Chicago, IL Mold Damage Remediation

As a cultural hub of the country, Chicago has many entertainment venues and educational centers that can become threatened by humid conditions and the potential development of mold colonies. We have an experienced team of professionals to help, offering a fast response from our location 24/7 to help your home or business when you discover black mold. With how quickly these organisms can spread and deteriorate hosting elements, we train our team to help with:

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold specialists
  • Black mold
  • Attic mold
  • Mold remediation

How Mold Remediation Works in Chicago Homes

The mold inspection process can often determine many of the mold remediation actions necessary in Chicago homes. These evaluations and assessments decide the severity of the colonization and the impact these organisms have had on the hosting materials. When deterioration of the host begins, it is likely that some need for controlled demolition and repair is necessary. There are multiple cleaning and mold damage remediation approaches, including sanding and antimicrobial surface wiping. 

How Mold Specialists Remove Harsh Odors in Chicago Structures

Odors can often be a threatening obstacle for comfortable living after mold damage. Musty smells exist in open environments and get trapped in porous materials. Our SERVPRO professionals understand how challenging this effect can be and offer multiple deodorization approaches like thermal fogging and HEPA filtration air scrubbers in our inventory.

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SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (773) 337-3993

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Chicago residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (773) 337-3993

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City 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 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

Here at SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Chicago, IL. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (773) 337-3993 and we will be on our way to help.