Chicago, IL Mold Damage Remediation
With significant water bodies like the Chicago and Calumet River moving through the densely populated portions of Cook County, the possibilities of mold growth cannot be overstated. Many properties suffer the long-term effects of higher humidity and moisture damage. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with:
- Attic mold
- Bathroom mold removal
- Basement mold remediation
- Mold specialists
- Black mold
- Mold remediation
Removing Black Mold from Chicago Properties
Black mold can be a threatening situation for Chicago homes and businesses, making it a scenario that must get addressed as soon as possible. The longer these organisms can use high porosity organic matter as hosting materials, namely the building elements for your property, deterioration becomes a costly concern. Removing active colonization can happen in several approaches beginning with surface cleaning and power sanding. This mold remediation can also address when black mold damage repairs might be needed.
How Does Mold Remediation Include Deodorization for Chicago Houses?
One of the last steps that our experienced SERVPRO team takes in overcoming black mold growing in a residence is the smell these colonies can leave behind. Even after mold remediation removes active colonies, the scent they created can still be overwhelming. We have several strategies designed to address these powerful fungal odors beginning with proper air filtration with HEPA products to capture circulating particulates. We can follow up with elimination tactics like thermal fogging and ozone machines.
See our main service page for more information on mold remediation options.
SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville
- 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 – (312) 509-5000
Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 Fire Disaster
A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Chicago community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2140, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Chicago, IL
- Downtown Chicago, IL
- Hyde Park, IL
- Bronzeville, IL
- Bridgeport, IL
- South Shore, IL
- Woodlawn, IL
- Kenwood, IL
- Washington Park, IL
- Oakland, IL
- Douglas, IL
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our water damage 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 - (312) 509-5000
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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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 Chicago, 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 Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Chicago, 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 (312) 509-5000 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.