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Oakland Mold And Mildew Removal Professionals

Browse these mold and mildew removal companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 3 years in business
  • 74 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen S.
Verified review

Jose was friendly and professional. He removed mold and mold stains from our bathroom. It was great to have a non-toxic solution.

Oxi Fresh East Bay
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Bret S.
Verified review

I cannot speak high enough about Alex and Oxi Fresh East Bay. Alex called me to walk me through the process; I had to change my request several times as new information came up and Alex was as flexible as possible. The job was to clean a sentimental old couch that was severely damaged by water and mold. Oxi Fresh came in and tried a few techniques to see what would work. They refused to charge me until they knew what would be successful. When they came back to finish the job, they were timely, effective and very personable. I will be using Oxi Fresh East Bay as go to cleaners.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
Verified review

I had Eddie do the framing and wood sheathing for my backyard structure which had a number of odd angles for the ceiling. He does excellent work, very creative in figuring out how to frame the odd angles and a craftsman. He also is very good at reading blueprints and complying with the code requirements. He's easy to work with and comes up with good suggestions. I'd be happy to have him work on my next project.

Beyond Green Construction Co
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia L.
Verified review

Alex was on time and asked necessary clarifying questions and then got to work on my small cabinet-removal job. He left the work area cleaner then he arrived.

ARC Water Damage
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chanel P.
Verified review

Great customer service!! I called them this past Thursday to make sure I got quoted the correct price because other companies charge double just for testing. It was correct and someone came out to do the test the next day. Joe was very polite and professional. Still waiting on the test results because this took place this past Friday and Monday was a holiday. I would recommend them to anyone that's dealing with a mold issue

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

One Call Services
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ganley O.
Verified review

Marco was great> from the moment I called him he gave me piece of mind. When Jaime came out for the estimate he was very knowledgeable and informative. I decided to hire One call services. I was very happy and surprised on how professional they are. I highly recommended them for any of your Mold Removal needs

Water Damage Recovery
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel C.
Verified review

Erik T and his team of Cody and Edwin were excellent! From the beginning`Erik was very clear and forthright about the project and we appreciated that A LOT. They were on time and finished our mold remediation in less time than they estimated. In the end we are now mold-free! Thanks Water Damage Recovery - will definitely recommend your services to others.

  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
Verified review

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,

About

The World Health Organization has stated that the health significance attached to different molds and environmental contaminants is a global health issue. Furthermore, too many property owners neglect home and business inspections. Area Environmental specializes in residential and business inspections in the Larkspur area. We utilize leading-edge mold testing methods and protocols to engage in safe processes of mold removal, remediation, and more comprehensive water-damage restorations. Call on Area Environmental for your mold needs.

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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.

About

Our company provides home restoration services. Our trained professionals do mold inspections and mold abatement as well as fire and water damage restoration services. Whether your home has undergone a disaster or you have found a mold infestation, we are here to help restore your home. Let us take care of your home; call us for a free consultation!

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Foster’s provides a complete range of cleaning services, including mold remediation performed by Certified Master Cleaners in San Jose, CA.

About

Bay Area Mold Removal is committed to provide a highly professional, timely and vigorous restoration service that remains the most cost-effective among the competition. When flood damage and other disasters happen, Bay Area Mold Removal is always on hand to take care of the situation. We have the approval of all the major insurance companies nationwide to carry out mold testing, assessments and remediation, and undertake projects arising from any type of damage in San Francisco!

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Bay Area Mold Removal does free mold consultations, mold inspection services and complete mold abatement services. In addition, we restore your home after fire and water damage in case of disaster. Our company has the most trained professionals who have been in the industry for over 40 years, and we have been Better Business Bureau A+ rated for over 14 years. If you want the job done right, give us a call, and we will restore your home!

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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