on the first cycle. Don't wait until you burn out your dryer motor or have a fire hazard. Have your dryer vent cleaned on a yearly basis.

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Prevent Pipes from Freezing
How to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing in winter.
Location: Tri-State
AdvantaClean shows to keep your pipes from freezing in cold weather.

Mold Remediation and Flooding
Basement flooding cleanup project.
Location: City, State
Problem: AdvantaClean was called to perform a free inspection. A water damage problem was experienced on the basement. Microbial growth started to develop on the ceiling and walls. An independent Mold Assessment company performed an inspection and collected samples, analyzed lab results, and developed a detailed scope of work. Solution: Our crew began with the work, following the scope of work provided by the mold assessment company, we began building plastic containment to isolate affected areas from the rest of the house. We HEPA Vacuum interior of walls and ceiling and wiped down with an anti-microbial solution all cavities. Our crew also encapsulated all remaining materials with an anti-microbial paint to protect remaining material from advanced microbial growth.

Save the Wine
Mold Remediation
Location: City, State
Faulty air conditioning unit and ground water leak from a neighbors lot resulted in gross contamination of this clients wine cellar. We were able to remediate the mold and save the WINE!