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Over, under, behind, below — we’ll find and eliminate the mold

When you have mold, you’ll likely see it or smell it. You might see it in the corner of a shower, or detect its musty odor. But in some cases, you may have hidden mold. Mold can hide in places such as:

  • Behind drywall, paneling or wallpaper
  • On top of ceiling tiles
  • Under carpet or carpet pads
  • Inside ductwork

Learn more about mold and where it hides on our Articles page.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, the technicians at Tahoe Mold and Water are trained to look for mold — mold that’s visible, and mold that’s not. If you’ve got mold, we’ll find it in our mold inspection. And we’ll find the moisture problem causing it. You have to solve the moisture problem to solve the mold problem. Then we’ll consult with you on a comprehensive remediation plan to remove it for good and return your property to a healthy condition. Tahoe Mold and Water even negotiates with insurance companies and provides free estimates. (Inspections, sampling, and environmental testing require a fee.)

Is mold sampling necessary?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says if mold is visible, sampling usually is unnecessary. Under some circumstances (such as health concerns or litigation), you might consider sampling. Sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. However, sampling cannot be used to check a home or building’s compliance with federal mold standards. There are no federal standards.