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Elk Grove Mold Inspectors

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Francis LeDoux
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
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Francis provided a home inspection. Provided report within 48 hours.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Specquest Home Inspection
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 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.

Bio Safety Clean
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
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I hired Chris to do mold testing for a house we are looking to buy. He is knowledgeable, friendly and was able to meet me quickly. I would recommend him highly.

Protek Restoration
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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Ron took care of the mold in my bathroom and worked with me to rebuild the bathroom. The new bathroom is a hit and wonderful. He was very professional and the area was kept clean and he and his crew cleaned up their work area so well you couldn't tell they had been there. Protek also replaced a fence that was damaged for me, they replaced the chain link and posts. The fence looks great.

  • 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.

Anthony C.
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Golden State Home Inspections is top notch! We were referred to them by some close friends of our. I am glad we took their advise and hired Golden State. Craig is very knowledgeable and explained in detail all his finding. We will defiantly use them again in the future.

  • 2 years in business
Michael M.
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Bill came out personally to my home to perform an inspection, he was thorough and honest. He answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The technicians were polite, clean and hard working. They finished his on budget and on time with NO surprises. It is rare to find a company/contractor like that! I highly recommend 1800 Water Damage.

  • 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.

  • 8 years in business
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We are FHA approved and 203K Hud Consultant approved.

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SRG specializes in building and home inspections in Sacramento, CA. Our services include real estate home inspection, commercial building inspections and residential energy.

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Established over 20 years ago, EnviroFocus Services is a principal contractor for home inspections in the Rancho Cordova area. Our inspectors, who are fully insured and bonded, have performed numerous home inspections, assisting both buyers and sellers.

  • 10 years in business
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As a licensed General Contractor and NACHI certified home inspector I bring a wealth of construction experience to your inspection not commonly found with your average inspector.

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I have performed over 5,000 inspections in the Sacramento,Placer and Yolo county areas. I am a California Contactor who has also built private custom homes and I am very familiar with the construction process. My experience comes from a hands on background not a training course many inspectors have acquired.

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I do home repairs and inspections. I design and build playrooms for kids and entertainment centers. I work on repairs, fences, dry rot, trim, etc. I provide for all your carpentry needs. I install light fixtures, ceiling fans, etc. I have over 12 years of experience.

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911 Remediation is a leading company in the water damage restoration, mold remediation, air duct cleaning and fire damage restoration services We specialize in restoration & remediation while making sure residential and commercial properties are well cared for by preventing health hazards the occupants. 911 Remediation is fully certified restoration company and have over ten years of experience with restoration and remediation. Our professionalism shines through the projects we have completed in the past, and continue with today. Water damage repairs, Mold abatement, Duct clean, Odor Removal, Water damage & Fire damage clean up are services we provide! Our services include: -Water damage restoration -Fire damage restoration -Water removal -Flood cleanup -Flood damage restoration -Mold removal -Mold inspection -Mold remediation -Air quality testing -Remove mildew -Vent cleaning -Air Duct Cleaning -Air conditioning cleaning -Furnace cleaning -Laundry exhaust system cleaning -Heating and cooling systems cleaning -Air filters inspection -Fix smoke damage

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We offer home and condo pool inspection in the following areas: - Walnut Creek - Concord - Danville - Albany - Blackhawk - San Ramon - Pleasanton - Dublin - Antioch - Livermore - Alameda - Alamo - Benicia - Berkeley - Byron - Oakley - Brentwood - Clayton - Bay Point - Pittsburg - Rodeo - Fairfield - Pacheco - Vacaville - Brentwood - Crockett - Canyon - Castro Valley - Diablo - Emeryville - Discovery Bay - Pacific Grove - Carmel - Seaside - Carmel by the Sea - Milpitas - San Jose - Pacifica - Daly City - Union City - San Leandro - Pebble Beach - Marina- Monterey - El Sobrante - Kensington - Pinole - El Cerrito - Fairfield - San Pablo - Green Valley - Hayward - Dixon - Suisun City - Hercules - Alameda - Livermore - Lafayette - Moraga - Isleton - Martinez - Oakland - Napa - Oakley - Orinda - Pleasant Hill - American Canyon - Port Costa - Pittsburg - San Francisco - Pinole - Piedmont - Pleasanton - Rio Vista - Rodeo - Oakland - Emeryville - Richmond - San Pablo - San Ramon - Suisun City - San Leandro - Vallejo - San Lorenzo - Contra Costa - Alameda - Yountville - Marin - Saint Helena - Calistoga - Solano - Tracy

  • 17 years in business
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We provide a detailed visual evaluation and report on the components of the home to include landscape, hardscape, exterior, decks, windows, roof, electrical, outlets, switches, appliances, HVAC, water heater, interior walls/floors/doors/cabinets, attic, and crawl areas. The reports are computer-generated with photos and arrows, identifying conditions with recommendations for correction, improvements, and maintenance. The reports are available via hard copy and/or email in Adobe PDF.

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We offer whole-house inspection services for buyers, sellers or current homeowners in the Central Valley. We inspect your home like we would live there ourselves. We are certified and insured to meet all your inspection needs. Visit our website for more information. We offer the following: * Coupons for elderly and persons with disabilities * Go green digital report option - automatic $25.00 savings * Free Spanish-translated reports * 10% off flooring liquidators coupon - a gift * Free disc with home maintenance tips and more

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On-the-Spot Mold Services was developed to fulfill Citrus Heights' environmental inspection and property management needs. Everyday, we bring professional dedication and knowledgeability to our work, enabling you to know you are receiving the best mold inspection, mold remediation, and mold removal services around. All of our technicians and staff are happy to answer any questions you may have in person or over the phone. Our professionals can handle any situation.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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INSPECT IT before you BUY IT A professional home inspection benefits everyone buying or selling a home. Home inspection is a comprehensive visual evaluation. Our services include: * The Exterior and Interior * Roof, Chimney, Flashing and Valleys * HVAC Systems * Siding, Trim, Windows and Storms * Plumbing Systems * Landscaping * Electrical Systems * Gutters and Downspouts * Walls, Floors and Ceiling * Driveways, Patios, Decks and Porches * Structures * Attics For the home buyer: Our home inspection is an analysis of home safety, structural and mechanical components, and health risks to you and your family. The inspection will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge about your new home, and an understanding of its components and systems, as well as home maintenance tips and information to help you protect your investment. Feel confident about your home purchase. For the home seller: Our home inspection offers you a great marketing tool, giving you a competitive advantage over other homes on the market, helping you sell your home faster at the highest possible price. It provides for full disclosure, and it gives the buyer greater peace of mind. It may also give you an opportunity to make repairs to your home in advance, helping expedite the sale of your home. Pre-sale inspection are a wise decision for all home owners. We are delivering peace of mind, one inspection at a time! Our focus: * Is the home safe? * Is everything operational at this time? * Are there deficiencies or signs of potential failure? * Are the components installed in a professional manner? * Should small things be repaired or replaced now to prevent large expenses in the future?

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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