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Mohammed Saeed

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Home Performance Advisor

Hometown: Babylon, Iraq

Mohammed Saeed from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Mohammed has been part of The Drying Co. team since 2017. He began working in the Production department learning to install our products and solutions. After a year, he became one of our Home Performance Advisors and has taken great pride in helping customers achieve their goals.

In 2004 Mohammed served as a Translator for the U.S. Army during the Iraq War. In 2012, he came to Williamsburg, VA to visit and fell in love with the area. He has since become a U.S. Citizen. He says his time as a Translator has taught him a lot about communication and active listening. He later worked as a Certified Maintenance Technician for Honda, which has made him more mechanically inclined and allows him to dissect problems to determine the root cause and develop a solution.

He joined The Drying Co. team when some of his friends joined the company. He had a background in construction and manufacturing and wanted to build upon that knowledge. “The Drying Co. has provided training and support tools that I can use in my daily work and my academic studies.” Mohammed’s day to day position includes listening to customer’s concerns and goals, inspecting their attics, basements, and crawl spaces for insulation, water infiltration, and air leakage.

“I like meeting different people every day and helping to provide them with the right solution to make them happy and comfortable in their home.” Mohammed is always eager to go the extra mile and help customers. He says he is proud to work with The Drying Co. because of “constant growth and success, integrity and having a great team to work with.” He would tell any potential applicant that if they want to work as part of a team and be recognized and appreciated every day then they want to be part of The Drying Co.

In his free time, Mohammed is an Undergrad Student taking online courses in Business, enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, walking the dogs, and taking care of their home. 

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  • By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    "Thanks for all this company did, from selling it to us to installing. Great job!"

    Customer Review

    By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    Thanks for all this company did, from selling it to us to installing. Great job!

  • By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    "Mohammed was great to work with, very kind, patient, helpful, and understands what needs we really wanted and what was our best..."

    Customer Review

    By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    Mohammed was great to work with, very kind, patient, helpful, and understands what needs we really wanted and what was our best option. Never did he swallow us up with this product. He was caring and honest!

  • By Tom B.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    "We were very pleased from initial contact thru job completion."

    Customer Review

    By Tom B.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    We were very pleased from initial contact thru job completion.

  • By Jim R.
    Mechanicsville,

    "I had a total of three proposals and yours was the best. Not the cheapest but for me the most comprehensive. The application of..."

    Customer Review

    By Jim R.
    Mechanicsville,

    I had a total of three proposals and yours was the best. Not the cheapest but for me the most comprehensive. The application of the Mold-X2 and mold killer needed some additional work in one area, which was promptly taken care of once I pointed it out to the crew. There was some over-spray plus damage to the ductwork insulation and a disconnected flex duct. Kevin came out and we checked it together. Kevin had the crew come back and correct the problems and do a final clean-up. I checked after they finished and it looks good. We are all human and mistakes happen. The test for me is were the issues corrected promptly. They were and I am happy with the completed work.

  • By Rachel S.
    Richmond, VA

    "You've got a couple of super-stars in your company - & you have a whole company of employees who seem dedicated to doing a..."

    Customer Review

    By Rachel S.
    Richmond, VA

    You've got a couple of super-stars in your company - & you have a whole company of employees who seem dedicated to doing a good job. Kudos to you, Steve Tetreault. 

  • By James F.
    Henrico, VA

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    By James F.
    Henrico, VA

  • By Jenna E.
    Richmond, VA

    "We really enjoyed working with your company. The customer service makes your company stand out in my mind. I wish more companies..."

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    By Jenna E.
    Richmond, VA

    We really enjoyed working with your company. The customer service makes your company stand out in my mind. I wish more companies were as organized and helpful. Thanks!

  • By Christie W.
    Richmond, VA

    "Mohammed and Eric were great. Your timely communication and customer service are outstanding. We will be using you again soon for..."

    Customer Review

    By Christie W.
    Richmond, VA

    Mohammed and Eric were great. Your timely communication and customer service are outstanding. We will be using you again soon for our garage! Thank you!

  • By Willease A.
    Richmond, VA

    "Great Job!"

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    By Willease A.
    Richmond, VA

    Great Job!

  • By Tyvon W.
    Richmond, VA

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    By Tyvon W.
    Richmond, VA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "From sitting down with Mohamed through the final phase of the encapsulation, everything was great!" Read Full Testimonial

    Wade H. of Aylett, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              From sitting down with Mohamed through the final phase of the encapsulation, everything was great!
    Wade H.
    Aylett, VA
  • "It felt more like family was performing the work. Thank you." Read Full Testimonial

    Doug M. of Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Both of the installation teams exceeded my (our) expectations in that they were personable, informative, and professional, in addition to being highly skilled workmen. It felt more like family was performing the work. Thank you.
    Doug M.
    Mechanicsville, VA
  • ""I don't often write letters to a company's leadership commending their employees. With your company, I will..." Read Full Testimonial

    Rachel S. of Henrico, VA

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              Dear Mr. Tetreault: Your company just completed to projects in our crawl space, a “conditioned crawl space” and a joist repair. I don’t often write letters to a company’s leadership commending their employees. With your company, I will make an exception. Our first contact with your company was with Mohammed Saeed, one of your salespeople. He answered all our questions…and we had a lot of questions. In fact, he made a second visit and amended some of his design based on our concerns. He was able to explain his design as well as the process and was very flexible in working with what we already had in place in our crawl space. The next person I had contact with was Sylvia Gatewood who explained in detail the basics of what would happen and told us exactly how the job was scheduled. I called her many times. She was always polite, efficient and always very prompt in returning my calls. The first crew that showed up was the trenching crew headed by Eric Pass. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen people work as hard as Caleb, Alex, and Eric, all three of them never seemed to stop. Not only that, but Eric seems to know something about EVERYTHING! The next crew was the crawl space crew, Adel, Omar and Mohammed II. These three people were amazing to watch as the ripped out the old insulation and tied it up in huge bundles. Kevin Reis then showed up and had the same crew finish up the job. Keven is exemplary; his standards and his attitude are amazing. Everyone I’ve had contact with has been extremely professional, hard working and really good at communicating. It was refreshing to see not only how the crew members got along with each other but how the different crews seemed to respect the work of the others. I never heard one employee ever criticize the other. They all seemed to just want to do a good job. It really seemed to be that simple……to work hard and make the homeowner happy. In fact, when Kevin was under the house with the second crew, Mohammed [Saeed] came by (to have me sign the papers for the second project). While he was here, he (Mohammed) went under the house and helped them finish up the job. I understood later that Kevin showed him something about insulating the area under the bay windows so Mohammed can incorporate that into his future designs and estimates. I’m sure no company is perfect, but your company has some of the best people I’ve run across with the best work ethic and level of professionalism I’ve just about ever seen. I’m sure no one ever commends you, just your employees, and they deserve their accolades, but corporate culture starts at the top. I admire what you’ve managed to build……….a team, a real team. Thank for the work and for the finished product!!
    Rachel S.
    Henrico, VA
  • "Very good work, friendly and reliable." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert R. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Very good work, friendly and reliable.
    Robert R.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "They did an excellent job. All of them worked together. Fantastic job of cleaning up. Very professional and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patrick C. of Yorktown, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              They did an excellent job. All of them worked together. Fantastic job of cleaning up. Very professional and respectful. They took great pride in their work.
    Patrick C.
    Yorktown, VA
  • "With confidence we look forward to the work to be performed in the next three weeks." Read Full Testimonial

    Gracie B. of Portsmouth, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The advisor (Mohammed Saeed) was very thorough, professional and knowledgeable. He not only explained what needs to be done but also provided with detailed pictures of our house crawlspace. With confidence we look forward to the work to be performed in the next three weeks. Overall: AQuality: AResponsiveness: APunctuality: AProfessionalism: APrice: B
    Gracie B.
    Portsmouth, VA

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  • Mold Remediation in Mineral, VA Crawl Space
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    Mold Remediation in Mineral, VA Crawl Space
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    Mold Remediation in Mineral, VA Crawl Space

    Before encapsulating this crawl space, we treated the joists with an antimicrobial called Shockwave. This product is a hospital-grade antimicrobial designed to kill the mold and mildew growth. 

  • Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space
    Before
    Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space
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    Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

    We met this homeowner at a home show, where they asked us to come to inspect their crawl space because they were interested in encapsulating it due to moisture and mildew-mold concerns. This section of the crawl space is under an addition. The vapor barrier is unsealed, allowing moisture to rise from the ground and contribute to high relative humidity. Microbial growth is beginning on the floor joists and the fiberglass insulation is beginning to sag and fall.

    The old materials have been removed, vents sealed, and the sill plate and rim band have been sealed as well. The CleanSpace vapor barrier has been installed with all seams overlapped and sealed. The moisture barrier is also run up the walls 6-8 inches above outside grade. The walls are prepped for spray foam insulation to be applied. 

  • Insulating Knee Walls in Richmond, VA
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    Insulating Knee Walls in Richmond, VA
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    Insulating Knee Walls in Richmond, VA

    The conditioned space shared with these knee walls was sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter due to sharing a wall with an unconditioned attic space. We installed insulation in the wall cavities and covered it with Tyvec to create an air barrier and better insulate the wall. We also installed insulation on the floor of the space to prevent air loss from the room below. 

  • Repairing a N. Chesterfield, VA Crawl Space
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    Repairing a N. Chesterfield, VA Crawl Space
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    Repairing a N. Chesterfield, VA Crawl Space

    This homeowner contacted us with concerns about the joists in their crawl space. At the inspection, we found damaged and falling insulation, mold growing on the floor joists, and high humidity. To mitigate the problems under the home, and prevent them from reoccurring, we sealed the crawl space. The space was cleaned out, the mold was remediated, then we installed a new vapor barrier, sealed all the vents, rim & band, sill plate, and any holes through the foundation to outside. Next, we installed insulation on the foundation walls and installed a dehumidifier to regulate the relative humidity and protect the home from moisture damage. 

  • Installing CleanSpace in a Weems, VA Crawl Space
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    Installing CleanSpace in a Weems, VA Crawl Space
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    Installing CleanSpace in a Weems, VA Crawl Space

    6-mil vapor barriers are most commonly installed when a home is built, they are lightweight, similar to a standard trash bag, they tear easily, and are simply laid out on the ground. As soon as someone or something moves through the crawl space, the liner is displaced, torn, and bunched up, offering very little protection to the home from the earth's moisture. 

     

    Our homeowner opted to replace this 6mil with a CleanSpace 20-mil vapor barrier. This liner is similar to a pool liner, it's durable enough for service persons to crawl and work under the home, is overlapped and sealed at all seams, wrapped and sealed around all piers, and attached and sealed to the foundation walls about 6 inches above outside grade. It completely seals the crawl space from the earth's moisture, achieving the job vapor barriers are intended to do. 

  • Insulating a Weems, VA Crawl Space with Foam Board
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    Insulating a Weems, VA Crawl Space with Foam Board
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    Insulating a Weems, VA Crawl Space with Foam Board

    Moving the crawl space insulation from between the floor joists to the foundation walls extends the thermal boundary of the home to the floor of the crawl space. Along with insulating the rim and band, this helps to reduce drafts and cold floors. 

     

    Foam Board is installed by mechanically attaching it to the foundation walls leaving a viewing strip at the top of the foundation wall per building code for termite inspections. All seams of the foam board are sealed to create an air barrier. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation - Williamsburg, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Williamsburg, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Williamsburg, VA

    This Williamsburg crawl space had high relative humidity, falling insulation, mold growth, and a failing vapor barrier. The old insulation, vapor barrier, and debris were removed. We then applied Mold X-2 to kill the mold, installed a new vapor barrier, applied spray foam insulation to the walls, and installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to control the relative humidity. 

  • Friction Fit Door - Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space
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    Friction Fit Door - Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space
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    Friction Fit Door - Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space

    This crawl space has a full-size door as an entry, this creates a large gap in the insulation on the crawl space walls, and it is not airtight. Regardless of how large the crawl space door is, this is always a concern when encapsulating. This is why we always installed a custom friction fit door behind every exterior crawl space door. It meets code by filling the gap and ensuring a continuous R-10 of insulation on the crawl space walls and also air seals. Keeping as much air carrying moisture as possible out of the crawl space. 

  • Crawl Space Door Replacement in Williamsburg, VA
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    Crawl Space Door Replacement in Williamsburg, VA
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    Crawl Space Door Replacement in Williamsburg, VA

    The old crawl space door has warped and doesn't fit neatly over the access, making it easy for small critters and pests to find their way in. 

    An interior friction fit door that offers an R-10 of insulation was installed behind the new Crawl space door. The new door will not rust, rot, warp or fade, and meets most HOA requirements. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA

    This Dewitt, VA crawl space is encapsulated with a 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier, closed-cell spray foam, a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, R-11 along the perimeter of the crawl space, and an Everlast Crawl Space door. 

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