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Carol Stream Mold Remediation before Remodeling

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

blueprints for kitchen remodel SERVPRO provides mold remediation before you remodel your Carol Stream kitchen.

SERVPRO Cleans Mold Damaged Homes in Carol Stream

The spring and summer months are often the time homeowners tackle repair and remodeling projects. Whether you tackle a smaller project on your own or work with a contractor on a major job, a significant barrier to completion looms if mold is discovered. Mold remediation specialists from SERVPRO take on the task of managing the mold so your project proceeds.

Mold damage in your Carol Stream home discovered in the wall, and part of the ceiling area required removal for an expansion of your kitchen. Perhaps years or months of slow leaks in the plumbing behind the cabinets and up toward the second story nourished generations of mold colonies. You are wary, or your remodeler refuses to proceed until mold abatement completes. We have the staff, the experience, and the training to take mold management out of the equation.

Our staff first assesses the extent of the infestation, a concern since the mold is in your food preparation area. Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s protocol for mold remediation, a four-stage protocol is followed.

  • We contain the mold, using plastic barriers, at a minimum, to prevent the unintended spread of the tiny spores during mold remediation.
  • Extensive mold problems signal SERVPRO to employ air scrubbers during our treatment, creating negative air pressure and utilizing an air filtration system to limit contamination of other areas. 
  • We remove the visible mold colonies and any porous structures infested. Disposal follows local rules for handling hazardous waste.
  • The affected area receives disinfection with appropriate antimicrobial products to ensure no activated spores remain to rebuild the colony.

SERVPRO does not claim to eliminate mold as new spores constantly waft about in both interior and exterior areas, but we do everything to prevent these spores from feeding on moisture and cellulose or other carbon-based surfaces to create additional outbreaks.

Prevention requires fixing the leaks and reducing the air humidity or structural moisture to about 50 percent. When the structure is dry and the humidity controlled, mold finds it very hard to establish itself. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs can achieve these goals. Once mold remediation, including eliminating the excess moisture, is completed, feel free to take up the remodeling again.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale awaits your request for mold remediation. Give us a call at (630) 830-6236 to schedule a consultation.

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