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Evanston Mold Detectors

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Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 347 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
Verified review

They provided mold inspection and air quality test for our house. They were prompt and professional. I got my result back in 2 days. I would recommend their service.

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Pur360
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kari B.
Verified review

I hired Pur360 for the mold in my attic. Very helpful and professional. Would use again!

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

  • 38 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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We discovered through a home sale inspection that we had mold in the attic of our townhome. Tom was great came out to quote us last night and less than 24 hours later the remediation was completed and I have to say it looks fantastic, like there was never an issue plus a 7 year warranty!! I would definitely use them again, they were the best value for the job and we didn’t have to sacrifice quality!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • 18 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Shaina B.
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We had black mold in our basement after this summer's flooding here in Chicago when our sewer backed-up. Jason Tyler responded quickly to my post within a couple hours in the evening and came by for an inspection the next day on Saturday. He offered to start the work that day, but we couldn't do it then so he offered to do it Sunday. He arrived promptly with a partner to do the work Sunday and worked long hours both Sunday and Monday until late at night to get the job done quickly. The work was thorough, and efficient. I'd definitely recommend him for mold remediation, he knows what he's doing and with black mold you don't want to get it wrong.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Ryan B.
Verified review

Thank you Martin for your help and advice regarding the mold in my house. Martin was the first pro to contact me and came to treat the issue the next morning. His team was responsive and contacted me in the morning when he said they would. Martin also offered his thoughts and advice on an improvement project for my basement. I’d refer Family First Construction and Restoration to anyone.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason E.
Verified review

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.

Mold Pro Chicago, LLC
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
Verified review

Very willing to work with me since I had to remove mold from a house before the bank would let me purchase it. They were understanding about the seller not clearing out the basement and rescheduled. I could not remove the big items and they worked around those. Very friendly and professional.

  • 21 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Josephine V.
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When I contacted Mold Removal Chicago by email, I received a quick response from Andre. My mother had mold & damage downstairs caused by a leak from the upstairs bathroom. Andre came out to observe the mold & damage and sent me an estimate by email immediately the next day. He was very nice & patient and explained everything that needed to be done. My mother is on a budget and the price for all the repairs were what she could afford. His techs did a TERRIFIC job in removing the mold and repairing the damages. They also cleaned the entire area after themselves including the stairway that they used. The awful mold smell is gone and the repairs were done to our satisfaction. I would definitely recommend them to others in need of mold removal.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

We were moving an old refrigerator to make room for a new one and discovered the wall behind it was covered in mold. After realizing we couldn't clean it, we came to Thumbtack for quotes. Within minutes we were speaking with Moises from Nu-Gen. He came out on Monday at 10, tested the area and discovered that it was luckily contained just to the surface and not in the air. The drywall was removed and we now have an air-scrubber running. I'd like to thank Moises and Nu-Gen for taking care of the problem quickly and affordably!

Indoor Air Repair, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah T.
Verified review

Honest company, super fair, professional and attentive. The attic had mold and had to be remediated ASAP because of our closing date. So pleased we could close and move on the scheduled date. I am very grateful for their expedited service!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vince M.
Verified review

Restoration one is a great company to do business with consisting of good customer service in working with the customer to achieve satisfactory results, as my home had surface mold issues due to flooding, and restoration one came out immediately after my call for help to rectify the problem.

Assure Home Inspection Inc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

I hired Assure Home Inspection to complete the mold mitigation in 2 attics and my crawl space. They did a great job, were tidy and thorough. There was not trace of mold in the post mitigation test. I would use them again if I had a need for their services.

Pure Maintenance.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave S.
Verified review

Had the company fog my elderly Dad's home as he has compromised immune system. Not only did they move the mold but that "old" persons smell is now gone from the house.

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jason S.
Verified review

The professional was able to not only provide a solution to my problem, but identify the root cause and help me treat it rather than simply doing what he was there to do and leave. Even repaired a step that was accidentally damaged on my attic access with no charge. Very professional and prompt, charged what was quoted, and helped immensely.

Demolition EXPERT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Hannah D.
Verified review

I received excellent service for my mold removal the crew was especially friendly and did an all out excellent job cleaning out my attic i am very pleased with my service

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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