Old Town, IL Mold Damage Remediation
Mold is a pervasive problem in Chicago, occurring year-round and often during spring. Sometimes a mold outbreak is caused by hidden water damage. Our team in Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview has been providing mold mitigation and remediation services in Old Town for years. We will assess and locate the source of the excess moisture and make repairs to discourage the mold from returning once the remediation process is complete.
Microscopic mold spores are always floating around in the Earths’ atmosphere, and once the mold spores find the optimum conditions to grow, the mold can become visible in as little as 48 to 72 hours. For this reason, we will not be capable of removing every single spore. Still, we can remove the mold to virtually undetectable levels.
Our technicians are trained and certified in applied microbial remediation by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We also provide cleaning services to restore mold-damaged clothing, belongings, upholstered furniture, drapes, and carpeting. Mold is a dangerous problem that requires special equipment and chemicals to remove safely. Our team in Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview is a trusted leader in mold remediation services in Cook County. Old Town residents and businesses can rely on us to restore their mold damage, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago / Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview
- 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 – (773) 935-6750
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 Downtown Chicago / Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Old Town residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Chicago, IL
- Downtown Chicago, IL
- Lincoln Park, IL
- Gold Coast, IL
- Lakeview, IL
- Bucktown, IL
- Wrigleyville, IL
- Streeterville, IL
- North Side, IL
- Old Town, IL
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) 935-6750
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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 Old Town, 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
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
SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago / Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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
In Old Town, IL, SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago / Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (773) 935-6750 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.