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Winchester Mold Inspectors

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Jacobs Ladder Inc
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

Buying a home can be stressful but buying our home was overwhelming. The home I bought ended up having mold and water damage throughout 3 floors. All of the damage was discovered on the night before closing, after extensive rains in the area, exposing the longstanding water and mold issues. I attempted to get help and quotes from multiple big name companies. These companies were only able to offer me long waiting times for assessments and quotes only to fix the damage, not the cause. Hugh from Jacobs ladder was one of the 2 people who showed up the day I called, and the only person able to fix the cause of all my problems. The repairs for the damages were done through a negotiated insurance claim through the agency selling the home. I don’t deal often with insurance claims and it all seemed over my head. Hugh helped me negotiate the deal, explaining in detail what was being asked, offered, and done throughout the 2-month long project. I never felt like I was being mishandled, lied to, or ripped off. My personal background makes me distrusting of people. As a veterans wife, I have been a single woman and single mom while he was deployed. During those times, I have been the victim of sales targeting because of my lack of male representation, but Hugh and his teams respectfulness and honesty put all my fears at ease. The number one thing I appreciated about this business is that they do exactly what they say. Their actions spoke louder than all that was told to me. The team employed by Hugh was always respectful of my family, my time, my home, and even my pets. I never felt like I had to stay and babysit to be sure my property was safe, or that work was actually being done. If there ever was a miscommunication Hugh or his team were always happy to explain things to me until I understood. I never felt like I couldn’t ask questions or that my presence was a complication, which I have felt dealing with other contractors before. Hugh was present throughout the entire project as an active participant in the work, not just a figurehead boss showing up occasionally. Hugh and his company took a devastating situation and made it manageable. From the help managing the insurance claims, which he did seamlessly, communicating with all the parties in the process, which he did efficiently, to understanding the codes for the area, which he knew immediately, to reconstructing the damaged property back to normal in a timely manner, all of these things were done in a fashion that left me feeling assured. I am beyond happy with the finished product and had it not been for them we would have had to walk away from this home. Before them, this house was not livable. They saved our dream home and made it better, safer, and healthier than before. It is refreshing to see an honest company that does exactly what they say; I would recommend them to anyone in need of repairs. I am a volunteer reference for Jacob Ladder disaster and recovery contractors, I receive no benefit from this reference; I give it because the end product and experience was excellent. I give permission to allow all photos of our renovation to be used and would speak to those in need of a reference to use this company.

DPC Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Charles S.
    Verified review

    I had mold testing and a home inspection done. Dpc was on time and walked us thru all of my wife's questions. Very nice people I would definitely use their services in the future.

    Absolute Home Inspection
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Suzanne B.
    Verified review

    Mike Bays does an excellent job on all of my home inspections. I refer him often to friends and clients

    First Impression
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Dennis M.
      Verified review

      Our home inspection company has used Mike and First Impression numerous times. We don't use mold remediation companies for testing because it is illegal in Kentucky to have the same person do testing and cleanup. We have Mike test homes to determine where the problems are, then we use a separate cleanup company. Mike also tests after the cleanup for clearance. That's how we keep it legal. A lot of mold cleanup companies want to make money on testing too, or want you to skip testing so they won't be accountable. We've used Mike many times, and call on him as soon as we see a problem. Since he's local in Lexington, he gets to jobs quickly. He provides a detailed lab report and a pass-or-fail letter for us.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tami J.
      Verified review

      Pearce Home Inspection did a wonderful job! I was very pleased with the timely, quality work. The report was thorough and included pictures.

      About

      I'm thorough, detailed and dedicated to the best interests of my customer by giving you all the information I can about the home you're having inspected. I provide an easy to read narrative report with digital photos to provide clarity.

      • 32 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      We are Central Kentucky's oldest home inspection company. We have been serving home buyers since 1986. We have inspected over 15,000 homes. We are providing our clients with the information they need to make an informed decision about the homes they are purchasing. We are the area's only Certified Master Inspector and are fully licensed by the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors (HI-2003 and 2004). We offer you a choice of reports, either our economical express report delivered on site after your inspection or our premium computer-generated report. We are the only inspection firm in the area that provides a 90-day $1000.00 written guarantee. We can also provide other inspection services such as commercial property inspections, termite and wood-destroying insects reports, mold, radon, etc.

      About

      I am committed to provide quality services at a reasonable price to all my clients.

      About

      Home and business removal of mold and also other cleanup are available. If you are looking for a solution to a problem, call Williamstown Environmental.

      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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