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Alexandria Mold Detectors

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  • 18 years in business
  • 567 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Petra Z.
Verified review

Ed was professional and a delight to work with and I would hire him again. Our basement was a mess after a long, slow leak left destroyed basebords and mold. He and his team efficiently cleaned up the mess and treated all surfaces to prevent mold from regrowing. They were even kind enough to make adjustments to their plans to accommodate our needs.

  • 15 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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The quality of work was very good. The original quote was for $199 to do mold abatement, but when they arrived, perhaps it was worse than anticipated because the actual bill for mold abatement was $399. The did recommend a piece of equipment, a UV light, for installation and charged $60 less than retail price, so Leo is a good guy.

Mold Control Services LLC
4.8
from 92 reviews
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis W.
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Mold Control Services, specifically, Mike Davis and his Team, did an outstanding job. I needed a mold remediator ASAP!!! I found Mike Davis on Thumtack. Mike and his team came to my rescue by working on a Sunday morning. They were prompt, organized, polite, and professional. Mike explained to me everything they would be doing. Once the job was completed, Mike showed me the completed job, gave me a mold clearance with his EPA seal, and he gave me a 2-year warranty. I'm a very happy individual. Thank you Mike and Team.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie A.
Verified review

Val did an outstanding job on the my old (home built in 1952) HVAC cleaning of air ducts, coil and main lines. I have only lived in this home since January 28, 2017. Val informed me that my unit had never had an HVAC cleaning. The dust buildup and debris was atrocious. He showed me every area that he cleaned thorough out the whole process. Val was very spot-on, informative, knowledgable, helpful and most of all worked efficiently! He informed me that there is black mold growing in one part of the air duct system also and how to properly place the filters inside the slot and proper upkeep on the HVAC unit going forward. I will have to schedule another appointment for that to be done. He was kind enough to take off the old corroded, painted over white register vents and directly referred me to some one to put on new white ones. He also came back the next day, first thing in the morning to show me the proper way to set the thermostat so that the fan will not run all the time. I will definitely stay with Val's company and have the HVAC done next April as recommended by Val and refer him to any family or friends. Thank you Val for your HVAC and mold cleaning services 😊

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RestorClean.
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany N.
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Carlos was very accommodating to my schedule, rearranging his so he could fit me in late in the same day. Very courteous, prompt, and professional. I got a mold testing for what seems to be a fair price. Would recommend.

Tko Water Restoration
4.5
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

TKO was extremely professional and responsive. I had surface mold that they removed. Completely satisfied with the workmanship. Ahmed is person with the utmost integrity

Unlimited Resources, Inc.
4.3
from 48 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Larry M.
Verified review

Today I had two sky lights resealed and mold inside the house where it had been leaking removed. The worn spots were then replaced and repainted. Very professional job, great workers,accommodating to my tight schedule and finished on time and as estimated. Will be hiring again soon as this was a VERY pleasant experience. 5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

MJ Home Services
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S S.
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I tried to write a review last week about the wonderful experience I had with MJ Home Services but by mistake I clicked the post review button before I had a chance to write my review. Therefore this review is in addition to the other review dated 12-22-12 from Mark S. I used MJ Home Services to treat mold in my attic, clean my ventilation system and carpets throughout my entire house, fix a leaking toilet, and to repair some drywall in my living room that was damaged by water in several places (due to the toilet on the floor above it apparently slowing leaking over a perioid of years). Due to my busy work schedule, John and Wayne (workman who came to my house) were extremely accommodating and flexible by performing the above services on a Saturday, a Sunday, and on a Wednesday night. All of the above services were performed with superior workmanship and at very reasonable prices. I know this because I had 2 other estimates before I selected MJ Home Services to perform the work. John was extremely knowledgeable about all of the above services performed. In addition, both John and Wayne were very neat, professional and courteous when performing all the work. In summary, if you want superior workmanshipcombined with very reasonable prices you owe it to yourself to use mJ Home Services for any water damage, mold, ventilation system or carpet cleaning services.

  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Somiyah W.
Verified review

Ron and Mike recommended the best mold test for my situation so I appreciate their experience. They used a reputable lab and even gave me a written report. Very responsive to phone calls/texts and great communicators.

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CrisRod Environmental LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn P.
Verified review

I live in an old row house in Washington DC and had a growing mold problem in the bathroom. CrisRod Environmental came in and very effectively treated the mold and painted the shower room with a mold-resistant paint. Their work was effective, neat, attractive, and quick - I am immensely pleased with the work that they did for me!

God's Glory LLC
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sona C.
Verified review

On March 29, 2016, a pipe burst in our neighbor’s home which caused water to seep into our basement, causing flooding. After a lot of back in forth with our insurance company we were finally able to file a claim. Serve-pro was suggested by our insurance company to perform the mitigation. After the 3-day mitigation process the affected carpet was concluded damaged. After a week of frustration trying to find a contractor that could perform the restoration I decided to get on here and start searching for a contractor. I had 6 contractors assess the damage and give me proposals. Most of the proposals were overpriced and the contractors didn't inspire confidence. I finally decided to contact Cletus, he was very responsive to my initial phone call and came to look at the basement the next day. He gave me an estimate and ensured me he would restore the damages to our basement. He and his crew were very professional yet friendly. They removed contents from the affected spaces, which was really going above and beyond what I would expect. I would highly recommend them to others. Top notch service and very knowledgeable of water, mold remediation, and restoration. He kept us informed on the progress and worked hard to be done by the deadline. He did exactly what he promised and more, I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone needing water restoration.

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Green Home Solutions
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie P.
Verified review

When I realized I had some mold growth after a leaky pipe, I had no idea there was an all natural solution that actually kills the mold and the airborne spores available but after hearing about Green Home Solutions, I called and setup an appointment and I couldn't be happier! More cost effective and less turnaround time compared to the other companies I called. Great service and experience with a locally owned company! Highly recommend!

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maria F.
Verified review

Tony was the best. His work was professional and clean. He went above and beyond to ensure the mold issue was resolved. He was careful and neat while he worked and left the space immaculate once he was done. His prices were also the best out there. In addition, he was also just a really nice person to deal with. I would highly recommend him and would 100% use him again if I have any mold issues in the future. Hiring him is a no brainer!

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
Verified review

These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

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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