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Council Bluffs Mold Inspectors

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BHill Home Inspections LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Rick B.
Verified review

Barney did a very thorough inspection of the house I purchased. I felt like he was very competent and had a good understanding of the trades and problems to look for and had good advise.

AdvantaClean of Omaha
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
Verified review

We saw some mold in a basement closet area. We called a few people, but AdvantaClean was the first to respond after looking at Home Advisor...thank goodness. They did a free estimate as well as others, but Mike (fully certified) had enough experience to discover, show, and explain how extensive the mold problem was. Him and his partner took care of it the following week, under time and under the estimated cost. They were amazingly friendly and easy to work with. They explained everything and left us with some cleaning solution as well. I would highly recommend these guys!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

I highly recommend Rainbow International! Our egress window well filled with 4 ft of water before giving way during a flash flood. My basement was soaked from one end of the house to the other. One can only imagine how horrible it was to find your home in ruins and nothing being covered by insurance. I spent about 2 hours reading through reviews on companies that specialized in flooded homes and it only added to my stress level. I used Thumbtack to solicit help and selected three water mitigators to provide an estimate; all of which had had pretty great reviews. Hands down, Rainbow International gave me the best first impression. They were sympathetic, professional, and on time! Being on time doesn't seem like a big deal to some but when you are talking about mold prevention, professionalism and my thousands of dollars being spent, it is very important. Not only were they on time but they were the first to submit their estimate...some of the other companies took 48 hours after they said they would submit one. Trust me people...when water is in your basement, you want it dried out as fast as possible! Being that these other companies are water mitigating companies I was pretty surprised that they were taking their sweet time. I feel I need to mention that it is pretty expensive to dry out a flooded basement. Like really expensive and it only added to my panic-mania mental state that I was in. That being said, Dave was so understanding and amazing and let me know upfront all of the things that my husband and I could do to save on a lot of the expenses. So yea, that was a lot of work on our part but we are not "well off" and were already out thousands of dollars on furniture, flooring, window, drywall replacement, etc....so of course we were going to do as much of the labor and clean-up as possible in order to save some money. Dave, his co-worker Robert and also his wife (also business associate) came by every day. They shared their moisture reading levels with me, removed fans that weren't required because of the drying progress (saving me even more money) and were always upfront with their expectations and the work being done. They took there time to meet each of my children, my dog and the dogs we were babysitting. Probably the one thing that stuck out most to me is that on the second day, they were saying my children's name or pets name if they saw them...I couldn't believe they had actually remembered my kiddos and pets names. Very cool. I was so appreciative of all their hard and honest work that I even baked some fall treats for them to take on the road with them. Seriously though, this company and its employees made the best out of a horrible situation. If you are reading this it's because you are most likely experiencing one of those situations right now...do yourself a favor and call this company!

4E Eco Design
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vonnie B.
Verified review

I had new rails put on my deck, Some drywall replaced and some patched. A couple of plumbing leaks fixed. All the work was completed within a weeks time. I am pleased with the work that was done and the people doing the work. They were very accommodating, listened to what I wanted and completed the work efficiently. Only one small negitive. Some garbage bags of debree from the work was left next to my driveway. Would have preferred they halled it away.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
Verified review

My wife and I absolutely recommend ACK & Associates home inspections! Al provided us with two inspections during our search for a new home (9/28/10 and 10/19/10). On both occasions, he was extremely thorough and took the time necessary to ensure a quality inspection. His final reports were timely and detailed, contained many, many pictures, and provided useful suggestions on how to address all areas of concern no matter how minor. He was always patient with us as we asked questions and consistently provided useful, pragmatic answers. Al is the founding president of the NACHI - Omaha Chapter, but beyond that it was obvious Al really emphasizes continuing eduction (he knew the latest code changes) and ethics (objectivity, patience, thoroughness). From our experiences, Al was worth every cent we paid and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector in the Omaha area.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

#1 inspector! I would highly recommend Ryan for your next HOME INSPECTION! I have yet to be disappointed in his work and my clients agree! His expertise is sure to put you at ease when purchasing a new home. When making crucial buying decisions it’s important your inspector is honest, knowledgeable, and dependable. This is why I have chosen the Top Notch inspector for all my home inspections time and time again.

  • 6 years in business
About

We can do drive byes, interior, Insurance and exterior Inspections. The difference is that we can do most inspection with in 24 hours. We make Pictures of street sign, house number, front of house, along with the street scene. Most work orders are done in 24 to 48 hours. What I like most of all is the office work, along with any inspections. I also like to do work orders as you see what people like to leave around in there homes.

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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 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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