Katch Environmental in Fresno, CA with Reviews - YP.com
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11/14/2016
By: bettyc.d.
Central Valley Environmental
Great job , professional abatement company. On time, fast, clean and great communication skills with workers.
09/23/2016
By: Sharon C.
Central Valley Environmental
BEWARE STAY AWAY Caution The Owner of the Company is a irrational Jerk! These people preformed an abatement at my home They did not perform a legal abatement,they Broke my fireplace. and do not want to take responsibility for it. They torn up a Perfectly good pair of Custom made Sutters and are try to get out of paying for it peanuts. They tore up my kitchen cabinets which they broke and damaged. They also left them out side to be further damage by elements of Sun and Rain. I have requested lien releases for the first payment as they have been paid and I requested a conditional lien release for there second payment. He is not providing so I will have to file a complaint against his contractors license. He's been paid what he is a person that like to take advantage of his customers with an incompetent office staff. He has an accounting problem in his office and a serious personality problem.. Stay away as its just bad business all the way around.
Tips & Advices
Home insurance typically doesn’t cover mold inspection--mold remediation overall is a category that homeowner insurance rarely covers. If caused by a “specified peril” such as a burst pipe, household appliance overflow or flood, the insurance will cover expenses related to mold remediation.
Yes, mold can be dangerous to human health. The types of mold that can cause harm to humans are allergenic mold and the black mold strain called stachybotrys atra. Certain black molds produce toxins, and can be hazardous to respiratory health. There are types of green mold that cause allergic reactions in some people that can be as severe as black mold sickness.
Mold testing begins with a visual inspection, that is performed with specialized equipment, such as thermal imaging cameras. Once the top problem spots are identified, the mold specialist will get an air sample in the most problematic zone, and compare it to an air sample from fresh outdoor air. Follow-up tests--either more air samples or surface swab analyses--cost extra.
Black mold has become synonymous with toxic mold, but this is misleading. Black mold really just refers to the color of the mold, and there are many types of mold that present as black and are not toxic. The group called stachybotrys atra can produce mycotoxins, which are potentially quite dangerous to human respiratory systems.
A mold inspector should be called if you suspect there may be mold somewhere in the house, but you cannot find it on your own. It should also be called if mold is found, but it is difficult to assess what type it is.

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