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"I requested for
to assess some water damage at my house. I was nervous about the possibility of mold and the cost of remediation and was" somewhat hesitant about hiring a consultant that does both testing and remediation, but Absolute had so many good reviews that I decided to give them a try.
got stuck in traffic coming to my house and was late but kept in communication regarding his ETA and he waived the consultation fee as a result (and was very apologetic). After inspecting the damaged areas,
gave me thorough advice regarding how to clean and seal the areas myself, and what products to use, saving me a lot of money. I felt very relieved after the consult and appreciated
's helpfulness and time (which he provided for no charge). Even if I had paid for consultation, it would have been worth it for the advice and peace of mind.

-Michael S.

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"Excellent! Possible mold spores or nicotine. After many attempts 6 HVAC' companys trying to get a professional HVAC recommendations, diagnosis, I contacted"
for help. Every HVAC wanted to replace EVERYTHING! Almost everything. I called
and explained what had been "diagnosised " of our air exchanger,central heat unit. Since they didn't work on HVAC units the Specialist Explained what chemicals to use to clean coils fan, of air exchanger of central heat unit and recommended a UV lite install. UV light would take care of everything. Clean everything! and take care of all bacteria's, mold from forming,odors virus' you name it. I called recommended HVAC company and Comfort Inc H and Air came and hred and had install of UV LIGHT...HVAC did what was recommended by
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recommended. Very happy with all help of
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-Janice P.

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Mold in a basement is a common problem. My company helps people with this every day. Some of the answers you received were helpful but not all the information is correct. First, you need to eliminate the two main ingrediants that mold needs to survive. The first one is water intrusion. This is a must. I am assuming you have no water intrusion as you make no mention. The second componant that needs to be eliminated is moisture. Moisture is also humidity. Basements need to be kept airtight in the summer months. Some folks have posted that you need air flow in your basement. Nothing could be furthur from the truth. When you open any windows for example, not one micron of air goes out of the basement, Warm humid air is sucked into the basement. Houses suck air into the basement and it meets the cool surfaces and skyrockets humidity. The windows must be kept closed and a dehumidification device installed to ensure humidity stays below 60% humidity. The dehumidifier should be energy star rated and purchasing a seperate humidity guage is a must to monitor the unit's progress. We like to keep our customer's basements at 50% humidity. This eliminates the smell that is active mold spore growth. Once the water and humidity is brought under control. Remove the organic materials that have mold on them. Walls, sheetrock and studs that have been affected. Follow the advice of previous posts as you must ensure that you do not affect the rest of the home. Once removed, install new walls using as much inorganic material as possible. We also install vapor barrier over the walls and seal the floors to stopwater vapor transmission into the basement. Poly plastic is not a acceptable vapor barrier. It is not "zero-perm" and will still allow moisture transmission. It will also crack and break into pieces over the years. A PVC liner rated "zero-perm" is the correct product in this application. Depending how large the basement is and if it is sectioned off will determine the dehumidifier strength. We use the Santa Fe line of dehidifiers as they are super energy efficiant and work like a dehumidifier on steriods. I hope this helps and I wish you the best in Basement Health!
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Is the cabin conditioned year round or at all?

 

Are there any grading or moisture issues that are allowing bulk moisture into the crawl?

 

Conditioning the crawl is usually the best answer but if it is sporadic use and/or makes better sense to leave as a vented space, you need to do the following for optimum performance:

 

- Install a vapor barrier across the floor.  Seal all piers and penetrations as well as seal to the stem wall.

- Insulate the underside of the floor and ideally thermally break the floor joists from the earth.

- This is best accomplished by covering the floor joist with a rigid foam and sealing all the seams.

 

 

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When you say vented to the roof, do you mean into the attic UNDER the roof, or through the roof with a duct up through a roof jack into a roof hood ? Hopefully the latter, otherwise you have the likely source of the problem.

You are clearly getting moisture in this area still, so more insulation will not help and may hurt - insulation does not stop moisture but does trap it, particularly if you add enough tht the freezing front moves well down into the insulation, so vapor coming up from the house freezes in the insulation (making it wet when it thaws) rather than venting into the attic and evaporating from there.

You need an expert check on the bathroom area - that the fan unit and any light fixtures are tighly sealed to the vapor barrier. Usually they are installed with about a 1/4-1/2 inch void all around for ease of installation, and not sealed at all, so moist bathroom air vents around themm into the attic.

Then the fan unit needs checking for openings - many have openings in the plastic or metal case from manufacturing that are not sealed but should be. Do NOT use any type of unit that, because of big lights or heat lamp, says it has to be vented and cannot be sealed in, because moist air goes right up through it.

Then the duct from the fan up through the roof needs checking for leaks (and should be insulated, at least if your attic goes below freezing ever), and should have a roof jack where it penetrates the attic - a rubber seal in a metal plate that fits tightly around the duct, so the air blown into the vent hood on the roof cannot circulate back down into the attic. Most installers just cut about a 1 foot opening in the roof (especially if they can install the duct that way without having to crawl around in itchy attic insulation), run the duct up through it into the roof hood, and walk away. That leaves that big opening in the roof sheathing for the wet air and condensation in the hood to corculate right back down into the attic. Some installers (like my house whenn I first bought it) really take the easy route and don't even connect the duct to the hood - they just terminate it a foot or so below the sheathing so ALL the moist air goes into the attic.

I would also check the kitchen and any other bathroom fans for the same leak sources or improper installation, and make sure all vent pipes are intact to above the roof, and that there are no furnace or HVAC ducts disconnected or damaged that could be adding moisture.

Also look around all roof penetrations for ducts and pipes for staining on the underside of the sheathing, which would be indicative of roof hood or jack leaks that should be repaired. (Hopefully, with a new roof you would not have any).

The area most affected should have the insulation moved away and checked to see if the vapor barrier has holes or tears, openings around pipes, ducts, light boxes or wiring, or was maybe totally torn out by some prior workman. If your vapor barrier is not effective, moist household air will move into the attic almost year around, but especially in cold weather, carrying moisture into the attic, where it will condense and cause mold.

Also - if you have a fireplace chase (wood boxout around metal chimney) in that area, it may connect to the house in the firebox area and be open to the attic (which is a real fire spread hazard but for some reason is not contrary to code), letting household air flow by that route.

The mold should be brushed and vacuumed away, then treated - there are commercial sprays that are fungicides that commercial mold and mildew removal contractors have, a sprayed chlorine bleach and borax solution has also been shown to work but you would have to have an air supplied respirator and chemical suit to work with that, which only professional remediation contractors have. Do NOT paint the area - especially the underside of the roof sheathing and trusses. They needs to be able to breathe, not have any moisture from above locked in.

Stains in the attic (assuming this is an unoccupied area) can be bleached, and then if you want the evidence to go away and make it easier to tell if there is new staining or mold, sanded to remove the worst of them.

Stains on areas visible from the outside like walls and rafters can be treated with Chlorine bleach (beware of dripping on good finishes below), painted with Kilz or similar anti-fungal primer, then painted. Stains on the underside of the sheathing visible in the soffit area can be bleached and then when dry, sanded away.

Ventilation is essential, but without removing the source of most the moisture you will not win this war no matter how many times you battle it.

While I would guess the fans and vents are the problem, is there anything different about the attic ventilation to this area versus the other parts of the roof - soffit covers, blocked eave openings, insulation-clogged bug screening or soffit cover openings, lack of air chutes or eave baffles, insulation pushed up against eave opening or up against roof, horizontal blocking that prevents or obstructs airflow, no ridge vent above it, etc ?

If you are not able to find an obvious source of the moisture, I woud consider getting a thermal IR scan of the attic. For typically about $200-300 an energy conservation expert with thermal scanner can scan the attic (might have to be done at night or VERY early morning if done in summertime, to accentuate the temp difference between house air and attic air, unless you have AC in which case turning the AC down low and blower on full can work by pushing cold air rather than hot up through any gaps or voids. If you have that done, check on price to add in the rest of the house too - probably not more than about $100 more, and can show you where your air leaks and poor insulation air. You should try to get one who can provide the entire scan to you on CD or DVD, so you can review it in the future. Here is a link to some images so you know what I am talking about -

http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=house+IR+scan&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ei=rhfRUci4F-TbigLghIHIAg&ved=0CDcQsAQ

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Call in the professionals.

There is no sense addressing the mold issue until you resolve the basement leaks.

High ground water that is seeping into your basement is going to lead to long term, serious damage to your foundation and basement walls.  Any mold you remove will just keep coming back.  The first question is the age of the home and whether or not you have working perimeter drain tile installed.  If you home is pretty old (30+ years) it is possible you do not have a drainiage system, or the system is clogged / deteriorated beyond function.  For a newer home, perimeter drain tile was a requirement, but doesn't mean it was installed properly.

I recommend you hire a licensed architect to review your house's construction, the site and look for indications that a drainage system is in place and functioning.  They should be able to find out where the drain comes out, and to check it (after a rain or by doing a water test) to see if it is working.  If it is working, it is possible your system is undersized or only failing in a specific area.  It is also possible a second, lower water table exists that is below your current drain system.  A site change, to change the current flow of ground water or above ground water may resolve your issue as well.  Something as simple as a new drainage ditch, retention pond or higher grades around your building may resolve your issue.

Working with a professional will prevent you from worrying about a 'draingage expert' recommending a high cost repair when another option may be available.

Some drainage people will propose installing a new perimiter drain inside your basement walls.  This system gets the water that gets through the walls and under the floor, and carries it back out.  This is a last ditch idea.  The best method, to solve the issue for good, is to dig back down to your footers, repair the waterproofing on the wall, then place drainage board over it (this protects the waterproofing while allowing moisture a travel path to your drain tile).  Then place gravel fill with geo-fabric over it, then backfill.  Now, no matter how much water you have in your ground, it will be directed away from your basement.

A sump pump in the basement to handle flooding or low water tables below your basement slab will augment this system.

Once you have the moisture issue resolved, then worry about stopping mold.  In the interim, any materials that are growing mold need to be removed (use protective measures).  Make sure you run a dehumidifier at all times and keep air moving by turning on the basement hvac vents or putting some fans in the area.

Working with a licensed architect will help ensure you pinpoint the exact problem, and have a knowledgable person to discuss the options with before doing any costly work.  The architect will also be able to assist with finding contractors and overseeing that the work is installed correctly (It is worthless to redo the drainage if any one area is not done correctly).  Good luck.

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Mold Removal reviews in North Wilkesboro

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I observed water on the floor along an exterior wall in my laundry room. I could not determine the extent of any damage because the washing machine was pushed too close to the wall and it was too heavy for me to budge it. I called and made an appointment for
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In the meantime, my husband moved the machine a few inches from the wall. It did not appear to be bad, but there was a line on the tile floor which I thought may have been mold.
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came and inspected the wall inside and outside. He peered behind the machine. He concluded that perhaps the rubber gasket on the washing machine was leaking slightly, but no remediation was necessary. He said the line on the tile was not mold. He checked and explained everything thoroughly. I would definitely call
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- LISA G.
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was great to work with. He contacted me several times and is going out of his way to help us find a contractor to do the work. He gave me a detailed report and suggestions for remediation. I thank him for his diligence and Angie's List for helping me find
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- JAN B.
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Wow! Now I know why Absolute has received so many good reviews ! Was doing some remodeling and found mold behind a bathroom mirror that had been growing for sometime. Terrified about my kids health, I called
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to come and assess the situation. I called two other companies and even though they were not necessarily the cheapest, I wasn't so confident about the other two I decided to go with AMC and am SOO glad I did! They came in, cleaned the mold, repaired all the drywall and paint. And I do have to say it looks even better than it was before. Again, so glad I chose this company would definitely use again !

- Julio D.
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FIRST CALL: Our call was answered promptly. The office staff was helpful and a first appointment was quickly scheduled.
TESTING/QUOTE: The representative came to our home, did a walk through, and sent testing to an independent lab. Test results came back about 5 days later. Findings pointed to three kinds of mold in the basement and – very sadly – unsafe conditions for us and our pets. The quote was high but fair considering that the work to be done was extensive. A lot of information was shared at this point with us – about mold, about the general process, etc. The very knowledgeable representative did a great job of explaining the process and answering our questions. While we declined a financing package, it was offered. He anticipated the process – from start to finish – would take approximately 10 days.
HOUSE CLEAN OUT: We were advised to rent a dumpster. (Independent company, paid separately.) A crew came by on a Saturday to assist with the move out process. The process took much longer than originally expected for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, the team was incredibly professional and helpful.
MOLD
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followed a day or so later. The crew was in the house 2-3 days. We were warned that it can get a bit smelly (due to sealant fumes), so we vacated the house while they did the work. The team members worked very neatly in our home and the team leader communicated with us via phone/txt about the progress of the project.
THE OOPS PORTION OF THE PROJECT: The water
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aspects of the project were supposed to begin right after the mold
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mistakenly filed the work/construction permits in the wrong town! Mistakes certainly happen. (We understand!) And, they worked to rectify the situation. (Excellent!) However, communication with us was very spotty during this time. This project that began at the end of
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slipped through to the end of August… It is now the first week of September and we’re just finishing that final lap. I love their people and workmanship. However, I admit I was a bit frustrated with this aspect of the project.
WATER MANAGEMENT & DEHYDRATION UNIT: Much work was done… and so far, so good!
THE WINDUP: Mold problems are scary and overwhelming. And, there are also a lot of dubious “
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is staffed by skilled professionals who do quality work at a fair price. While, I hope to God I never have mold problem ever again in my life, if I do, I’m calling these guys.
- Tara C.
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I had discovered some water damage in the master bathroom and after doing a initial mold test, I received the bad news that there was indeed mold. After searching through the Angie's List reviews I decided to go with
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. From the beginning they were professional and courteous. They presented the estimate and I contacted them to setup the remediation process. The workers were on time and did a GREAT job with containing the area. The even had plastic protecting my carpet that lead out of the bathroom and out of the house. During the whole process I was informed about what was being done and they even went a step further and did some investigation and let me know that they had found some potential areas of where the leaks may be coming from (and these were ones that I was unaware of). I always felt that they had my interest in mind and that they took pride in providing an honest and quality-based approach when working at my home. Hopefully I never had water/mold issues again, but If I do I would not hesitate in using this company. I highly recommend them if you ever are in need of their services. Thanks Discreet.
- Sergei R.
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We had a flood in our basement. They came in and gave us an estimate for the damage. They explained to us the urgency of the matter but they did give us the time to look around for other estimates as well. They ended up having the best offer and they did an amazing job.
- Annemarie B.
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Fantastic. My
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home was for sale and the buyers found mold so I looked online and found this company. They provided fast service and my home was able to sell without delay once they got the mold out. They were quick, professional, and thorough. Very responsive, professional appearance, took their time to make sure the job was done right.

- Paul W.
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Wow. What a great experience with this company. My wife and I bought a circa-1888
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in Chestnut Hill five years ago and did an extensive renovation. Little did we know that, for decades probably, water had been leaking behind a section of wall in our third floor master bedroom and dripping down to our second floor office. We started noticing subtle signs of damage, opened the wall, felt moisture, and smelled mold. We first had the source of the roof leak fixed. Then, per the good reviews on Angie's List, we called
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Wendowski came out, used a moisture meter to determine the extent of the damage and did a pre-service mold test, the results of which showed high levels of mold.
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carefully explained what his company would do to remediate the issue. Although my wife and I were horrified about having to take off two walls in our fully-decorated house,
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's obvious technical knowledge and his professional manner put us at ease. On the day of the work, the team arrived on time, covered the wood floor, carefully erected an excellent plastic
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sealing off the affected sections of the rooms, and as neatly-as-humanly-possible performed the removal of the walls, carefully avoiding damage to our trim and electrical.
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's team were the nicest guys around, and I felt completely comfortable having them in my house.
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is the certified technician who set up the powerful dehumidification and negative air machines. Although all the accessible mold-covered sections were remediated directly, they explained to me that as mold dries it goes in
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of moisture by shooting out spores. So while the dehumidification was going on, the powerful pull of the negative air system effectively pulled all the mold spores through a filter and out the window. They kept these big machines going for 24-48 hours per protocol and then came out again to test the moisture. After the areas were sufficiently dry, they carefully removed all the machines without a bit of damage to our stairway walls or handrails. Post-service testing showed only normal, natural, minimal amounts of mold remaining. My wife and I could not have asked for a better experience, and we therefore highly, highly recommend this excellent company.
- Nicolas T.

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A Healthier Home

330 Rambling Dr
Hendersonville

Appalachian Air Care LLC

325 Sunvalley Ln
N Wilkesboro

Clean Tech

104 N Green St
Morganton

J & S DISASTER RESTORATION

256 Lynnbrook Dr
North Wilkesboro

JOCHRO DISASTER RESTORATION

5115 Mays Street
Conover

Lowe Design and Construction

86 Cheatham Ford Rd
Hiddenite

Moldlab

2501 Mayes Road

Paint One INC

Po Box 332
Hickory

Piedmont Quality Air, Inc.

6113 King Wilkinson Rd
Denver

Terry-Lynn LLC

1596 Jennings Road
Statesville

Triangle Contractors, INC

104 Lenoir Rd
Morganton

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