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Scottsdale Black Mold Treatment Professionals

Browse these black mold treatments with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Scottsdale.

  • 15 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley H.
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The project was black mold on the wall behind my kitchen sink cabinet. GPS came out promptly to give me an estimate to remove the mold and replace the damaged cabinet parts. Once I had insurance approval, (that was what took a week!), they did a very professional job of containing & removing the mold and water damage. The guys stayed overtime to finish and left my kitchen cleaned up and better than new! My claims adjuster said their estimate was "very fair" and their work was excellent.

MOLD NEUTRALIZERS
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Morris H.
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We had a toxic mold infestation that Lee was able to identify and treat. Lee Maglanoc says what he will do and then does what he says. He is a complete professional from introduction till the work is done. Several family members were breaking out in hives and skin irritations prior to Lee's mold treatment. Since the job completion everyone has all these issues have cleared up. Lee Maglanoc is highly recommended.

Contact Restoration
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Georgene L.
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Jason Riggs and his crew did a great job of determining the extent of the damage caused by a water leak behind the cabinet under the sink in the kitchen island. After removing black mold and termite damaged wood, they rebuilt the cabinet and reinstalled it. Their work was excellent, and all done within one week. I can't recommend Jason enough.

Quikstop Restoration
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Armando C.
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Had black mold growing. They handled the testing and removing of it. I rate them 5 star because they did the job and we're upfront about everything. No extra add ons.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deanna L.
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*DEFINATELY*DEFINATELY*WITHOUT DOUBT-I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY !!! My daughter recently bought a home that unfortunately had a severe mold problem. She had several companies send her quotes along w/a few companies come out to her home & give her these OUTRAGES quotes. Needless to say she finally asked for my help, after many more OUTRAGEOUS quotes I myself started to feel discouraged w/how soon we'd be able to get the job done. Long story-short I went W/Az Extreme as they were the more affordable company & we all know a severe mold issue is not cheap. I must say i felt as though i paid the best company in the world to handle this mold issue. We got amazing customer service, Damon was very thorough w/his inspection. The camera, tools & gadgets he used for mold inspection & for air quality test were foreign to me prior to this day. He walked us through every little thing he did & explained repeatedly w/patience as my daughter wasn't fully comprehending. Damon did an outstanding job w/this mold issue that my daughter now sits in her home w/her family so content & happy it's as though there was never a problem. Thanks to Az Extreme- Damon for your great prices, outstanding service, exceptional communication & guarantee that I'm sure we won't need. But mostly for my daughter's smile when she walks thru her front door. You're AWESOME !!!

Mold Inspection & Testing
1.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
About

There are many companies out there that provide mold testing, but few that specialize in it. Usually the people that provide this service are restoration companies that take tests on an estimate to prove a problem exists or a home inspector that may offer it as an add on service. Since this is the only service we provide and we cover so many areas, we are confident that we have seen more lab results from mold testing than anyone out there.

Q & A

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What is a mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the process of identifying and removing unhealthy levels of mold that have colonized in a home, office, school or other building. Over time, if untreated, mold can destroy a home by breaking down cellulose-based materials (like wood or ceiling tiles) and causing a slow and messy decay. In the shorter term, a mold infestation can cause severe health problems. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold can trigger respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritations, problems with your nervous system, and aches and pains. Mold inspection and mold remediation are often requested in tandem, although they are two separate services. Nationally, mold inspection costs range from $250 to $300. If mold has been positively identified in your house, either by visual examination or through mold testing, remediation can safely remove it. Properly trained and equipped professionals use specialized equipment (like vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filters) to keep mold spores contained while they remove contaminated materials and treat infested areas with antimicrobial spray. A key component to a successful mold remediation after eliminating the mold is ensuring that the water source that caused the mold infestation is also resolved.

How does mold remediation work?

Mold remediation can eliminate mold colonies from your home or business. Mold is a normal part of daily life, but in wet or humid settings mold can quickly colonize and spread by making spores. Whether visible or hidden, untreated mold can cause real health problems and cause extensive (and expensive) damage to your property. Mold remediation involves killing the mold, removing the dead mold and preventing future mold growth. Here is an example of the steps involved in professional mold remediation:

  • Contain work area and apply negative air pressure HEPA air purifiers to prevent cross-contamination. If spores spread, the colonies can easily regrow elsewhere in your home.
  • Mist an EPA-registered antimicrobial to suspend and kill mold spores.
  • Remove affected building surfaces.
  • Bag and dispose of contaminated materials properly.
  • Treat cavities/underlayment and dehumidify.
  • Abrasively remove dead loose mold.
  • Apply EPA-registered protective sealer.
  • Perform clearance testing.

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How is a mold test done?

Mold testing can help identify a mold infestation in your home or business. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of test you want done and the number of samples you request. The national average mold inspection cost is $250-$300. The EPA explains that if you have a visible mold problem, in most cases sampling and testing is unnecessary. However, if you have unexplained and potential mold-related illness or can smell mold in your house, mold inspection costs may be a good investment. To avoid unscrupulous testers, the EPA recommends working with a testing agency that adheres to the analytical methods laid out by professional organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of testing done. Prices can also vary, depending on the size of the home, the number of surface areas to be tested, and the extent of the mold infestation. Here are some examples of mold inspection average costs:

  • Swab testing: $200-$300
    • A professional collects a surface swab from a potentially infested area for testing in a lab. Some professionals have concerns about this being the sole test done because it only gathers a small amount of data from a certain area of the house. That’s why it’s frequently done in conjunction with air cell testing.
  • Air cell testing: $250-$350
    • A professional collects an air sample in the home to measure the amount of mold spores in the air. This test is frequently done in conjunction with swab testing to ensure more complete data. Costs are higher for this test because the equipment required of the contractor is more expensive.
  • Both air cell and swab tests provided by the same company: $400-$600.

How do you get rid of mold?

Mold is a naturally occurring and important part of our ecosystem. That said, excessive mold can actually be hazardous to your health. Mold remediation is usually the best strategy to get rid of unhealthy levels of mold in your home or office. If you’re not comfortable working with mold or the area is larger than 10 square feet (3 feet by 3 feet), it is highly recommended to hire a mold remediation professional to resolve the problem. However, if you’re DIY-savvy, don’t have any health risks, and are not freaked out by mold, the EPA gives homeowners the greenlight to clean mold areas that are less than 10 square feet. Here are some EPA-recommended DIY cleaning tips:

  • Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
  • Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
  • Throw away absorbent or porous materials (like ceiling tiles and carpet) if they become moldy.
  • Avoid exposing yourself or others to mold.
  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces. Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
  • If you are unsure about how to clean an item (art, fine furniture, etc.) consult a reputable specialist affiliated with a professional organization in their field.

Is mold damage covered by insurance?

Mold damage may or may not be covered by your homeowner's insurance. Mold damage is caused by standing water and excess moisture. Mold damage can be covered by insurance when an item already covered under your homeowners insurance breaks accidentally — for example, if your plumbing suddenly ruptures and water floods your house, the homeowners insurance will cover part or all of the costs for the plumbing repair and any mold remediation costs necessary as a direct result of the water damage.

But you may not be able to get insurance to pay for your mold remediation costs if the damage is a result of your neglect — for example, if you’ve had a slow leak under your bathroom sink for years and have ignored the issue. If the insurer can determine that the mold damage is a result of your negligence, they likely won’t cover mold remediation costs. Also, most homeowners insurance will usually not cover mold remediation costs after a flood unless you have a special insurance rider covering your home in case of a flood. To help prevent mold damage, always keep humidity levels in your house between 30 percent and 60 percent, clean up water spills and damp areas right away, and ensure you have exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom.

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