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Berea Mold Inspectors

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  • 2 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Kareem visited us this morning and did an awesome job. We had some yellow jackets in our back yard and surprisingly enough, we had some under the siding of our home. He found them and hopefully took care of all those little buggers. I highly recommend RE Pest & Mold Remediation Services to take care of any of your needs. They were efficient and extremely helpful!! Here's hoping we don't need to call them back for anything, but if I do...I am told there is a warranty covering us. THANK GOD!!

SafeHouse Solutions, LLC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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We had SafeHouse Solutions perform a follow up inspection after mold treatment at our house and they were prompt, knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with.

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Your Safe and Healthy Home
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Casey N.
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Tim was on time, professional, and honest with us needing or not needing a mold inspection. Even though he did not think we needed to analyze a sample for mold, my finance opted for it just to be sure. Time advised results would be back in a week and would recommend a plan if needed! Highly recommended!

AIRGUARD RESTORATION
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tishanda S.
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Gil did a good job assessing problem areas in a new home that I was purchasing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The reason I give 4 stars and not 5 is because when I called to book the mold inspection I specified that I wanted testing done on the entire home that would be sent to the lab and I was quoted a specific price for that and then when Gil arrived he gave a VERY different price because he stated the price she gave me was for one area not the whole home. But then he assured me that the lab testing wasn't needed and pointed out problem areas to me. I was satisfied with his assessment although I ultimately did not end up having him remediate the problem. But I would use his service again if needed.

  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Todd was very friendly and professional. He was thorough in his inspection and provided me with a timely, informative report for my mold issues and helped advise on how to resolve them. I highly recommend Top Choice Home Inspections for anyone who needs a mold assessment done.

Altek Restoration Services
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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I am selling my house and had to have it checked for mold in the attic. They were right on time to check the attic, found mold and two days later they went back to the house to take care of the mold. I was impressed with their personal kindness, expertize and ability to explain how they were going to rectify the situation. It was taken care of quickly and the clean up after was expertly handled. The price was very reasonable as well.

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Protective home inspections
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis F.
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Very good inspection,very helpful experience ,would recommend to anybody.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dean T.
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I made my decision to hire Duraclean after speaking with Carla. I was quickly contacted after submitting my Thumbtack request online. I had other quotes with a few other companies, but I clearly made up my mind after she came over, thoroughly explained the procedure and what to expect, and backs up the procedure with a warranty. I felt good knowing that the mold was going to be taken care properly. The tech that came and did the work (2 thumbs up too!), was pleasant, explained the steps he was going to do, and was very friendly! I cannot say enough about my experience with Carla and Duraclean! I will HIGHLY recommend them to anyone that needs their services! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did - from start to finish!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Doug C.
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We discovered we had a mold issue in our basement and it needed to be resolved. Through Thumbtack and a short search we found Mike of Green Home Solutions. He was fast to respond to our inquiry and very helpful. Our mold is gone and we are happy with the entire experience. Much appreciated, Doug - Cleveland area

Lakeside Mold Remediation
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
The General Issue S.
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My request for a professional inspection of "moldy" areas in my shop and garage was responded to in an hour or so and scheduled the next day. It was great that they were willing to work around my late hours that day! Josh took his time and answered my questions and gave us some pointers on what we can do to protect from issues down the road. After we agreed on a plan, it took them less than a day to have the mold completely Gone, and the areas treated were ready be used just hours after they left. Almost no downtime!

Twins Cleaning Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alicia G.
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They came in very professionally, found the problem and removed the mold from my basement. Then they sealed the walls to help prevent anymore growth. They also gave me suggestions on keeping mold from recurring.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen K.
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I needed a quick termite inspection for a refi and Mark contacted me right away and was able to come out the next day in time for us to get our inspection report to the lender promptly to keep us on track for our closing. He also went above and beyond the termite inspection, noting an issue with our roof that he suggested we check out with a roofing professional! Would highly recommend.

Candi P.
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We just purchased a new home and the home inspector thought there might be mold. After getting 3 estimates we found Douglas Kern and Mold Protection Services, Inc. Their proposal was the best priced, offered a warranty on their work, and verified everything with testing. We even had them clean our furnace ducts and bio-wipe down our entire home.The house is so clean, smells great, the carpets look brand new. I would highly recommend Mold Protection Services, Inc.!

About

We provide home inspection for real estate transactions. We inspect more than you would expect! We do full or partial inspections.

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We are a full-service restoration company, specializing in mold inspection, testing, and remediation and property restoration.

  • 6 years in business
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Five Star Inspectors are not just inspectors that sat through and online class. We are X-contractors that have experience in building homes from ground up. We are continuously educating ourselves to give our clients the most professional and detailed Home Inspection Reports.

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Here at Mike's Home Inspection Service, we treat the customer like our family. Whether you're buying, selling, or just looking to see what shape your home is in, Mike's Home Inspection Service is for you. My name is Michael Federico, and I'm currently studying at Penn Foster and majoring in home inspection. I have joined ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). I inspect everything inside and outside of the house. I do roofs, windows, doors, walls, house foundations, attics, crawlspaces, and so much more.

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Over the last ten years, we have been providing home inspection services and home renovation services to residential customers. We not only inspect your home, but we also do the necessary repair/renovation. We are a dedicated striving small business that cater to the homeowner. Our services are tailored to assist your needs on a personal and business level. It is personal because we dedicate the time and attention to your needs, and we provide the best solution to educate your needs with the right service.

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We do mold remediation and all construction projects. We are very affordable and dependable. We will take care of all your needs.

  • 13 years in business
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Crown Inspection Solutions provides general home inspections, radon testing, and pest inspections under the ASHI guidelines for all of northeast Ohio since 1999.

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HiTech Security Solutions will provide you with an evaluation of needed repairs. Many items checked in the inspection include: * Slope and Elevation of Grounds * Chimneys and Fire Places * Heating and Air Conditioning * Electrical and Wiring Systems * Attic * Kitchen and Bathroom * Door and Window Mechanisms * Plumbing Systems and Fixtures * Basement and Crawl Space * Foundation (Interior and Exterior) * Exterior Siding and Roofing * Garage Door and Mechanisms * Gutters, Flashing and Downspouts * Walks, Driveways, Patios and Stoops * Wall Covering Material We have been serving NE Ohio, Cleveland and Akron areas.

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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