Wheeling , IL Mold Damage Remediation
For only being a suburb of the third-largest city in the country, Wheeling has a commercial presence of its own for its nearly 40,000 residents. Institutions like William Rainey Harper College or National Louis University depend on the fast response of our SERVPRO remediation team when mold is suspected in a building on the campus. With structures like the Northwest Community Hospital in our community as well, mold removal has an urgency met by our 24/7 response for:
- Mold remediation
- Basement mold remediation
- Bathroom mold removal
- Attic mold
- Black mold
- Mold specialists
Attic Mold Removal Needs After Storms Damage Wheeling Homes
Post-storm damage can often lead to the development of attic mold after structural vulnerabilities form. Removing black mold from these areas should happen swiftly before the organisms can spread into other areas of the house and directly impact its occupants. We have efficient mold remediation solutions ranging from surface sanding and cleaning to aggressive blasting and controlled demolition.
Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Necessary in Wheeling Properties?
While we always strive to limit reconstruction and structural repairs as much as possible, these requirements are often inevitable after microbial development. Not only must our general contractor license ensure that discarded materials get replaced “Like it never even happened,” but we must also repair and rebuild mold damages that allow water penetration.
Our main service page has more on mold damage repairs and mold removal services.
SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich
- 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 – (847) 279-1940
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Wheeling residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Buffalo Grove, IL
- Downtown Chicago, IL
- Lake Zurich, IL
- Wheeling , IL
- Vernon Hills, IL
- Mundelein, IL
- Lincolnshire, IL
- Long Grove, IL
- Hawthorn Woods, IL
- Kildeer, IL
- Deer Park, 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 - (847) 279-1940
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
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off 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
SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Wheeling , IL home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
Here at SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Wheeling , 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 (847) 279-1940 and we will be on our way to help.