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Merced Mold Inspectors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rhoda S.
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Royal provided a mold inspection at our property. He was prompt thorough, and professional. I was able to access the complete report through a link that Royal sent me in an email with pictures, descriptions, and tables showing the levels of the findings. This was great for me as I work many hours from the property. I think it is very important for property owners to have another set of eyes periodically inspect their property for situations that they or their property management team could overlook simply because they may not know what they are looking at! It is a good feeling to know that the property is safe, clean and ready for the next family to enjoy.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Frank H.
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Rick was prompt he actually showed up early and started the inspection. Once the inspection was complete I received a full detail report in about 24hrs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

We provide professional home inspection services for Merced County and surrounding areas. We have great customer service and great prices, and will make sure you don't get stuck buying a money pit. Satisfaction is guaranteed!


Whether you're buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection from a leading home inspection company will give you peace of mind and assist you in a fair and smooth transaction, some we at TLM Home Inspections provide!


Does your home have a bunch of little problems that you've pushed aside and have now piled up over the years? Is your home a "mess" and in need of someone who can help organize the spaces, such as the closet, garage, or yard? Intact Home can help you there. We are certified home inspectors and are here to fix those little problems around the house that have been lingering for months or years. We offer a quick and complementary home inspection done by certified home inspectors to supplement your home repair. Our goal is to service your home and keep it intact! We offer handyman services, including clutter control, interior design, organizing, wall repairs, precise painting, tile and stone service, light fixtures, light switches, landscaping, bush removal, irrigation, sprinkler installation, plumbing, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals, furniture assembly, moving assistance, laminate flooring, fences and pool cleaning. Most small to medium home job charges are in between $20-$500. We're here to extend a helping hand!


I do a visual-only home inspection, no repairs, but will refer clients to hire a professional who has knowledge in that field of repairs.


I believe in quality work and completing the job at whatever expense because I understand the value of a hard earned dollar.


What are you walking into? We are a locally owned inspection company that inspect homes, apartments and commercial buildings. With over 30 years of experience, you will get the perfect inspection and report for your money. We are affiliated with InterNACHI - the largest and best trade association in the industry. Our reports are full of pictures and narratives that detail and explain your inspection. We look forward to hearing from you.


I take my time and do a thorough inspection


When choosing a home inspection company here are key questions to ask. # 1 How long have they been doing home inspections full time? # 2 Who trained them, how did they receive their training? # 3 Are they certified? If so how long have they been certified? # 4 Do they carry E&O insurance? # 5 How many home inspections have they performed and written? # 6 Can they give you at least five or more referrals from over the past ten years? We Specialize in: Foreclosure Inspections Short Sale Home Inspections Home Inspections What We Inspect: Roofing Chimney's Appliance's Electrical Systems Plumbing Structure Heating & Air Systems Service areas include Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Fresno Counties. See our pricing page for more information and to schedule your inspection.


We offer home inspections for buyers and sellers. We also do maintenance repairs on homes such as repairing light fixtures, plumbing, and flooring.


I am an advocate for new home buyers. I offer professional property inspection services. I am a very experienced inspector with multiple industry accreditations. See my website for details.


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

  • 9 years in business

I provide an easy and understanding report


I conduct home inspections with an emphasis on safety, structural integrity, and function for prospective home buyers to assist in their evaluation of a home.

  • 8 years in business

BRI Inspection Services provides inspections that offer guidance and direction for my clients. With over 30 years of construction and inspection experience, I am able to assist my clients with the information needed to help make more informed decisions. BRI Inspection Services performs many types of non-biased inspections of properties in the San Joaquine Valley including the following: * Home and Property Inspections * Construction Progress Inspections * Foreclosure and Occupancy Inspections * Rental Inspections * REO (Bank-Owned) Inspections * Maintenance Inspections * Damage Inspections * Warranty Inspections * Insurance Claim Inspections * Pre Litigation Inspections BRI Inspection Services founder Garth Blackburn has been in the construction and inspection field since 1980 offering 30 years of experience. Not only will I offer you unparalleled inspection quality, but I will continue to assist you while you own your home. I am familiar with the needs of California homeowners, and I offer a host inspection services that ensure your home is properly inspected.


I inspect the homes as if I were purchasing the home myself. I give the customer every cent worth for there money including a fully illustrated and informational report. APX. 60 pages.


My general knowledge, experience and education in the construction trades of residential and commercial real estate and property developement help in defining building codes in laymen terms to my clients.


I believe that my work stands out because of my attention to detail and my desire to make sure that the customer is 100% satisfied as my buisness works on referals and I want every customer to be confortable refering me to the family friends and collegues.


My name is Rachel Ward, and I am the owner and operator of Certified Inspections. I have been in this business for 8 years and previously worked with my father in his companies until he passed away. I provide mold testing, including air quality testing and mold remediation. If after my remediation, the air clearance test does not pass federal air quality standards, I will continue to work for free until it does. I guarantee satisfaction. I also provide property inspections, including HUD, FHA, USDA, and DAP. I do work for several government programs and am always up to date on recalls and safety issues. I also have a lead certificate, asbestos certificate and methamphetamine certificate and am trained to look for these items. I do offer multiple property discounts, so don't forget to ask. I do not have an hourly rate, so please ask for a quote.

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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