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What Are the Steps Mold Remediation Companies Take in Buffalo Grove Properties?

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold spots on wall with written word mold Looks like MOLD on a wall in this Buffalo Grove home! Call SERVPRO for remediation

SERVPRO Technicians Can Find and Handle Mold Damage in Buffalo Grover Residential Properties

There is a huge amount of misinformation that Buffalo Grove homeowners may run across online. The problem will not get better on its own, and some DIY methods can make the issue worse. Mold infestations should always have professional mitigation for the best outcome.

SERVPRO is the professional mold remediation choice that Buffalo Grove residents trust. The technicians have comprehensive training for handling all types of molds and the advanced equipment to locate areas of microorganisms growing behind walls or under floors. Preventing cross-contamination from airborne mold spores is critical during a service. SERVPRO techs use containment methods such as negative pressure porting contaminated and dusty air to the exterior, or simply covering vents, common entrance, and exit points to other areas of the residence with heavy gauge plastic sheeting, usually 6-mil.

As the techs scope the property, they determine the scale of the mold remediation needed. Often mold growth can extend far beyond the origination point where a slow leak or poor ventilation has been the issue. Along with inspecting the structure, the techs also check out the ductwork to determine if it needs mitigation as well.

Controlled Demolition and Antifungal Agents

The sheetrock in the house with mold damage will need safe removal and disposal if the hyphae (root-like structures) have penetrated too deeply into the substrate. Homeowners can expect to see some of the following actions:

  • Removal of portions of walls and ceilings with mold damage
  • Disposal of carpet with a mold infestation
  • Cleaning with professional EPA-approved antimicrobials and the use of sealants on studs and areas left intact.

The use of abatement is common for the removal of dried residues left behind. The techs carefully scrape and use hand vacuums with HEPA filtration to manually remove the residual matter left after drying. When the remaining mold is stuck to surfaces, the techs rely on applications such as soda, sponge, or ice blasting to remove the stuck-on matter without marring surfaces.

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940 assists local Buffalo Grove property owners as a top-tier mold remediation company. The trained, certified technicians have the knowledge and experience to mitigate any size of mold infestation.

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