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Richmond Mold Detectors

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  • 29 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey Z.
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Had mold in my car that he was able to get out. Great value for the work

  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Janelle D.
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Absolutely amazing person to work with. We were in the process of going through our inspection with selling our house and we had mold in our crawl space. That inspection process it’s self was extremely stressful but Mike took the stress off of us. He did an amazing job and even our realtor wanted his name and number to give to her clients and future clients. You will not regret hiring him!

H&L Services
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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H&L provided a quick assessment and quote. They arrived the next day to begin addressing issues resulting from a flooded basement. They were great communicators and efficient, experienced workers. They removed damaged carpets and baseboards, scrubbed the air, and removed mold. We were SO pleased with the quality of their work and the price. We will hire them for other jobs!! Thanks H&L!

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Mike and his nephew did an amazing job on our carpets. We had stains of all kinds, even mold, and now you would have no idea they were ever there. Timely and thorough service..he's my go to carpet cleaner from now on.

AdvantaClean Systems
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Page A.
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Kevin, the owner of AdvantaClean Systems, responded immediately (even though it was 9 pm on a Sunday evening) to my inquiry about a mold problem in my home. After messaging with me a few times with knowledgeable questions, he agreed to come to my home the next morning to give me a free assessment. Kevin was on time, courteous and professional. After thoroughly investigating the site of the problem, he was honest in telling me that the mold was only surface deep and he suggested I try a different cleaner than the one I was using. He was even kind enough to show me the product he recommended on his ipad. I am immensely grateful for his sincerity and will not hesitate to tell anyone who is in need of the services AdvantaClean Systems provides to call Kevin first. It is such a breath of fresh air to meet a business owner who clearly understands the key to building a successful company!

Ventilation Purification
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Beth K.
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Ventilation Purification has done numerous jobs for me including crawlspace work and mold remediation. They are knowledgeable, timely, efficient, and incredibly easy to work with!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Very professional company! I had a shower that leaked through my ceiling and into my closet. They came right out and assessed what needed to happen to get my house dry and mold free. They even recommended a local contractor who helped in the repair of the shower and reconstruction of the ceiling. Excellent pricing.

Heather R.
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On arrival, they were extremely friendly and informative of what needed to be done. If you need something done in a timely fashion, give them a call. I would highly recommend to family and friends!

About

We are contractors for asbestos abatement, insulation, lead and mold remediation, demolition, duct cleaning, and indoor air quality.

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Richmond Mold Remediation LLC is a mold remediation specialist covering the Virginia area. They do mold inspections which takes samples to see the type of mold growing in homes. Mold comes in different forms and has the potential to cause major health complications such as breathing problems, sinus issues, allergic reactions and more. Richmond Mold Remediation LLC has the equipment, training and experience to handle the largest of mold and water related problems. They specialize in clearing out homes in order livable spaces to make them livable again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a light environmental service company providing mold remediation, emergency water cleanup and HVAC/duct cleaning.

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Grant's Home Services Termite and Pest Control services both commercial and residential properties, providing general pest control services including warranties for residential homes. Grant's Home Services also provides certified water testing services, as well as mold remediation and removal.

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Our company provides mold removal information and services for Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding areas.

Q & A

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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 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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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.

Can mold grow behind drywall?

Mold can grow behind drywall, in your attic, in the basement, under floors — mold can grow anywhere. The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture and water. If your home has been exposed to excessive water due to flooding or heavy rains, if you have an old home with leaky pipes, or if you live in an area with high humidity, you need to be vigilant about mold. Mold is most easily identified by sight. You may see blooms of mold on furniture, on walls, or along the floor. If you can spot mold, you probably don’t need to test for it and can save on mold inspection costs and direct your energies towards mold remediation. But if you’re not certain, you may need a pro to help you determine whether you have hidden mold. Scent and illness are two potential signs of hidden mold. You may smell anything from a musty earth scent to a foul stench, and you may experience respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritation, problems with your nervous system, or aches and pains. The national average cost of mold inspection and testing is $250-$300.

How long does it take to get rid of mold in a house?

You can never completely remove mold from your house; a small number of mold spores will always exist indoors and are a natural and helpful part of our world. However, if water or moisture is left unchecked inside your home and mold begins to colonize, it can pose a serious health risk. Mold remediation can quickly and safely remove a mold infestation from your home or office. Depending on the size of your problem, mold remediation might take anywhere from one to seven days (or more) to wipe out the major sources of mold in your home.

Mold growths (colonies) can establish within 24-48 hours, so it is important to act immediately if you have a water spill or leak — especially if you live in a hot or humid climate. If you are past the point of DIY and need professional help, mold remediation teams will come to your location, assess the extent of the mold problem, identify and rectify all water leaks and sources of dampness, identify all mold sources (both visible and hidden), use specialized equipment to contain and prevent migration of mold spores, safely remove contaminated materials, treat infested areas with approved antimicrobial sprays, dehumidify and dry the appropriate areas, and seal areas as needed.

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