AdvantaClean of The Piedmont, Greensboro Our Work
Problem: Due to a flooding event, this home dealt with a three-story water loss, and an extensive cleanup and rebuild was required. In the process of the restoration work, it was discovered that major mold growth was taking place inside the air ducts.
Solution: There were multiple steps required to address this situation and get the customer’s home back into a safe, livable condition. As a starting point, AdvantaClean performed drying services and did the rebuilding work needed to restore the home and even leave it looking better than before. Air duct cleaning was also performed, and it was in that process that the mold was discovered. Given the advanced state of the mold growth, it was recommended that the duct be replaced rather than cleaned, and the customer was referred to an HVAC company to schedule that project.
Mold is a Sneaky Enemy
With most of the problems you can encounter around your house, you’ll be able to see the problem unfolding in front of you. For example, if you have a faucet that is leaking or a door that won’t quite shut correctly, you’ll immediately know there is a problem and you can start to look for a remedy.
That’s not how it works with mold. By its very nature, mold tends to grow out of sight. It loves the darkness and thrives in areas that are damp. This means that mold is most likely to grow in the parts of your home that you never visit, such as a basement or crawlspace area. Or, as was seen in this case study, it could flourish in an air duct where no one would ever see it until a contractor comes in to do some work. By knowing where mold is likely to grow, and what conditions allow it to thrive, you can pay attention as the months and years pass to make sure it isn’t becoming a problem in your house.
Some Silent Signs
Even if mold is growing in a place you never look, or couldn’t see even if you did look, you might be able to determine its presence by paying attention to your own health. Have you noticed that you’ve been dealing with a lot of respiratory symptoms lately that just seem to linger week after week? People living in homes with high levels of mold spores often report these kinds of issues, including a sore throat, watery eyes, congestion, and more. Simply having these symptoms doesn’t guarantee that you have a mold problem, of course, but they should give you a reason to look closer and figure out if the air quality in your house is the root cause of your health issues.
How Can AdvantaClean Serve You?
With many services available, and a long track record of excellent performance for our clients, AdvantaClean of the Piedmont is a great choice for Greensboro mold inspection, mold remediation, and more. Whether you know you have an existing mold problem or you simply want a professional team to explore the possibility of this kind of issue, we are up to the challenge. Reach out right away to get started.
Problem: When called in to deal with a crawl space moisture problem at a Greensboro-area home, AdvantaClean of the Piedmont discovered excessive moisture inside the home. The damp crawl space environment had encouraged microbial growth, including mold. It was not known exactly how long the moisture had been present in the crawl space, but the mold growth was significant.
Solution: The solution for this project came in two phases. First, it was necessary to completely dry the crawl space and properly remove all mold growth. This work was carried out by the AdvantaClean of the Piedmont team until the crawl space was dry and clean. Then, a crawl space encapsulation project could begin to avoid a repeat of this problem in the future.
Where Does Crawl Space Moisture Come From?
Unfortunately, spotting moisture in your crawl space is usually the start of a long and sometimes complicated process. The fact is there are many different potential sources of moisture in this part of your home, so the problem will need to be investigated to get to the bottom of the matter. Some of the potential sources of moisture include –
· Water coming in from the soil below the home, usually during wet periods of weather
· Leaking plumbing in the crawl space. Even a small leak can lead to a significant accumulation of water over time
· A leak in a crawl space window can allow moisture to sneak in
· Poor grading around your home can bring rainwater in through the vents
As you can see, it may be difficult to diagnose this problem on your own, with so many potential culprits. Utilizing the expertise of a team like AdvantaClean of the Piedmont is the best way to accurately determine the cause of the issue before working on a solution.
The Clean-Up Phase
One of the many problems associated with water in your crawl space is that it doesn’t really have anywhere to go. It may recede back into the soil during the dry season, but that means it is bound to return when the rain comes back. And, since it is trapped under the house, evaporation really isn’t an option. So, to deal with this problem correctly, you need a remediation company with the right equipment to dry the space manually while also dealing with mold growth and any other issues. Only after this type of professional clean-up is finished can you have work performed to keep the space dry in the future.
The Power of Crawl Space Encapsulation
If you choose to have your crawl space encapsulated by AdvantaClean of the Piedmont, you’ll obviously be taking a huge step toward keeping the space dry. That might be the primary motivation, but it’s only one of many benefits you will enjoy. Other advantages of this project include better air quality, more efficient performance from HVAC equipment, a more comfortable ground floor, and more.
Of course, it’s important to have this work performed by a qualified contractor who will get the job right down to the smallest details, which is why trusting AdvantaClean of the Piedmont is the right choice.
Problem: After a roof in the Greensboro area was damaged, a leak made its way through the roof and damaged the ceiling inside the building. Given the water damage that had already been done, significant repair work was required to solve the problem and return the structure to its previous state.
Solution: First, the wet areas of drywall needed to be cut out and removed from the property. With that done, professional drying equipment was set up and the progress of that drying process was monitored until all the moisture was removed. To finish up the project, the ceiling was rebuilt and carefully finished to match the existing ceiling.
The Dangers of a Roof Leak
It doesn’t take an expert in restoration from water damage to understand that a roof leak is a serious problem for any structure. The roof on your home or commercial building is meant to be the first line of defense against Mother Nature. So, if there is a leak in the roof, that defense has been broken and damage is sure to follow. When rain falls, water is going to enter through the leak and access parts of the building that it was never meant to see.
While there are many potential ways that a roof leak can damage your building, two big points of concern are mold growth and structural damage. First, let’s talk about mold. When water – even a small amount of water – can get behind walls and in your ceiling, mold is likely to follow. Over time, that mold growth can get out of control, harming air quality and endangering the people who work in the building or live in the home. Major mold remediation is often required after a roof leak.
Structural damage can be just as big of a concern. Moisture behind the scenes that is left to sit can cause structure to rot and create an unsafe situation. Even if no one is harmed by this damage, expensive water damage repair work may eventually be required.
Water Damage Needs to Be Addressed Immediately
Once a roof leak is discovered, there are two points of action that need to be addressed immediately. First and foremost, the leak in the roof needs to be fixed, so no further damage is done. Then the water damage repair work can begin. That may include mold remediation, the rebuilding of certain parts of the building, or other projects. Getting to this work as early as possible will reduce the severity of the problem and the cost of a proper repair.
Whether you need a thorough clean-up performed after mold is discovered, or you need major water damage repair following a large roof leak, AdvantaClean of the Piedmont is here to help. To first step is to reach out to our team to learn more about our services, which doesn't just include repair from water; we also offer, flood damage repair, mold testing, air duct cleaning and much more to help you with your home or commercial property. And remember, peace of mind is just a phone call away.
Problem: With dust floating around in the vents of a Greensboro-area restaurant, the fire detector sensor in those vents was going off erroneously. The vents needed to be cleaned in the restaurant to not only avoid accidental fire alarms, but also to improve the air quality in the building and the performance of the HVAC system. Since this air duct cleaning in Greensboro was a commercial project, accommodations had to be made to avoid disruption of regular business hours, and the appropriate equipment was required to service the air duct system of this commercial building.
Solution: The simple solution to this issue was to clean all of the dirty vents thoroughly for the client. With the vents properly cleaned, dust was no longer a significant problem in the ducts, and the alarms were no longer being triggered erroneously.
Is Air Duct Cleaning in Greensboro Really Necessary?
It’s easy to take your air ducts for granted. In most cases, they are tucked away, out of sight on a day-by-bay basis. So, you can just assume that they are fine, and spend your time and energy on parts of your home or business that you can see and need obvious care. Unfortunately, this kind of “out of sight, out of mind” approach can come back to haunt you when it comes to air duct cleaning in Greensboro. In reality, this is an important – and affordable – service that needs to be done on a regular basis keep up to maintain the condition of your ducts and the HVAC system in the building.
So yes, air duct cleaning in Greensboro is necessary, but there’s good news. Not only is this an affordable service when you work with the right team, but it’s also something that doesn’t need to be done every month. Depending on the specifics of your building, you may need just one or two cleanings a year to keep your ducts in great shape. Working with AdvantaClean of the Piedmont to get on a consistent schedule of duct cleaning will put this job on autopilot for you and make it easy to manage.
Why a Professional Air Duct Cleaning Team is Essential
Cleaning air ducts is a relatively simple task, but it is not a DIY job. Here’s the problem with trying to do this task on your own – you almost certainly don’t have the right equipment for the work. With professional equipment ready to go, a team like AdvantaClean of the Piedmont will be able to make quick work of the job and outstanding results will be the outcome. Also, if any repair needs are revealed along the way – like leaks in the ducts – our team can do the repair work to avoid bigger problems down the line.
For air duct cleaning in Greensboro that will exceed your expectations without busting your budget, give us a call right away. With a solid reputation for excellent work throughout the Greensboro and surrounding areas, our team will impress from day one. Not only can we offer important maintenance services like air duct cleaning, but we are also trained and experienced in mold remediation, water damage and restoration, crawl space encapsulation, smoke and odor removal and much more.
Problem: This client was dealing with a failed sump pump that led to a flooded basement during a period of heavy rains.
Solution: In this type of event, time is of the essence. Our team responded to the location quickly – within an hour – to begin pumping water out of the flooded basement space. It was the quick response that was the key element of this project, as getting the water out of the space right away limited the damage and allowed the client to avoid a more significant loss in the long run.
Time is a Factor with Water Damage
The thing about water damage in a building is that it gets worse as time passes. Even if the source of the water has stopped – the main has been shut off or the weather has improved – the water that is still in the space is continuing to do damage until it is removed. As water sits on things it isn’t supposed to touch, like walls and baseboards, the harm will be magnified and the financial toll of the damage will increase.
Of course, when it is a weather event, there is nothing anyone can do about the source of the water. If it keeps raining, the water is going to keep coming, and the only line of defense is to properly pump out the unwanted water using professional equipment. This is how AdvantaClean responded to this situation when called by the client that was facing basement flooding.
The Many Potential Harms from Flooding
Not only will water damage continue to get worse over time, but there are many different ways it can harm the condition of a building. As a starting point, drywall is often damaged beyond the point of repair, and baseboards will often need to be replaced. Perhaps even worse is the potential for mold growth in the aftermath of the flooding. With areas that should be dry now soaked from the flood, mold will have a chance to grow in the weeks and months to come. This threat is particularly serious in North Carolina where elevated humidity combines with warm temperatures to create the perfect conditions for mold to grow and spread.
Since so many problems can arise as a result of flooding, you’ll need to have experienced professionals on your side to deal with all of these issues. You want your chosen contractor to not only be able to clean up the water and dry out the building, but also do mold remediation work to make sure no ongoing problems are experienced moving forward.
Need Service Quickly? Give Us a Call
While you can always trust AdvantaClean of the Piedmont to do quality work, sometimes quality alone isn’t enough – you might also require a prompt, immediate response. Whether it’s a flooded basement or some other type of flood damage, you can trust our team to respond quickly and professionally. Contact us immediately and we’ll jump into action.
Problem: An HVAC pipe ruptured on the 3rd floor of this country club building, causing extensive water damage across two stories of the structure. This situation required a quick response to perform emergency water cleanup and minimize the extent of the damage and begin the restoration process right away.
Solution: The team from AdvantaClean of the Piedmont performed a range of services at the country club to help kickstart the rebuilding process. First, the HVAC was repaired to avoid any repeat of the situation that just occurred. To start the recovery, water was extracted from all corners of the building, the carpet and tile were removed, and powerful equipment was employed to thoroughly dry out the structure.
Many Services May Be Required
At first, it might seem like a busted pipe would be a simple job. Sure, it’s a surprise when it happens, but just get a contractor to fix the pipe and things will be back to normal – right?
Not so fast. The damage that can be done when water escapes a pipe in an indoor space is incredible in its scope. Even if the water only runs free for a short time before the main is shut off, that will be more than enough to damage or destroy many components of the indoor space.
It’s the wide-ranging impact of a busted pipe that calls for an experienced team like AdvantaClean to address the problem. In a single job, it might be necessary to use a range of skills and techniques, including the removal of wet materials, mold remediation, boarding up, moving and storage, structural drying, and much more. With such complexity possible on a job like this, only the best in the business will do.
The Threat of Mold
We mentioned mold remediation in the previous paragraph, but it’s important to highlight it again here because of the threat that mold poses after a flooding event. Once water has run free inside a building and soaked various rooms and other spaces, mold is almost certain to follow in the aftermath.
Mold loves to grow in wet spaces that don’t get much light. That makes it hard to find because it is, by definition, typically out of sight. If the threat of mold after a busted pipe is not properly addressed, the entire building – and the people within it – will be at risk in the months and years to come. Far from a simple task, it’s critical to have a proven professional mold remediation team deal with this issue to find the mold, carefully remove it, and take steps to prevent its return.
Dealing with Water Damage? AdvantaClean is Here to Help.
Water damage restoration is a job that is best left to experienced professionals. To perform proper commercial or residential flood restoration, it’s important that your chosen contractor has not only the knowledge needed to do the job but also the equipment required to get great results. AdvantaClean of the Piedmont checks all of those boxes, so please take a moment to reach out today to learn more about our services.
Problem: Client retained our services in response to a leak in the master bathroom. The water that leaked in the bathroom did damage to multiple areas of the home, including the master bedroom, a closet, and the crawl space.
Solution: The source of the leak needed to be addressed and then the cleanup work could begin. Our team dried up the remaining moisture from the leak and performed remediation in the bathroom, bedroom, hall, closet, and crawl space.
Don’t Underestimate Small Leaks
A small water leak seems virtually harmless to the untrained eye. We all interact with water on a daily basis whether we are taking a drink, washing our hands, or doing some laundry. Water is essential for life, after all, so how harmful could it be?
As it turns out, even a small water leak can do tremendous damage in the wrong places. It’s important that the water in your home remain where it's supposed to be, like pipes and sinks, as it is sure to create problems otherwise. Some of the possible issues that can arise from even modest water leaks include the following:
• Property damage. Water can damage the various elements that make up your home if it is allowed to keep leaking for an extended time. Even if the volume of water is modest, it can saturate drywall, cause dangerous electrical issues, and more. It’s important to note that you might not be able to see all of the damage that water is doing, so don’t assume it’s minor just because the issues on the surface are insignificant. Water may be seeping behind walls or under other surfaces where it can sit and cause trouble in the long run.
• Mold growth. This is a big point and one that you don't want to overlook. When water leaks, it can collect in dark places where mold is likely to occur. The growth of mold can not only cause further property damage, but it can also have negative health impacts. Areas of mold growth can thrive on very little water, so even tiny leaks can leave you with serious mold problems.
• Wasted water. If your leak goes on long enough, and perhaps increases in volume over time, you might find that your monthly water bill starts to creep higher and higher. This is, of course, because the water that is leaking just keeps dripping out of the system and increasing your total consumption even without a change of habits. If you do note that your water usage is going up without any other reason for the increase, consider the possibility that a leak is to blame.
Get Help from AdvantaClean Today
Recovering from water damage in Greensboro doesn’t need to be a long, difficult process – simply call AdvantaClean of the Piedmont to get started today. We have been doing water damage restoration in Greensboro, NC for years and our experienced team will have no trouble completing this work in a timely manner. Don’t let a small leak turn into a big problem by waiting too long to get help. We are here to serve you!
Problem: The client for this project experienced a house fire that originated in the HVAC system. This fire did significant damage to the house, including destroying a half-bath and pantry on the main floor of the home. Also included in the damage were the laundry room, landing on the staircase, and an upstairs office.
Solution: Significant fire damage restoration work was required to address the needs of this client. First, a pack-out was conducted to move everything that survived the fire to a safe location, including delicate artwork. From there, the bathroom and pantry had to be fully rebuilt, while deep cleaning was needed in much of the rest of the house.
The Value of Professional Fire Restoration
After a fire has been put out and the building is safe to enter, it would be easy enough to think that you could simply handle the restoration work on your own. After all, you know how to clean up, and it might seem like the fire damage restoration process is nothing more than a detailed cleanup.
In reality, there’s more to it than that. Dealing with smoke damage in Greensboro, and everything else that is involved with restoring a building after a fire, is a complex and time-consuming task. Here are a few reasons why you should trust this to the pros:
• The right equipment. One of the biggest reasons to use a professional team to clean up after a fire is that your chosen contractor should have the right gear to do this work correctly. It’s important to have professional-grade tools for the job, and you aren’t going to be able to pick those tools up at your local home center. The damage done by fire and smoke will not be cleaned up easily, and only the best gear will be up to the challenge.
• Stay on time. Even if you did manage to successfully clean up after a fire on your own, the time it would take to do so would be far more than what can be accomplished by a pro team of restoration experts. This would mean being away from your home for longer in the case of a residential fire or being out of business for an extended time if it was a commercial matter.
• Know what can be saved. Too many people toss out things that appear to be fire damaged when those items could have actually been restored with the right techniques and equipment. A professional in this field will know how to assess fire and smoke damage to decide what can be saved and what should be thrown away.
Get Started with AdvantaClean Immediately
If you are dealing with fire damage in Greensboro, whether in a residential or commercial property, contact AdvantaClean of the Piedmont right away to get started on the recovery process. We’ll work closely with you to create a plan that will bring the building back into proper working order, and we’ll even work with your insurance company to sort out the claims process. Get in touch today for more information!
Problem: Employees of the university had noticed issues with the cleanliness of air ducts around the dining hall. There was dust occasionally falling out of the vents, and growth was visible on the vents themselves.
Solution: The AdvantaClean team was able to solve the problem by using proper commercial air duct cleaning techniques to refresh the entire system. First, the ducts were thoroughly cleaned using professional-grade equipment, and mold remediation was performed to eliminate all growths that were discovered. Additionally, the outside of the system – such as the vent covers – was cleaned so everything looked new once again. The client was highly satisfied with the work and was impressed with the finished product as well as our professionalism throughout the job.
Why Clean Air Ducts Are So Important
It’s easy enough to assume your air ducts are in good condition, as they do their work out of sight. That is, until something takes place like what was happening at this large Greensboro university – dust was coming out of the vents and organic growth was visible on the outside. Rather than getting to this point, it’s a great idea to stay ahead of the problem by having air ducts cleaned periodically.
Some of the many benefits associated with clean air ducts include –
Trust AdvantaClean With This Critical Task
If you have a need for industrial duct cleaning in a building that you own or operate, AdvantaClean of the Piedmont is the right partner for the project. Our commercial ventilation services are second-to-none, and you’ll be thrilled with the condition of your system when we are finished. Get in touch today if you would like more information or if you want to schedule an appointment.
Problem: AdvantaClean of the Piedmont was called in to perform mold remediation in North Carolina. A flooded basement in a home in Lexington, NC had led to suspected microbial growth. This growth was discovered by our team during the inspection above a drop tile ceiling in the basement of the home. There was significant water damage to the basement, which needed to be completely emptied before the restoration process could begin.
Solution: Completely drying the space was the first order of business for this restoration project. Our team utilized dehumidifying equipment to move moisture out of the space and begin the drying process. It was also necessary to remove all of the affected vinyl flooring in the basement. With the space thoroughly dried, we removed the drop tile ceiling to thoroughly clean the surfaces that had suspected microbial growth, and used air scrubbers to protect air quality while completing the rest of the cleaning process.
Why is Mold Such a Serious Problem?
It’s important to take the growth of mold in your home seriously because of the damage it can do to your health and to the home itself. First, consider what can happen to your health and the health of others living in your home. Significant mold growth can lead to ongoing health problems that range from minor to very serious. You may deal with frustrating inconveniences like coughing and sneezing, or it could rise to the level of lung damage, asthma issues, and more. Needless to say, eliminating mold from your home right away is essential to protect your health.
In addition to health concerns, large areas of mold growth can damage the structure of your home. If allowed to grow without proper remediation efforts, mold can lead to costly repairs and could even threaten the structural integrity of a building in severe cases. Mold should be eliminated as soon as possible when it is discovered in a house.
Professional Mold Remediation is Your Best Bet
If you find a small area of mold growth in your home, you might be tempted to deal with it yourself. By putting on some gloves and a mask, you may feel that you can scrape away all of the growth and take care of the problem. And, yes, it might look like you have solved the problem – but it’s likely that the mold will soon be back.
The key here is that proper mold remediation needs to be performed to not only take away what is currently growing, but also to cut down on the likelihood that mold will return. Why was it growing in the first place? What work needs to be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again? Without the right education, experience, and equipment, it’s unlikely that you will be able to perform proper mold remediation work in your North Carolina home.
Instead, call in the professional team at AdvantaClean of the Piedmont to do the job for you. With a knowledgeable team of pros working on your mold problem, you can rest assured that this issue will be resolved once and for all.
Problem: A customer contacted AdvantaClean of the Piedmont with concerns about the air quality in their home. When the HVAC system was running, it seemed to be distributing particles throughout the house, leading to air that was not as clean as usual. Also, heating and cooling performance in some rooms in the home was lagging behind the rest of the space.
Solution: After completing a detailed inspection of the home, our team determined that dirty air ducts were likely to blame for these issues. The ducts were allowing particles to be spread around the house through the HVAC system, and the clogging in those ducts was also harming the way the heating and cooling worked in some rooms. By performing a professional air duct cleaning in this Asheboro home, the air quality was improved and the HVAC system returned to its usual level of performance.
Why are Clean Air Ducts Important?
You probably take the air ducts in your home for granted, but they actually play an important role in how your house functions. The ducts may be out of sight, but they are at work nearly every day of the year, carrying either warm or cool air to various rooms in the home. Your ducts should be tightly sealed and clean on the inside to avoid distributing dust and other particles each time the HVAC kicks on.
Unfortunately, air ducts can get dirty over time, and they may take away from your indoor air quality as a result. While the air filter in your HVAC system should help clean the air before it goes into your ducts, some particulate matter is going to make it through. Also, if small cracks open up in your ductwork, those openings will invite in contaminants.
Pay Attention to the Warning Signs
As mentioned in the case study above, there are a couple of important warning signs that you can observe when air duct cleaning is needed. The first, and most obvious, is dust and other particles coming out of your HVAC system. If you see small bits of debris coming out of your vents on occasion, that’s a sure sign that you need to have the ducts cleaned. Also, you’ll want to take note if some of the rooms in your house aren’t at the same temperature as the rest of the space. Some variation in temperature is expected depending on the layout of the house and the quality of the HVAC equipment, but rooms that are significantly warmer or cooler are cause for concern.
A Simple Solution
When working with an experienced team like AdvantaClean of the Piedmont for air duct cleaning in Asheboro, you’ll find that this project can be completed quickly and easily. Powerful equipment is used to properly clean your ducts, allowing your HVAC equipment to live up to its full potential once again. Since air duct cleaning is quick and affordable, this is work you can have performed regularly to make sure nothing builds up in your ducts as the months and years add up.
Location: Thomasville, NC 27360
Problem: Mold Removal, Air Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality
A customer reached out to AdvantaClean about being sick all the time with allergies. They tried everything to get better but nothing worked. We came out to do a full mold inspection and found mold in the crawlspace and in the air duct system.
Solution: AdvantaClean performed a full crawlspace remediation which included removal of the sub floor insulation, thoroughly cleaning the floor joists and having the crawlspace under negative pressure. AdvantaClean also cleaned the entire air duct system. After several weeks the customer came by our office to say Thank You because he said he has a clean bill of health. What a great thing to hear!
Location: Greensboro, NC 272253
Location: Gibsonville, NC 27249
Problem: We received a call from a customer that just had leak fixed in their crawlspace. They did not know how long this leak was going on for because this was a rental property. I went out and inspected the crawl space and found mold growth on 90% of their floor joists. I explained our service for crawlspace remediation and gave an estimate. I also worked with their insurance adjuster as well. Our customer referred us to his neighbor because they were having the same issue with a leak in their crawlspace.
Solution: We were rewarded the job and got it scheduled right away. We put the crawl space under negative pressure, using our air scrubber. Our crew pulled out all of the wet insulation and hauled it off site. We then began the remediation process by HEPA vacuum all flat surfaces in the crawl space. Then we wiped with an Anti-Microbial solution and got rid of the mold. After the crawl space was clean and dried out, we installed sub floor insulation and vapor barrier. We ended up doing Mr. Apple crawlspace and the neighbors crawlspace as well.