Timberdale Ct. Nashville, TN - 5/10/05
Homeowner was having health issues and wanted testing completed to see if it was mold. Test results came back containing high level of mold spores including stachybotrys mold. A thorough inspection was done to find the source and it was the main trunk line of the supply from the HVAC was comprised of duct board. The HVAC contractor that had installed the duct work had installed a humidifier at some point, which was the moisture source absorbed inside of the duct board and had created microbial growth.
AMS addressed all three aspects of mold: first we removed all the contaminated duct work, secondly we cleaned the air and all airborne contaminants that occur naturally with microbial growth. Last we cleaned all surfaces throughout. HEPA vacuumed all soft surfaces, and wiped all hard surfaces with an all natural cleaner. We continued to run air sanitizers and air scrubbers throughout the entire process to drop and clean all contaminants from the air and surfaces.
Confirmation from the Lab that remediation was successful, no elevated levels and no toxic molds remain.
This situation did result in a law suit where the owners sued the HVAC contractor. Their original HVAC proposal stated they would use hard metal ductwork. Instead they just put in duct board as the main supply line, and then later added the humidifier. This resulted in the HVAC contractor settling with the clients out of court once their legal counsel realized the pictures of the old duct board would implicate their client. Duct board is egg yellow and the pictures showed this duct board at this residence was black with microbial growth.