Chicago, IL Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can be an underappreciated threat to area homes and businesses. While situations like basement mold remediation continue to be a concern for residences, larger commercial structures and institutions like Northwestern University are also susceptible. They require our experienced remediation team's prompt response. We have Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) available 24/7 to help when black mold or attic mold gets discovered in your home. We can help with: 

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

Removing Black Mold Colonies from Chicago Homes

While there is no universal approach for mold removal and mold remediation in your Chicago home or business, a careful mold inspection can identify what services are necessary. Much like mitigation, the earliest actions in this remediation sequence can prevent the organism's spread and its debilitating presence. Eliminating active colonies involves multiple approaches based on the severity of the situation, including:

  • Surface sanding
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

Can SERVPRO Perform Black Mold Damage Repairs?

With a general contractor license, our SERVPRO team can offer various advanced services to be a one-stop-shop after mold disasters. When black mold overtakes a portion of your home, it is likely that some degree of repair or reconstruction is necessary. We can offer controlled demolition and full-scale build back when you need it to make mold damage "Like it never even happened."

Find out about mold remediation on our main service page.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park, South Chicago City, Marquette Park, West Lawn, Ford City, South Holland, Dolton, Riverdale

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (773) 337-3900

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 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 Evergreen Park, South Chicago City, Marquette Park, West Lawn, Ford City, South Holland, Dolton, Riverdale 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 2180, 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:

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) 337-3900

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 carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. 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

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

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 Evergreen Park, South Chicago City, Marquette Park, West Lawn, Ford City, South Holland, Dolton, Riverdale 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 (773) 337-3900 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.