Your Ultimate Guide to Picking a Mold Remediation Company that Provides Honest, Hardworking, Midwestern-style Service

Open Google and search for “mold remediation near me.”

Go ahead. Seriously. We’ll wait.

(sits back, twiddles thumbs, yawns)

Now peek at those search results. Do they look fishy at all?

Are the results filled with stuff that looks like advertisements? Are there a lot of links to businesses that are based hundreds or even thousands of miles away?

It’s interesting what you’ll find when you’re looking for mold professionals, particularly in the Midwest. Our relatively low population means full-time mold remediation pros are few and far between.

For starters, many of the results you see are part of national franchises.

Their local ties? Slim to none.

What’s more, many of the companies you see are general restoration service providers – the kind that clean up following hurricanes, fires, and other unfortunate incidents.

They also do “mold cleanup.”

Restoration Companies Don’t Specialize in Mold Remediation

But restoration companies don’t specialize in fixing mold and water intrusion problems.

Their employees may have only minimal mold remediation certification … if they have any at all.

So, if you hire a restoration company for a mold problem?

That’s a bit like asking a plumber to fix an electrical problem.

Sure, some of the basic home construction concepts and terminology are the same. But there’s no doubt that an electrician is better suited to fixing electrical issues.

So, wouldn’t it be best to hire a specially trained mold expert to help you with a mold problem?

Wouldn’t it be nice to work with a locally owned business?

Better yet, wouldn’t it be great to know the name of the person who’s going to answer the phone when you call for help?

A1 Mold Testing & Remediation is a Nebraska-owned company, founded in Lincoln and serving customers throughout the Midwest.

And the guy who will answer the phone when you call?

His name is Dave.

A1 Mold Testing & Remediation is a Midwest Company

Dave Bayne is the owner and general manager of A1 Mold Testing & Remediation. When you call, he’s the man who picks up the phone.

“Clients generally will tell me that they are glad to know that I am from Nebraska, born and raised,” says Bayne.  “It gives them a confidence that I will do the right thing rather than be influenced by a larger force to stay in accordance with their franchise agreement. They get the sense that I am here to stay and they can call on me in the future.”

A1 is Dave’s livelihood. It’s how he keeps food on the table for his family. He believes strongly in Midwestern values and work ethic – and that’s not just some cliché, it’s a real thing.

To people who have lived in the Midwest their whole lives, those values matter.

Here’s what you can expect when you call Dave for help:

  • An honest-to-goodness mold expert (Dave Bayne) with two decades of experience
  • Kind, prompt customer service
  • Thorough inspections and clearly explained project guidelines
  • A desire to get the job done right, the first time
  • The courtesy and integrity to follow-up with your post-remediation concerns

When you call, Dave will ask you basic questions about your mold problem. For example, he’ll want to know if you’ve had any water problems in your home or business.

Because each home – and each family – is unique, so is each mold problem. Dave takes the time to fully understand each potential mold challenge.

He also openly shares his mold knowledge with curious home and business owners.


Because he’s a mold detective, a mold removal superhero, a father, and a Nebraska native. That’s how we do things here in the Midwest.

Hire a Midwest Mold Expert

General restoration franchises are like fast food joints.

They’re national (or even international) companies.

They have few Midwest roots.

They may thrive on the quantity of jobs they complete … no matter the quality of their work.

Because A1 Mold Testing & Remediation is locally owned and operated, it’s like doing business with a neighbor – not a faceless corporate employee from a giant company.

Ready to be done with your mold problem once and for all? Trust a Midwesterner like you to do the job right.

Call or email today and put our A1 Mold Remediation superheroes to work for your family’s health and peace of mind.