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Bloomington Mold Inspectors

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Ultra Clean Services Corp
4.5
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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Thank you for your prompt response in calling us and coming out to our home the next day. Ben did a mold inspection throughout the house. He was very thorough and explained everything to us. He also was very reassuring, as we were concerned with health issues. Thank you for great customer service. They get an A++.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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We had a great experience with Quality Home Inspection! They fit us into the schedule on short notice and gave top notch service from start to finish. Thank you!!

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Integrity Inspections
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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I am very happy with my inspection.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maria D.
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I needed to have mold removed quickly. Matt was quick to respond for an estimate. Explained everything to me. Price was comparable. He did a great job, was on time, communicated and cleaned up when finished. It's nice to have a good person on your side in these situations!

Carlson Property Services
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jihan A.
Verified review

Jim came out in April to do a last minute home inspection and did an extremely thorough job. He was very flexible with us given that we changed our appointment time several times and was affordable. He was very professional and personable and took the time to sit down with is to go over the repairs and an efficient way of doing them. We know we can look to him if we need anything in the future. Thanks Jim! Jihan n Stephen

  • 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.

GNL Enterprises LLC
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eugenia M.
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I am happy to express my satisfaction with the work performed by GNL Enterprises. It's been about a year since I engaged his services which involved demolition of the interior walls of the basement in order to prepare for mold remediation. I have found Gregory Lindgren to be an excellent and prodigious worker. Not only was he always prompt and courteous, he took sufficient time to explain every phase of the work he was conductiing. His work is thorough; he always removed debris on a daily basis and he protected the work environment from the rest of the house through the means of carefully constructed heavy plastic "doors". I would not ever hesitate to recommend him to anyone contemplating hiring him for whatever projects he or she is considering.

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The cleaner worked hard at removing the mold on the bottom of a wall in a basement room where water had seeped in through minute cracks in the foundation. He showed me his work before applying a sealant that he painted on the wall. This completed the first step in a longer process to direct ground water away from the house.

AdvantaClean
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexa F.
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Steve responded promptly to our request for mold inspection and removal, and was able to come to our house the next day for a consultation. He was very thorough and took the time to explain his inspection and cleaning procedure, as well as possible reasons and solutions for our mold problem. His estimate was reasonable, and they even provide a price-matching guarantee. While we ultimately decided to go the do-it-yourself route, I plan on keeping Steve's number on hand for any future projects! I highly recommend considering Steve and AdvantaClean for your cleaning needs!

Heather R.
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Wonderful Company ! This was my first home purchase so, I needed reassurance . Did not want to make any mistakes. I was very impressed with the professional report I received. Beyond my expectations. They saved me from buying Homes not suitable for me. Love my Home ! Thank you 1st Step !

Randy Q.
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Prompt, professional and thorough - just completed the inspection yesterday. Expect the report to be remitted by next week.

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Anybody can remove mold, but it takes a mold remediation professional to do it correctly. If mold remediation is not done properly, it can easily do more harm than good. Mold Solutions technicians will develop a mold remediation plan specific for your needs, making sure your problem is remedied effectively and quickly. All of our technicians are certified in mold remediation, and they receive extensive ongoing training and education . Services include: 1. Prepare the site 2. Achieve negative air pressure 3. Remove containment 4. Contain the area 5. Remove damaged materials 6. Apply antimicrobial treatment 7. HEPA vacuum and clean-up 8. Conduct clearance testing

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Let us show you what top-notch service is! We are number 1 in the Twim Cities. Call us today for a free estimate!

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Our company has built itself with customer satisfaction as the ultimate goal. Unlike other companies in the field we have experts answering the phone during business hours and answering service after hours. We have a unique system of checks and balances to make sure you are 100% happy the the work performed.

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I am a licensed Wisconsin NAHI CRI professional home inspector with over 30 years of construction, maintenance and repair experience. I service a 90-mile radius from Hudson, WI, and the Twin Cities. I am also a certified radon inspector. I provide both on-site feedback results and a written photo-embeded e-mail report.

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TK Home Inspections offers residential home inspections. We provide services to real estate agents, lenders, and mainly home buyers. When your ready to purchase a home, it is always wise to have a professional inspection completed to see if there are any major deficiencies going on with the property. We offer a full computerized inspection with photos. Protect yourself and your family by having a inspection completed. Mention this ad and receive $20 off on your residential inspection. We inspect all residential properties, including single-family homes, condos, and townhomes. Please call or email us 7 days a week with any questions.

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We perform extremely detailed home inspections, truth in housing evaluations, moisture testing, radon testing, and single item/troubleshooting inspections. We've been in business since 1987, and we're the most highly rated home inspection company in Minnesota. To see what sets us apart, check out the "about us" page on our website, view a sample inspection report on our website, or check out Reuben's Home Inspection blog, which is also featured on the Star Tribune website.

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We provide our clients with a thorough and professional inspection, performed pursuant to the standards of practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) to make sure that clients are well informed about the house they are listing or purchasing. As well as home inspections, we also offer electric radon testing and thermal imaging.

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I am the area's best for home inspections. Get the buyer's inspection done right with a certified home inspector. Check out my webpage for current rates. Call or email to set up an appointment. I do electronic reports. I accept cash, check or credit. All inspections are done on time and professionally.

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At Harmony Home Inspections, we are engaged in the Minnesota home inspection industry. Our inspectors are members of MSHI, NAHI and ASHI, and are certified by AHIT. Our commitment to the MN home inspection industry is steadfast, assuring you peace of mind in your home buying experience. Our inspections conform to (and exceed) both NAHI and ASHI® standards of practice. Our reporting system which is computerized, state-of-the-art equipment, and resources are second to none. We are member of the following organizations: ASHI (MN Heartland Chapter - and National) - Member, ACI #250162 NAHI (MN Chapter - and National) - Member, Former NAHI MN V.P., CRI #10-15448 Infraspection Institute - Level I Certified Thermographer United Infrared - Member Moisture-Find IR - Authorized Contractor BBB - Accredited Business Membership - with A+ Rating MSHI - Member NMRA - Affiliate Member AHIT: Graduate, Master Course

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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