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“I hated the word rain…”

“It was a stressful and scary situation. I kept thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ We would put out buckets and pray for the best.“– Ms. Siles

It may be true that into each life a little rain must fall. But for the Siles family, a little rain became crisis management.

The roof no longer kept the rain out. Water made its way into bedrooms and closets dripping through walls and ceilings. The homeowner managed the leak as best she could with a tarp over the roof and plastic bags taped to the ceiling covering areas where drywall had fallen away exposing insulation. The major roof leak was causing severe water and moisture damage leading to mold.

For most people mold is a nuisance. But for this family with two children, one who has asthma, mold is life-threatening. Mold spores can trigger an asthma attack causing airways to restrict, wheezing, and shortness of breath. It was imperative that their roof get fixed. Our partner, IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic, sent this family to us for home remediation.

Yachad got to work and fixed the expansive roof damage giving this family more than a dry home–giving them a healthy space for their children.

Thank you, thank you. You took a big stress off me. You all have been a true blessing to my family and myself. — Ms. Siles

Thank you to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for supporting our home remediation work in Prince George’s County.

repaired roof
The repaired roof gives a peace of mind

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