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Pittsburg Mold Inspectors

Browse these mold inspectors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pittsburg.

  • 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
Trang H.
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I recently bought a new home and was having renovation work done on it when we realized there was some sort of mold in one of the rooms, I tried contacting a few different mold inspection companies but not many were able to come out on short notice. Howard from Green Home Solutions was able to come out right away for me to inspect the mold. He even called me after the inspection to recap what he did and to reassure me of the steps that were going to be taken next after the test results come back and what to look forward to. Their prices are also reasonable and not over charged compared to the other companies I found, I would really recommend them for having such great and prompt service and reasonable costs!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 42 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 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chanel P.
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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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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!

DiBlasi Restoration
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Maria M.
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I had a great experience with Frank. He was punctual, pleasant and very knowledgeable about our small mold problem. He does a great job!

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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.

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We pride ourselves on giving great quality Mold Remediation Service!

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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 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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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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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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Mold Inspection & Testing is a San Francisco mold testing company that prides itself on delivering unbiased test results to customers.

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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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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.

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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