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Mercer Home Inspections
5.0
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  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diana T.
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Mr. Mercer did a great job. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector. He worked with me given situations unique to a foreclosed home with no disclosure statement. I always believe you should walk through a home with the inspector and Mr. Mercer definitely pointed out things he felt I should see for myself. I was very pleased with his work and professionalism.

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CJO Construction and Inspections specializes in exterior and interior home improvements. From whole house building to repairing existing structures, we take pride in our craftsmanship. You will find us to be dedicated, dependable, and trustworthy. Please visit our website. We are committed to providing homeowners and landlords in Eugene area with a wide range of quality products and services, including: Home Inspections: We provide a general whole house inspection service. We are inspecting major components of a residence and organizing findings in a narrative and picture style report. Remodel: - Complete house remodels, bathrooms and kitchens Construction: - Room additions, fences and decks, greenhouse and garden shed Repair and Maintenance: - Seller repairs, dry rot, property management Please call, text, or email us with questions of your construction project. CJO Construction and Inspections

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This is an Alaska native woman-owned company specializing in professional cleaning, environmental site assessments (phase 1 and phase 2), mold inspections, asbestos and lead assessments, data entry, business and office management and medical office management.

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Buyer Inspections It's important to keep things in perspective. Most homes have conditions that need attention. The question is, what and how serious are these conditions? A home inspection answers this question and explains its solutions, so that you can make an informed decision before purchasing a home. Inspections are performed with a systematic approach, breaking down the house as a whole into systems and components. Every inspection is accompanied by an inspection report that can be downloaded from our website, emailed or printed. Our inspections are non-destructive examinations of the systems and structures of a home, from the roof to the foundation. We perform every inspection in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules Division 8 Chapter 812. Inspections typically range from 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the home. Oregon Home Inspections will reveal any important issues that may need attention and can suggest solutions and maintenance programs. The inspection will provide you with valuable information that will give you greater confidence in negotiations. A walk-through with the prospective buyer at the end of the inspection is strongly encouraged. This allows us to present a much greater appreciation and understanding of the home's condition and details found in the report. If the buyer cannot be present, a telephone appointment or meeting at our office can be made in order to discuss the report. Does your home have conditions conducive to pests or wood rot, or perhaps is even infested with termites? It's important to have your home regularly inspected for these conditions to ensure against costly structural damage. Oregon Home Inspections provides an objective "pest and dry rot" inspection of your home, along with a detailed written report, recommendations, and photos of the findings. Wood destroying organisms (WDOs) find houses to be a great source of food when conducive conditions are present. These conducive conditions are invitations to WODs; once inside the house, these organisms can cause serious structural damage to the integrity of the house. WDOs can easily go unnoticed since they typically attack parts of the house that are not readily visible. There are two general conditions of reportable concerns when receiving a structural pest inspection: actual structural damage by an infestation, and conducive conditions. Find moisture intrusion, building envelope leaks, missing insulation and more. Our infrared (IR) camera scans your building to discover conditions not visible to the naked eye. IR cameras are one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available for building inspectors today. We are certified Level 1 thermographers in building investigations.

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Services offered: * fire damage repair * water damage repair * mold abatement * asbestos abatement * lead removal * remodeling

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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