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Understanding Mold Remediation in Chicago

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

Chicago Mold Remediation Handled Safely by SERVPRO

In Chicago, SERVPRO Remediates the Mold Problems to Your Property

Discovering mold damage in your home is never a happy moment. Fungi which is found both indoors and outdoors, mold in your home is unsightly, smelly, and can cause dangerous health effects for you and your family. Molds grow very well in damp, warm, and humid conditions, and makes spores to spread and reproduce. Mold spores can live through environmental conditions which are harsh, like dry conditions, which do not support normal growth of mold.

Understanding the basics of mold remediation and removal is simple and essential if you are going to hire the right professional at the highest quality and best price, such as SERVPRO. Your Chicago home is a huge investment and is the haven for your family, so when you discover mold damage, you want to be wary of any companies or contractors who try to confuse you about mold remediation or removal. While you are learning the basic concepts of this process, doing the actual work in the right way can be a challenge, which is why you need to let our trained technicians at SERVPRO handle it for you.

Every homeowner who has a mold problem can understand the basics of mold remediation and removal without needing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biology, and Earth Sciences. If you already have found mold, you need to get it removed as soon as possible. It must be gotten rid of and done so properly, regardless of the kind of mold that it is. There are five core principles of mold remediation that our staff will follow when we come to your home including:

  • Safety – Protecting all occupants and workers.

  • Assessment – Making a preliminary evaluation, another during remediation and a final one once the mold remediation is complete

  • Contamination Control – Preventing spread of mold from contaminated areas to areas that do not have it or have less contamination and cross-contamination

  • Source Removal – Physically removing the mold at its source.

  • Moisture Removal – Eliminate the problem of moisture which caused the mold outbreak.

Once the mold is removed physically from its source, we scrub the are clean of airborne mold spores using a HEPA air scrubber and air exchange. Only HEPA filters are made to capture particles as small as mold spores.

Throughout the entire process, we explain anything to you that you do not understand, and ensure that you have no worries or concerns before we proceed with each step. We understand that you may be stressed and want to make sure that you are comfortable with what we need to do to help.

At SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City we can handle your mold problem, so you do not have to. Just contact us anytime you need at (773) 337-3993, and a technician will be out to your home soon.

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