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Columbus Mold Inspectors

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Creative Home Remedies, LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
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Very pleased with the indoor painting that Creative Home Remedies did for us. Their attention to detail and quality of work was above my expectations. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a painter. They also provide other services like mold inspection, basement waterproofing, foundation crack repair, crawl space cleaning, etc.

Stay Dry Waterproofing
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon C.
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They were professional, showed up on time and gave me a thorough inspection/estimate. Other companies gave quotes of over $20k without really inspecting anything -just some kids giving a canned sales pitch. Mark quoted a small portion of that amount and actually knew what he was talking about. The honesty and thoroughness is much appreciated.

Columbus Environmental
4.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Katie G.
Verified review

We hired Neil to help us with the mold issue in our basement. We used him for multiple services including full mold inspection of our home and mold testing during mold remediation. He was a pleasure to work with and trust-worthy to hire again if needed (knock on wood) Thank you Neil!

Better Home Inspections
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Greg T.
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Still waiting to get my inspection emailed to me.

Restoration 1 of Columbus
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
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Took care of a mold problem for me. Friendly people. Did a good job. I would use them again.

  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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Needed mold remediation in a hurry on home I was selling. Jeff was on top of it. Very professional, courteous and did a great job, and got it done quickly. He even made recommendations for my buyer to prevent future issues. Highly recommend this company

Last Minute Inspections
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tasheena D.
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Chris came out within an hour and half of my thumbtack request. Very responsive. Did a great job. Would recommend. Thanks!

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Mission: My goal is to utilize my diverse background and professional training to assess the condition of the home and provide you with a detailed report that will reveal any issues found during the time of the inspection. This report will give you the confidence necessary to make an informed decision on the purchase of your new home.

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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.

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  • 4 years in business
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We do home inspections: pre-purchase, new home construction, eleventh month, and construction draw home inspections. Bownes Home Inspections is made up of a husband and wife team that works together to make sure your home gets the best home inspection as possible.

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We provide clients with computer-generated inspection reports with digital photos of residential and commercial buildings. We offer radon testing, gas line testing, and wood-destroying insect inspections. We are certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and listed with FHA to do fee and compliance inspections.

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While many home inspectors conduct "visual" home inpections, Thermal Imaging Solutions, LLC utilizes the latest in FLIR infrared technology to identify missing insulation, moisture and possibly mold that the human eye cannot see.

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If you're in the market of buying or selling a home, protect your family and home from the unknown with the guidance of a fully licensed and insured Hilliard, OH based home inspector. The punctual and professional staff at Omega Home Inspections offers a 24-hour turnaround on reports, so you can quickly learn what issues your residence might have. We're a locally owned and operated firm that can have master certified inspector check out everything that worries you about your house. We are skilled at inspecting foundations to HVAC, plumbing to electrical and everything in between. We can also do mold inspections. We're certified as master home inspectors from Hondros Business school. We offer more than 15 years of experience as a professional carpenter. I am a vocational teacher for Columbus City Schools. Omega works hard to complete each project promptly. Our company is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Omega will get down and dirty to make sure that your home is operating in good standards. Omega Home Inspections has evening and weekend appointment times available, so you don't have to adjust your schedule in order to meet with us. Call today to schedule your home to be professionally inspected. We are a proud member of USA Home Inspections USA.

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I can do home improvements and can fix almost anything. If it cannot be fixed, it's not broken. Nelly's decorating skills can decorate any home, being of Dutch descent, especially small homes. I make sure that everything in your home has a place!

  • 26 years in business
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Our Inspector has 20 plus years of experience. Whose motto is "the only stupid question is the one never asked especially when buying a home!"

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We started our business to help our clients learn more about health risk associated with mold and air quality ten years ago and evolved into branching out into four areas off expertise.(Restoration and insurance claims, Reconstruction and remodeling,Environmental teating and abatement services and mold). We educate our clients on the underlying causes with mold growth and air Quality concerns. Water seapage and mositure control effect all the areas effected by high mold spore counts in our Air quality testing and moisture coupled with a food source such as drywall,insulation,base trim,cabinetry, hollow core doors,carpet etc allow the roots off mold to penetrate too deep and as such the FDA recommends the proper decontamination off the these building products and proper usage of containment areas under negative Air preasure and Hep air scubbers set to 6 air changes per hour. We think the health concerns related to higher then normal mold ecology(Environment) can be classified into three stages and one being considered normal. We became fascinated by using the soft sell approach and the discipline to just focus on the cause and the education to your clients off future water proofing maintenance or keeping close eye on interior relative humidly as it relates directly to mold growth where your RH is above 50% for only 24-48 hours. We offer complementary visible inspection and water intrusion inspection and ventilation inspection which includes exterior grading and gutters,downspouts and ground drainage inspection. furthermore, we offer lab testing for a set cost based on type and amount of test performed. Cleaner air provides quality off life.

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The Columbus Restoration Pros are focused on helping residents of the Greater Columbus, Ohio, area recover from water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, and mold removal. Our team of trained professionals will get the job done right the first time. Whether you have a big job or small area, make us your first call! We offer several convenient payment options and have the ability to bill your insurance company if your claim is covered under your home insurance policy.

  • 4 years in business
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Omega stands out because of my 20 ,years as a carpenter. I have been trained as an apprentice to obtain my journeyman certificate. I am currently a lead instructor at the high school level teaching building trades. My inspections are very in depth and detailed. I look at an inspection as a investigation. Every house, condo and town home tells a story. I try to relay the story to you the client. This is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life and I want you to know that you are investing in something that will not only serve has your home, but a long term investment.

  • 4 years in business
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I am a professional real estate inspector, with certification #2758. I am a member of the international association of certified home inspectors, with NACHI ID #NACHI13110703.

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We offer home inspection. A general home inspection involves a non-evasive visual inspection of: * the property (lot) * interior and exterior * HVAC * electrical * plumbing * roof These items are evaluated to help better inform the client on the conditions of the property at the time of 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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