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Pottsville Mold Inspectors

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Country Boy Restoration
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Susie A.
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Leon did a roof cleaning and a mold inspection at our home. The roof cleaning was amazing, we had a roof with black algae streaks and he cleaned it with his no-pressure washing system and it looks like new shingles again. They also tested our home for interior mold, and fogged it with their organic product that killed the mold spores. Will defiantly call again if needed.

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Mirkwood Home Inspection
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

Zach was on time to do the inspection and took his time to explain things to us and show us what should be done throughout the house. He provides a lot of pictures with his report and is very detailed. His price was the best of 8 people I contacted (the house we're buying is over 3,900sqft so the prices were higher than normal). I would recommend him to anyone in the area that needs a home inspection done!

IPS Restoration
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Boz C.
Verified review

Terrific folks! I needed my basement cleaned after 17 years of no cleaning. They vacuumed the ceiling, cleaned walls and floor, wiped all items that had mold. They even organized the basement. Air scrubbers and dehumidifier. I would use them again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Henry T.
Verified review

Very professional and did great work identifying and removing mold in my attic.

FastPro Restoration
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Liz P.
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We had an emergency situation when the sewer in our rental property backed up. Another company got things flowing again, but there was damage and mold potential due to flooding. The crew responded within hours to clear the flooded area and completely cleanse to avoid mold. I was relieved because there is a young child residing there. Our situation could not have been handled more professionally. Thank you Tad Doyle!

Water Damage Solutions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zachary Z.
Verified review

I am an employee for a construction company that works on high end residential homes. One of our projects, that we were working on over the summer, presented us with some substantial water issues due to condensation in the lower level (basement/crawl space). There was such an amount of this moisture accumulating, that it was dripping on the floor below as well as absorbing into the structure above. Through this scenario, we could've been faced with replacing some pretty expensive hardwood flooring on the upper floor as well as having to pay for an extensive mold remediation on the lower level. The technician, from Water Damage Solutions, that came to assess our situation was extremely knowledgeable in his industry. He knew exactly what to do and wasted no time in executing the plan he laid out to us. Through an extensive setup up of dehumidification coupled with air movement, this gentleman was able to lower the moisture level in the problem area. As a result, we were saved from potentially having to address much bigger issues that this water could've caused. I was also very impressed with level of honesty and concern from this technician. That's an attractive quality that isn't always promised in today's work force. Truly grateful for the work that Water Damage Solutions performed for us and I would definitely recommend this company to anyone facing issues of this sort!

Enviroquest
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
Verified review

Inspection of a 3-story residential apartment structure, very prompt response and thorough inspection. Observations and limitations clearly stated.

Black Forest Mold
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

Black Forest Mold explained step by step how mold grows and why. They inspected my home and found where the water intrusion was coming from. Black Forest Mold provided a detailed written proposal to remediate the mold and how to repair where the water intrusion was. They put my fears at rest. I am extremely pleased that I chose them. Black Forest technicians were knowledgeable and professional. Everything as promised was completed. Black Forest Mold uses an independent lab for testing and guarantees their results for a year. I recommend Black Forest Mold without hesitation.

Advantaclean of Lancaster
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Greta S.
Verified review

We had an issue with mold in our basement after broken duct work went unnoticed for some time. John was very quick in coming out to give us a quote. We had received quotes from a few other vendors as well, but Advantaclean's was by far the clearest and most detailed- we understood exactly what they were going to do to handle the mold and prevent the rest of the home from being exposed. The team who carried out the remediation was prompt and professional, everything was taken care of in a timely manner. We were very happy with the service and have already referred friends and neighbors to Advantaclean.

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bill F.
Verified review

Sam was involved in mold removal that resulted from a leaking roof. He recommended a roofer who was very good. Sam Eramo was very cooperative and professional. He made excellent suggestions regarding the work and recommended investigating an insurance claim. The quality of his work was very good. I have no areas of concern where I felt a need to complain. I would definitely use his services in the future if the need arose.

RCS Restorations, Inc.
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly Z.
Verified review

Ron and the crew at RCS provided us with great service. They were thorough and detailed and were available for any questions we had, both prior to and during the job. They went above and beyond to rearrange their schedule to meet our time constraints, which was greatly appreciated. I would definitely recommend contacting them for an estimate to see what they can do for your mold remediation and restoration needs. Thanks, Ron!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
George S.
Verified review

everything they did was professional. workers were very courteous and always cleaned up at the end of the day. when job was done they cleaned up like they were never there. I would recommend them to anyone.

XMAN Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
    Jessica P.
    Verified review

    I used XMAN to remediate mold damage in one of my rentals. I'm out of state, so having someone I can trust and depend on brings peace of mind. They were knowledgeable, hard working and actually honest! I would definitely recommend XMAN. And while I hope I never have to deal with mold again, it's nice knowing who to call if I need to. Thanks again XMAN crew! You guys are great!!

    About

    We offer full home inspection, wood-eating insect inspection, radon testing and commercial inspection. We provide you with an easy-to-understand report with photos of the property you are having inspected. We've been a member of NACHI since 2012.

    About

    Our Mold Testing includes the 52- Point Visual Mold Inspection + use of moisture meters, infrared cameras, 3 air samples, laboratory analysis and report We're Licensed, Insured, and Certified Mold Assessors. We provide thorough mold inspections and testing, using moisture meters, infrared cameras, swabs, tape lifts, care and experience. When your home or commercial property has mold damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment, to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to mold removal and cleanup, enable us to properly restore your property. Our technicians are certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment. We do not just wipe away the mold, we do a complete structural remediation, which includes disinfecting, sanitizing, dehumidifiers and HEPA air scrubbers. We take before & after photographs and document the entire process, from start to finish, to make sure everything is processed smoothly and without any hassles to you. We work with all insurance companies. We use industry standard pricing. We have a Customer Satisfaction Department which monitors every job we do. We are certified, licensed & insured.

    About

    You don't have to wait for a report. You will receive your report at the inspection. The report is a custom computer-generated report filled with lots of photos of everything inspected. Your real estate agent, if one represents you, which we recommend, will also receive a report the same day. The report can be e-mailed in PDF format.

    About

    We have been a professional water, fire, smoke and mold damage remediation company serving the Lehigh Valley for over 21 years.

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    Why Choose Us? Fastest drying - GUARANTEED Free Estimates Available 24/7 60 Minute Rapid Response Fully Licensed And Insured We Work With Your Insurance Company

    About

    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    All Inspect is a family owned and operated business with 15 years experience in the industry. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Our friendly, personal, professional services and reasonable prices set us apart from our competitors. We guarantee exceptional value for your money.

    About

    We offer complete line of home inspection services for interior and exterior including wood-destroying-organism inspections. We have termite certification.

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.