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Schenectady Mold Removers

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Precision Home Care
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie M.
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This company did a great job cleaning off growth from my roof,fixing missing shingles, installing zinc flashing, removing tree branches, and fixing some toilets. I would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margot T.
Verified review

Jason did four inspections for me: Mold, Wood-Destroying Insects, Well Water Quality, and Well Water Yield. He explained the process over Thumbtack, showed up on-time, did the inspections in the time he'd estimated, and gave me a very thorough written report. During the inspections for mold and pests, he walked me through the house and explained what he saw and his recommendations. I'd highly recommend Jason. I understand Jason also does Home Inspections, and I'm sure he'd do a very thorough job.

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Carey Home Inspection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric G.
Verified review

It was a true pleasure working with Don from start to finish. The previous clients' reviews I say on Thumbtack led me to ask for a quote. When we talked on the phone Don helped work around my schedule so we could plan the inspection at a time that worked for me. When my realtor told me later that day I would need to reschedule the inspection, Don was again able to work with our schedule and was made the whole process much less stressful. When we pulled up to the house for the inspection Don and his assistant were there with the realtor. They went over step by step what each person would be doing, offered for us to follow either person and encourage us to ask as many questions - and about anything (really amazing with first time home buyers). Both guys were very thorough and detail oriented. It was clear they were both experts in their fields. They were honest, gave us the information we needed in a way we could understand and were in no way fishing for further work. It really was very refreshing. The best part of working with Don was the report. I was told it would be ready at 9:00 AM the following morning. Well, I received it at 8:00 PM that evening. This report astounded two architects in my family and one engineer. All of them were shocked by the how thorough it was and the number of pictures and detailed information. If you are looking for a great structural inspection, pest inspection, mold inspection, and radion tester - go with Carey Home Inspection!

Green River Contracting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ana Cristina V.
Verified review

I bought a 4-family home as a foreclosure and Paul remodeled the entire home from top to bottom, kitchens, bathrooms, refinished floors, vinyl tile in the kitchens and bathrooms, did a mold remediation in the basement and made a laundry room, repaired the siding and painted and lots more. The apartments are beautiful. I would recommend Paul to anyone wanting to get some work done. He takes the time to do a proper job and does not cut corners like other contractors.

  • 29 years in business
Chris A.
Verified review

Brian is a true professional. He examined our basement and said he was 95% sure our previous mold issues (handled by the amazing Art Stores) were under control. But I wanted to be extra sure because I was having allergy symptoms. Brian took the samples and reported that we are in the clear. It was very reassuring and I would recommend Brian to anyone.

Action Mold Consulting Inc.
4.0
from 2 reviews
    Amanda H.
    Verified review

    This company was easy to work with. They were responsive, professional and completed the work in a timely manner.

    About

    We do professional carpet cleaning, water damage and mold remediation, duct cleaning, and tile and grout cleaning. We are a certified firm with the IICRC and a member of ethical services. Our mission is to give you an incredible client experience. Please go to our website and check out what our clients say.

    About

    EnviroTech provides accountability, advanced technology and skilled techniques to help restore your property after a pest invasion, mold issue or HVAC air problem. We strive to achieve consistent customer satisfaction and superior mitigation results. We are available 24 hours a day.

    About

    CleanBright is a smaller scale company in which the owner is hands on and on site with every project we complete. We also have a team that can complete a full water damage restoration project from start to finish. This means we can complete the drying and dehumidifying of the area, while also taking care of any mold growth. Our team can provide a full rebuild and reconstruction of the damaged area and build it back to its original condition prior to the water damage.

    About

    We are a certified company that specializes in fire, water, and mold restoration on clean up. We are also experts in carpet cleaning, hard surfaces, HVAC duct cleaning and all cleaning-related services. We also offer 24-hour emergency clean up and structural drying.

    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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