Two years ago, Ms. D purchased a 1950s rehab home in Prince George's County, Maryland that fit her budget and could accommodate her two adult children and two young grandsons. The joy of being a homeowner quickly turned to despair when the family discovered a long-standing leak that was getting worse as time went by and creating mold in the home.
Yachad was brought in after a doctor’s visit for the 5-year-old’s persistent cold led to an asthma diagnosis and treatment at Children’s National’s IMPACT clinic. The clinic referred the family to Yachad.
Yachad's inspection revealed significant water damage in the home: water from the upstairs bathroom had leaked into the kitchen, ruining cabinets and the family's oven A second leak caused damage to the kitchen floorboards. Both leaks were causing mildew and mold, worsening the home asthma issues.
It took multiple visits to correct all the plumbing problems including a leaking dishwasher pump. Yachad replaced the dishwasher through a partnership with M & M Appliance. Yachad provided mold cleaning recommendations, how-to guides for the family, plus pest control and mattress covers as part of our Asthma Home Visiting Program.
Recently, HandyMensch, Marc Zweben, using Covid-safe protocols, completed tile repair in the upstairs bathroom that was left open when the new plumbing was installed.
Ms. D and her family are living a bit happier and healthier lives thanks to Yachad's work.
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