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Northbrook Mold Remediation Professionals

Browse these mold remediation companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Northbrook.

Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 343 hires on Thumbtack
Ralph L.
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I called and got someone to come that day to quote. The scheduled work (mold remediation in attic) was done on time, and the workers were extremely professional. The customer service was excellent throughout the process, including follow up and remittance of my warranty and bill.

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
Wendy C.
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From the moment we called Pur360 to come out and do an estimate to the moment they finished their service, my husband and I have been impressed. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable in the area of mold remediation, they are friendly, thoughtful and responsive. I would recommend them in a heartbeat for any service they might provide. Very Impressive!

  • 38 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon F.
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The work performed to completion by IKG Property Maintenance i.e.: debris removal, minor mold remediation and vapor barrier installation in my 600 sq ft crawlspace was competitively priced, very well done and very much appreciated. They also provide a 7 yr. product warranty that was not provided by most of the other Companies I received estimates from.

  • 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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 79 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Aileen A.
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Ron was very quick to respond with all communication and did a great job with our mold remediation. He also oflers a 15 year warranty with his services. I would highly recommend him

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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Green Home Care Incorporated
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Ron C.
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We had concerns about mold in our attic and we contacted several insulation contractors for inspection and recommendations. Keith did find small localized areas of mold and explained his process to kill the mold, reduce the staining, and provide a cure to stop future mold growth including upgrading our current insulation to at least R49. He performed all the steps needed to remediate the mold, caulk and seal sources of air leaks as well as add additional vent baffles as needed. Lastly, he installed addition blown insulation as he proposed. He also installed a attic hatch insulation package to decrease heat and cooling loss through the hatch area. His price was fair and his work was completed in 5 business days. I would hire him again.

  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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Mold remediation complete in a fast and timely manner. Great price.

Indoor Air Repair, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth B.
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I had some mold remediation done to my basement after old water damage. The mold had become a real problem health wise with my family and also in thinking about reselling our home. Carol and her team were responsive, efficient, fairly priced, and finished the job quickly and well.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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I called for an appointment and the inspector came out later the same day. I was feeling rushed because I was trying to sell my home and needed to have my attic inspected for possible mold. The inspector sent in a lab sample that proved that the attic did not have mold, just some staining, and I didn't have to pay for mold remediation. What a relief!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa M.
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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!

  • 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.

Element Home Services
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Good response time and quick response with estimate for mold remediation in my basement.

Mold Masters, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Walter B.
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Entire home was inspected and as suspected, mold was present. The company performed immediate mold remediation and resolved the issue.

  • 12 years in business
Darren S.
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A pipe burst in my house and WMF responded to my request on thumbtack extremely quick. They did a great job with the cleanup, very happy.

BELLA T MOLD REMOVAL
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Carlo T.
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The workers were professional, knowledgeable, and caring. They walked me through the whole process, ensuring my comfort throughout and answering my questions. I felt confident that the safety and health of my family was their top priority, especially since many of them have families of their own. I Highly recommend them for any mold problems

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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