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Hutchins Home Services
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Cara H.
Verified review

After having two TERRIBLE Experiences with the first 3 people I hired off of thumbtack, I was literally desperate to find someone I could trust to not rip me off and could get the job done. Then Steven came to my rescue! I'm so thankful that I found him and I simply cannot say enough good things about him! He's a man of many trades. The original job was repairing all of my interior doors and my interior baseboards/casings- so he took all the doors home with him on the same day as our consultation to be sanded down, repaired and re sprayed. He removed and replaced about 40 feet of baseboard in the condo (which turned out great!). Not only did he do a fantastic job with those initial jobs, but he ended up being able to do many other jobs for me while he was here too! He replaced my showerhead and tub spout, added a handheld shower fixture, repaired a broken Tv stand, retextured multiple areas of damaged wall, switched out some of my outlet receptacles with new USB receptacles, fixed two other outlets that weren't working at all for the last couple years, replaced my smoke detectors, and helped me repaint my bedroom, living room, and kitchen. He was FAST, efficient, friendly, and his overall work was done very well. This guy knows exactly what he's doing and will not leave until he knows the job is done- and done right! Even if that means he ends up losing money in the end- he isn't one of those contractors who quotes you a price and it ends up being double. He stands by his initial quote and that is something that very few contractors do! My only mistake was not hiring him to do the entire job. I thought that hiring two different contractors would help in getting what I needed done completed in a shorter amount of time. Well, I was wrong. The other guy did a half-assed job on his part, which resulted in me needing to hire Steven to come back and repair the other guys work in the end. Thanks again, Steven! You're awesome!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander D.
Verified review

Robert was incredibly nice, personable, and professional. I was concerned about mold in my home, so hired Robert to come do non-intrusive air tests. He was extremely knowledgable, talked me through every step of his process, and really inspired my confidence in his work. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat.

Eco Flood & Mold Remediation
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rick V.
Verified review

Previous residents let a cat pee on a rug and failed to take care of it. Kenny of Eco Flood & Mold Remediation was professional and clean and efficient and explained the cleanup process. He followed up and made sure the issue was completely resolved, and even came back at no additional charge and did a second treatment to ensure there was no lingering odor.

Mr Flood Fixer
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
Verified review

Dry out an area of a house that had moisture in the wall due to poor drainage outside and solve the problem that was causing the moisture.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
Verified review

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.

FCB Restoration Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danny W.
Verified review

We had a commercial kitchen remodel, Mr. Solis found hidden damages behind wall, it turned out to be mold. Mr. Solis and his team helped us remove the mold and helped us design a new kitchen for our community room. We are so happy we hired FCB and definitely recommend Mr Solis as a contractor.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jose S.
Verified review

I didn't believe at first how fast they could do this, but we saved close to 7500 on fixing mold in one wall. Very fast and very affordable in comparison to other companies.

County Inspector services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ali P.
Verified review

I called Steve on short notice for a mold inspection on a house purchase. He was very courteous and knowledgeable. On the day of the inspection he arrived early and began the inspection while explaining every step. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone looking for a mold or house inspection.

TSC Restoration
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia A.
Verified review

Every Person we dealt with under TSC Restoration was Outstanding. They started right away drying out and cleaning the air in the rooms. They packed the rooms and took them for storage. Got the testing done for asbestos and mold right away and Abatement was started just as quick. They were professional in every sense of the word. I would recommend them to someone for their quality and professionalism.

  • 39 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
Verified review

Robbie Duin and his crew replaced the roof on my barn. The job included (6) skylights and (4) air vents. I'm very pleased with the level of workmanship, quality of materials and overall result. I would not hesitate to recommend Duin-It Roofing to friends, neighbors, family and anyone interested in a good job at a fair price.

Superior Mold Testing
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Timothy R.
    Verified review

    Krista with Superior Mold Testing was excellent when she came to our new home just after purchase to check a weird smell we had been wondering if it were mold or not. Krista came in with a friendly smile, great communication skills and look professional. Krista did her tests around the areas we were most concerned with and was very thoughough. We got the results back very fast and learned that it was not mold and we had nothing to be concerned with, except the smell of course. LOL:) We highly recommend you call Krista for any mold testing needs, she was fantastic!!!

    • 16 years in business
    Hannah M.
    Verified review

    Trustworthy and well known in the water damage industry. We have had a few family members that have also used their services for floods and mold and they had nothing but good things to say. They are very good at removing mold on many different surfaces. I like that they always respond to customer questions immediately. A++ service.

    Flood Doctors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Margaret M.
      Verified review

      A 5-Star Company. I was so relieved when Flood Doctors were at my door within 30-minutes. They were great! They cleaned up all the water from my washer that flooded my laundry and kitchen. Their equipment and vehicles were extra clean and I could tell that they took pride in what they do. My home is now dry & mold free. Thank you Flood Doctors!

      Precision Mold Testing
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Kim G.
        Verified review

        We had a first rate experience with Precision Mold Testing. We had had some water leaks in our house over the years and were concerned they could have caused mold. In addition, there have been Internet and TV coverage on mold and corresponding health issues that heightened our concern. After looking at other websites and making calls, we chose Precision Mold Testing - and what a great choice!! First - we liked Precision Mold Testing's website - very straightforward and helpful without being overwhelming. When we spoke to Ken he was very helpful in educating us and answering all of our questions. And on top of that they are very competitively priced. When Ken came to our house, he didn't try to oversell what should be tested, but recommended what should be tested and why. He thoroughly looked throughout the inside and outside of our house and not only indicated potential problems, but precautionary suggestions as well. I should also mention the day he came out was one of the hottest days of our year - 90 degrees plus, and he had no complaints and didn't compromise our inspection to get out of the heat. The tests were done in a day or two and he walked us through the results so we understood exactly what they meant. The good news is we didn't end up having any problems but the testing experience would have been superb regardless. We would highly recommend Precision Mold Testing.

        About

        Although our normal business hours are 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday, Simple Environmental inspectors can be available seven days/week, including weekend appointments.

        About

        We are a provider of high quality handyman, mold remediation, water damage restoration, structural drying, property inspections, termite inspection and repair, property clean-outs, and property turn-over services. We have more than 40 years of combined technical and hands-on experience in the above listed construction fields. Check us out. Give us a chance to work for you, and we are confident that you will be calling us for all your household repairs and your major problems, if they should arise.

        About

        Mold can harm your health, if exposed! Rock Inspection Services is a building inspector that can come to your property to inspect it for mold, asbestos and lead. A lot of property owners throughout San Diego contact our licensed professionals to perform this service. We are certified by IEA and other organizations, which means our specialists are true experts.

        About

        Flood Masters provides prompt and professional services: water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup and mold remediation. We strive to get our customers' lives back to normal with the least amount of cost and disruption. We're backed by 20 years of experience and like what our customers say, "we have it down". We're on the site within 60 minutes; we get right to work, and we get the job done quickly. We'll work with you and your insurance to save you both the hassle and paperwork. We are certified with the IICRC, and we are fully licensed and bonded. Our technicians are efficient and thorough, and they are happy to answer any questions.

        About

        Our company has built itself with customer satisfaction as the ultimate goal. Unlike other companies in the field we have experts answering the phone during business hours and answering service after hours. We have a unique system of checks and balances to make sure you are 100% happy the the work performed.

        About

        Restoration Plus is a local, family-owned business that specializes in water mitigation and cleanup, dry-out services, mold remediation, as well as fire/smoke damage cleanup and restoration. With over 12 years of experience in the field of restoration and emergency services, we look forward to helping you get through any emergency or 'messy situation' that you may find in your home or office, be it water damage from a broken pipe or toilet, or perhaps mold found in your closet or behind the sofa. We can help you file a claim with your insurance company since we have worked with all of them! Call Daniel for a free quote or house checkup!

        About

        Ekwall Company is a family-owned and-operated mold removal company offering mold inspection, remediation and testing services throughout the Carlsbad and Oceanside, CA area.

        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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