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Johnstown Mold Inspectors

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  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
April H.
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Professional attitude, complete household mold evaluation, experienced in mold removal and water cleanup and excellent customer service are the reasons why this company is superior to the others. I interviewed all the companies that were provided by thumbtack. This company respected my home and gave me a reasonable price. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them without reservation. They will take care of the problem. My house is mold free. Thank You.

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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Rick was great. He helped us with a mold issue in our attic. They were very knowledgeable and the professionalism was second to none. I would recommend Green Home Solutions to anyone who needs a professional Mold Remediation.

Bactronix of S.W. PA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
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My new house was infested with stachybotrys mold. After consulting several abatement contractors in the Pittsburgh area I chose Background for their thoroughness and professionalism. I am thrilled with the outcome of their work and know who to call first should I ever have another mold issue. I cannot thank them enough for killing this mold and offering a great service to keep my family and me safe.

Pillar to Post - Pittsburgh
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave G.
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Friendly and explained-well as we toured around the house. Gave great tips on how to make simple repairs as well. Overall, outstanding service.

Helping Solutions LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andy F.
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EXCELLENT SERVICE A COMPANY THAT GENUINELY CARES

About

We provide home inspection and other related services. Home check conducts are, on the average, a detailed 4-hour inspection covering all major components in your potential new home purchase. We have been performing home inspections for over 18 years, and have over 5,200 satisfied customers.

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We do commercial and residential building inspections, radon testing, mould testing, wood-destroying insect inspections and swimming pool inspections.

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As a certified Home Inspector my pledge to you as my client is to ensure that you gather as much information about the home as you can to help you make and informed decision on the home you intend to purchase. I have performed over 400 local home inspections and with a thorough home inspection I can explain my findings with any and all solutions. My state of the art home inspection program provides you with a detailed home inspection report containing digital pictures with a description of each defect found.

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We have been in the business of keeping people and property safe since 1980. We treat each inspection as if our children were buying the home. Dan has completed over 14,000 inspections and brings that experience to work for our clients, putting your safety far ahead of trying to maintain the satisfaction of a real estate professional or seller. We also are environmental specialists as owners of EnviroSpect of Western PA. Dan is a recognized author with over 250 published articles. He is also a recognized speaker who has taught inspectors courses across the country. We perform home inspections, radon testing, mold testing, well, septic and pest inspections. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as our websites.

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Buying and/or selling a home can be stressful. Living in an older home can have its own challenges. I can help clear up some of that uncertainty. If you're buying and worried about the condition of your dream house, let me help put your mind at ease. I offer a complete and comprehensive report averaging around 45-50 pages of useful information about the home. In addition on all home inspections over 300$, I include a free wood destroying insect inspection (a 50$ value). Best of all, my work comes with a free six-month limited warranty because I believe in standing behind my work, and I am confident that I will do a good job the first time. I will also review the inspection with you either in person or over the phone. If you're selling your home, a home inspection can help you find the any problems that maybe a deal breaker, so you can correct them. Chances are your buyer is going to use an inspection service, so getting a pre-listing inspection will help ensure a smoother transaction. This service also includes a six-month limited warranty and free wood destroying insect inspection. There is no way around it, old man winter is coming to western PA. A home energy audit can help you cut your heating bills while still staying nice and toasty. This service includes examining your H.V.A.C. system, insulation and much more. If you live in an older home this service is a must! My name is Russ Leap. I have over five years in the construction field and three years doing inspection work ranging from large scale commercial to private homes. With over 300 hours of documentable training and two related college degrees, I am more than ready you service you and your family. I am backed up by my parent company, National Property Inspections who has been around for over 25 years. I am fully insured and certified. I service Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland and all surrounding counties/areas. I am more than willing to travel to help make the process of home buying easier. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone with your needs or questions.

  • 12 years in business
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Complete customer satisfaction

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We provide a free infrared scan in every home. We "see inside the walls". >Complete ASHI Standards Home Inspection (Ask about single items) >Wood destroying insect inspection - Limited Life Time Termite and Carpenter Ant Warranty. First 90 days free >Radon testing >Septic system dye testing >Well flow testing >Well water tests >Mold testing and inspection >Commercial Building Inspection >Multi Unit Investment Property Inspection - Over 9000 inspections performed - Computerized same-day report - Certified infrared thermographer - Certified ASHI home inspector # 203847 - Certified radon tester - PA Licensed pest control operator - Expert witness testimony and consulting member of COA - Building consulting and home inspection since 1989 - Former president of PRO-ASHI - Founding president of tri-state AARST

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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