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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
Anthony P.
Verified review

Less than a year ago, our basement flooded from a sewer backup that was caused by tree roots. Initially I thought that my cleanup efforts were sufficient(shop-vac to remove all water, discard visibly damaged carpet and belongings), but unfortunately I was wrong. About 2 months later my wife noticed black spores growing on some of the sheetrocked areas in our laundry room. That is when I decided to consult an expert to see if we were dealing with a potential mold issue. I reached out to Minnesota Mold Inspection and Vickie responded very promptly. From the moment that she arrived at our residence she was extremely professional, courteous and considerate. She explained every step that would be done in the testing process and always kept us informed. Vickie then delivered a comprehensive report with a summary of the incident, mold spore counts and types, recommended next steps for mold remediation/restoration, and content cleaning instructions/suggestions for all of our personal items. We were so impressed with her outstanding work that we reached out to her a second time to perform clearance testing after the restoration company completed the mold removal and air cleaning. I would highly recommend Vickie from Minnesota Mold Inspection for any and all mold related issues.

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.

Q & A

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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.

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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