Mold Services in Portland, Oregon

Mold Inspections

If you see or suspect mold growth inside your home, the first step in remedying the problem is to call a trusted mold company in Portland. Our certified mold inspections can confirm whether mold is present, assess the size of the problem, and diagnose the cause of the mold growth to help you prevent it from coming back after it’s removed.

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Mold Testing

After you’ve determined the possibility of mold’s presence, testing may be the next step in remedying the problem. Proper testing can help to identify the type(s) of mold that are growing, provide information on where it is located and determine any associated risks to your home or your health. This can also help to uncover the source of moisture that is allowing it to grow, which can help to prevent it from coming back after it’s removed.

Mold Removal

When removing the mold from your home or business, great care is taken to treat and scrape all visible mold away from the affected surfaces. Different surfaces require different treatment methods though, which is why the expert knowledge that Alpha Environmental offers is essential. 

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Worried you have mold in your house? In need of some mold testing and inspection to determine if you need remediation? It’s not an uncommon home problem, especially on walls, in attics, basements, or crawl spaces where you might have a hard time keeping moisture under control. Especially in Portland which averages 39 inches of rain per year, keeping moisture under control to prevent mold is a big problem.

Alpha Environmental, based in Portland, Oregon, and serving surrounding areas, understands the ins and outs of how to get rid of mold and go through the remediation process to ensure your home is safe for you and your family. Or if you are needing commercial services, we also have extensive experience with mold removal & remediation for business properties.

Our thorough removal process includes:

Mold Inspections

Where is there mold in your house? The experts at Alpha Environmental will thoroughly inspect all areas of your home or building, including your attic, basement, and crawl space. As a part of the inspection, we will also take into account moisture levels, which can indicate where mold may be a problem and need to be treated, even if it isn’t visible.

Mold Testing

If mold is visible, testing to ensure a substance is in fact mold is usually not necessary. However, if symptoms of mold are present, or there are areas that are found to have increased moisture levels, testing can be helpful to detect spores and verify the existence of mold. Air quality testing to assess how much mold is in the air compared to the outside is essential to determine your home’s level of risk.

Mold Removal & Remediation

The experts at Alpha Environmental take incredible care in removing mold from your home or commercial building and also takes remediation steps for prevention. As tempting as it may be to handle mold removal yourself, the process requires expert equipment and knowledge of the situation to avoid problems to both structure and body, so we highly recommend calling us to handle the process.

When removing the mold, great care is taken to treat and scrape all visible mold away from the affected surfaces (Ex. Walls, exposed beams, baseboards). Different surfaces require different treatment methods though, which is why the expert knowledge that Alpha Environmental offers is essential. For example, merely scraping wood beams clear of the mold is likely insufficient because of the porous nature of wood. Mold can often work its way under the surface, and chemicals are then needed to treat the problem.

Types of Mold

When most people think of mold, they only picture black mold which is the most common form of mold. However, there is also the type of mold that grows and on food and air conditioning systems and a green-like mold that you tend to find on the back of toilets or painted surfaces. This latter form of mold is non-toxic, but for many, it will trigger allergy-like symptoms such as eye irritation, rashes, and a sore throat.

There are also outdoor molds that are orange or red; however, this form is harmless to humans.

If you would like to get more information about the services Alpha Environmental offers in Portland and the surrounding areas in Oregon, give us a call at 503-292-5346.

You can also find more information on mold on the EPA’s website, at https://www.epa.gov/mold.

Frequently Asked Questions

A mold bid is free of charge.  An estimate based on an inspector’s or homeowners findings and will focus on those areas.  An inspection is an investigation or further investigation of the possibility of mold in a home or building and its potential cause.

There are technically over 250,000 known species of mold, all of which are considered allergens.  A person with a healthy immune system and no allergies will not be affected by low to moderate concentrations of mold. Each individual is different and will react differently.  Alpha cannot responsibly give concrete advice on potential health risks.

1 to 2 business days for tape lift and air samples. 2 weeks for a culturable sample.

Air Sample: $90 per sample with a minimum of two samples.  One indoor and one outdoor for a control.  Will tell airborne mold types and concentrations.  Mold air samples are mold specific, (do not identify other airborne particles).

Tape Lift Sample: $90 per sample.  Will identify the type of mold collected.

Culturable Sample: $180.  Will tell if mold identified is active.

Yes, Alpha can improve ventilation and bathroom fan ducting issues in an attic.  Some issues regarding Attic design and the height of a structure may be beyond Alpha’s abilities but we can provide recommendations.  Mold growth caused by plumbing leaks, foundation issues or other building issues will have to be corrected by a general contractor.

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Why Choose Alpha Environmental

Our goal is to get the job done right while protecting our client. We are committed to ensuring you are safe in your residence, no matter what. We are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and here to help with all of your environmental needs.

Family Owned & Operated

We pride ourselves on strong company values that translate into service levels which go above and beyond average service providers

21+ Years Experience

For over two decades we've been doing the dirty work, serving residential and commercial customers in the greater Portland area

Care & Ownership

Our entire team is committed to ensuring your home or place of business is safe and every job gets done the right way

David D.
Lake Oswego, OR
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My wife and I experienced a hot water pipe busting in the crawlspace. It has been a total nightmare. However, Chris and his team provided expert quality care, with timeliness and the greatest degree of professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend Alpha Enviornmental!
Zhanna S.
Beaverton, OR
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Can’t say enough about Alpha Environmental! Their costumer service is 10/10, they have really good systems in place, responsive, and professional. The gals in the scheduling department are always so kind! As a real estate agent, I use Alpha’s services numerous times a year. Either it’s for Mold bids, oil tank decommissioning, radon etc. They always do a fantastic job! Thank you for all the work you do!
Kristen L.
Portland, OR
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Wow where do I even begin?? We’re absolutely thrilled by the work Alpha has done for us and we’re eternally grateful to them for ridding our house of asbestos tile! They’re polite, kind, professional — from estimator Filo to manager Dame to Jake, Melvin and the other two guys on the crew (so sorry we didn’t get your names) — you guys are awesome and we so appreciate your help. Our house looks amazing. The peace of mind you’ve given us is priceless. We can’t thank you enough. We’ll certainly be in back in touch if we ever need any of your services again. Thank you thank you!!!
Jeff S.
Salem, OR
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Alpha environmental's employees were punctual, pleasant to work with and there services are reasonably priced. I highly recommend them because I would use them again in the future.
Lea C.
Tualatin, OR
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Took a water sample in for lead testing and they were so fast and helpful. Rodolfo was so nice and informative in explaining the testing and what it meant! Would definitely recommend everyone to go there and will go to them for any future needs!
Claire B.
Portland, OR
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Alpha environmental was extremely helpful in navigating me through the process of testing some leftover construction debris for asbestos so I could take it to the dump. Their office manager spent time with me on the phone discussing the options for sample collection, and was extremely friendly in answering my many questions. Sample drop off at the office was easy and the results even came back a few days earlier than expected. Will definitely return if I need more sampling done!
Jeff C.
Tigard, OR
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I would highly recommend anyone wanting, quick efficient services relating to environmental testing to check out Alpha Environmental. Not only was the staff friendly and responsive, but also professional! If I could 6 stars out of 5, I would!
Jotham P.
Portland, OR
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We used Alpha Environmental Services to conduct our home inspection, radon testing, sewer scope and oil tank decommissioning. Every part of their service was really professional. They took so many great photos of the house during the inspection and offered lots of explanation on what they found. Great team. Highly recommend!
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