Lake Zurich, IL Mold Damage Remediation

Because of the community getting built around our namesake body of water, many homes and businesses contend with a high amount of environmental moisture and groundwater. Prolonged moisture and damp areas of your home, especially the basement, can lead to the development and spread of microbial threats. When this impacts venues like the Concorde Banquets or the Ela Township Community Center, a single mold growth incident could impact hundreds. Our experienced remediation team can help with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold
  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold specialists

How Do Mold Specialists Remediate Microbial Threats in Lake Zurich? 

The development of mold in your home or business can be overwhelming to the structure and its occupants. No matter how rapidly the organism can spread in the house, having a qualified team to implement bulk material removal, containment barriers, mold removal, deodorization, and cleaning practices can help remove active colonies before the situation gets out of control.  

Can Contents Get Saved from Black Mold Damage in Lake Zurich Homes?

One of the focuses of our responding technicians is to address the impact of mold growth on the contents and personal belongings of the house. Relocation can often be a wise decision when items can get protected from harm in this manner. However, off-site surface cleaning, drying, and deodorization are usually needed at our nearby SERVPRO facility.

See the main service page for more on our attic mold removal and damage repairs.

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich

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

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Emergency

In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast 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 Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Lake Zurich residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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

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

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

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

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 Lake Zurich, 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

In Lake Zurich, IL, SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich 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 (847) 279-1940 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.