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Our Experts Explain Containing Microbes During Our Mold Remediation Process In Chicago

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

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How We Contain Microbes During Remediation Of Mold Damaged Areas In A Chicago Property

Chicago homeowners who find mold and mildew on walls and ceilings want to get the mess cleaned up fast. SERVPRO can help do this by using industry standard methods. Our methods also help prevent further contamination inside your home.

Before we begin any work, we look for hidden moisture that causes mold damage in your Chicago residence. We use infrared imaging cameras that show changes in the different materials' temperature because moisture keeps elements cooler than neighboring dry materials. This lost moisture feeds microbes, but without it, they cannot grow. Shutting off their source of sustenance becomes crucial toward controlling their growth in the future. Once we eliminate each of these sources and ensure that such affected areas can dry out thoroughly, we can begin our mold remediation work.

Many times, spores end up in your ventilation system. Heating and cooling ducts harbor spores, as well as transport them from one place to another area. Because of this, we turn off your HVAC system during mold damage remediation. Also, we use other ways to keep mold and spores from circulating through your property.

We use containment methods that effectively keep spores from escaping the area we are working on and then dispose of them properly. While we use HEPA filters on many of our machines, this is not enough alone. Even air scrubbers can allow some microbes to escape, especially when cutting materials such as moldy wallboard and infested carpets are part of the work. We must use plastic barriers that microbes find impossible to pass through.

Plastic sheeting works well as both temporary walls and also as tubing that runs from the air scrubber to the exit at the window. Pushing spores and microbes outdoors helps keep them from starting new colonies inside your home if moisture ever becomes a problem again. Dust also finds its way outside, keeping irritants at a minimum.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City protects homes in the Ford City area, as well as Scottsdale. Call us for professional mold damage remediation services that provide long-lasting protection against mold and mildew. Our number is (773) 337-3993 and is always answered to provide prompt and reliable services from start to finish.

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