One thing that can be said of Salina is that there is never a shortage of fun things to do and see. That is because this small, unassuming city is home to a rich community theatre, Tony’s Pizza Event Center, and several museums like Lakewood Discovery Center, the Smoky Hill Museum, The Central Kansas Flywheels Yesteryear Museum, and the Salina Art Center.
Despite our vast appreciation for art and museum displays, there is one thing that homeowners and business owners alike can agree they don’t want to find “on display” in their structures: mold growth. Below, we will cover what mold growth and inspection entail.
What Causes Mold Growth?
Factors like high temperatures, moisture, and porous building materials can contribute to mold growth and make it easy for mold to continue growing on the structure. That is why buildings already affected by mold need to be treated properly to ensure that mold growth is removed and measures need to be taken to prevent future mold growth.
Contributing factors to mold growth in basements, crawl spaces and attics are high humidity levels, water leaking or seeping, flooding, poor air circulation, condensation, poor ventilation, leaks/backups, dirt or sand floors (crawl spaces), excessive heat, unaddressed leaks and ventilation that empties into the wrong place (attics instead of outside).
Mold growth should be immediately addressed by homeowners and business owners alike, not just for the obvious potential of allergy or upper respiratory problems, but because mold issues point to underlying water issues that can serve to destroy the structural integrity of your building. This is why mold removal plans should always include moisture control tactics.
How Do You Tackle Mold Growth?
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. First, we need to see if you even have a mold issue in the first place, and then we must assess how bad the mold issue is.
Every inspection starts with a visual inspection and digital documentation to ensure that the homeowner/business owner can see the same things that the inspector is seeing. After that, thermal imaging can be used to detect moisture sources that cause mold growth, and then the inspector conducts moisture mapping to give you a full sense of the extent of the mold issue.
Once the mold evaluation is complete, the technician will compile their findings into an easy-to-understand mold evaluation report and give you an idea of the scope of work.
Lamunyon Mold Testing and Inspection in Salina, Kansas
Lamunyon’s mold testing and inspection experts know exactly what to look for when it comes to mold issues. We realize that mold issues don’t always come up according to the ideal time clock, so please call us as quickly as possible to schedule an appointment.
We also offer air quality testing for mold, surface mold testing, and inner wall mold testing (for when mold is suspected behind a wall or above a ceiling). We’ve been around since 1973 and are well-equipped to handle your mold testing and remediation needs. Please call today!
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Thanks to our partners at the Better Business Bureau and HomeAdvisor, thousands of people across Kansas have trusted Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair with their projects.
At Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair we are proud to stand behind our work. Each service is different, but certain projects have a lifetime warranty.
I had my basement waterproofed.Daryl, David, Deshawn,I told them I would do the demo before they got here. I did not finish it all before they came. I told them about it before they got here and they were understanding and finished it. During the job, they kept me updated with their progress and any hiccups they came across. The crew as a whole was great and they did an amazing job. Thank you, Daryl, David, and Deshawn.Cody,Thank you for coming in and getting the estimate done. You were respectful which made a huge difference in our decision process.Lamunyon,Thank you for great communication, being respectful, and doing a great job as a whole. From the time of the estimate, and until the crew left…you guys are awesome!
Matt, Hunter and Geovani are such a credit to Lamunyon. All work was explained, done on time and the professionalism demonstrated by these three men is very reassuring to this homeowner. We appreciate them and their work product. A++ from here.
As far as professionalism, friendliness and hard work ethic go, Matt, Daryl, Gio and Hunter did an incredible job installing my drain tile! The information given by the lead on the job was informative and on point. Of course KS is in the middle of a drought right now, but come wet weather season, I cannot wait to see the results of all their hard labor! Highly recommend this crew!
We are very pleased with job. The team sent to do the job were outstanding!! Alex, David and Darrell (and Matt) were very easy to work with and answered all my questions without hesitation. They take pride in their work and it shows. Great job!!
Excellent work job completed right on time every one knew just what to do the work was above and beyond what I expected. Lance Chapman really kept me informed and made sure there were no problems thank you Lance for your work ethics.
We met with Cody initially for the quote and assessment of our property. He was prompt and informative and gave us options for the repairs. On construction day, Matt and Darrell were great to work with. They finished the job one day early and kept me informed of any changes that needed to be made. They stayed late so that I could meet them after my work day. Both gentleman were kind and respectful. I would recommend Lamunyon and their team to anyone in need of foundation repairs!
Fantastic business and service. We had some mold growth take off in our basement, and Lamunyon was able to perform the preliminary inspection, treatment, and wrap up all in a matter of weeks. The work was pretty extensive -- drywall and carpet removal, top to bottom cleaning of pretty much every surface in the basement, and duct cleanout. For all they did, I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable it ended up being. Every technician was very professional, treated everything in the house with respect, and were even great around nosey dog. They have nothing but my highest recommendation. Would use them again in a heartbeat.
Lamunyon is UNMATCHED for quality and professionalism. I have no idea what we would do if they weren't here to help us with our epic water mitigation saga. I highly recommend that and would use them again in a heartbeat.......I hope we don't ever have to again- but I would if we had to. 😆
I've used Lamunyon Dry Out and Foundation repair twice now. The first time they installed drain tile along one wall for a damp spot and a sump pump with battery backup. It worked wonders so I called them to install drain tile and encapsulation on all the walls. Daryl McDaniels and Matt Jackson are polite, professional, and the hardest workers I've seen in a while. I highly recommend Lamunyon!
My wife and I were very pleased with Lamunyon. Jamie, Jesse, Tim and Jeremiah were all very pleasant, courteous and had great knowledge regarding their business and products. Our basement is now dry and I feel so much better as I had been sick because of mold exposure. Many thanks to the Lamunyon team and their efforts. Highly recommended from us!
Daryl and David did a great job repairing our foundation. They did high quality work and were able to stick to their schedule. They also kept us updated on the progress and explained every step of the process. I would highly recommend.
Came home from work in Arizona to a wet basement following the rain we got in early May. Called and was able to get on the schedule for the following morning-a Saturday-for an estimate of the damage. Jamie and his assistant arrived at my house in the late morning. They looked throughout my basement from the finished area to the laundry room and bathroom and provided an explanation of everything and why. Within several hours of their arrival, I had an estimate, the damage removed from the basement and fans set up to help the dehumidifying process. Bonus points that they took the water damaged not-so-dry wall and carpet away so I didn’t have to worry about it. Because they contained their work to the basement and created a negative pressure room, Jamie had taken photos of the area where the leak was very likely. By doing this, I was able to see the damage that I wouldn’t have even known about. They returned to my house twice to pull equipment out and look at the progress. Very happy with their communication as well as speed and how well they got my basement dried out.
Cody the salesman, Darrell the installation foreman, David the installer, and the rest of the crew did a great job waterproofing and installing new support beams for the basement remodel of our "forever" home. They communicated very well, were timely, protected the rest of the house from dirt/dust, and cleaned up after themselves inspite of it being a "dirty job". Thanks Lamunyon!
Caleb and Eian were a great team. They were efficient, responsible, and respectful. They did good job. Matt and Jessica installed the sump pump, and explained how it worked and what to watch for. They too were efficient, responsible and respectful.I would definitely refer LaMunyon to anyone who has issues with their crawl space.
I had my foundation repaired by LaMunyon. It was something I was dreading, but they were a wonderful crew to work with. They were courteous, knowledgeable, on time, and went above and beyond my expectations. I had 5 different bids and can say that theirs was not the cheapest nor the most expensive. The most expensive was around $27,000 MORE than the bid from LaMunyon. There are a lot of companies that advertise on TV or give high pressure sales, which LaMunyon does not do. My experience is that they are an honest company with good family values. I would recommend them to anyone for foundation repair. Caleb, Matt and crew are awesome!
Would recommend 100% over and over! I was in a crisis situation when my basement flooded on a Saturday evening of all days. Everyone at Lamunyon from the office staff to the entire work crew were amazing! Punctual, professional, dependable, up-to-date with industrial equipment, monitoring services days after the incident, and all my questions answered. They left equipment until the humidity level was up to standard which took several days. Disinfected, dried out my basement, hauled contaminated items away, took out damaged wall segments, and all employees had personal protective equipment while performing duties. Thanks to the team that took care of my household. To include- Lance, Dustin, Jamie, Tim, Tyler and the rest of the company!
We had a water leak in our basement. From the moment they showed up on location, the guys were very professional and informative. I would highly recommend Lamunyon to anyone needing their services. Jed Coleman and Lance Chapman are top notch!
Vince did a great job! Left the house cleaner than when he started. Cody in sales explained everything perfectly. The service they provided exceeded our expectations. Would encourage anyone to utilize this company.
I hired Lamunyon to to stabilize my basement wall. I found their prices fair ( and I did get competitor quotes). My inspector came out and told me what was needed to stabilize my walls. I feel his advice was honest, he spent time answering my questions and ensuring I understood everything. He was also extremely prompt when answering emails. Fast forward to the day the technicians came out - they got the job done, they were on time and professional. I had questions after the completion of the job that were answered very quickly. I think Lamunyon cares about their business and their customers. I would recommend to family and friends.
They were the best. They came out on time got in and out. They are so professional in everything they did. They came in my house mask up and very respectful. They didn't try to get over and me. I call them and they came out that day prepared. I like to say thank you to everybody was involved in getting me back together.
From the very beginning of the end, I will say the Lamunyon Team takes pride what they do and the company they work for!Megan was the first one I spoke with and she answered my questions concerning getting an inspection for Mold and once the inspection was confirmed the next steps were made very clear of what needed to be done.Jay and Jesse arrived exactly on time and performed beyond our expectations.Now I can relax and not worry about Mold in the house!!! I HIGHLY recommend them 👍Thank you Lamunyon Team 🙏
Of course emergencies occur after hours on a Friday night. Such was our situation when a water line valve developed a leak. We called Lamunyon for assistance with the clean up and were so happy with their professional and timely response.Jamie was our first responder and came out immediately to assess the situation. Arriving after 9:00 p.m. and staying until nearly midnight, Jamie stayed until the situation was contained and determined that the house was safe. Lance followed up the next day and assigned Jed and Jess as our clean up team. We cannot say enough good things about this team and their conscientious and professional treatment of this process. They arrived for work on time each day, kept us continually apprised of their progress and never interfered with our daily routineWe cannot say enough about this Company and its team of professionals. We would HIGHLY recommend this team to anyone experiencing water damage or clean up.
Lamunyon came highly recommended by another business owner. Brent Claphan inspected our home for foundation issues and he gave us the VIP treatment. He walked around with me and explained everything he was observing and why we did not have foundation issues. He explained exactly what we needed to see/constituted foundational issues. Brent identified high humidity levels as the source of our problems and quoted us the solution on site. Absolutely amazing to work with! Professional, friendly and most importantly, an expert!!
I was very pleasantly surprised at the care the entire team took to be clean! Our project ended up being more difficult than expected. Everyone worked very hard and kept a great attitude,working very much later than planned. We are very thankful for their service!
Vinny and Darryl were on time and fixed our basement water leaks. They did a very thorough job and did a very good job of cleaning up and explaining what they did. They are a compliment to your company.
If you are facing foundation problems in Manhattan just call Lamunyon. This worker is amazing honestly work and complete solve your problem. They have the best foundation repair track record across the city.
We purchased our first home about a month ago and had a leak that required a homeowners claim! We were totally unaware of what water mitigation consisted of and how to handle it all. Everyone I worked with was super helpful and made the process so easy! Thank you!
I recently had Jamie H. come out and do a mold inspection for my home. I was worried of possible mold in a couple places due to humidity and poor ventilation. He was very informative on the whole situation. Jamie thoroughly checked all my areas of concern. When he left I felt safe about the whole situation. I would recommend this local company to everyone. Water, mold, foundation work... you name it! Thank you Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair!
Jamie and Tim were amazing! The cleanout was supposed to take two days. Because of the extreme heat, their machines struggled and they had to bring out two extra trucks. BUT, because of their hard work, persistence, and willingness to stay until almost 7 pm, they got the job finished the same day. And, they hooked my washer and dryer back up for me when they came the next week to finish and get their drying equipment (it's the little things, really😁)! Will always recommend Lamunyon for this kind of service. 10 out of 10!!!
We had Mold removal done before they came and water proofed our basement. Both crews were very pleasant to work with, very friendly, respectful and always made time to give an update of how the project was going. They answered all our questions that we asked and explained why they had to do what they were doing. The left their work area nice and clean after completion. Very happy with this company and there work.
Great company to work with. Salesman listened to concerns and answered all questions. Had basement water mitigation done. Matt and his team were respectful, professional, personable, and great to work with.
Leaky basement combined with basement walls pushing in. Lots of bids but Lamunyon sold us, not on price but on work to be performed combined with being professional, courteous, and listening. The workers did exactly what they said they'd do, they were careful around the house, and they cleaned up when done. Time will tell whether the work performed resolved the two issues but for today we are pleased.
Lamunyon did a great job on our work from start-to-finish. Their system has a better warranty than the two other competitors who bid the job. Their price was also much lower. I was able to call and immediately speak with the person who bid the job. The actual working crew was also friendly and did a nice job discussing each phase of the work, cleaning up each day, and keeping us informed of the timeline. I would use them again (although we hope to never need them again!) and recommend them to my family and friends.
I could not be happier with the service I got from This company. I had a really bad first experience from the first water midication company I went through and when Lamunyon came their work was amazing. Every aspect of their customer service was so good. Laura was so sweet and helpful and heard me out and had someone out to me the next day. Jamie was so nice and explained everything to me. I have never had this happen and his demeanor really put me at ease as I was internally freaking out. The gentleman doing the work Jed and Aaron took care of my house and they were also so professional and caring. Jed answered all my questions. When I say “all my questions” I mean it, he was so helpful! He explained everything in such detail that I was able to understand. Any time I would call he would answer and if he wasn’t able to, he would call me back in a timely manner. I want to add that it is such a great customer service all the way around! Laura, Jaime, Jed, Aaron and Dustin thank you so much for your help and the great work that you have done. I will definitely refer you and if (hopefully not) I ever need work done you guys will be the first ones I call. Thanks so much!
The foundation of our house had shifted over the years and we hired Lamunyon to come correct the problem. We are very impressed by the job they did. Very friendly and professional. Highly recommend them to do any job. Big or small.
jed and his team were very professional and communicated well with me on exactly what they were doing and needed to be done. They were very informative on our mold issue. I greatly apricate the care and concern they expressed for me and my family health and safety. Thank you!!
Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair was contacted to assist in stabilizing our historic standpipe water tower. Lamunyon uses a process called Carbon Fiber Strapping and suggested using this on our tower.We worked with Ed who was very attentive and explained the whole process thoroughly. The crew that came to work on the tower kept us well informed during the process. Once completed, a few defects were discovered which Lamunyon handled immediately and professionally. The tower looks amazing and we feel we will get many more years from it now that the work has been completed.We would definitely recommend Lamunyon!
This business did an amazing job repairing the cracks in the concrete wall in my basement. There was a 2 man crew that came in and got to work fast. They kept everything clean and had an air purifier going the entire time to keep the concrete dust out of the air and off my furniture. Everything was cleaned up when they left and the basement walls took 24 hours to finish drying and setting up. I recommend this to anyone who needs a crack repaired in the walls of their basement or other structure. Great pricing kept me from needlessly spending thousands of extra dollars. They also have financing through another company to help you get the repairs you need.
I called because my dishwasher leaked and flooded my kitchen floor and was running into the basement below. A team of guys came in to get this taken care of immediately. Dustin was very informative about what needed to be done, showing me under my cabinets and what had been affected. Lance wanted to be sure there were no mold issues. Jed took care of my basement. Robert and Jamie removed my vinyl floor. Everyone explained various things to me as the job moved forward. Because of their swift action, I was able to get the water dried out immediately and the insurance adjuster did not have any issues with their bill. Apparently, insurance companies have these preferred companies they want you to use. However, I learned that you can pick the company you feel is best and insurance cannot tell you otherwise. In the end, my insurance company was pleased with everything Lamunyon did and had no issues paying the bill right away. I would use Lamunyon again in a heartbeat no matter what insurance says at first.
Put anchors in my basement walls. Three man crew for 2 days. Crew was hard working and professional. Good communication throughout the job. On time both days. Very happy with the work they did. Their company needs to buy these guys something to dig with so they don't have to dig by hand.
The Lamunyon team were professional, efficient, thorough, and friendly. They had to remove all of the walls creating a bedroom and half bath in the house I bought. The bedroom must have belonged to a teenager, as there was a collection of historic stickers (KSU and Manhattan High circa 1957) on the door and a wooden panel. I asked Lamunyon to save those bits of wood for me, and they were so accommodating; they managed to save and clean the entire door and panel, which was more than I expected. They went above and beyond the original spec, checking and removing a few bits of insulation and shelves in another cupboard. They left everything spotless, and Jamie walked me through everything they had done. The tests afterwards show far less mold in that basement than outside! I’m very pleased and would recommend Lamunyon to anyone.
My hot water heater had leaked all over my basement floor. This is the second time I have had to have Lamunyon come out to service us. Jed and Robert made it out to my place in a timely manner. I told both Jed and Robert what had happened, they both listened to me before explaining what would be done and made sure I understood everything that was going to happen . Robert and Jed were very thoughtful and respectful. The equipment was set and everything was contained properly. After everything was done Jed came back upstairs and explained to my boyfriend and I what equipment was set, how often we should check the equipment, what temperature we should keep the basement at, etc.I am very impressed with the two gentlemen that came to dry out my basement. I will definitely be calling this local company again. Satisfied customer!
Lamunyon provided demo to a finished portion of my basement and mold remediation throughout the space, then installed interior drain tiles and a sump pump with battery backup. The crew was professional, friendly, informative, thorough and completed the project on time.
Caleb, Issac and the crew were extremely professional in their work. They sealed off the work area first, made the necessary repairs to the basement wall and completely cleaned everything before leaving. They were quite courteous and informative in every step of the process. I was highly impressed with them and their work. Five stars and I definitely recommend them to others.
Lamunyons had the general manager out to evaluate the home the day I called. I was able to meet with Johnathan and Jordan while they finished up the patch to the home. Both answered all my questions and explained in detail what they had done. Very professional and polite men. Thank you Lamunyons for making me feel secure with the purchase of our first home.
We will call Lamunyon first if we ever need their services again. They were very professional and thorough and explained what they were doing every step of the way. Communication was excellent. We highly recommend them.
Matt and his installation crew were wonderful! They left the jobsite spotless, and made sure we were educated on the system and maintenance. In addition the price was very reasonable! I have already recommended them to family/friends!
We had some very bad problems due to flooding in our basement. Lamunyon came and cleaned out the basement and dried it out. The crew was very friendly and it was a pleasure having them come to our home and work. We then had them come back and do a new drain tile in our basement as well As installing a new sump pump and encapsulating our crawlspace below our kitchen. This was a big project and we are very pleased with the outcome. We are very happy with Lamunyon and their crews and would recommend them to all of our friends and family. Thank you for a great job.
Not only are they polite and all of the above but the thoughtfulness in the way they removed our stuff from the basement into our garage was amazing! We've never even had movers be so considerate. They also seem to work well together and always have a smile to give when they see us...plus always are looking out for us...that means a lot!!👍
The team had great work ethics. They were conscientious regarding their work and making sure that I was 100% pleased with their work. They put in long hours and did an excellent job of cleaning up the job site. I would highly recommend this company for any foundation repairs.
Very professional. Responded quickly to a city sewage backup to clean up the basement, even on a holiday weekend. Most work completed in one (long) day. Very helpful with suggestions and information. Put us at ease from the very beginning. Highly recommend.---------------------------------This last review was from 2017. Here's one from January 2020:Same experience when I found mold in my basement as a result of the Big Blue River backing up to form a lake four blocks south of us, for five months. Very prompt, very clear in explanations of what Lamunyon found and how they could remediate the issues. They also discovered that the south wall of the basement was moving inward a bit, and helped us to understand what needed to be done to shore it up. In all this the crew was very considerate of our possessions and what they could save.Highly recommend again.4/28/2020Great job again. Work all finished on the south wall of the basement. Nice clean work that let us begin the rebuilding process almost immediately. Thanks!
Lamunyon installed Push Piers on one corner of our house. We were very pleased with Matt Jackson, Production Foreman. Not only did he do a good job on the Push Piers, but he faced the extra challenge of removing 7 yds of concrete at the base of foundation that he did not expect. He kept us informed and updated every day. When it was all done, he volunteered to return on a weekend to rake the lawn and touch up.
A huge thank you to your employees Robert and Lance. They were very professional to be around and mindful of my personal home. Both demonstrated knowledge of services provided. They were on time. Answered any questions. This is a stand up company.
Good experience with these fellows. Very friendly. Went about their work showing that they knew what they were doing. Got the job done. Took a long day but they stuck with it till 7:00 pm. Would recommend.
Everyone involved in the process was professional & courteous. We were kept informed of each step, from Zach who evaluated & bid the project, to Matt & Byron, who did the work. Especially liked the picture format so we knew who to expect when they showed up. Office staff was also courteous & helpful. Overall, a very good experience.
Within 10 minutes of my initial call, I had phone contact from Jed and Lance and they were at my house within an hour, they helped me deal with funding issues and completed the job within 3 hours. I cannot say enough good things about everyone I dealt with at Lamunyon!
We were happy with the service that we received from Lamunyon for their work in restoring our basement after our recent water heater leak. They arrived quickly and set the restoration process in motion almost immediately. Job quality was excellent . Jamie, Robert, and Lance were courteous, friendly, and did a nice job. We were told beforehand that they were the best, and we would highly recommend their services.
Very well ran company from top to bottom! I am asking for these guys to do more work for me in the future. Problem is, they are so good that it may take a a couple months before they can come back! Exceptional workers, I would highly recommend these guys for any basement work. Fairly priced too!!!!
Had Lamunyon install sump pumps and internal drainage system in my basement. The guys did a fantastic job letting us know daily what was going on. They did a great job keeping the dust and dirt to a minimum. They did the job that we hired them to do in the time they said they would do it. Great crew to work with! Thanks guys!
Very detailed, organized and responsive. They explained their work very thoroughly and handled our situation with a great amount of professionalism. Our crawl space looks great after their work, I would recommend them to anyone around.
Another great crew headed by Rich to work on my very difficult basement. They were quick to respond, hard-working, and very professional. Very knowledgeable and great customer service. They have my full recommendation without any hesitation.
Very pleased with their communication and establishing estimates as well as the thorough inspection. The crew that preformed foundation repairs were knowledgeable and respectful. They stayed late to complete repairs in one day instead of the scheduled two days. They left my home and property in better condition then when they arrived. They cleaned up debris and trash, even though some of what they picked up was not theirs. Lamunyon Restoration was 15,000.00 cheaper than the other companies I consulted. Lamunyon Restoration chose a different solution to make repairs not only cost effective but also efficiently repairing my failing foundation.