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Why Should You Choose a Safety Conscious Mold Removal Company?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

hand pulling back wallpaper revealing mold Mold can hide anywhere in your home. Inspect your home often for signs of mold.

Which Safety Measures does Your Lake Zurich Mold Removal Company Take? 

A fungus is something you do not want in your Lake Zurich home, but unfortunately, almost any house can fall foul of it. Because mold spores are naturally occurring, they can enter your house through the doors and windows or on your shoes and clothes. Once inside, they can start growing mold mycelium if they find the right conditions. 

It is better to look for a mold removal company in Lake Zurich rather than deal with the mold yourself. DIY mold remediation is not a good idea because:  

  • Mold can cause health effects.
  • Some commercially available cleaners, and bleach, can make the problem worse.
  • It is not enough to wipe away surface mold – you need to dry out any moisture too. 

There may be a risk of structural damage from mold eating into wood or plaster in more extreme situations. If there is a lot of moisture present, such as from a leak, and it reaches the electrical outlets, there is an electrical risk. 

What health and safety measures does SERVPRO take?  

We train our techs to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) safety standards. We also ensure our teams:  

  • Carry out a risk assessment before starting work
  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment, including gloves, bodysuits, and respirators
  • Apply antimicrobial products if needed to kill spores
  • Set up containment around the affected area 

How does containment aid health and safety? 

Containment means using thick plastic sheeting (typically 6-mil), wooden frames, tension-loaded pipes, and tape to seal off the affected area, which reduces the treatment area and expedites the mold remediation process in Lake Zurich. We also seal off vents, doors, and windows. Containment stops spores from escaping and reduces the risk of them settling elsewhere in your home. We can also set up negative air machines or air scrubbers inside containment to capture mold spores and prevent them from re-entering the air. 

What about decontamination areas? 

Decontamination areas give our technicians a place to remove personal protective equipment (PPE) and dispose of contaminated items, to protect the rest of your home. 

Can you do anything to stay safe while waiting for us?  

The best thing you can do is stay away from moldy areas and not risk disturbing the mold. Please wait for us to arrive and let the professionals deal with it safely and efficiently. 

For effective mold removal, call SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940.

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