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Santa Cruz Mold Inspectors

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  • 2 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Kari D.
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After a month away and a lot of rain, our tenant came home to find a heavy, musty smell throughout our guest house. Upon closer inspection, we were horrified to find we had mold all over a lower level room we used mostly for extra storage. We immediately had the house tested for mold and secured a proposal for remediation while helping our tenant find an alternate place to stay. The mold report and initial estimate to remove the mold was much more than we expected. That's when a friend told me about Green Home Solutions of Northern California. Justin and Jose came to my house, provided a thorough mold inspection and within days had a plan underway to remove the mold and clean the air quality in my guest house that was nearly 75% less that our initial estimate! I Would definitely recommend GHS NorCal for any mold issue you have. Kari D.

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

These guys are great very professional from putting on booties at the time of inspection to cleaning once they were done. I highly recommend them to any one dealing with a mold problem

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!

The Mold Warriors
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra H.
Verified review

Patrick has completed several mold clearances for me. There is no one better in his field. I wish to tell everyone how competent he is and what an extremely complete job he does in a timely manner. You must also know that my clients liked him very much and appreciated his work. I sell real estate and he has helped both the buyers purchase a home that had mold and sellers sell a home that had mold. Mold is not a bad word anymore to me because I know Patrick can and will define the type of mold and completely eradicate the mold. Patrick gives a certificate that lenders and insurance companies accept. If you have a mold situation call Patrick!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie C.
Verified review

My experience was very positive with Professional House Repair Restoration. Kamil was incredibly responsive and worked hard to ensure that I had a positive experience and was a satisfied customer. Denis came the day after my Thumbtack posting to give me an estimate for the work and within days of agreeing to their proposal, the team came to remediate the mold in my home. They were courteous, knowledgeable, and very quick in making my home safe again. Thank you Kamil and Denis!

Hawkeye Inspections
5.0
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
Angelique B.
Verified review

Steve was totally professional and very personable. He completely examined the whole house with a fine tooth comb. He even made recommendations for items I could address on my own, and "how to" tips. That was incredibly usefull as a female single parent. I was selling my home, and his inspection completely mirrored the buyers inspection. 5 stars!

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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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We are a home inspection and maintenance company. I have been in the construction and maintenance industry for 37 years. I started studying building code and inspection practices in 1989, and started my inspection company in 1995. My company does work for the general public, real estate, property management company and commercial and residential properties.

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We offer home inspection services. We are ASHI qualified. We have been doing business for over seven years. I am a member of IBEW (electricians' union). Amerispec is the largest home inspection company in North America. We provide one-on-one service for our clients. Our reports are easy to read, include pictures, and are usually e-mailed within 24 hours. Please give us a try. Thank you. Mark Meserth Amerispec

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We have been performing home inspections in the Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara counties since 1998. I have performed approximately 6,000 inspections and am a certified inspector with ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). Most inspection reports are emailed the same day of service. For further information, contact me at anytime.

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We offer certified home inspection. We inspect property before buying it and give an overall assessment of property.

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Residential and commercial foundation and drainage inspections are offered by a Registered Professional Engineer and General Engineering Contractor. Our field work is focused on foundations, drainage systems, retaining walls and slope stability issues. We can provide a comprehensive written report within 24 hours of our inspection, but typically, we need 3 to 7 days lead time to schedule an inspection date. Send us an email Call us in Los Atlos at Special Building Inspections Check me out at my LinkedIn site

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I am your team player in the real estate transaction. I do residential, commercial, and manufactured home condition analysis. I have 20 years of inspection experience in Monterey County, having inspected over 5,000 homes. I am certified with ASHI, NAHI, and Army Corps of Engineers for construction quality control. I am insured for one million dollars -- E&O and GL.

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I provide 25-year-old professional real estate manager and inspection service. I am licensed and bonded. I am a certified property manager with over 3000 home inspection reports performed.

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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.

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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.

  • 25 years in business
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We do both termite and property inspections and deliver the reports the next business day. We carry E&O insurance to $1MM and general liability. We love what we do and work hard to satisfy our clients.

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We provide the very best in mold inspection and testing in the San Francisco Bay area. Give us a call today because we have mold specialists on hand to help with every unique situation around.

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We have been performing residential and light commercial inspections in the Santa Clara County area since 2004. All inspections are performed in accordance with the National Standards set forth by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Most inspection reports are emailed the same day and include digital photos. We offer a hard copy binder with a "home maintenance guide" provided by U.S. Mail. We are available for quotations and information 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. To schedule an inspection or obtain further information, give us a call.

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Real Estate purchases can be stressful and complicated. By choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced real estate inspector, you will have the knowledge and confidence you need to make sound real estate purchasing decisions. At OneStop Inspection Services, my comprehensive inspections and commitment to honesty and accuracy bring peace of mind to every client. I bring knowledge from 15 successful years as a journeyman carpenter and construction superintendent. At OneStop Inspection Services, my theory is to do the job right the first time. I understand how important it is to have a clear picture before you commit to a real estate purchase. I use the most current and up-to-date inspection software on the market. Once my thorough inspection is complete, I will provide a complete, colored report that includes photos and explanations of the entire inspection. I don't consider a job to be complete until all of your questions are answered, and you have a clear picture of what you are buying. At OneStop Inspection Services, I don't answer to anyone but you.

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One call does it all! Services include the following: * termite, property and roof inspections * natural hazard disclosures * home warranties HomeGuard has been in business since 1988. All of our termite inspectors are licensed by the state of California Structural Pest Control Board. Our property inspectors are all either ASHI members or candidates.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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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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.

Can mold grow behind drywall?

Mold can grow behind drywall, in your attic, in the basement, under floors — mold can grow anywhere. The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture and water. If your home has been exposed to excessive water due to flooding or heavy rains, if you have an old home with leaky pipes, or if you live in an area with high humidity, you need to be vigilant about mold. Mold is most easily identified by sight. You may see blooms of mold on furniture, on walls, or along the floor. If you can spot mold, you probably don’t need to test for it and can save on mold inspection costs and direct your energies towards mold remediation. But if you’re not certain, you may need a pro to help you determine whether you have hidden mold. Scent and illness are two potential signs of hidden mold. You may smell anything from a musty earth scent to a foul stench, and you may experience respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritation, problems with your nervous system, or aches and pains. The national average cost of mold inspection and testing is $250-$300.

How long does it take to get rid of mold in a house?

You can never completely remove mold from your house; a small number of mold spores will always exist indoors and are a natural and helpful part of our world. However, if water or moisture is left unchecked inside your home and mold begins to colonize, it can pose a serious health risk. Mold remediation can quickly and safely remove a mold infestation from your home or office. Depending on the size of your problem, mold remediation might take anywhere from one to seven days (or more) to wipe out the major sources of mold in your home.

Mold growths (colonies) can establish within 24-48 hours, so it is important to act immediately if you have a water spill or leak — especially if you live in a hot or humid climate. If you are past the point of DIY and need professional help, mold remediation teams will come to your location, assess the extent of the mold problem, identify and rectify all water leaks and sources of dampness, identify all mold sources (both visible and hidden), use specialized equipment to contain and prevent migration of mold spores, safely remove contaminated materials, treat infested areas with approved antimicrobial sprays, dehumidify and dry the appropriate areas, and seal areas as needed.

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