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Portsmouth Mold Inspectors

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Mike Theodore
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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I own a home inspection and work with Mike often. I refer them because of their professionalism, and customer service.

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RemSafe Restorations, LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff Donna G.
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After attempting to tackle a mold/mildew problem in our attic, I decided it would be best handled by a professional with the right equipment, materials, and experience. We found RemSafe Restorations on Thumbtack and I contacted Brian for an inspection and estimate. He immediately replied and said he'd be able to take a look at it that early evening. I was discouraged by my attempt at cleaning up, but Brian set my mind at ease and assured me it could be successfully remediated. After his inspection, he left and e-mailed me with a quote that same evening. It seemed reasonable and fair to me after spending several hours trying myself and making little progress. He offered an additional preventative treatment with a 10 year guarantee which I did not hesitate to go for. Brian showed up at 7:30 AM within 4 days of our initial contact. First day was the removal treatment. Second day was the preventative. I am so pleased with the results. The area is fresh and clean smelling, no mess, and no disruption of our daily routine. Brian is a true professional with a great attitude and very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend RemSafe should you require any mold removal, and would not hesitate to call on them for the water damage and smoke restoration services they also offer.

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Green Home Solutions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tami L.
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Mike is very knowledgeable and thorough. He was able to explain why we have mold, what we are doing right, and outlined a plan of action for us. We are still working with him and another specialized mold remediator to (1) rid the museum of mold and (2) to take the steps needed to prevent recurrence.

Lowell Restorations
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
William M.
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Ray and his crew showed up on time and did a fantastic job on the mold remediation in my attic with plenty of time before we had to close. He explained the process in clear and concise terminology so I could understand what was being done. I would recommend him for any home improvement job. Bill M.

JT's Coastal Coatings
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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Tyler did an outstanding job on our ceilings for the entire house at a very reasonable price. I also needed some shutters repainted which he included in the price. While he was doing the shutters he mentioned the mold on the fascia boards and that he would take care of it, which he did at no added cost, he also removed mold on my shed, again at no cost. Since we are selling the house I had him repaint the front railings which turned out great!! Tyler is very, very meticulous and takes pride in his craftsmanship. He is a very polite person as well. Do not hesitate to hire him!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danny B.
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When I called New England Remediation, I talked to a very knowledgeable woman. When she came out to my house, she was very personable. When the workers came out to do the mold job in question. They were very cautious of my floors where they were walking and they contained the room that they had to work from so nothing got out into the air and spread through out the house. They cleaned everywhere they had been when the job was complete. I can’t say enough for this company. I will use them again!!!!!

  • 28 years in business
Susan E.
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We needed an emergency carpet cleaning prior to a final inspection before closing on the sale of our home, and Soil Away was able to accommodate us quickly and easily with very little notice. Professional and courteous service.

Lindsey H.
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I have just had a home Inspection in Febuary of 2011 and Mark was a great help if I had a puzzled look on my face he went and explained what he was doing and why this would help me. If I had a question he went and answered it so that I was to understand what and why.As a young woman buying her first home I would call and have mark help me with this again if I need this service..great job Mark and thanks for answering all my questions.

A-1 Mold Pro
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Mark R.
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I worked with Dana for a few months on several different mold remediation jobs and he has done a lot of work on my own house. He is extremely detailed and precise in his work and in protecting the building in which he is working. His work ethic is that hard work and persistence pays off.

Gaudet Inspection LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Tony B.
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I would personally recommend Mr. Gaudet to anyone who wanted a high quality service! Quick responses,very knowlegable, he did a total, comprehensive inspection of my property ,going into every nook and crany and not afraid to get dirty or answer all of my questions...I was totally satisfied and got more than my moneys worth and highly recommend him as a trusted expert at what he does!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sammi M.
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Lee came the same day and got the job done immediately. He is very timely and professional and I would recommend him to anyone thinking about hiring him for his services!

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
George B.
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GHS provided me with fast, friendly service! Their prices were very affordable. Lucas and Cassie Benson were both a pleasure to work with! George Bentas

Jim Dye Home Inspections
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Peter E.
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Jim did the job in a very professional manner.

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We specialize in identifying and removing harmful agents from your property. Mold, among other agents, can cause seriously long term health issues, we can help rid you of these nasty problems!

  • 18 years in business
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At Octagon Cleaning and Restoration, we offer our signature high-quality cleaning and remediation services. We're experts in specialized cleaning, water and fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and indoor air-quality-related issues for families and businesses in Maine and New Hampshire. Our commitment to excellent service and customer satisfaction shows in everything we do, and it's the reason we continue to be a top choice for homeowners, insurance professionals, corporations and property management firms throughout the great state of Maine and New Hampshire. We provide mold remediation, water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, and more for residential and commercial clients. Octagon Cleaning & Restoration is your Maine & New Hampshire cleaning services specialist! Our firm is IICRC certified and are proud members of the Better Business Bureau, which means we adhere to a strict code of ethics and use approved cleaning and restoration methods. We are located in Windham, Maine, with an office in Barrington, New Hampshire.

  • 17 years in business
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We are highly trainied mold remediations specialists, and will conduct a comprehensive mold inspection and free estimates. Most mold removal jobs can be completed in a day or less with less mess than traditional mold remediation. We use patented, non=toxic mold treatment products. Fast, effective remediation to kill mold and prevent regrowth. We also offer 24 hour emergency service South of Concord New Hampshire, and Essex and Middlesex county Massachusetts, and York County Maine

  • 4 years in business
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I present a honest and thorough inspection, with a complete report. I answer all your questions and point thing out as I go along,it's going to be your home, and I will make sure it's safe.

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I provide inspection of property before passing of papers for a sale. I also provide inspection of the area around the building and also inside of all the areas of construction that was used when the building was under construction.

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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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LSM Inspection Services is an independently-operated, fully-insured, New Hampshire-licensed and InterNACHI-certified property inspection company, specializing in residential, townhouse, condominium, new construction (phase) and builder warranty inspections. We will provide you with an unbiased, comprehensive and honest evaluation of the property you are considering to purchase. We work for you, the potential home buyer, only. Utilizing sophisticated reporting software and equipment, we produce comprehensive, full-narrative inspection reports, including digital photographs of any notable conditions. We serve all of southeastern New Hampshire.

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If you're buying or selling a home, have it inspected so that you know what problems may exist. We have 35 years experience in the residential construction market. Let our experience bring you comfort in knowing what you are buying or selling before its to late. We also offer water and radon testing, if needed. Our basic inspection fee for a home up to 3000 sq. feet is $325.00.

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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