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Council Bluffs Mold Removers

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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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy N.
Verified review

We needed to have multiple inspections done on our property and we specifically chose DVO Inspection Services, Inc. because they could do everything in one visit. We had a structural inspection, mold inspection, and pest inspection done and because of their service bundling option, we were able to save money. It was a huge blessing to find someone who could do it all and I highly recommend them.

  • 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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jaime J.
Verified review

I used A.C.K & Associates for my home inspection and was very impressed. They were very detailed with their inspection and presentation of the property. The hard copy of the report was also very organized and easy to read. All of this illustrated to me the professionalism I was looking for in an inspector because we all know buying a new property comes with a fear of the unknown. A.C.K. removed that fear for me.

Q & A

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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.

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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