Free Onsite Estimates

Quest Air Mold Remediation offers free mold estimates. On the day of your scheduled appointment, one of our highly trained and certified mold professionals will arrive to your property. During the visit, our trained specialist will examine the area of mold growth and perform a visual assessment of the infested area. This is a general service where you will be given a price to clean up the mold based solely on what is found visually. In the event the area warrants a mold remediation, your inspector will provide you with an estimate report explaining the remediation recommendations and the price to rid the area free from molds.

Whether you own or rent a home or property, are in the process of purchasing a home or property, or even have a commercial business Quest Air Remediation is here to do the work so you don't have to! Call us today for you FREE PHONE CONSULTATION!

Mold Inspections

Mold Inspections and Mold Testing

Quest Air Mold Remediation's team consist of highly trained and certified mold specialist. One of our specialist will conduct a comprehensive mold examination of your home with a visual inspection. He or she will go through each room and every floor, including your basement and attic. They will look around the walls and floors near pipes, ceilings, bubbling areas of wallpaper, around the area of any sinks and bathtubs, and anywhere else you may have concerns about. A moisture meter will be utilized which will pick up moisture levels behind a wall. In addition a thermal imaging camera is used to identify moisture in areas behind walls and in confined places. In the event that mold is found, the area will be scraped for physical mold testing. In order to determine what type of mold you have, and which method is best for removal, a certified lab will analyze the mold sample.

Physical mold inspections and testing can save a lot of time and money. For example black mold found on the surface of your walls could be a simple case of a small benign mold accumulation, or it could indicate that there are colonies of toxic mold spores living behind your walls. Another example, a green mold colony may or may not contain the toxic elements that create a serious health hazard. After the physical examination is complete, your contractor will conduct airborne mold testing. Almost every home will have some airborne mold spores detected, but the airborne mold test will determine if the level of spores found in your home are dangerous and an indication of a larger problem.

Mold testing will provide you with a definite answer to whether you have mold and if it is hazardous. At that point we would now be able to execute a plan to remove any and all mold that may be putting your health in danger!


After the physical examination is complete, your contractor will conduct airborne mold testing. Almost every home will have some airborne mold spores detected by a contractor. Mold testing allows a contractor to determine if the level of spores found in your home is dangerous or indicative of a larger problem. Your mold removal contractor, through his or her mold testing process, will help you determine whether or not the airborne spores found in your home pose a danger.

Believe it or not, there actually is an acceptable level of mold that can be present in your home. Since mold often grows rampant outside, contractors conducting mold testing understand that some of the airborne spores found in your home may be from an outdoor source. This testing will give you peace of mind as to the amount and type of mold that is in your home. Ultimately, mold testing gives you the knowledge you need and helps to prevent a possible mold pro.

Mold Testing

Comprehensive preliminary mold testing is recommended for residential or commercial properties if:

- You or someone in your home is feeling "under the weather" every time you are in a particular area of your home. Your nose may be running frequently, eyes watering, always feel tired, or suffering from upper respiratory infection. Your ailments could be mold related. At Quest Air we offer several different forms of mold testing.

- We specialize in air sampling, direct surface sampling (swab), or bulk lift testing. Once your mold test is performed, the sampling instrument used is sent to an independent laboratory. The lab will analyze the samples and send a detailed report outlining the type of mold found (allergic or toxic) and the levels of the molds in your home.

- Based on your lab analysis, we will either clear the home as being free from elevated mold exposure, or send a detailed estimate report to rid the area of the elevated mold levels. Don’t wait any longer! Call Quest Air Mold Remediation today for your homes mold testing.

- There are visibly moldy areas that need attention. If these areas are open to clean areas or HVAC systems are exposed to the infected area, untreated contamination will possibly spread infestation throughout the property.

- There are no signs of water damage or musty odors present, but occupants complain and present the potential for owner liability and lawsuits, e.g. landlord-tenant scenario.

More Information

For more information on mold contamination and its threat to your business, home and health, click to read two EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reports: Residential Mold Guide and Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings – 2001 document.

Commercial & Residential Mold Removal

Maintaining your home and protecting your family from avoidable disease are two good reasons to assess the potential impact of mold on your home. Many families wait until mold contamination is very high before acting to correct this problem. In most cases, an ounce of prevention can avoid untold expense left in the wake of unattended mold infestation.

If mold is found in your home, there are two potential paths of mold removal. The degree of contamination will determine which path is recommended. The mold removal process can be either invasive or non-invasive. Non-invasive mold removal is generally less involved, requiring minimal reconstruction and repairs following the process. Therefore, it is less expensive.

Non-invasive Mold Removal

This mold removal process consists mostly of HEPA vacuuming, sanding, surface wiping and HEPA air filtering. Most building materials contaminated with surface mold (wood, glossy painted wood, glass, metal, ceramic, etc.) can be effectively decontaminated with this non-invasive process and pass third party environmental assessment and testing. The main cause of surface mold is the increase in relative humidity (Rh) inside the structure. In these cases, non-invasive remediation is generally the best option for your home.

Dry Ice Blasting

It is a process in which a blasting gun fires dry ice particles (rice-sized) at supersonic speed to impact and clean a surface. The particles are accelerated by compressed air, just as with other blasting systems. Upon impact the dry ice sublimates (goes from a solid to a gas without passing through a liquid phase). The substrate (surface) is left free of mold spores.

Invasive Mold Removal

This mold removal process consists of removing and discarding porous building materials that cannot be decontaminated through non-invasive means. Moisture infiltration typically causes moisture to penetrate walls and generate mold inside wall cavities. Generally, this is caused by moisture entering your home’s exterior envelope through compromised roofing or siding or through an interior water source, such as piping or faucets. Seepage, flooding and leaks create a tremendous mess for the homeowner. These problems result in severe material damage that many times requires some level of invasive remediation. From a cost perspective, the labor of invasive remediation is slightly more expensive, but what truly drives up the cost of this remediation is the reconstruction and repair necessary following the removal of mold damaged building materials.

Mold Remediation Steps

  1. Provide for the safety and health of occupants and workers

  2. Documentation of the conditions and work process

  3. Control the mold contamination at its source

  4. Physically remove the mold

  5. Eliminate the water source to prevent recontamination

  1. Provide for the safety and health of the occupants and workers
    Because of the adverse health associated with mold, performing mold remediation can expose workers and occupants to health and safety hazards. It is essential to implement engineering controls such as containment of the work area, air pressure controls using air-scrubbers/negative air machines and appropriate personal protective equipment (for the workers) to prevent cross contamination.

  2. Documentation of the conditions and work process
    In order to properly conduct mold remediation it is necessary to first perform an inspection of the building to determine the extent of the mold contamination. This should be done by a certified mold inspector or remediator. In most cases if the mold is visible it is not necessary to perform air samples. If there is no visible mold but mold is suspected then a visual inspection along with moisture, temperature and humidity readings are necessary. Air samples can then be used to reveal mold colonies and determine the extent of contamination throughout the building. By gathering this necessary data a certified mold tester and remediator can provide you with a written protocol for remediation. After the work is completed and to avoid conflicts of interest an air sample conducted by an independent third party should be performed to verify the remediation is complete. Watch out for companies that test their own work it is like grading your own papers.

  3. Control the contamination at its source
    It is imperative that mold contamination be controlled as close as possible to its source. When remediation is under way mold spores become aerosolized becoming hard to capture. A properly installed containment can prevent cross contamination, protect occupants and make it easier to properly clean the air of mold spores.

  4. Physically remove the mold
    The best way to get rid of mold is to physically remove it, place the contaminated debris in 6mil plastic bags and remove from the site. Many companies will attempt to kill or encapsulate the mold. Dead mold is just as bad as living mold and it still needs to be removed from the site. Encapsulating mold is covering up and not solving the problem.

  5. Eliminate the water source to prevent recontamination
    Mold growth is inevitable if moisture is not controlled. In order to prevent recontamination after remediation the source of water needs to be eliminated and once the materials are dry reconstruction can begin.

Water Damage Restoration

High Quality 24/7 Water Damage Restoration Service

We do water damage repair and removal, period. And we specialize in first rate water damage restoration services to residential and commercial property owners across the nation. Our teams of fully certified water damage restoration specialists have many years of training and experience, which makes them more than capable to provide you with the highest caliber of fire and water damage restoration solutions. When you experience home water damage or damage to your business, the most important thing you can do is to call in a professional water damage cleanup service to take care of the situation promptly and thoroughly.

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What is water damage and what forms can it come in, you ask? This is a very good question that is very important to understand in order to be one step ahead of the problem when it occurs. There is a wide array of various water-damaged home situations that can arise from a number of different causes. With severe weather, such as flooding and major storms, as a cause, it is obvious when your property is at risk, however other times it is harder to find evidence of water damage. In any case, whatever the severity of your problem, our highly trained specialists will immediately perform a thorough damage assessment of your property and then follow the appropriate protocol to deliver industry leading water damage and restoration services.

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We are definitely not strangers to the countless ways that water damage can manifest: dry rot, flooring, ceiling, drywall, floorboards, water damaged basements, and more. For any type and size of property damage situation, our highly trained floor repair and ceiling repair technicians are well qualified to provide you a complete and total water damage repair service.

We genuinely understand the stress and worry that you are feeling as these problems befall your home or business. Not only are you worried for the wellbeing of your home or business, but you are also concerned for the financial setback that may be incurred for water damage restoration services. We are extremely sensitive to each customer’s situation, and therefore we strive to keep their repair costs at a minimum. If needed, our home restoration technicians also offer free consultation with the customer regarding their house insurance company and the handling of their claim.

Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning for Mold Remediation (Mold removal)

Dry ice blast cleaning is quickly establishing itself as a favored method of cleaning in mold remediation (mold removal). Dry ice blasting is superior to cleaning mold compared to traditional labor-intensive techniques such as sanders, scrapers and wire brushes. The dry ice process cleans as thoroughly or more so and in dramatically less time. Also, compared to soda blasting, dry ice blast cleaning is as fast and creates far less mess.What Is Dry Ice?

Dry ice pellets are made by taking liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) from a pressurized storage tank and expanding it at ambient pressure to produce snow. The snow is then compressed through a die to make hard pellets. The pellets are readily available from most dry ice suppliers nationwide. For dry ice blasting, the standard size is 1/8-inch high-density dry ice pellets.

What Is Dry Ice Blasting?

It is a process in which a blasting gun fires dry ice particles (rice-sized) at supersonic speed to impact and clean a surface. The particles are accelerated by compressed air, just as with other blasting systems. Upon impact the dry ice sublimates (goes from a solid to a gas without passing through a liquid phase). The substrate (surface) is left free of mold spores.

There are three phases in the dry ice blasting process. Energy transfer works when dry ice pellets are propelled out of the blasting gun at supersonic speed and impact the surface. The energy transfer helps to knock off the contaminant with little or no damage to the surface.

Micro-thermal shock occurs when the freezing effect of the dry ice pellets hitting the contaminant creates a micro-thermal shock (caused by the dry ice temperature of -79º C) between the surface contaminant and the substrate. This phase isn’t as much a factor for removal of mold as it is with resins, oils, waxes, food particles and other contaminants. For substances such as these, the thermal shock causes cracking and delamination of the contaminant, furthering the elimination process.

The final phase, gas pressure, has the dry ice pellet explode on impact and, as the pellet warms, it converts to a CO2 gas, generating a volume expansion of 400 to 800 times. The rapid expansion underneath the contaminant on the substrate forces off the contaminant from behind. The energy transfer and gas pressure dynamics cause the contaminant to be relocated, becoming airborne (as with mold spores) or falls to the ground. The mold spores then need to be removed by HEPA filters. Since the dry ice sublimates into a gas, no media remains to be cleaned up.

Operating Details

As for air system requirements, a large number of applications using dry-ice blasting equipment only require between 80 to 100 psi and 120 to 150 CFM. An evaluation of system air is usually recommended to determine if the facility has sufficient capabilities to run dry ice blasting equipment at the levels desired for each specific application. Remediators utilizing a stand alone diesel compressor would require a 185 CFM tow behind compressor.

Mold Remediation Process

Utilizing dry-ice blasting technology does not alter the mold-cleaning process very much. Take the example of a second floor residence with no attic and having drywall on walls and ceiling being infested with mold. First, the second floor needs to be isolated from the first floor. Next, negative pressure needs to be created using a HEPA-filtered air scrubber. If there is any severely damaged carpeting and drywall, it should be double bagged and discarded. For the sake of this example, we will say that one half of the ceiling and all exterior wall drywall needed to be stripped and removed.

At this point, dry-ice blasting can be utilized to clean the plywood and support beams. The blasting gun can easily be managed to target the desired mark. Specific nozzle types best suited for cleaning wood can be utilized, e.g. a fan-shaped nozzle, creating a pattern several inches wide, can be used to “sweep” up and down boards and beams. The dry ice being fired on the wood can typically remove mold in a way that is clearly visible and in a methodical manner. Once the blasting phase is complete and all surfaces have been vacuumed and cleared of sawdust and other debris, mold remediators should follow up by applying a micro-biocide spray to remediated areas to inhibit future growth.


A few details need to be considered to operate dry-ice blasting equipment. Blasting in an enclosed area is generally safe with proper ventilation. However, because CO2 is 50 percent heavier than air, and containments may limit ventilation enough where excessive levels of CO2 may accumulate, to maintain negative pressure differentials exhaust air volume may need to be greatly increased. In small areas or ones such as crawl spaces, great care should be given to sustaining proper air levels. If the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for CO2 (5,000 ppm or 0.5 percent for an eight-hour time-weighted average) is exceeded, supplied-air respirators must be used.

Ear protection is necessary, as the process can get very noisy. Second, because the temperature of dry ice can be as low as -79oC (-109 oF), insulated gloves should always be worn when working with it. It is also very important that full personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn.


With dry ice blasting as it pertains to mold removal, it is common to see a 60 percent time savings over other methods. Blasting can also effectively and easily clean in tight spaces that would be difficult for hands or tools to reach.

When the dry ice changes from a solid to a gas, the volume expansion over surfaces such as wood, concrete or stone efficiently results in a stripping effect removing the mold from the surfaces. Typical results show less than 1 percent of toxic mold spores remain.

Dry ice sublimates and leaves no media for cleanup. The blasting process will generate saw dust, just as sanding would; however, when compared to other blasting methods, the time and cost to address the secondary waste generated by the media is eliminated.

A few of the benefits of dry ice blasting:

  • A Superior clean no other cleaning process removes 100% of dirt, mold, fire, etc

  • No disassemble/reassembly which means companies don’t have much non-productive downtime

  • Quicker clean Non-abrasive, nonconductive, nonflammable

  • No secondary waste stream no clean up saving on costs to cleanup, more labor and expense,

  • Our blasting nozzles allow us to get into tight spaces, which has been a problem for companies using other methods can not

  • Environmentally friendly: meets the guidelines of the EPA USDA, FDA

  • Employee safety: no exposure to chemicals or grit media