The Challenges of Mold Remediation in Chicago
SERVPRO is Chicago's Mold Damage Specialist
Mold growth usually results from a moisture problem in your property. As water restoration experts, our technicians take extra care to ensure soaking materials are dried quickly to prevent the growth of microbes. But molds can sometimes occur without a significant water intrusion and result from benign problems like slow leaks or insufficient insulation. It may be signs of an internal infestation if you notice grey, black or green spots on walls or ceilings. SERVPRO has expertise in:
- Mold removal
- Mold damage repair
- Mold assessments
The purpose of mold remediation in Chicago is to bring microbes to a manageable level. Microbes exist naturally in all home environments, so it is only when these microbes conglomerate and begin to reproduce that there is a problem. Infestations can decompose household materials and possessions if left alone for long periods. To rectify a mold issue, our technicians begin by establishing containment to prevent the spread of mold. Once containment is set up, we can start the removal process.
Removing mold infestations from the home
- Porous materials are removed, including carpets, drywall, insulation, and organic fabrics.
- Non-porous materials are cleaned using High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA) fitted vacuums or wiping surfaces with detergents.
- Wooden materials are generally salvageable unless long-term exposure has caused dry rot.
Stubborn infestations may require the usage of more aggressive cleaning methods. These situations can be resolved using steel sponges or blasting and pressure cleaning equipment. The use of agitation in remediation can disrupt mold spores causing them to settle on nearby surfaces. To combat settled spores, it is vital to clean the structure at regular intervals working from top to bottom or pushing spores in the direction of negative air-pressure machines. We recommend allowing several hours between cleaning rounds, allowing spores time to settle, to ensure that all surfaces are cleaned properly.
Microbial infestations rarely go away by themselves. Contact SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / Chicago City for mold remediation at (773) 337-3900.