Warning: The following stories are real and happened to homeowners just like you… While there’s no guarantee that reading these stories won’t make your own home go bump in the night, you can learn from their tragedies and not fall victim to the same fate. If you’re ready for a fright, hold tight as you read three terrifying tales of house horrors!
From Dust Til Gone
For some, a few specks of dust are nothing to worry about. For one homeowner with lung disease, dust from a neighbour’s renovation became life-threatening! Thankfully, Master Kleen Inc was able to clear the air in the nick of time.
When your neighbours’ renovate, it’s possible for phantom dust to suddenly appear in your home, especially if your homes are connected through a shared air vent system. For Mallory, a dust-covered apartment was a nightmare she couldn’t escape on her own. Suffering from a lung disease, she knew it was a risk to her health to attempt to banish the dust.
After being ghosted by companies who couldn’t help her or wouldn’t even answer the phone, Mallory found Master Kleen on HomeStars. Master Kleen understood the grave situation Mallory was in and spared no time bringing a team over to bust the dust. After extensive cleaning, the team was able to confirm the home was dust-free.
“When I arrived I was so pleased with the work. They actually got the dust off everything – my walls, my floors, all of my delicate and fragile belongings… I have severe scent allergies too so I was happy that they didn’t use any products that compromised my health even further. I was so impressed with their work, demeanour, and professionalism after what was a really terrible experience for my health.”
Dust particles no longer haunt Mallory and she is able to breathe easy thanks to the team at Master Kleen. If you’ve been experiencing mysterious allergy-like symptoms, it could be due to a build-up of dust in your home. Don’t wait until the dust takes over, schedule a duct cleaning today lest you spend the rest of your days living like you’re in Mallory’s old dust riddled home.
Don’t Fear the Roofer
Our story begins like so many do, with a simple problem that unearthed a plethora of chaos. Bruce and Margaret were two regular people living in their regular home… or so they thought. When various inspectors told them they had nothing to worry about, Bruce and Margaret had an uneasy feeling. A simple dishwasher leak led them to discover their house was infested with something sinister.
Enter the hero of our story, Tony of Wow Roofing and Insulation. Tony, an experienced mold hunter, knew there was something wrong with their home from the moment he stepped inside. Armed with the tools of the trade and a keen sense for inspection, Tony began his work. He started in the kitchen, which led him to the kitchen attic where something evil was clearly visible.
But his job wasn’t done there. Tony followed the trail that led him to the main roof and attic where improper venting had caused a mold infestation to take over the entire roof! Mold had even found its way into the basement. From top to bottom, their home was a mold breeding zone. Shocked and horrified, Bruce and Margaret didn’t know what to do. Thankfully Tony and his team knew exactly what to do to eradicate the mold from their home for good.
“Tony and his crew are very hard workers who worked in all kinds of weather to complete the job as indicated. Tony was there throughout as an overseer, takes great pride in his end product which no doubt has led to his high ratings on this site; we are thankful for HomeStars and the opportunity to find helpful and reliable reviews and service.”
Without the help of Tony, who knows how much more mold could have grown in their home. If not for pro-intervention, their entire roof could have eventually caved in. Mold is sneaky and silent, and could be lurking in your home right now… To avoid a disastrous situation similar to what Bruce and Margaret narrowly escaped, be sure to have your home properly inspected.
The Bed Bites Back
Our last tale isn’t for the faint of heart. When it comes to monsters hiding under the bed, there’s nothing scarier than one that bites back. For one homeowner, mysterious bites on their son’s arms and legs were the first signs that not all was well within their home. Doctors were baffled, could a sensitivity to detergent be to blame for the marks? If only it were that simple…
The true horror began the day this unlucky homeowner discovered a small, dark bug on her son’s bed. After the realization of what they were dealing with, the panic set in. They quickly began researching whether the bites were harmful, if there were any remedies and the countless other fear-filled questions that enter the brain when you are dealing with a deadly situation.
The monster found within their son’s bed was the dreaded bed bug. They knew that nothing short of a massacre would get these bugs out, but they also knew they couldn’t take them on alone. They needed someone who had gone up against the diabolical pest before and lived to tell the tale. That’s when Muhammad of Pest Solution Services was brought in.
There’s no rest for the wicked, especially when you’re trying to remove it from a child’s bedroom. Muhammad worked tirelessly for days making sure every last bug was dead.
“He found the smallest of bed bugs in the most hiding of areas. He took his time to ensure all areas were clear of bed bugs, gave us the rundown of what to expect after treatment and calmed us right down with confidence they were all gone, minus the last stragglers that would come out of their hiding cavity spots. He answered and eased us into making our home feel like home again.”
It can be difficult to settle back into your home after it’s been taken over by intruders. Muhammad was there to help this family adjust but not everyone is as lucky. Should your home ever become infested, act fast and find a pro you can trust before you become a bed bug buffet.
Bugs, mold and dust can be lurking inside any home and not just on Halloween night. While you may think your home is safe, something haunting could be around the next corner. Don’t be scared, a HomeStars pro can make sure your home is safe. Don’t wait until it’s too late to address your home concerns, otherwise, you may end up with a house horror story of your own!