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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (630) 830-6236

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Carol Stream residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (630) 830-6236

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

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

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

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

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Carol Stream, 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 (630) 830-6236 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.