Hidden Mold Discovered During Remodeling in Carol Stream Needs Professional Attention
Technicians at SERVPRO Deal With Mold Issues on a Daily Basis in Homes Like Yours
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 presents unexpectedly in your Carol Stream home as a wall, and part of the ceiling area is removed for an expansion of your kitchen. Perhaps decades of slow leaks in the plumbing behind the cabinets and up toward the second story nourish 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 is a four stage process. First, we contain the mold, using plastic barriers, at a minimum, to prevent unintended spread of the tiny spores during 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.
Next, we remove the mold, and any porous structure it invaded. 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 or reducing the air humidity or structural moisture to well below 50 percent. When the structure is dry and the humidity controlled, mold finds it very hard to establish itself. SERVPRO staff assists you to reach those goals. Once 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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