Since my brother-in-law has a roofing company in Wichita, Rev-Guild Roofing (www.revguild.org) and typically visits us here in Atlanta a couple times a year, we figured we could put him to work for us on his next trip and finally get our leaking roof repaired. (And he let us write this guest post for his blog too!
Little did we know that here in Atlanta mold remediation was about to become our biggest concern. In April, my brother-in-law drove down here in his work truck, brought his wife and one of his best workers along with a portable compressor, a nail gun and a table saw.
I had saved up enough money to purchase the raw materials from Home Depot, and we picked up some itinerant workers who hang out at the gas station on the corner all the time looking for work.
Ours is a two bedroom, wood frame house and the roof was more than ten years old. It was pretty much needing replacement.
The weather was clear so my brother-in-law and his workers started stripping the old shingles, concentrating on the spots where the wood looked like it had caved in a little.
As they were sawing and replacing the rotted boards, an unexpected rainstorm blew through. It was a mini-disaster! Almost immediately, we started to smell mold percolating in the house.
I wasted no time Googling Atlanta mold remediation and up came Atlanta Mold & Cleaning (www.atlantamoldandcleaning.com)
At about the same time that my brother-in-law was rolling the felt over the roof and finally getting us watertight, the good folks from Atlanta Mold & Cleaning discovered the root of my problem was a sheet rock wall where water had penetrated the inside and started a mold colony.
It would seem that Atlanta mold remediation often involves wall removal where it can be dark and moist, just perfect conditions for the horrible molds to flourish.
With the moldy areas removed and the roof made watertight, I only had a little remodeling to do inside to seal up the walls, and Atlanta Mold & Cleaning helped with that, too!
Mold can be a real problem in the deep South so if you ever develop a problem requiring Atlanta mold remediation I can highly recommend Atlanta Mold & Cleaning and their prompt, professional and reasonably priced services.
One more thing! Sometimes it’s better not to use your brother-in-law to try to save money. I think it ended up costing me more than if I had just hired somebody locally! (Although I must admit that he was generous enough to let me write this guest post for his blog!)