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  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Michael N.
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We had some mold on the drywall in three bathrooms in our house due to poor construction/materials from the builder. Carlos came out and gave us a free estimate/inspection. The quote was pretty fairly priced. In two of the bathrooms, they had to cut out the wall and treat it then put up sheetrock, drywall, texture, and paint. The work took about a week, so we left a key in the lockbox for them. Carlos did a great job of keeping me informed on their work and when they arrived and left the house. The guys were all very respectful and courteous. The work itself was perfect. If you looked, you would have no clue that they cut a few feet out of the walls and replaced it. I definitely recommend their service to anyone who is looking for quality work from some friendly guys.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas M.
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We are home-buyers and were invited to do our own home inspection while we waited for the appraisal and underwriting to come in. My father-in-law insisted that we do a mold inspection, so my husband contacted Tincher Inspection Services to do it. I was present at the inspection, and really enjoyed going through the house with Monty Tincher. Monty arrived early, ready to go. He started by taking air samples and has an infrared scanner that allowed him to look for moisture and heat differences in the walls. He flushed the toilets and ran the showers looking for leaks. He was able to look into a wall where there was an active drywood termite infestation to determine how far up they currently were (the termite activity generates heat). He took a look at some of the issues that the seller's inspector had found and gave us his opinion on them. He had no problems with me coming through the house with him, and invited me to come into the attic to take a look and under the house as well! We discussed solutions to some of the issues with the house and he gave me rough price estimates for fixing them which was very helpful. I highly recommend Monty for your inspection!

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Eloisa M.
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I contacted Thumbtack looking for a contractor to install some siding along the back of my house where a deck had been removed and I got a quick response from Eddie from ER Builds & Repairs. He came out, gave me a quote and a few days later returned and did a wonderful job! He was on time, quick and very reasonable. The side of the house looks as if no deck had ever been there. I highly recommend Eddie. Eloisa M.

ARC Water Damage
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christina R.
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Arc was extremely accommodating and quickly resolved my mold issue. They are very reliable, provide excellent service, and are reasonably priced (giving us the lowest quote among competitors). I could not have asked for a smoother experience during a difficult time. Highly recommend them!

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Specquest Home Inspection
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amit P.
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First time using Thumbtack. Really pleased with Sean's response time and professionalism. Took his time with the property inspection and very through. I definitely will recommend Sean to others.

  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Tim C.
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Jacqueline was extremely responsive to our request to have a possible mold situation checked out. Would highly recommend their services.

Delta Force Restoration
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Oliver N.
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Jon was great - arrived right on time and within minutes was able to explain where all the smells were coming from, and walk me through why it was just some damp carpet and no risk of mold. We're going to get the carpets cleaned and are totally safe. Thanks Jon!

  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
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Extremely happy with the service Chris provided. I suspected mold in the home I just rented and the landlord was not cooperating with me. Chris made the time to not only come out urgently, but he performed an important test then rushed results, helping me a lot. Great service, this is your guy.

All Action Water Damage
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

Carlos, was excellent. He arrived with-in 3 hrs of my call. He assessed the area and instructed me on how to eliminate the mold from a water leak. Step by step, he walked me through how I can eliminate the mold safely. There was no charge by Carlos. He was extremely honest and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Carlos to my friends and family,

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Clemens B.
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Howard from East Bay Indoor Environmental was really great, his communication was on point, he was very punctual and provided comprehensive mold detection and evaluation services in one of my bathrooms, including a detailed final summary of his findings.

  • 13 years in business
Earl And Ruth G.
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Mr. Bill Vandamme was very professional, courteous and informative. He inspected the entire house and the inspection and review took about two and a half hours.

Thai P.
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Fantastic job done!! Thanks

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Our trained professionals have over forty years of experience in home restoration services, and we are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. We have a staff which is ready to answer any question you might have 24/7, and our fully trained pros are only 15 minutes away from helping you restore your home, whether it is the middle of the night or on Sunday. Your home and the health of your family come first. Give us a call today for a free consultation; you will be glad you did.

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We are a multi-service environmental company that focuses on the prevalent issue of mold, primarily through inspection and testing. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to sample your property for any type of contaminant and send them back to our labs, where our lab technicians will identify these contaminants with exceptional detail and determine if remediation is necessary. In our 15 years of existence, we have always maintained a "client first" mentality, which will always dictate what services we will suggest to you; we will never try to sell you more than you need. Your satisfaction is what we strive for, so we aim for this by offering free estimates on any further remediation, as well as only using inspectors who are certified through national mold organizations and have appropriate training. In addition, we will follow up with you after our inspection and testing to see if you have any additional questions.

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We, at Mold Abatement Remediation, take customer service very seriously. Our job entails dealing with restoring people's most prized possession to its original pre-disaster state, and we take every measure to do it with diligence and integrity. Our services cover, but not limited to, mold consultations, mold inspections, mold removal and fire and water damage restoration services. Mold spores release mycotoxins that cause allergic reactions and long-term exposure may cause serious health problems. Give us a call, and we'll abate your mold!

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Mold Remediation Pros - San Francisco division opened in 2010 and has been happily servicing the area ever since. We concentrate on visual inspections and educating the community, so everyone is healthier and safer. We take mold removal seriously and utilize state-of-the-art equipment to ensure we take care of the problem the first time around. Call anytime, and let us know how we can help.

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I have more than 1 day of experience providing high quality mold removal, water damage repair in the Oakland and Berkeley area. I enjoy doing a great job in the removal to make my customers feel satisfied and safe in their homes.

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I check for the service ability and durability of the home's components. My services involve inspecting the structure, roof, exterior, drainage, attics, crawlspaces, foundations, plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems. Typically, these inspections are for pre-sale transactions for either the buyer or sellers involved. I provide a detailed written report with photos. My report turnaround from the time of the field inspection is 12 hours.

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When you want the best, call us first. Over 300 items will be covered at your standard home inspection. We provide inspections starting at $275.00, depending on the type and sq. ft. We give detailed reports with photos. We are certified and licensed (809386IA). The items included in the inspection are the following: * Attics * Insulation * Ventilation * Roof and Flashing * Gutters * Basements * Crawlspaces * Foundations * Grading * Retaining Walls * Siding and Trim * Driveways and Walks * Ceilings * Floors * Walls * Doors and Windows * Chimneys * Fireplaces * Major Appliances * Electrical System * Water Heater * Plumbing System * Air Conditioning * Heating

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We have been inspecting across Silicone Valley since 1999. We do residential property inspections. We specialize in single-family homes, manufactured homes and condos. Our reports include photos, and we inspect all elements to the home, from the roof to the foundation.

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Mold Inspection & Testing is a San Francisco mold testing company that prides itself on delivering unbiased test results to customers. Mold Inspection & Testing is a San Francisco mold testing company that prides itself on delivering unbiased test results to customers. One simple test can give you valuable peace of mind. Because Mold Inspection & Testing doesn’t make money through mold removal, there’s no bias in the testing or inspection process. You get smart, accurate, unbiased results within days. Order your test today for a home or business anywhere in the San Francisco area. Multiple air quality samples are taken, along with a visual inspection. Samples are analyzed at an independent, AIHA-certified lab using medical-grade testing equipment. Then, you receive your mold inspection report within days.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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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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.

Can mold grow behind drywall?

Mold can grow behind drywall, in your attic, in the basement, under floors — mold can grow anywhere. The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture and water. If your home has been exposed to excessive water due to flooding or heavy rains, if you have an old home with leaky pipes, or if you live in an area with high humidity, you need to be vigilant about mold. Mold is most easily identified by sight. You may see blooms of mold on furniture, on walls, or along the floor. If you can spot mold, you probably don’t need to test for it and can save on mold inspection costs and direct your energies towards mold remediation. But if you’re not certain, you may need a pro to help you determine whether you have hidden mold. Scent and illness are two potential signs of hidden mold. You may smell anything from a musty earth scent to a foul stench, and you may experience respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritation, problems with your nervous system, or aches and pains. The national average cost of mold inspection and testing is $250-$300.

How long does it take to get rid of mold in a house?

You can never completely remove mold from your house; a small number of mold spores will always exist indoors and are a natural and helpful part of our world. However, if water or moisture is left unchecked inside your home and mold begins to colonize, it can pose a serious health risk. Mold remediation can quickly and safely remove a mold infestation from your home or office. Depending on the size of your problem, mold remediation might take anywhere from one to seven days (or more) to wipe out the major sources of mold in your home.

Mold growths (colonies) can establish within 24-48 hours, so it is important to act immediately if you have a water spill or leak — especially if you live in a hot or humid climate. If you are past the point of DIY and need professional help, mold remediation teams will come to your location, assess the extent of the mold problem, identify and rectify all water leaks and sources of dampness, identify all mold sources (both visible and hidden), use specialized equipment to contain and prevent migration of mold spores, safely remove contaminated materials, treat infested areas with approved antimicrobial sprays, dehumidify and dry the appropriate areas, and seal areas as needed.

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