Mold do's and don'ts 

What You Can Do:

Turn off circuit breakers powering wet or flooded areas.

Open windows in affected areas.

Wear rubber gloves, protective clothing and a mask if you must handle materials or contents within areas where mold is present.

Remove all soft materials (e.g. towels, clothing) and immediately wash and store elsewhere.

If affected area is extensive, consider temporarily moving out (check your insurance policy for emergency housing provisions).

Call Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors immediately at 978 688-1111.


What Not To Do:

Enter any standing water area.

Touch or handle affected materials.

Sleep in any rooms where mold is present or nearby.

Vacuum anything.

Turn on air-conditioning or heating as it can spread contamination.




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Mold, Before Advantage


After Advantage, Through Today

After Advantage, Through Today


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In Case Of Emergency, Call the Cleaning & Restoration Professionals at 978.688.1111.

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When catastrophe strikes in a moment's notice, either from flooding, fire, mold encroachment or from other unexpected forces, you need to call on the team of of integrated experts and craftspeople who can get the job done very well, get you all you deserve from your insurance claims and return your peace of mind. You need an advantage–Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors.

Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts since 1993, Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors is owned and operated by Ken Barry. Ken is a licensed home improvement contractor, certified mold remediator and a certified restoration contractor in the insurance repair industry. Fire or flood damage to your home or business can be a real disaster - unless the problem is treated efficiently.  Timely action can be an asset, but incorrect cleaning and restoration can seriously increase overall property losses. Advantage offers you an integrated array of services to turn a disaster into a dream.  We work closely with your insurance company, providing accurate estimates and timely repairs and we deliver prompt, personalized service.  

Our 24/7 Immediate Response Services Include:


Water Damage Restoration

Flooded Wet Basement/Crawl Space Restoration

Broken / Frozen Water Pipe Flood Damage Restoration

Wet Carpet Removal & Restoration

Water and Sewage Extraction & Clean up

Complete Structural Drying  

Complete Disinfection, Deodorizing & Sanitization

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Cleaning/Restoration

Content Pack-out/Pack-back Direct Billing to Insurance

Mold Detection, Remediation, Removal & Prevention

Disaster Recovery

Air Quality Improvement

Loss Mitigation

Reconstruction, Repair & Renovation

Insurance Facilitation

Direct Billing to Insurance

Residential & Commercial Work


When it comes to water damage, fire damage or mold, you need an advantage. Call on the Advantage Team of Cleaning & Restoration experts. We work quickly to restore your "home" to your house, restore your "business as usual" and always restore your peace of mind. Call us today at 978.688.1111.



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Mold Growth Devastates, Advantage Alleviates–and Restores

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Molds are micro-organisms that are dormant until they come into contact with water and moisture. No matter what the trigger may be…a natural disaster, leaky roof, burst pipes or condensation present in the HVAC system, you need to address the problem immediately. It is important to make sure that only highly-qualified individuals are called upon to investigate, remediate and confirm that a problem has been properly resolved. Your health and the value of your home depend on it.

 Mold Remediation Services Include:


Mold Inspections, Laboratory Analysis & Documentation


Insurance Faciltation


Dry Ice and soda mold removal treatments

Certified mold remediation

Containment cleaning and removal


Attic and basement remediation


Ice and sandblasting treatment


Did you know? Mold damage is often covered by your insurance policy.

We work with your insurance company to assure a proper solution to your mold problem. 



Our Mold Remediation Steps:


1. Assess the Damage

2. Extract and Dry Immediately

3. Seal Off all Contaminated Areas

4. Remove Affected Materials

5. HepaVac Treatment

6. Negotiable Ion Disinfecting

7. Resolve You Insurance Claims



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Advantage Restoration is Indoor Air Quality Association Certified




Suspect mold? Call Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors now at 978.688.1111. 



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Advantage Cleaning & Restoration
PO Box 5026   Andover, MA 01810    978 688-1111