Mold Remediation in Lakeland – How Brett & Jenn Used Advantage Restoration to Save Their Dream Home.

Brett & Jenn just purchased a historic home off Edgewood Drive in Lakeland. The pair are avid golfers and are looking forward to spending a lot of time at the Cleveland Heights Golf Course a few blocks away and entertaining guests from out of town in their new home.

They were swept off of their feet by this charming home, but they have some remodeling ideas in mind. The previous owners laid carpet down in the bedrooms and Brett & Jenn want to expose the home’s natural hardwood floors. They decide to have a DIY weekend and make renovations before they move the furniture in.


They begin pulling the carpets back in the upstairs bedrooms and begin smelling a musty odor. The couple is shocked to find mold, completely undetectable on the carpet’s surface. It’s also along the baseboards near the master bathroom door.

Brett remembers the realtor mentioning the bathroom flooring had been replaced recently and wonder if a previously flooded bathroom was the culprit to the moldy flooring.

Brett tries to scrub away the mold with an old rag, but Jenn quickly stops him, reminding him that:

  1. Mold spores will become airborne when scrubbed, scraped or wiped, and could contaminate the rest of the home.
  2. Mold spores irritate the respiratory system and can cause symptoms that include sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and aggravation of asthma symptoms.

Jenn’s mind begins racing, wondering how extensive is the mold damage? She believes Brett may be right about the flooded bathroom, but she isn’t sure. How will they get the mold out of their beautiful new home if they don’t know what caused it in the first place?


Jenn wants an experienced mold mitigation company and someone who can help them not only remove the mold but find the source of the mold and repair the molded baseboards.

With a quick internet search, for mold remediation in lakeland, they discover Advantage Restoration & Contracting in Plant City. They read that owner Jason Jones has 15 years of experience in the restoration industry. They call Advantage and the same day, Jason visits their home to perform a mold damage assessment.

Jason discovers that the mold has spread behind the baseboards, more than Jenn and Brett realized. He explains the next steps to the mold remediation process and the team gets to work by removing the mold without contaminating the rest of the home, restoring the baseboards and discarding of the moldy carpet.

Jenn & Brett are pleased they found Advantage Restoration & Contracting in Plant City and can get back to work making their dream home a reality, worry-free of mold growth and water damage. The couple knows that should they run into any other mold, smoke and fire, or water destruction, Advantage Restoration and Contracting will be their first call.

If you discover mold, water damage, or smoke and fire damage in your home, call Advantage Restoration and Contracting. Our restoration company offers 24-hour service to Tampa and the surrounding areas.

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