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Lackawanna Mold Inspectors

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Ahold of Mold Environmental
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janet Z.
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Removal of basement mold. The owner was very courteous and thorough in his evaluation. Explained in detail what he would be doing. Scheduled the job in a timely fashion.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen C.
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I would absolutely recommend Amanda to anyone needing a home inspection! On time, very professional, and VERY thourough with the inspection. I was extrememly impressed. She combed the house from bottom to top and inside and out and documented everything! She spoke with us about several issues that she felt were really important during the inspection and had everything neatly organized in a report that was emailed to us the very next day. This was our first home inspection and the whole experience went so smoothly because of Amanda; thank-you again Amanda!!

Judy P.
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Al was an extremely professional and knowledgeable home inspector who made me aware of some very critical upgrades that needed to be implemented to make my home safe. He knew so much about every facet of electrical, plumbing, roofing, chimneys, construction, drainage, and the structure of my older home and explained it in layman terms. I would recommend Al to anyone looking for a home inspection no matter what the need.

CBO Home Inspections
4.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Xiao X.
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prompt and professional service

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Attic to Basement Home Inspections, LLC, making sure your home is safe and sound! We provide unbiased inspections for informed decisions! We are Radon Measurement Certified. Have your home tested. Our services include: *Pre-Sale Inspections *Pre-Listing Inspections *Partial Inspections We offer $50.00 off: *Single Family *Multi Unit Reports are written on site. We are licensed and insured New York State Home Inspector and Certified Radon Measurement Specialist. Brian Redanz Owner/Inspector Lic# 16000030358

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We are America's number 1 home inspection business. We offer real estate inspections, commercial inspections, condos, multifamily, water testing, and radon testing.

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We provide home inspection services with a special eye towards investment properties. We are a NY licensed home inspector. We have 20 years of safety experience combined with the expertise of being a landlord in the Buffalo area.

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We offer 24/7 emergency services for water, fire and smoke damage; mold abatement; and biohazard cleanup services. Full build back services, plumbing, electrical and roofing

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Your satisfaction is guaranteed when you hire HomeExtent, Inc. Home Inspection Services. You won't be disappointed, and that's a promise from me, Jeremy Goodmurphy -- registered home inspector with HomeExtent, Inc. Home Inspection Services. Home inspections are my only business. I am impartial and work only for you. My job is to provide you with a comprehensive, fair, independent, objective evaluation so that you can understand and take care of your valuable investment. Your interests are my interests before, during, and after the home inspection.

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We provide professional and unbiased home inspections to buyers and guide them on the important issues of their potential purchase.

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I perform inspections of your home as well as repairs and small jobs on every thing in or outside your home. I do roofing checkups, gutter cleaning, snow and ice removal, and much much more.

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Specsure Property Inspections has been offering commercial and residential property inspections throughout Western New York for over 20 years! That makes us a pioneer in the business. We have assisted thousands of home buyers and sellers alike to understand the condition of their homes, identifying repair issues, maintenance items, as well as areas where improvement can be made, to avoid costly repairs in the future. We offer complete structural and mechanical inspections, and encourage our clients to join us on our inspections from start to finish. In so doing, they may learn firsthand about the property being evaluated. Of course, we will compile a written report using a laptop computer, and produce a report of findings immediately following the inspection, complete with photos. You will know exactly where you stand before you leave the property.

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I take pride in my work and my service continue long after the actual inspection. I take whatever time it takes to thoroughly inspect and explain all my findings.

  • 4 years in business
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I have the knowledge necessary to ensure a thorough and complete home inspection

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We offer all-natural carpet cleaning, duct cleaning, roof cleaning, deck cleaning and mold remediation. Our service includes the following: * Carpets are dry in an hour; it's pet and people safe. * We offer duct cleaning to remove allergens. * Roof cleaning - Remove that mold and staining the natural way. * Mold remediation - If it smells like mold and mildew, give us a call. * Wood, decks and fences - We can make it like new with low pressure. We get it clean naturally!

  • 5 years in business
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my work will standout because i am conscientious and experienced in a wide verity of construction fields.

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I was an engineer by trade. My career consisted in paying attention to the small details of a project because these details sometimes reveal bigger problems down the line. Because of this training I an very thorough in what I do.

  • 18 years in business
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It's not just a home inspection; we understand the process and provide the needed information to our clients so they can make educated decisions when buying, selling, or maintaining their home. Our level of commitment to our clients goes beyond the home inspection process; we provide our clients with a 90-day Home Warranty, a 5-Year Roof Protection Plan, Recallchek of all appliances, SewerGard, a computerized home inspection report with digital photos and an easy to comprehend summary section. Providing "peace of mind” is guaranteed! We stand behind every home inspection with our Triple Crown Home Inspection Guarantee.

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Richard F. Pezzino is a licensed NYS home inspector, and a certified ASHI inspector. My goal: to present you with a thorough, unbiased evaluation, providing you with the ability and the confidence to make an informed decision. With more than 25 years experience in both residential and commercial properties, Accu-View Property Inspections, Inc. brings a broad base of hands-on experience necessary for today's inspection demands. All reports include digital photos of problem areas! We have Radon measurement specialists. NYS license #16000005200 member: ASHI, NAHI, NRSB

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Certified Heating Repairs,Licensed heating company, We expertly repair broken furnaces,boilers and hot water tanks. We profesionally install radon mitigation systems.We professionaly perform Home Inspection Services. We Professionally Perform Licensed and I nspected Electrical Service Upgrades and Repairs. We professionally perform Complete plumbing services and Installations. We professionally Install Vinyl Replacement windows.

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I am a fully licensed and insured NYS inspector specializing in first-time home buyers/sellers, single-family homes, condos, town houses, patio homes, log homes/cabins, rental properties, modular/manufactured homes, etc. With over 25 years' experience in the building industry, I have the tools and the know-how to provide an educated and sound inspection.

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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