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Saint Cloud Mold Inspectors

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GNL Enterprises LLC
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eugenia M.
Verified review

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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol P.
Verified review

Vickie Swenson of MOLD INSPECTION SERVICES did an excellent job of investigating a property for me which had a history of mold issues. I am a Realtor in the Mpls/St. Paul area with over 30 years of real estate experience, and I would feel very comfortable recommending Vickie to any future client who might have a need to know the mold status of a property.

Bottom Line Inspections
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sandi F.
Verified review

Curt is incredible to work with and has the knowledge needed to explain everything you want to know about the inspection! Great experience wotrking with Curt!!

JJ Inspection Services, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caity M.
Verified review

JJ Inspections was extremely thorough with the home inspection they conducted and even more efficient. Justin was flexible with our schedule so it worked in with everything else we had going on. It was a part of a very stressful process that felt simple and quick because of their professionalism and care.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sean E.
Verified review

I noticed what looked like mold on my kitchen ceiling. I contacted Twin Cities Mold Investigations immediately. Mr. Buchanan, who arrived on time and was very friendly and professional, ran some tests and discovered I did have mold spores. Some were toxic so I was very glad I called to have my home checked. The mold was caused by a leak in my roof which I have since had repaired.

Heather R.
Verified review

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 !

About

We provide both buyer and seller inspections for Central Minnesota and the North Metro areas. A typical inspection takes 2-3 hours, and covers plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical systems as well as roofing, siding, windows, doors, interior areas, attics and basements. We look for water intrusion, structural issues and safety hazards in addition to basic function. All of these are then summarized in an easy to understand inspection report complete with dozens of photos.

About

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

About

Hi! I am Jay Cielinski. I do inspections for homes that people plan to purchase for themselves. I do inspections to make sure that the house is good to purchase and that there are no problems with it.

About

Every job is managed one of two owners. You will receive the cell phone number for the owner managing your job, this helps to insure the highest level of customer satisfaction. We work with every major insurance carrier to get paid for most of the work we do. Unlike our competitors we do not market to those carriers, keeping the property owners best interest in mind. Most restoration have spent years building relationships with insurance companies so they can receive referrals from them. We feel this is a conflict of interest, we only do what's best for you and your property not the insurance company.

Q & A

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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 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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