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TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector-

TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector-

TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector- TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector-

RESOURCES

The following resources are for informational purposes only. Protect Inspect LLC does not have any affiliation(s) with, or endorse or guarantee the work and or services performed by any company or contractor found listed below. Always research every trade professional, check their reviews and credentials, speak with prior clients and ask questions prior to signing a contract.  Always get multiple opinions/estimates for every project, define the scope of work and ensure all local residential codes and permits are properly obtained and fulfilled.  


-Click the link for Fairfax County Residential Permit Requirements. 

trade professionals

Asbestos & Lead Testing/Management

Asbestos & Lead Testing/Management

Asbestos & Lead Testing/Management

-ALW Engineering 410-997-0395

http://www.airlandwater.com


-Envirotex LLC  703-928-7892 https://www.environmentalinspectionsite.com

Appliance Repair

Asbestos & Lead Testing/Management

Asbestos & Lead Testing/Management

-All American Appl 703-978-0631 http://allamericanappl.com


-Alco Appliance  301-937-6996 http://www.alcoappliance.net

Carpentry

Asbestos & Lead Testing/Management

Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning & Repair

  -Ace Trim Carpentry 703-335-1880 http://www.acecarptrim.com


-Crowning Touch 703-569-7184 https://www.homeadvisor.com 

Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning & Repair

Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning & Repair

Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning & Repair

-Johnson Chimney 703-836-2906 http://johnsonchimney.com/us

 

-Rooftop Chimney 703-836-7858 https://www.rooftopchimneysweeps.com


-Firesafe Chimney Sys. 800-545-6607 http://www.firesafechimneypro.com 

Concrete & Asphalt

Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning & Repair

Crawlspace & Basement Waterproofing

  -Salzano Concrete 703-996-9001 https://www.salzanoconcrete.com


-Gossim Paving 703-754-0930 https://www.gossompaving.com

Crawlspace & Basement Waterproofing

Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning & Repair

Crawlspace & Basement Waterproofing

-Comf Energy 800-604-2252 https://www.comfenergy.com 


-Basement Systems 866-894-1888 https://www.basementsystems.com 


-Dr. Energy Saver 888-914-4171 https://www.drenergysaver.com

Drain & Sewer Servicing/Inspection

Drain & Sewer Servicing/Inspection

Drain & Sewer Servicing/Inspection

-All American Rooter 703-895-6673 http://allamericandrainservice.com 


-Frugal Rooter 703-539-5443 http://frugalrooter.com 

Drainage, Grading & Landscaping

Drain & Sewer Servicing/Inspection

Drain & Sewer Servicing/Inspection

-Drainage & Erosion  703-391-0040 https://www.drainageanderosion.com


-Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance 703-241-2611 http://www.weilers-lawn.com 


-Classic Drainage 703-724-1110 http://classicdrainage.com 

Dryer Vents & House Vents

Drain & Sewer Servicing/Inspection

Duct Cleaning/Repair & Sealing

  -Home Vent Experts 703-836-2906 http://homeventexperts.com  


-Dryer Vent Wizard 866-498-7233 https://www.dryerventwizard.com 

Duct Cleaning/Repair & Sealing

Duct Cleaning/Repair & Sealing

Duct Cleaning/Repair & Sealing

-Atlantic Duct 703-435-4485 https://www.atlanticductcleaning.com 


-Comfort Solutions 703-266-3678 https://www.comfortsolutionsinc.net

Electricians

Duct Cleaning/Repair & Sealing

Electricians

  -SuperNova Electric 571-722-3909 http://www.supernovaelectric.com 


-Volta Electric 703-310-9773 https://www.voltaelectricva.com

Engineers

Duct Cleaning/Repair & Sealing

Electricians

  -George Norton 240-393-3672 http://www.nortonengineer.com


-Ray Gessner 703-424-9822 https://vaengineer.com

Fireplace & Chimney

Fireplace & Chimney

Fireplace & Chimney

-Bromwell's 703-207-9800 http://bromwellsthefireplacepeople.com


-Winston’s Chimney 703-379-5006 https://www.winstonsservices.com

Foundation Repair

Fireplace & Chimney

Fireplace & Chimney

-Atlas Foundations 301-316-5650 http://www.atlasfoundations.com 


-The CrackMan 301-949-1818 http://www.mycrackman.com 

Garage Door Repair

Fireplace & Chimney

General Contractors

-Door Doctor 703-709-7933 https://www.doordoctorva.com


-Garage Door Repair 703-997-2663 https://www.garagedoorrepair.com

General Contractors

Gutters & Gutter Guards

General Contractors

-Case Architects & Remodelers 703-636-21800 https://casedesign.com


-Remodeling & Restoration Services 571-969-8118 https://www.remodelingandrestorationservices.com


-Shamrock Enterprises 703-569-3866

 http://shamrockva.com

Gutters & Gutter Guards

Gutters & Gutter Guards

Gutters & Gutter Guards

-MasterShield Gutters 571-364-8200 https://www.guttersandguardsvamd.com

 

-Newborg Drainage & Landscaping 703-321-8565 http://www.newborg.com

Handyman Services

Gutters & Gutter Guards

Gutters & Gutter Guards

-On Duty Handyman 703-395-7549 http://www.ondutyhandyman.com


-Jim the Handyman 703-503-9699 https://www.jimthehandyman.com

HVAC

Insulation/Home Solutions

Insulation/Home Solutions

-Climatic HVAC 703-779-7455  https://www.climaticva.com


-Mannix HVAC 703-777-9211 https://mannixhvac.com


-Griffin HVAC 703-895-1338 (Cody Griffin) 

Insulation/Home Solutions

Insulation/Home Solutions

Insulation/Home Solutions

-Comf Energy 800-604-2252 https://www.comfenergy.com 


-Dr. Energy Saver 888-914-4171 https://www.drenergysaver.com

Mold Remediation

Insulation/Home Solutions

Oil Tank Removal & Testing

-Jenkins Restorations 888-450-6580 https://jenkinsrestorations.com


-Advanta 877-800-2382 https://www.advantaclean.com


-Valor Mold 703-897-7121

 http://www.valormold.com

Oil Tank Removal & Testing

Oil Tank Removal & Testing

Oil Tank Removal & Testing

-Pollard Environmental 800-761-3299 http://www.oiltanks.net


-Willard environmental  703-595-1843 http://www.heatingoiltanksfairfaxva.com

Pest & Insect Control

Oil Tank Removal & Testing

Pest & Insect Control

-Critter Control 540-678-3776 https://www.crittercontrol.com

 

-Environmental Pest 540-441-7397 https://www.environmentalpc.com


-Pest Now 877-284-2466 https://www.pestnow.com

Plumbers

Oil Tank Removal & Testing

Pest & Insect Control

-Freedom Plumbers 703-879-2143 https://www.freedomplumbers.com

 

-Celtic Plumbing 703-216-4674 http://celticplumbing.net  


-Shoemaker & Son 703-967-8986


-Mirek’s Plumbing 703-992-5321

Pool & Spa

Radon Remediation

Radon Remediation

-Aquaman Pool 703-996-8900 http://aquamanswim.com


-Subcomm Pools 703-635-2696 https://www.subcommpools.com


-Millennium Pool 703-939-5062 https://millenniumpool.com 

Radon Remediation

Radon Remediation

Radon Remediation

-NRSB Search for a Radon Mitigation Specialist https://www.nrsb.org/find-a-pro/ 


-Radon Defense of VA 703-688-3797 http://www.radondefenseva.com

Roofing

Radon Remediation

Siding & Windows

-Atlantic Roofing 703-926-6572 http://atlanticroofing.org


-Shiner Roofing 888-570-6141 https://www.shinerroofing.com


-Britt's Roofing (Historic) 703-836-0854 http://brittsroofing.com 

Siding & Windows

Siding & Windows

Siding & Windows

-Shiner Roofing 888-570-6141 https://www.shinerroofing.com


-Century Siding Co. Inc. 703-263-1933 http://www.centurysiding.com

Septic Systems

Siding & Windows

Septic Systems

-Stewart's Septic  703-777-4177 http://www.stewartsseptic.com 


-A&A Septic Repair 703-369-2828 https://www.aandasepticrepair.co

Wells

Siding & Windows

Septic Systems

-Bell Pump & Well Inc. 703-249-1395 https://www.bellpumpandwell.com

 

-Monticello Pump Svcs. 703-241-1673 https://www.nowater.com

Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

-The Window Man 703-978-9888 http://www.thewindowman.com 


-Window World 703-378-7999 https://www.windowworlddc.com


-Glass Master 571-409-2100 http://glassmasterva.com

Mold resources

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Useful Links

10 Things to Know About Mold From the EPA

 

1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.

2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the   indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to 

control moisture.

3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.

4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.

5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by:

            o   Venting bathrooms, dryers

                 and other moisture

                 generating sources to the 

                 outside

            o   Using air conditioners and

                 de-humidifiers

            o   Increasing ventilation

            o   Using exhaust fans 

                  whenever cooking, 

                  dishwashing and 

                  cleaning

6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.

8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.

9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).

10. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can 

grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.


For More Information - EPA Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-10/documents/moldguide12.pdf 

Is it DIY?

Mold exposure can cause serious adverse health effects when ingested into your body through the respiratory system and skin. Proceed with caution prior to attempting any DIY remediation as the full extent of the issue may be more than you initially expected.  As a general rule of thumb, visible mold growth represents about one third of the total amount of mold present on building materials (especially if there is an active moisture source and the mold is actively growing). There is potentially two thirds of growth that you don't see.  If you see mold on a drywall surface in a bedroom, it is potentially also behind the drywall, behind the baseboards, in the carpet, on the tack strips, and in the sub floor and framing.  It is also crucial to understand remediation protocols and how to protect yourself and others with the proper use of personal protective equipment. Review the EPA guidelines on cleaning mold  https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your-home AND consult with a professional mold assessor when in doubt. 

OTC Anti-microbial Treatments

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How to Find a Qualified Remediation Professional

The state of Virginia does not currently license the mold remediation industry.  It is very important to search for a remediation professional that adheres to established industry standards such as those set forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification  https://www.iicrc.org/ 

Ask a potential remediator what standards they practice during the consultation process. 


As of 2016, the District of Columbia established licensure for all mold professionals wishing to perform mold assessment or mold remediation work in the DC. The District’s mold law and regulations establish workplace standards for mold professionals.  Confirm a professional's license prior to hiring in DC.

Typical Sources of Moisture

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radon resources

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NRSB.ORG

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Health Effects of Radon Gas

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How to find a qualified remediator

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How often to test

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home maintenance tips

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Maintenance Prevents Major Repairs!

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From the Exterior in

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Should I inspect my own home?

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What to maintain and how often

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Typical lifespan of major appliances

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DIY Tips

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