Carol Stream, IL Mold Damage Remediation
Since its incorporation in 1959, the population of Carol Stream has steadily increased, with many new homes and businesses getting constructed wherever land became available. As construction abutted creeks, streams, and other water bodies, these structures contended more with groundwater concerns and moisture threats. Mold remediation and mold inspections are a staple of the restoration services we provide DuPage County, and our restoration process includes:
- Black mold damage repairs
- Bathroom mold removal
- Mold removal
- Mold inspections
- Attic mold
- Basement mold remediation
Efficient Mold Removal Options for Carol Stream Residences
Mold removal is not a universal practice for area homes, making it vital to rely on the information obtained with job scoping and mold inspections to determine where colonies exist and their effect on hosting materials. These inspections can often dictate when controlled demolition is required or when surface treatment strategies could be less costly and equally effective. We carefully evaluate building material condition and moisture concerns to ensure these threats get addressed with mold removal tactics.
Are Black Mold Odors Challenging to Remove from Carol Stream Homes?
One of the indicating elements of active colonization is a harsh, musty odor overwhelming the affected spaces. This smell can persist after mold remediation when the appropriate deodorization tactics have not yet been implemented. We have multiple leading odor removal devices like thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines for this purpose.
Find more about mold removal and black mold damage repairs on our main page.
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (630) 830-6236
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Carol Stream community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Downtown Chicago, IL
- Carol Stream, IL
- Bloomingdale, IL
- Glendale Heights, IL
- Addison, IL
- Glen Ellyn, IL
- West Chicago, IL
- Hanover Park, IL
- Wheaton, IL
- Lombard, IL
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold 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 - (630) 830-6236
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 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
To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Carol Stream, IL home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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
Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO knows Mold
Here at SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Carol Stream, 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 (630) 830-6236 and we will be on our way to help.