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Crystal Lake Mold Inspectors

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Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 343 hires on Thumbtack
Sean S.
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Performed mold inspection and remediation within a weeks time to north side of my attic. Was performed quickly and to the agreed upon manner (sprayed behind incorrectly installed insulation from previous remodelers work). They also advised on fixes to perform, so the issues don't come back.

Kingdom Restoration
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Elena K.
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The gentlemen were hard working, neat, courteous and polite. They did a fine job. I would recommend them highly to anyone in need of mold remediation.

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Pur360
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lexi R.
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I hired Pur360 for mold testing in my home. They were very professional and I received my certified results in 2 business days! Thank you!

  • 17 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Usha A.
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cleaned thoroughly suggestions to avoid mold etc in the basement

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  • 17 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Jannet D.
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I called Family First Construction for mold remediation problem in my home. They came out right away they were extremely knowledgeable and provided me with the reassurance I needed that my mold problem would be completely resolved.They were professional and courteous and I highly recommend them.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason E.
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Had an appointment today for Jeff to come inspect possible mold in our bathroom and he never showed up, I left a voicemail and a message for him and no response. I find it to be very unprofessional when no contact is made saying you will be late and have to reschedule as I rushed home from work to make sure I was here when he said he would. Lost my business.

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Restoration 1 of Cary
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Leigh C.
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I am in the process of selling my house and called Restoration 1 concerning some basement mold. Joe responded quickly and gave me honest, practical advice about the problem.

  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob L.
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Estimate came in lower then others, which both excited and worried me about the quality of work. However, Andre was very knowledgable, and his crew was professional and experienced. I am impressed by the work that was done, and the experience that it was to work with Mold Removal Chicago. I would hire again.

Indoor Air Repair, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pat F.
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I appreciate the speed in witch they came to help solve my problem. Everything was done in a timely fashion. Pepole in the office as well as the crew that came out were very personable and worked vary hard. They all have are thanks

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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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.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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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.

Professional Mold Inspection
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alice G.
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Work was done quickly & efficiently!! (1 small problem with a small pipe being sliced during drywall removal- no big deal!!). Everyone involved was very helpful & great to work with!! Hopefully won't need mold removal again-- but would call them again!! Thanks!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shari M.
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Mr. Johnson was very responsive to our inquiry, left a personalized message on the email and provided options for his availability. Due our unique circumstance of home purchase, we ended up (Friday evening) needing an inspection on Saturday morning. He was right on time, prepared and thorough with his report. The whole process was a great experience for both us and the sellers.

Abate Restoration
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chris I.
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The GM of the business personally came to my home. We had water in our basement. He ran tests on the floor and took his time to explain the extent of our problem. He helped us understand what to do to save our floors and clean the mess instead of just convincing us to replace everything. This is my 2nd experience working with mold inspectors for water in my basement and he was by far the best I've run into. I highly recommend him. He even called a couple days after his inspection to follow up and see how things were going. He saved us a lot of money in the long run. Thanks.

Element Home Services
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
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I have been using Element Restoration For over 7 years and have always been satisfied with how Budget Friendly, Professional and Work they complete! I have referred my clients for Restoration, Mold Remediation and all of My Construction needs. I also am responsible for Bank Owned Properties that need Maintenance and Repairs That Element Restoration and Home Services has helped me complete! I have been in Real Estate and Construction for over 20 Years and Do not give referrals lightly! I would totally recommend Element Restoration and Home Services! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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The business acumen Holly provided was honest and forthright. She presented the obstacles of obtaining quality data with regard to the unexpected nuances and idiosyncratic entities related to buying a 100+ year old home with candor and a pleasant, optimistic approach. She offered options for inspection at reasonable price points and provided discounts through bundling multiple tests (Radon, Lead Paint, Asbestos and Mold etc.). That said, Brett Kelley, the president of CIA, fulfilled these expectations with a substantial level of professional experience and knowledge base as the fundamental insecurity of purchasing a home (our first, and an older home at that!) stems from the unknown. Brett placed everything on the table (so to say) and pointed out with a certain specificity the issues that most warranted priority attention. With photographs tagged with detailed annotation, his report was thorough and honest. Honest from a BUYERS vantage! A true professional and someone I would keep in the front of my Rolodex. (Does anyone use a Rolodex these days?) You can't go wrong with the CIA!

About

Discovery Inspection Services is an independent, family-owned, full-service building and environmental inspection and testing company located in Oswego, Illinois. We provide property buyers, property sellers, or property owners residential and commercial property inspection services, including home inspections, moisture assessments, mold testing, radon testing, and other related ancillary inspection and due diligence services using the latest technologies and techniques. Our ancillary services include pest and wood destroying insect inspections, and well and septic inspections that are often associated with certain types of loans, such as a VA or FHA loans. Discovery Inspection Services primarily serves the Fox Valley area, as well as most of the northeast portion of Illinois. We specialize in providing the most friendly, reliable, cost-effective, professional and thorough service in our market. With a specialized background and education in building science and forensics, Discovery Inspection Services is uniquely qualified to be your go-to inspection and testing consultant. We prepare electronic reports that include photos from our inspections, as well as illustrations and web links to provide additional information about maintenance and repairs of items noted during the inspection. We provide a 90 day structural and mechanical warranty on all of our inspections and check for recalls on all kitchen and major appliances in the home. We carry a money-back guarantee on our inspections and promise to provide you with a valuable service to help you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

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I have a real estate inspection (unlicensed) construction and real estate background in both residential and commercial properties.

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We provide mold removal in Chicago. We promise to deliver the most intensive and most secured mold remediation process. We have over a hundred satisfied clients.

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We offer home inspection for both buyers and sellers of residential property. We use digital photography, thermal imaging, non-destructive moisture meters and an array of meters, gauges and probes to generate a complete and easy-to-read 4-color home inspection report. We provide onsite mold inspection, if requested. Please visit our website for complete information. NorthShore Certified services the Northern Chicago communities.

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In addition to being a State Licensed Home Inspector I have over 20 years of hands-on construction experience and 18+ years in the fire service as a firefighter and fire investigator. No other inspector can match this experience! I also provide: - FREE 90 day home warranty ($500 value) - Coupon for FREE install of an ADT security system ($200 value) - FREE safety brochures - FREE final walk-through checklist - FREE U.S. FLAG for your new home

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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