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Durham Mold Inspectors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackson E.
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Very knowledgable, friendly, and timely. Mr. Purvis came to my home to inspect the mold in my crawl space. He explained the situation and laid out and o different solutions for us. He was able to come back out the next day and resolve the mold. His services were very reasonably priced. I would recommend him to a friend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Madeline A.
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This inspection exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the mold inspection for everyone. He found types of mold that were not found with my at home kit and also looked in places I would have never thought to look.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Caprice M.
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I had mold in my crawlspace because there is a low point where water collects. I contacted several mold remediation companies and they were quoting estimates of around $5000 and up to remove the mold. I decided to contact Ramos Waterproofing and his estimate to remove the mold, lay new plastic and re-install the sump pump (in a much better fashion than I had done) was far less than the others. The work was completed on time, mold was removed and when he and his crew were finished the crawlspace looked brand new! They also removed everything I had stored in the crawlspace and hauled away, at no additional charge, the items I no longer wanted. Since I was getting the house ready to go on the market that was an added bonus! I highly recommend Mr. Ramos. He does quality work for a fair price.

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Restoration 1 of Raleigh
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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David F.
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Came and did a free inspection and.... didn't find anything! Gave me some suggestions, but no charge. I TRIED to at least buy them lunch, but they insisted it was free, and asked me to call next time I had an issue. So refreshing to have someone that could have told me anything they wanted to and charged a bunch but kept their integrity.

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Glover Environmental
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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We engaged Daniel for a mold inspection. He was able to meet with us the day after we spoke with him on the phone, and was punctual. He was professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk with.

  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rod J.
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I recently had water damage from a leaking water line that went unnoticed for some time. As a result lead to mold forming in the crawl space. I called advanta clean of Rocky Mount and they came out right away. Ms.Latoya and Mr.Vincent were very professional. The mold remediation was completely done in a timely manner. I will totally recommend Ms.Latoya and Mr.Vincent from advanta clean of Rocky Mount to anyone who is in need for help from any type of water emergencies

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
TJ T.
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I had some mold growing in the attic. Walt came out within a couple days of me calling, inspected the mold issue, and provided a quote on the spot. A couple of days later Walt's team showed up, sprayed the attic (with preventative stuff, as well) and took care of the problem. Good experience overall.

Atlantic Mold Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Certified and insured mold remediation and water intrusion experts. We specialize in residential and commercial. We also provide air quality testing, inspections and verification. We offer free estimates. CMI, CMRC,RRP and IEP certified. Member of NAMP and affiliated with FEMA.

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We are on time, accurate, and concise. We are home builders, home inspectors, and engineers. We have been in business for 17 years. Our customers appreciate our knowledge and ability to explain in plain English our findings. They also like our extensive use of pictures.

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More information means better decisions. We do thorough home inspections and new construction evaluation, specializing in moisture control, drainage issues and green construction for healthy living and cost economies. Wells Inspection Services, Inc. is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI #515).

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Need a quality Home Inspection that's easy to understand? Worried about radon, mold or energy usage in your home? When you need a home inspector, radon, indoor air quality analysis (mold), or energy audit for your residential or commercial inspection, call Jeff Zehnder Home Inspections in Cary, NC. I am a licensed home inspector in both North Carolina and South Carolina. I am available for business between 8 A.M. and 6 P.M., Monday thru Saturday, by appointment. I accept all major credit cards, cash and check. Whatever your inspection needs, I can help. When you trust in Jeff Zehnder Home Inspections, you get the most thorough home inspection in NC. If you are in the market for a home inspection, air quality/mold inspection or an energy audit, check out my company and see what you can expect from me. If you would like to know more please contact me for a personal consultation or to schedule an inspection today. What we do: * Home inspections * Commercial inspections * Air Quality inspections * Mold inspections * Toxic mold inspections * Radon inspections * Energy audits/energy efficiency inspections

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We take the time needed to thoroughly asses a homes condition. Many inspectors are all about volume instead of quality. Our average time spent on site during a home inspection is 3-5 hours. Furthermore, our reports are industry leading. We offer the most in-depth report you will find.

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As a home inspector, I have 15 years' experience. As a home builder, I have 15 years' experience. I am a civil engineering graduate. I perform very thorough home inspections. Please visit my website for more information. I also perform radon tests with continuous radon monitors. All reports are sent out prior to the next business day.

  • 17 years in business
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The Washington Group has been performing residential and commercial inspections in the Piedmont area of North Carolina for the past nine years. We provide inspection services in Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Reidsville, Burlington, Oak Ridge, Jamestown, Brown's Summit, Eden, Mebane, Whitsett, McLeansville, Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. Our inspections are detailed, and the reports are easy to read and understand. The report contains digital photos of any issues. Our inspections are first-time home buyer friendly. What that means is that the inspector will explain in layman's terms issues with the home and how to maintain your new home. Maintenance is an important aspect of any purchase, and we spend the time with you to explain the best way to maintain your home. We are available to you, by phone, after you move in to answer any issues that pop up. Other services include: * Radon Testing * Well Water Testing * Mold Inspections * HUD 203K Consultant Services * Draw Request Inspections

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I am a licensed home inspector with 25 years of experience. I do radon and mold inspections. I am also a general contractor on all aspects of plumbing and electrical. I am licensed and bonded.

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Our Inspection service company has more than a decade of experience providing high quality equipment and sound. We offer competitive prices and excellent customer service.

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Keeping an eye on your investment! The right choice is MHI, with more than 17 years of hands-on construction experience and numerous pleased customers. A caring attitude and attention to detail make a difference during crunch time. With MHI, you'll be entrusting the biggest investment you'll make to someone with the experience and knowledge you need. Trust is why our clients come back again.

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We return phone calls and keep appointments We complete projects in a timely and professional manner

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I am a licensed NC home inspector. I have been a builder/general contractor for 15 years. I know construction from the ground up. I am currently taking $75 dollars off on home inspections. Also, I am doing a 24-hour turnaround time on home inspection reports. I can inspect homes for purchase, for sale, or annual maintenance for owners to have peace of mind, or for any other reason.

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We will be inspecting for housing authorities under HUD single- and multi-family housing and teaching and managing inspectors across North Carolina.

  • 16 years in business
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We do commercial/residential HVAC cleaning by NADCA standards. We also provide mold remediation. We offer free estimates. Our estimator is mold certified.

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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