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Lake Forest Property Restoration Professionals

Browse these property restoration services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 1349 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tomas A.
Verified review

Very good cleaning and courteus services.

SoCal Eco Cleaning
4.8
from 225 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Terry R.
Verified review

Kevin was on time, pleasant and professional. He did a great job cleaning my sectional sofa, chair and area rugs; they look cleaner and brighter and have no pet odor. The area rugs lie on hardwood floors and Kevin was careful to prevent any fluid from getting on the wood floors. He's the sole owner and operator of the business, and I appreciate that he did not attempt to up-sell additional products or services to me, which some of the larger services tend to do. I will definitely hire Kevin again.

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 146 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph B.
Verified review

Steve and his crew are exceptionally professional, quick and on time. He and Jerry came to do a simple roof repair, and we are so impressed with them that we are now using them for all of our roofing, construction and restoration needs. These are the kind of guys I would be completely trusting to leave at the unlocked house if needed.

Air Duct Professionals
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn P.
Verified review

I am very happy with the care and cleaning by Charles and his team Air Duct Professionals. Apparently dryers should be cleaned every year (and Charles says you can use a leaf blower in the disconnected dryer entry one year and alternate with the pro your second year). Heating cooling ductwork should be cleaned every 5-7 years. I didn't know that, but can see how this makes sense. My ducts were filthy, as I had never had them cleaned, and after 14 years I was prompted when my dryer lost its efficiency. Charles and his team did fine work. They arrived on time, cleaned up during and after, including cleaning vent covers and floor sweeping any escaped debris (like old paint chipped overspray from the builder). The job took over 3.5 hours on my two system, 20 vent household. Charles was very knowledgable, inspected the job and then took the extra effort of going into the attic to check the condition of the ducts themselves. He pointed out that skipping this step could make the whole cleaning process a waste of time. He found a couple of holes made the repairs at no charge. He also did extra work with the attic for me--observing it needed cleanup, including removing a dead bird, which prompted me to give him a hefty tip. Meanwhile the team sealed the vents and vacuumed/cleaned them thoroughly. The dryer vents out of my roof, and I hadn't realized the end cap (deflecto) had blown off and was missing. It left an opening in the roof for the bird to get into my attic and also was the reason my dryed vent was clogged-- with a second big fat (dead) bird that had flown down the tube, which Charles desposed of. Charles has a background in fire restoration/cleanup, and this knowledge showed in his work. He also pointed out that when I run the dryer I must turn on the fan and shut the laundry room door to keep lint from escaping into my house. He also recommended I start using a better filter than my current (which the company does not sell), the 3M Filtrete. He also replaced the dryer/wall connector as mine had screw holes for lint to escape. He showed me how much lint had collected around the holes, some of which went airborn. So not only did Charles, Jasmine and Jevan do great work, I also learned from this experience. The Deflecto replacement required someone with a long ladder to tackle the job. I hired a second company who also cleans ducts (they didn't bring their long ladder, though I had explained what the job needed). They came, and they inspected Charles' work because they said some air duct cleaners don't really do a good job, that the ducts still might need cleaning, but after inspecting there was no need for any more work. So I would say the second company gave (tacit) good reviews to Charles' team as well.

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Handyman Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathie S.
Verified review

Roger had the absolute best price to assemble my patio swing which I purchased from Costco. He was prompt, friendly, hardworking & cleaned up when finished. All around good work ethic. I plan to use him for future repairs around my house and will definitely recommend him to family & friends.

Pure-R Space Inc.
4.4
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Jill W.
Verified review

We are in the beginning stages of the mold removal and reconstruction project and ran into an area nsurance glitch. Shegun has been proactive and highly responsive to help me work with the HOA, sending photos and placing calls. I am 8 hours away and he has been my eyes and ears. I couldn't be more pleased at this point.

Socal Euro Cleaning
4.3
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne T.
Verified review

I’m giving this company a 5 star rating! They are punctual, professional, and do an excellent job at cleaning. My house was a mess and I was going to have family over. The girls did a great job, my kitchen, living room, and bathroom look spotless! I’ll be using them again! Thank you for restoring my house and making it as clean as it has ever been!

Mike's Handyman services
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Paula P.
Verified review

Mike has completed many home projects for me, including wood restoration and re-finishing, household repairs, painting and plumbing issues. He's always on time, courteous and does fantastic work! I call Mike for all of my home projects!

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American Castles
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Henry K.
Verified review

American Castles Mike To the RESCUE!!! The water heater at my rental property burst on a Friday afternoon causing some major damage to the house. The renters were furious because their items got damaged and the house wasn't inhabitable after that. On the inside, the bathroom wall and under stairway closet were all soaking wet and drywall/carpet/padding had to be removed immediately to prevent mole build up. On the garage side where the water heater located, the entire wall was destroyed. so I called my home insurance who provided me with their preferred plumber who quoted an additional $540 out of pocket on top of what the insurance was going to cover just so he can bring up the water heater installation to code! He told me that it will take him 1+ week to order the water heater (duh...get one from Home Depot take only 1hr...which is what Mike did) and that he can install a temporary water heater and will charge $137/wk! He also referred me to a water damage restoration company which I was not too happy with either. Since it was an emergency and I went with that company. They came in and ripped out all the wet drywall without caring for any molding; especially for garage doors and closet doors! It seemed like what ever the water heater didn't damage, they did. They also broke my water heater intake shut off valve. damage the water heater over flow copper pipe. All I can say is I will not use them again! Back to the plumber, something was smelling fishy about his quote and so I called and questioned this plumber. His response was "Well, I will need to flush out the gas line and calibrate your water pressure...upgrade to the new California safety quote...put in earthquake straps...install new vent line since the new water heater nowaday don't use the old vent line!". I was not convinces so I started to Google for good local contractor and AMERICAN CASTLES (Mike Tay is the owner) came up from Thumtack along with few others from other websites. I contacted them and they came in and provided me quotes. Mike was the last one I contacted. He arrived within 30min. He checked out the damages and explained to me what needs to get done sequentially to get everything back in proper operation for my tenants. Mike is very knowledgeable and very patient in explaining things. I told him what the plumber had said, he laughed and told me the whole thing was a rip off and a scam! Another crock of bull**** and advised me against it. He told me to call my insurance company to inquire about using other plumber. Sure enough I was offered the "cash out" option which I didn't even know was available. I took that option and went with Mike for the repair. Mike knows how important it is for my tenants to get the hot water running again once the water damage restoration company completed the clean up/dry out the area (took 1 week). As soon as that company removed their equipment, Mike had his crew come in the next day (Saturday) to repair the garage dry wall and finished the installation of the new water heater and brought it up to code on safety on Sunday! He even added the water pan and installed drain pipe for me. I didn't even know such a thing exists (talk about quality...he treats it like repairing his own home!). The best part is his charge for the whole job including new water heater, earthquake straps, valve, drain pan, vent and new connection is far way less than what that plumber was going to charge me. I loved the fact he took the time to show me how things should be done up to code and what works for my situation instead of just giving a price and walking away. He did an awesome job! Unfortunately my landlord insurance's deductible was so high, I asked Mike to give me a quote for fixing the damage in the garage and inside the house. Mike's quote was very competitive and the best part is he is always willing to work with me knowing my situation (thx Mike). My bathroom paint is 16 years old so it was a challenge to match the paint for the new wall. After only quoting me for painting a small wall inside the bathroom, Mike decided on his own to paint the entire bathroom without charging for it. Now that what I call TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR WORK AND STICKING TO YOUR WORD!!! My summary is, Mike successfully completed the entire job and installation in four days. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone and will definitely be using and referring him to everyone I know.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max H.
Verified review

Brandon, is very professional and has expert knowledge of home structure and design. He also has a sound understanding of general construction well beyond his youthful age. HIs knowledge extends to all aspects of home structure not limited to just the roof structure, the foundation and plumbing. Brandon, was very accomodating and flexibe in scheduling our inspection. He was puncutual, polite and excellent comportmet, the home sellers were present at the inspection. Brandon, provide us with a very thorough inspection, he did not rush the inpection. He went into every room, the entire property including a entier lot. He was patient, listend attentively and he answered all our questions, including those from Seller. He provide us with a detailed inspection report on time, and completed with picture, including from under the house. His report identified key items to address that need attention as part of general maintanence. I would highly recommend Brando to friends and family. I would definitly hire him again.

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A&A Property Inspections LLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

We are buying our 1st home and called A&A Property Inspection. Not only did their guy Elvis did the home inspection for us, but we ended up needing a mold inspection also and he had his Mold Inspector Bobby come out and saved us from some mold problems. Money well spent will be using you guys as soon as we get the new house. thank you thank you

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
Verified review

When Chris and his father Tom built an 800sq.ft. detatched two story structure on my property in Costa Mesa. From the get go they were timely and well versed in the art of construction. The job came in on time and at the proposed budget. The overall experience was very good and I would use them again if they'd travel to Hawaii to work for me.

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Cliff D.
Verified review

Excellent customer service & professional. Jordan & Tim are a great team, along with the rest of his crew. Jordan gave me an estimate on an RV slab that literally sits on the side of a cliff. He took his time to ensure it was done not only with safety in mind but went the extra mile to stamp, color & border the Slab. So it's not only functional for the RV (a 14k lbs 5th wheel) but it's also a nice area for entertaining when the rv is not parked there. Polite, professional, trustworthy. These guys did a great job. I'll definitely keep them in my contacts for future work on the property. The were also able to salvage some nice stone pieces I had on the previous slab that I'm able to use in the future. I bought a larger RV, so these guys came in and took all the measurements needed to accommodate the bigger rig.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christa N.
Verified review

I have just used the excellent services provided by Green Home Solutions of South Bay, and I have to say that this is the most professional, comprehensive, honest and affordable mold inspection and remediation service I have used thus far (I have previously worked with two others). Eitan Harod was quick to respond to my questions/requests and provided outstanding customer service -- both to me as the tenant and to the property owner I rent from. Eitan's bid/proposal for the scope of work was thorough and reasonable, and the completed job was excellent. As far as I am concerned, this is the mold inspector to use if you encounter a mold issue.

Lynx Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jane K.
Verified review

Regal Construction have done a professional job completing an electrical evaluation on our commercial property. Thank you!

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Judy J.
Verified review

Our pantry ceiling collapsed from a flood of water coming from our attic. Jay quickly identified the problem as a plugged condensate line from the attic air conditioning unit. Jay flushed the line quickly and charged a reasonable fee. Jay also referred us to the restoration contractor who dried our pantry and replaced the damaged insulation, drywall, and ceiling. I would definitely hire Jay again. In fact, we did hire Jay to replace our hot water heater and water pressure regulator valve and turn-off valve leading into our house.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dilthon R.
Verified review

Robert was punctual, knowledgeable and detailed with his inspection of our property. Service was excellent and he even provided recommendations and references for any work that needed to be completed. Would hire again. Thank you, Robert.

Oso Emergency Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Will H.
Verified review

Especially in an industry where many companies cut corners and are unfortunately dishonest, . I trust Aaron and his team to do the right thing for me and all the other property owners we recommend them to. Water Damage is never fun to deal with but this company makes the process the best it can be.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Moty B.
Verified review

They do it all! I had a water damage and they did everything including the reconstruction repairs

  • 29 years in business
Lili V.
Verified review

work quality-excellent, they knew what they were doing and helped out with insurance issues. Punctuality-They were on time and actually showed up within 20 minutes as promised over the phone. Responsiveness- great, they were available by phone and communicated well. Professionalism-They are all certified techs so that our worries away. Value- I had a big water damage issue and most cost was minimal. They dealt directly with insurance.

Paul Davis Restoration
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Vern F.
Verified review

Competitive price.timely and quality repair

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

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 often should you get your air ducts cleaned?

How often you should clean your air ducts depends on your situation. If you or someone in the home has asthma or is acutely allergic to certain airborne materials or pollen, regular duct cleaning may be helpful. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have an official position on the necessity of air duct cleaning unless the ducts have been contaminated by rodents, insects or mold, or you are aware of particles blowing out through the vents. The EPA recommends you have your air ducts cleaned on an as-needed basis. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests having air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

Be cautious with companies that offer “whole house air duct cleaning,” urges the NADCA. The company may be using unscrupulous tactics to upsell you once they get started. Before any work begins, always clarify in writing what the job entails and what the cost will be. To protect yourself against fraud, read customer reviews and verify that your HVAC cleaning service has applicable licenses and certifications.

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.
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