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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (847) 279-1940

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

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Wheeling  community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (847) 279-1940

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 Wheeling , 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

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

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

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Wheeling , 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 (847) 279-1940 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.