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Omaha Mold Inspectors

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L&C Inspections Inc.
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Greg M.
Verified review

Home Inspection: L&C Inspections came into our home to do a full home inspection with mold testing as well. Lloyd was very polite and courteous while he was in our home. Being an insurance agent I also thought it would be educational for me to see how this process was completed so was full of questions at the time of inspection. Lloyd was very patient and answered all of my questions as needed....very knowledgeable. Thank you for the services and will make sure to recommend to my friends, family and client's in the future.

BHill Home Inspections LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Rick B.
Verified review

Barney did a very thorough inspection of the house I purchased. I felt like he was very competent and had a good understanding of the trades and problems to look for and had good advise.

AdvantaClean of Omaha
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
Verified review

We saw some mold in a basement closet area. We called a few people, but AdvantaClean was the first to respond after looking at Home Advisor...thank goodness. They did a free estimate as well as others, but Mike (fully certified) had enough experience to discover, show, and explain how extensive the mold problem was. Him and his partner took care of it the following week, under time and under the estimated cost. They were amazingly friendly and easy to work with. They explained everything and left us with some cleaning solution as well. I would highly recommend these guys!

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy N.
Verified review

We needed to have multiple inspections done on our property and we specifically chose DVO Inspection Services, Inc. because they could do everything in one visit. We had a structural inspection, mold inspection, and pest inspection done and because of their service bundling option, we were able to save money. It was a huge blessing to find someone who could do it all and I highly recommend them.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

I highly recommend Rainbow International! Our egress window well filled with 4 ft of water before giving way during a flash flood. My basement was soaked from one end of the house to the other. One can only imagine how horrible it was to find your home in ruins and nothing being covered by insurance. I spent about 2 hours reading through reviews on companies that specialized in flooded homes and it only added to my stress level. I used Thumbtack to solicit help and selected three water mitigators to provide an estimate; all of which had had pretty great reviews. Hands down, Rainbow International gave me the best first impression. They were sympathetic, professional, and on time! Being on time doesn't seem like a big deal to some but when you are talking about mold prevention, professionalism and my thousands of dollars being spent, it is very important. Not only were they on time but they were the first to submit their estimate...some of the other companies took 48 hours after they said they would submit one. Trust me people...when water is in your basement, you want it dried out as fast as possible! Being that these other companies are water mitigating companies I was pretty surprised that they were taking their sweet time. I feel I need to mention that it is pretty expensive to dry out a flooded basement. Like really expensive and it only added to my panic-mania mental state that I was in. That being said, Dave was so understanding and amazing and let me know upfront all of the things that my husband and I could do to save on a lot of the expenses. So yea, that was a lot of work on our part but we are not "well off" and were already out thousands of dollars on furniture, flooring, window, drywall replacement, etc....so of course we were going to do as much of the labor and clean-up as possible in order to save some money. Dave, his co-worker Robert and also his wife (also business associate) came by every day. They shared their moisture reading levels with me, removed fans that weren't required because of the drying progress (saving me even more money) and were always upfront with their expectations and the work being done. They took there time to meet each of my children, my dog and the dogs we were babysitting. Probably the one thing that stuck out most to me is that on the second day, they were saying my children's name or pets name if they saw them...I couldn't believe they had actually remembered my kiddos and pets names. Very cool. I was so appreciative of all their hard and honest work that I even baked some fall treats for them to take on the road with them. Seriously though, this company and its employees made the best out of a horrible situation. If you are reading this it's because you are most likely experiencing one of those situations right now...do yourself a favor and call this company!

4E Eco Design
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vonnie B.
Verified review

I had new rails put on my deck, Some drywall replaced and some patched. A couple of plumbing leaks fixed. All the work was completed within a weeks time. I am pleased with the work that was done and the people doing the work. They were very accommodating, listened to what I wanted and completed the work efficiently. Only one small negitive. Some garbage bags of debree from the work was left next to my driveway. Would have preferred they halled it away.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
Verified review

My wife and I absolutely recommend ACK & Associates home inspections! Al provided us with two inspections during our search for a new home (9/28/10 and 10/19/10). On both occasions, he was extremely thorough and took the time necessary to ensure a quality inspection. His final reports were timely and detailed, contained many, many pictures, and provided useful suggestions on how to address all areas of concern no matter how minor. He was always patient with us as we asked questions and consistently provided useful, pragmatic answers. Al is the founding president of the NACHI - Omaha Chapter, but beyond that it was obvious Al really emphasizes continuing eduction (he knew the latest code changes) and ethics (objectivity, patience, thoroughness). From our experiences, Al was worth every cent we paid and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector in the Omaha area.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

#1 inspector! I would highly recommend Ryan for your next HOME INSPECTION! I have yet to be disappointed in his work and my clients agree! His expertise is sure to put you at ease when purchasing a new home. When making crucial buying decisions it’s important your inspector is honest, knowledgeable, and dependable. This is why I have chosen the Top Notch inspector for all my home inspections time and time again.

  • 6 years in business
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We can do drive byes, interior, Insurance and exterior Inspections. The difference is that we can do most inspection with in 24 hours. We make Pictures of street sign, house number, front of house, along with the street scene. Most work orders are done in 24 to 48 hours.

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Our inspectors rely the results in a unbiased fashion and walk each home buyer through the home to see what was inspected and how the mechanics work.

DryHero Mold Testing

New To Thumbtack

    About

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Prompt water removal and extraction is a crucial first step when your home has water damage. DryHero uses specialized and powerful water extractors to pull virtually all bulk water from your carpet and pad! You'll be amazed the first time you see these self-propelled water extractors in action. Don't pull up your flooded carpet until you've talked to us. Water Damage Mitigation Water damage mitigation encompasses all emergency services required to dry, stabilize and preserve your flood damaged home or business. When promptly dried, water damage mitigation efforts will protect your property from structure damage, decay and mold growth. Mitigation services include moisture testing, water removal, surgical demolition, dehumidification, cleaning, air scrubbing and deodorization. Call us. The affects of water intrusion in Nebraska homes can range from minor to catastrophic. Our preference is to dry your water damaged home or business and stop mold before it has a chance to grow. However, for those unfortunate situations where water damage has gone untreated, have no fear! DryHero is trained and certifed to provide mold remediation services to residents of Nebraska. Therefore, the best way to avoid your own mold remediation project is to quickly mitigate water damage. Water damage prevention is the key to mold prevention. We can also assist with mold testing as well providing free on-site mold inspections. Call 1-888-DryHero from anywhere in Nebraska. MOLD OVERVIEW Awareness of mold growth in buildings has risen sharply in recent years. Several factors have contributed to this heightened awareness, including energy conservation measures, changes in building materials, the use of fast-track construction techniques, failure of occupants to manage moisture intrusion and humidity properly, and an increased reliance on mechanical Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for comfort control. In addition, significant media focus and litigation have fueled increased consumer concern. This site is not intended to replace professional examination of your specific mold situation. It is however intended to provide honest, objective information from various sources throughout the mold remediation industry. Since professional indoor air quality (IAQ) organizations, state governments and the US EPA have not agreed upon threshold exposure limits or levels of visible mold growth that constitute a concern for occupant and worker safety, assessing individual mold and air quality concerns can be quite challenging. Quantifying visible levels of mold growth alone has obvious limitations as an action level decision criterion, because it does not take into consideration hidden, concealed (not readily visible) mold growth, and it does not take into consideration contamination resulting from settled spores (not visible) that were dispersed from areas of actual growth. The IAQ and mold remediation industry is constantly evolving and as more information regarding mold contamination and remediation becomes available and as scientific developments occur and advancements are made in remediation technology and practice, professional protocols will change. INDOOR MOLD ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS Condition 1 (normal fungal ecology): an indoor environment that may have settled spores, fungal fragments or traces of actual growth whose identity, location and quantity are reflective of a normal fungal ecology for a similar indoor environment. Condition 2 (settled spores): an indoor environment which is primarily contaminated with settled spores that were dispersed directly or indirectly from a Condition 3 area, and which may have traces of actual growth. Condition 3 (actual growth): an indoor environment contaminated with the presence of actual mold growth and associated spores. Actual growth includes growth that is active or dormant, visible or hidden. PRINCIPLES OF MOLD REMEDIATION Provide for the Safety and Health of Workers and Occupants When it’s been determined that an indoor environment is contaminated with mold, remediation workers must be protected from mold exposure. Engineering controls and work practices are the primary means for preventing exposure. Appropriate respiratory protection or other personal protective equipment (PPE) are also used to protect workers. Reasonable efforts should be made to inform occupants of and protect them from mold exposure as a result of inspection and remediation activities. Document the Conditions and Work Processes When a preliminary inspection indicates that mold contamination exists or is likely to exist, an assessment should be performed prior to beginning remediation. In circumstances where an entire building or system is fully involved as a result of Condition 3 mold contamination or when the scope of work can be determined without sampling or independent IEP inspection and assessment, engagement of an IEP for assessment may not be necessary. Furthermore, some mitigation services may be initiated before or during assessment of conditions or performance of remediation processes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if health issues are discovered or apparent that seem to be related to the actual or suspected mold contamination, an IEP or other appropriate professional should be engaged by the property owner and the extent and Condition (1, 2 or 3) to which areas of the structure, systems and contents are potentially mold-contaminated should be assessed, documented, and reported to the client. The conditions and work processes should be documented on an on-going basis during remediation work. The return of the remediated portion of the structure and salvable contents to Condition 1 should be documented before the structure is rebuilt or the contents reused. Contamination Control The spread of mold contamination should be controlled as close as practical to its source. Initial moisture mitigation services may be performed to control mold growth, while ensuring that mold contamination does not spread from more-contaminated to less or non-contaminated areas. Contamination Removal Physically removing mold contamination is the primary means of remediation. Mold contamination should be physically removed from the structure, systems and contents to return them to Condition 1. Attempts to kill, encapsulate or inhibit mold instead of proper source removal generally are not adequate. Remediated structures, systems and contents can be considered clean (post-remediation evaluation) when contamination, unrestorable contaminated materials and debris have been removed, and surfaces are visibly free of dust. The term “visibly” can include direct and indirect observation (e.g., using a white or black towel to wipe a surface to observe for cleanliness). Also, remediated areas should be free of malodors associated with microorganisms. At that point, it is probable that the structure, systems and contents have been returned to Condition 1. After a post-remediation evaluation, the remediated structures, systems and contents are ready for postremediation verification. When verification that the structure, systems and contents have been returned to Condition 1 and when it is requested or required, a post-remediation verification should be performed by an independent IEP. Contamination Prevention To prevent recontamination or future contamination, the moisture problem that contributed to the mold growth shall be identified and corrected or controlled as soon as practical . Affected salvable materials should be dried to acceptable moisture content following the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (S500). ENGINEERING CONTROLS Mold remediators should prevent cross-contamination and use engineering controls to help ensure worker and occupant safety. Generally accepted industrial hygiene principles and Occupational Safety and Health Act “OSHA” regulations and standards, engineering controls are the first line of defense for ensuring safety and health. Engineering controls may include, but are not limited to: source containment, isolation barriers, pressure differentials, dust suppression, and high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration and vacuuming. DEVIATING FROM MOLD REMEDIATION INDUSTRY PROTOCOLS The Principles of Mold Remediation state that mold contamination should be controlled as close to its source as practical. Mold should be physically removed during remediation. Attempts to kill, encapsulate or inhibit mold instead of proper source removal generally are not adequate. Mold remediation projects are unique, and that in certain circumstances, common sense, experience and professional judgment may justify deviation from industry standards. It is the responsibility of mold remediators to determine and verify on a case-by-case basis that following the standard is appropriate. When Condition 3 mold situations exist that cannot be physically removed using reasonable measures, or when ongoing moisture intrusion cannot be resolved, it may be necessary to manage a Condition 3 area for extended periods by using long-term engineering controls, encapsulants, sealants or other methods. Allowing mold or moisture conditions to remain is strongly discouraged, since it can compromise the health of occupants, further damage building materials, and expose remediators to liability and other consequences. However, when deviations from this Standard are considered, it is recommended that mold remediators advise customers in writing that controlling mold or moisture condition in place can 1) have limited effectiveness, 2) result in a release of contaminants, 3) result in additional structural deterioration, 4) require long-term management, or 5) result in additional remediation work being necessary. It is recommended that mold remediators advise customers that follow-up assessment of affected area by an IEP may be appropriate when 1) affected area(s) become visibly damaged, 2) a change in the condition of the material or its surroundings occurs, 3) there are health complaints, or 4) engineering solution fail. Since deviation from the source removal principle occurred, periodic assessments may be advisable. It is recommended that remediators consult with appropriate technical professionals or attorneys for specific language to use in written communications with customers. Mold Inspection, Testing, Removal and Remediation At DryHero, our objective is often mold prevention by mitigating water damage. When water damage goes undetected and untreated, mold can grow inside your home. We are an IICRC AMRT trained and certified to remediate fungal contamination. Since mold growth is simply an untreated water damage, we utilize our training and experience to locate the source of your water intrusion, limiting the potential for future water damage and subsequent mold. How to Protect Yourself from Mold Whenever a building suffers water damage, it's important to promptly mitigate that damage by removing the excess water, and dry the structure with dehumidification. Otherwise, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold. If your home has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family. If your home has suffered water damage, promptly clean and dry out the water damaged portions of the building. At DryHero, we highly recommend that a certified water damage restoration professional inspect your home to perform moisture testing and structure drying services if wet materials are discovered. If chronic water damage and subsequent mold growth is found, professional mold remediation services may be necessary.

    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.

    Remove containment materials.

    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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