San Francisco, California based Bay Area Mold Pros has issued an advisory to San Francisco property owners to avoid conflicts of interest when undertaking periodic mold inspection and testing. The company offers mold inspection and testing services, and they caution homeowners against hiring companies that offer both testing and remediation services. Learn more here: Mold Services In San Francisco.
Owner Rick Bruce, one of the foremost mold detection experts in and around San Francisco, says, “Mold can be dangerous, and we recommend every property owner gets periodic testing. However, some inspection service providers offer a low inspection price and, once they have their foot in the door, offer numerous additional services or up-sell their products. Having served the San Mateo, Redwood City, and throughout the Bay Area for over 40 years, I feel honor bound to caution anyone who is being pressured into buying more than they want to stand their ground. Make sure you understand up front what you will be getting and what that will cost. Stick to your budget and the price.”
This advice is echoed by their customers, many of whom have left online reviews about their experience. Kylie Grams, who had an unfortunate experience with her first mold testing providers, says, “Rick is extremely knowledgeable and saved us so much time, money and heartache. We first hired a company to do mold testing that was also a remediation company. Do not do this! A company that does both testing and clean up could cause bias in your lab results, or they will straight up lie to you like they did to us. We were told that we had the worst kind of black mold that had spread everywhere throughout our house. We were told we would have to have a huge, expensive remediation or have to move. We were devastated.”
Luckily Grams decided something was not right, and continues, “My intuition kept nagging me that something wasn’t right, so I started researching and found an expert in mold testing, Rick. He thoroughly answered all my questions and asked me to send my lab work over for his interpretation. Rick told us we did in fact have mold but it was not black mold, and it is the kind that stays in the spot it grows. He also said we did not have to throw away our lives and move. It was like a Christmas miracle for us.”
Kylie ends her 5-Star review thanking Bay Area Mold Pros, saying, “Rick saved us from a total nightmare that was based on a crooked remediation company trying to scam us out of 10K. I am incredibly grateful to Rick for taking the time to help us understand our lab results and what it would take to fix the problem. It is rare to find a business that cares; Rick definitely cares. If you are reading this, look no further, you have found a true professional in this field.”
Bruce observes that, “Fortunately, Kylie asked for a second opinion. I’m extremely grateful that she has shared her very unfortunate experience. We want all San Francisco property owners to be aware that some companies will take advantage of their lack of knowledge. Since we only offer mold inspection services, we gain nothing by making things sound worse than they are. Our flat fees mean you know exactly what you will get and what you are paying for when you book with us.”
Bay Area Mold Pros was recently featured on Fox 34 in an article that advised homeowners to get periodic mold inspections, helping keep in check the potential harm that mold can cause in a household. Bruce stated in the article, “Undetected mold growth can cause myriad health problems and more. The sooner it’s found, the sooner it can be eradicated and the less long-term damage it can do. A thorough inspection can identify areas in a home where mold is growing and help pinpoint the moisture source that’s feeding that mold growth. For the small price a homeowner will pay for this service, they will reap a variety of short and long-term benefits from getting it done. Professional mold inspection services like ours not only detect current areas where mold is growing in a home, but we can also point out potential problem areas in a home where mold growth is likely to occur in the future.”
Another customer, Giselle Sperber, says in her own 5-Star review that, “Rick saved the day! He was at my door less than two hours after I called and expedited the lab results, so we got them the same evening. I had construction in progress and needed to know if a wall could be closed back up, so this speed was critical. Rick is a good communicator and straight to the point. My experience with Bay Area Mold Pros was 100% positive.”
Bay Area Mold Pros is available from 7am to 7pm to speak with those who want to request an inspection on their property. Those who prefer can either email them or fill in the contact form on their website. The website host a variety of other resources on mold that homeowners may find helpful to browse through.
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Locally-owned and operated by longtime San Francisco Bay Area resident, Rick Bruce, Bay Area Mold Pros offers professional and unbiased mold testing and mold inspection services. Rick has extensive training in mold inspection procedures.