When I moved into my 1950s rental home, I was excited about fixing up a vintage house with original features, like the old telephone stand built into the wall. The brick one-level house is adorable and untouched by architectural changes over the generations. But one thing stood out as emblematic of an old house – the discovery of mold.
At first, I disregarded the dank odor of the house as just being vacant, not lived in for a while. But then I opened the linen closet in the hallway. There was so much mold, in different colors and patterns, that I quickly closed the door and felt my heartbeat increase. It was scary and I didn’t want to live here anymore.
This seemed bigger than me, but who do I call? I paused and remembered that I see Restoration 1 vans on the road all the time here in the Golden Isles. After making some calls for recommendations, I found I know several people who have worked with them. Restoration 1 to the rescue!
I met Jim Gagliardi, Operations Manager, at the house after we scheduled a complimentary estimate appointment on the phone. He was so friendly and knowledgeable, and I felt an instant sense of relief.
Jim is on the team at Restoration 1 of Coastal Georgia, the premier restoration services provider in Southeast Coastal Georgia and Northeast Florida. I learned through this experience that the team at Restoration 1 are the one-call solution for disaster mitigation, whether in the aftermath of inclement weather, flood, fire, or general disrepair. And they don’t just tear out what was damaged. Restoration 1 also offers rebuild services, from sheetrock repair, painting, and flooring to minor construction repairs where needed.
“I can smell the mold,” said Jim as he entered the back door to the kitchen. And we were not even near the offending closet! He shined his flashlight into the HVAC ducts and in each one, he found mold. This is typical when a system hasn’t been cleaned in 20 years, I would later learn. And here I am, breathing this in. Jim continued to inspect the entire house, even heading into the attic.
“Your heating and air conditioning unit is wearing out and the wrap is falling off, leading to moisture and that’s the source of all this mold,” he added.
Jim brings a wide range of experience to Restoration 1. He has worked in restoration services for nearly a decade and has traveled the country helping restore and rebuild after disasters.
He made me feel more at ease when he explained how his team would come in and clean the ducts, remove the molded panels, and replace them. He found more mold in pocketed areas I wouldn’t have noticed. Jim clearly explained the steps he would take in the restoration and made me feel less alone in this personal disaster.
The next day I received Jim’s written estimate that outlined the anticipated work. Restoration 1 is industry certified in safe, EPA-approved treatment solutions using state-of-the-art equipment.
Restoration 1 teams are also certified experts by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, making them Coastal Georgia and Coastal Jacksonville’s No. 1 source for mold remediation and air duct cleaning.
If you need to remove mold from your property, and want to breathe cleaner, healthier air, get in touch with Restoration 1. Call Jim and the crew at 912-580-8236, 24/7, learn more online at www.restoration1ga.com, and get expert emergency cleanup services.
Get the estimate no matter how wary you may be of cost or interruptions. I’m looking forward to a safe place to live again. Jim and his team will make this house a home.