Glendale Heights, IL Mold Damage Remediation
From natural recreational areas like the East Branch Forest Preserve to the lakes and streams of DuPage County, it is no great surprise that many homes in Glendale Heights contend with humidity and moisture concerns. When Main Street Plaza and other commercial properties become hosts like residential structures, we can help this as well. We specialize in:
- Mold remediation
- Mold removal
- Basement mold remediation
- Mold inspection
- Attic mold removal
- Bathroom mold removal
Is Basement Mold Remediation a Common Need for Glendale Heights Homes?
One of the most targeted areas of damaged homes and businesses are the lower levels where natural light is more scarce and moist conditions can more easily persist. Basement mold remediation is a common need for many homes in the area, as many contend with hydrostatic pressures against foundational blockwork being built in proximity to the many creeks, streams, and man-made lakes of the region. From surface treatments to controlled demolition, our team can help with mold removal.
Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Needed in Glendale Heights Homes?
Black mold can be a challenging situation that feels overwhelming to homeowners. Mold remediation in these properties usually requires repair or reconstruction, so we offer efficient solutions when these actions are needed. With a general contractor license, we can provide a wide range of helpful services from controlled demolition through full-scale build-back and reconstruction as the property requires.
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SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (630) 830-6236
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Faster to Any Size Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Glendale Heights community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Downtown Chicago, IL
- Carol Stream, IL
- Bloomingdale, IL
- Glendale Heights, IL
- Addison, IL
- Glen Ellyn, IL
- West Chicago, IL
- Hanover Park, IL
- Wheaton, IL
- Lombard, IL
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact - (630) 830-6236
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Glendale Heights, IL home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Glendale Heights, IL. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (630) 830-6236 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.