AdvantaClean, a franchise specializing in indoor air quality, mold remediation and emergency water removal services, added its newest franchise location in Atlanta.

AdvantaClean focuses on mold removal, water damage restoration, crawl space encapsulation, air duct cleaning, building sanitizing and fire damage repair and restoration. 

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford, which officially opened on Sept. 1, is owned by Sandy Springs resident Sari Papazian. Papazian was born and raised in Syria and was a member of the Syrian National Basketball team prior to coming to the United States on a work visa in 2013.

Papazian previously worked as a buyer and manager at a discount clothing company. Last year, he and a partner started a sanitizing and disinfecting company to help keep businesses and their customers safe from exposure of the COVID-19 virus. They later sought to expand their services to include mold remediation and water damage restoration, and joined AdvantaClean.

“After starting a sanitizing and disinfecting business last year during the pandemic, I thought the next step was to add mold and water damage services and join the AdvantaClean team,” said Papazian. “We will offer residents and businesses in the area high-quality service on a wide variety of remediation services."

This will be the fifth AdvantaClean franchise in the metro Atlanta area, with the others being in and around Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Marietta and Buckhead.