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Park Forest Homeowners Listen as SERVPRO Talks About Mold Growth Conducive Conditions

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Park Forest Homeowners Listen as SERVPRO Talks About Mold Growth Conducive Conditions SERVPRO Says a Leaky Window Frame Can Cause Mold Problems for Park Forest Property Owners

Some Causes of Winter Mold Damage in Park Forest

Cold, ice, and snow storms contribute in different ways in making your Park Forest home more susceptible to mold growth. A grasp of the ways mold gains a hold even in the dry cold of winter helps explain why you notice a musty, unpleasant scent or the staining and feathery or leathery-looking evidence of mold colonies.  Let us help you with a winter mold infestation.

Mold damage in Park Forest during any season is frustrating and often hard to manage without professional assistance. We train our crews to evaluate a mold scenario from the source of moisture to effective means of remediation with an open and curious mindset.

Winter mold breakouts can prove perplexing as the interior of our homes dry out while we use central heating, usually a deterrent to microbial growth. SERVPRO technicians look for sources of moisture the homeowner might overlook.

Common ways excessive moisture makes its way inside our homes include humidifiers and vaporizers intended to condition dry winter air. Mold spores are opportunistic and absorb any water, including water vapor emitting from one of these appliances. SERVPRO notes the humidity levels in the rooms affected by mold damage. If it edges past 60 percent, ambient humidity can fuel mold growth. Recommended levels are 30 to 50 percent humidity indoors to inhibit mold damage.

Ice and snow buildup on a roof also can lead to a perfect environment for mold growth. SERVPRO service calls for mold issues in the upper stories of a home during the winter always result in an inspection of outdoor gutters and downspouts and interior insulation and weather sealing. An ice dam, signaled by icicles, builds up when gutters clog with debris and its growth accelerates when the melt and freeze cycle continues because of inadequate insulation and heat leaks. If warm air leaks out the joints between the attic ceiling edges and the eaves and roofline any snow and ice in gutters melt and can invade into a home.

Molds can grow given moisture even if temperatures are low. SERVPRO often finds mold colonies moving from an attic down into living areas. Foundations with ice or snowpack can also admit moisture through cracks, encouraging mold growth in basements, walkouts, and other lower levels.

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher is ready to remediate winter mold issues relating to any causation. Give us a call at (708) 672-0077 to inspect and craft a mold abatement plan for your home.

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Park Forest Property Owners Can Benefit from SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Service

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Park Forest Property Owners Can Benefit from SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Service When You Seer These Signs in Your Park Forest Home, Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Understanding the Cost of Mold Remediation for Park Forest Homes

Battling moisture in your Park Forest basement or throughout the house is a common struggle within our service area. While these conditions can prove problematic enough for structural elements in your home, the situation becomes even more severe and pressing when it allows mold growth to occur. Mold in your home is destructive to structural elements, the contents of your property, and even those living there.

As much as homeowners work to provide their properties with the upkeep and servicing that it needs on their own, mold damage in Park Forest requires skilled professionals with the right tools to remove the colony quickly. The longer that the situation can continue, the more materials and areas of your home that it can ultimately affect. Professional remediation from our SERVPRO technicians can remove the organisms growing in your house, and restore damaged elements and materials to preloss condition.

Most of the time people think of professional restoration or remediation as being costly, and initially, it would seem that way. There are many incurred costs with restoring a property correctly, and that begins with the skilled technicians that we dispatch to damaged homes throughout our service area. We ensure that our entire team gets IICRC certified in various facets of restoration.

Also, we have industry-leading equipment designed to get the jobs done quickly. From mold removal equipment like sanders and soda blasting tools to HEPA filtered air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, our team arrives with the ability to make a difference for your property quickly. We offer an estimated amount a customer might pay for remediation, which would include our administration fees, remediation planning, reconstruction costs, and photos/documentation of the damage for insurance purposes. SERVPRO works closely with customers and their adjusters to maintain a budget throughout the remediation.

As tempting as DIY approaches might seem, they often only scratch the surface of the full problem. Let our SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher make mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (708) 672-0077.

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SERVPRO can help with your mold in your school, church, or business

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Any Type of Mold Should Be Quickly Remediated By Professionals

Mold whether slight or in mass colonies is a serious matter that can become worse. If mold is left untreated, it can become a serious problem. It causes health risks and can cause deteriorating significant structural damage to your home or office. If left unattended, mold can cause warped walls, warped floors, warped ceilings and weaken the foundation of any property. Sometimes you can't see mold because it hides behind walls, in attics, in basements, crawlspaces or underneath floors. Mold grows due to water, humidity or moisture, which must be located and removed. If you don't see mold, but you smell musty odors, call SERVPRO immediately for a quick inspection. 
 
Any mold damage in Lynwood must be handled with care and with immediate restorative knowledge. We are highly trained in treating mold and how its spores grow. Our years of experience have let us know that every mold damage problem is different, and it requires a unique solution. We follow a general IICRC mold remediation process to help restore you back to a normal and healthy environment. We begin with a meticulous inspection and a mold damage assessment. Our mold containment process involves using advanced procedures to isolate the contaminated area. We further use negative air pressure to keep the spores from spreading. No fans or heating/cooling systems will be used because they will spread the mold. 
 
Our specialized filtration equipment helps to capture microscopic mold spores. We then use powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums. For cleaning surfaces, we are well equipped with antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to get rid of mold colonies. To clean your contents and belongings, we use a variety of cleaning techniques. We work with you and your insurance representatives on infested porous materials before we discard them. A full restoration system is the final step. It may involve minor repairs like replacing drywalls, painting and installing new carpeting. It may also require more significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of different areas or rooms within your home or business. 
 
SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher treats all of our residential and commercial residents with the respect that you deserve. Mold can be an embarrassing event for a business or a homeowner. But we understand that mold issues can happen right before your eyes and without your knowledge. Our mold remediation professionals will help treat and remove mold so that it does not return. Call us today at (708) 672-0077 for an assessment visit. We look forward to your phone call!

SERVPRO can handle your school's mold problem

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher's Disaster Recovery Team is ready and equipped to help with many different disasters, including clean ups due to microbial growth in schools. Microbial growth is a concern for all of us but select populations of people are more vulnerable to be affected. When children are concerned we do not feel there is a limit to precautions and safety measures to be taken. We are able to help local schools who have microbial growth in their buildings safely and correctly mediate the problem. We work after hours and over weekends to limit exposure to any dust or particulates as well as comply with third party testing to certify that work was done correctly and completely. If you suspect there is microbial growth present call us to speak about mold solutions.

Many School Districts, School Board members and Superintendents trust the SERVPRO brand to do the job right and on budget. 

Mold in your Hazel Crest Home

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (708) 672-0077
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Mold Testing...yes we do

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Testing...yes we do We have you Mold Solutions

Mold Testing

When to have an indoor air quality test done, and how the test is done. The word mold is not as bad as everyone thinks it is. The only time it becomes a problem is when there is too much of it. Too much mold can cause health problems or damage to your property. Not every home needs testing and not all testing is the same.

What sort of things should you be on the look for to decide if you need any mold testing.

Any general concerns about the house where something just does not seem right and you cannot put your finger on it.

When a home has been empty with no occupants for an extended period of time

Past water damage that was not cleaned up by a professional or you suspect was not done properly

No home inspections have been done in a while you see or suspect there is mold somewhere

A musty smell that is notice upon entering the home

Anyone in the home that has repertory problems

Mold Remediation was done and you want to ensure it was effective.

Visually seeing anything that looks like mold

If mold removal or clean up was done

When a 3rd party is effecting repairs and you need to make sure they are done correctly

There are 3 main options for testing

Surface Testing

This is done to look for evidence of actual current or past mold growth. The tester will use either a swab or a tape lift to obtain their sample. These tests can tell if the growth is from actual water damage and intrusion or if it is excessively humid in the home. Dark and discolored growth is not always microbial and would mean it is not from a water damage situation. When you see visual growth it is always important to get a sample of it as well as an air quality sample to ensure spores have not been released into the air.

Indoor air quality testing

This is done by taking numerous samples from within the inside of the home as well as a base line sample of the air quality on the outside of the home. These samples will be able to tell if you have hidden moisture leaks.

Indoor Air Quality with Comprehensive moisture evaluation.

This testing is done to provide a full scope picture of what is really going on in the home. It is able to locate sources of moisture that overtime could damage the property or become a health concern. Mold and moisture damage can drastically affect the value of a home over time. So it is important to stay on top of things and help prevent any major damage. Identifying the damage early can save you in the long run.

Remember when you have any doubts or questions about mold in your home talk to a professional get your results and get it right the first time. Call SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher for all of your mold testing and mold inspection needs.

SERVPRO mold damage in your Beecher home

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

In Beecher, SERVPRO Remediates Damage from Mold

Mold contamination presents a variety of challenges. To understand why it helps to become familiar with some basic information about mold and its behavior.

If you think that mold damage is developing in your Beecher area home, you need access to accurate information from a quality restoration company that wants to help you become more informed and able to care for your property correctly. 
 
At SERVPRO, we know mold and mold remediation and are happy to provide you with the answers you need. To learn more about what mold is, we need to understand that there are several different species of mold, all of which may be hazardous if the right conditions exist. 
 
Mold spores float unseen through the air, attaching itself to moisture sources that exist in your home. Under the right conditions, these spores can form colonies and begin contaminating your home with 24 to 48-hours of initial contact. 
 
However, why does it grow in your home? Unfortunately, most man-made structures offer the ideal conditions for mold growth to occur. Molds flourish in temperatures ranging from 59 to 95 degrees, and if moisture is present, often thrive on materials most commonly found in your home including, wood, paper, drywall, food, paint, fabrics, insulation, and even dust. 
 
SERVPRO technicians have seen mold growth start in areas due to many different water damage situations including, flooding, leaky roofs, windows, and even plumbing malfunctions. When in fact, excessive humidity is often enough moisture for mold to grow. 
 
Mold is a living organism that extracts nutrients from the material is grows on to survive even the harshest environments. Given enough time, mold can weaken the structure of your home and endanger the health of your family. You may think that mold dies during winter months where the weather drops below acceptable levels. However, it is possible for mold to remain dormant, waiting for the right conditions to exist before growing again. 
 
While it is possible to control mold growth found in your home by taking reasonable precautions, the mold may never get entirely removed from your home. SERVPRO technicians can help you learn how to avoid mold issues by controlling the moisture sources found in your home and by taking the correct measures when accidents happen. 
 
Our mold remediation process uses a variety of techniques and special equipment to identify obvious and hidden areas affected by mold growth and the water sources feeding them. We isolate the affected area, repair damaged water sources, remove invested materials, and use industrial air scrubbers to clean and sanitize, along with fogging equipment to remove unpleasant odors and deodorize the entire area. 
 
If you see or even suspect mold growth in your home, contact SERVPRO of Chicago Heights - Crete - Beecher immediately for help. (708) 672-0077

Yes you can get mold in the Winter months

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Chicago Heights Homes With Mold Remediation

A mistake many homeowners make is to believe mold damage is only a warm weather issue. In fact, many types of mold grow easily in your home even when temperatures dip below freezing. At SERVPRO we train our mold specialists to inspect for mold 365 days a year when you call to complain of a musty odor or a visible fungal colony.

Mold damages your Chicago Heights home dependent upon three things. The first is the presence of mold spores. They are always present inside every home. The second is a source of water to feed the spores. Spills, leaks, and drain pans are some of the ways water is present in any home.The third is a surface or item upon or within which the mold colony takes hold. Wood, upholstery drywall, and carpeting are some options; Common home molds grow in temperatures as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Most areas inside your home are at or above that temperature even during the dead of winter. Because mold growth happens only when moisture is present expect to find issues where plumbing leaks or water makes its way inside, including ice dams and condensation on the surface of poorly caulked windows. Our staff looks everywhere in your home for areas where the conditions are right for mold growth and then develops an appropriate plan for abatement. 
 
Hoping that mold damage disappears during the colder season is disastrous for your home and allows it to take a more serious toll on its structure and your belongings. Experts identify over 100,000 types of mold your home may be supporting. Fear of the health consequences of mold growth is just one reason to seek remediation. Consult your healthcare professional to discuss whether you are members of your family need to worry about mold in your home. Mold outbreaks that pose no risk to health are still unpleasant, malodorous, and sometimes capable of damaging structures, fixtures, and contents of your home. SERVPRO mold remediation specialists systematically contain and remove all kinds of mold, leaving your home fresher and intact. 
 
SERVPRO of Chicago Heights - Crete - Beecher has you covered with information about and techniques to remediate mold in your home 12 months a year. Call us at (708) 672-0077 when areas smell musty and count on a successful mold reduction plan from our staff.

Mold remediation experts for schools, businesses and homes

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Any Type of Mold Should Be Quickly Remediated By Professionals

Mold whether slight or in mass colonies is a serious matter that can become worse. If mold is left untreated, it can become a serious problem. It causes health risks and can cause deteriorating significant structural damage to your home or office. If left unattended, mold can cause warped walls, warped floors, warped ceilings and weaken the foundation of any property. Sometimes you can't see mold because it hides behind walls, in attics, in basements, crawlspaces or underneath floors. Mold grows due to water, humidity or moisture, which must be located and removed. If you don't see mold, but you smell musty odors, call SERVPRO immediately for a quick inspection. 
 
Any mold damage in Lynwood must be handled with care and with immediate restorative knowledge. We are highly trained in treating mold and how its spores grow. Our years of experience have let us know that every mold damage problem is different, and it requires a unique solution. We follow a general IICRC mold remediation process to help restore you back to a normal and healthy environment. We begin with a meticulous inspection and a mold damage assessment. Our mold containment process involves using advanced procedures to isolate the contaminated area. We further use negative air pressure to keep the spores from spreading. No fans or heating/cooling systems will be used because they will spread the mold. 
 
Our specialized filtration equipment helps to capture microscopic mold spores. We then use powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums. For cleaning surfaces, we are well equipped with antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to get rid of mold colonies. To clean your contents and belongings, we use a variety of cleaning techniques. We work with you and your insurance representatives on infested porous materials before we discard them. A full restoration system is the final step. It may involve minor repairs like replacing drywalls, painting and installing new carpeting. It may also require more significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of different areas or rooms within your home or business. 
 
SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher treats all of our residential and commercial residents with the respect that you deserve. Mold can be an embarrassing event for a business or a homeowner. But we understand that mold issues can happen right before your eyes and without your knowledge. Our mold remediation professionals will help treat and remove mold so that it does not return. Call us today at (708) 672-0077 for an assessment visit. We look forward to your phone call!

How To Tackle Mold Damage in Monee

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

How To Tackle Mold Damage in Monee

When you discover mold in your Monee area home, you may be overwhelmed thinking about the damage. While there may be areas of damage that you can see, there may also be mold and related issues that are not visible. You may worry about how much damage lies beneath the walls in your home and how damaged the support structure is. Beecher mold damage on your property may be significant or minor, but regardless of how severe it is, you understandably want to kill the mold and repair the damage as soon as possible. Keep in mind that mold growth has the potential to cause illness as well as damage the materials that help your home stand tall. There are a few steps to follow to repair the damage left by mold.

Killing the Mold 

The first step in the Monee mold damage remediation process is to kill the mold, and this requires a special process that removes the mold without disrupting the spores. When the spores are disrupted, they can become airborne and travel throughout the property to land in different areas of the home. If this happens, the mold can ultimately begin growing in a new area of the property, and the problem can become much more significant. The last thing you want is to spread mold throughout the home, so it is best to allow professionals to handle the mold for you using advanced techniques and equipment. 

Repairing the Damage

The next step in the Monee mold damage remediation process is to repair the damage. The mold may cause staining and discoloration on some surfaces. It may also deteriorate the structural integrity of some surfaces such as supporting wood and carpet flooring. Because of this, some surfaces will need to be repaired, and others will need to be replaced. Professional mold remediation experts will be able to better determine if surfaces need to be repaired or replaced, and they can provide you with the service necessary to fully restore the home to its former condition. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Regardless of whether you have a small area of mold growth on your property or a significant area, one thing is certain: You need professional assistance to repair the damage. SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher can help improve the condition of your property. We are locally owned, and our technicians are on standby waiting for your call. We are available to respond to your request for remediation services for mold damage quickly, ensuring that the damage doesn't get worse. Call our office today at (708) 672-0077 to request a time for our professionals to visit your property.

Understanding mold in Chicago Heights

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (708) 672-0077
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Mold in schools is a problem

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher's Disaster Recovery Team is ready and equipped to help with many different disasters, including clean ups due to microbial growth in schools. Microbial growth is a concern for all of us but select populations of people are more vulnerable to be affected. When children are concerned we do not feel there is a limit to precautions and safety measures to be taken. We are able to help local schools who have microbial growth in their buildings safely and correctly mediate the problem. We work after hours and over weekends to limit exposure to any dust or particulates as well as comply with third party testing to certify that work was done correctly and completely. If you suspect there is microbial growth present call us to speak about mold solutions.

Many School Districts, School Board members and Superintendents trust the SERVPRO brand to do the job right and on budget. 

Protecting Against Mold Damage In Peotone

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Protecting Against Mold Damage In Peotone Peotone Mold Remediation by SERVPRO

In Peotone, SERVPRO Remediates Damage from Mold


Mold contamination presents a variety of challenges. To understand why it helps to become familiar with some basic information about mold and its behavior.


If you think that mold damage is developing in your Peotone area home, you need access to accurate information from a quality restoration company that wants to help you become more informed and able to care for your property correctly.
 
At SERVPRO, we know mold and mold remediation and are happy to provide you with the answers you need. To learn more about what mold is, we need to understand that there are several different species of mold, all of which may be hazardous if the right conditions exist.
 
Mold spores float unseen through the air, attaching itself to moisture sources that exist in your home. Under the right conditions, these spores can form colonies and begin contaminating your home with 24 to 48-hours of initial contact.
 
However, why does it grow in your home? Unfortunately, most man-made structures offer the ideal conditions for mold growth to occur. Molds flourish in temperatures ranging from 59 to 95 degrees, and if moisture is present, often thrive on materials most commonly found in your home including, wood, paper, drywall, food, paint, fabrics, insulation, and even dust.
 
SERVPRO technicians have seen mold growth start in areas due to many different water damage situations including, flooding, leaky roofs, windows, and even plumbing malfunctions. When in fact, excessive humidity is often enough moisture for mold to grow.
 
Mold is a living organism that extracts nutrients from the material is grows on to survive even the harshest environments. Given enough time, mold can weaken the structure of your home and endanger the health of your family. You may think that mold dies during winter months where the weather drops below acceptable levels. However, it is possible for mold to remain dormant, waiting for the right conditions to exist before growing again.
 
While it is possible to control mold growth found in your home by taking reasonable precautions, the mold may never get entirely removed from your home. SERVPRO technicians can help you learn how to avoid mold issues by controlling the moisture sources found in your home and by taking the correct measures when accidents happen.
 
Our mold remediation process uses a variety of techniques and special equipment to identify obvious and hidden areas affected by mold growth and the water sources feeding them. We isolate the affected area, repair damaged water sources, remove invested materials, and use industrial air scrubbers to clean and sanitize, along with fogging equipment to remove unpleasant odors and deodorize the entire area.
 
If you see or even suspect mold growth in your home, contact SERVPRO of Chicago Heights - Crete - Beecher immediately for help. (708) 672-0077

Mold Damage Remediation and Testing Required In Your Monee Area Home

2/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation and Testing Required In Your Monee Area Home SERVPRO Remediates Mold Problems in Monee

SERVPRO Advice: Skip the Mold Test, Call Us for Inspection and Possible Remediation

You locate a section of mold developing in your home and wonder what you should do about your situation. Some friends tell you that you need to identify the type of mold you have and others tell you that you can eliminate the problem yourself.
 
When you are facing the task of performing mold remediation and testing in your Monee area home, consider this. Most homeowners do not have the proper experience or expertise to give you advice. You should make it a point to contact someone that you trust for assistance with something you are unfamiliar with handling yourself.
 
There are a variety of remediation companies in existence today, like SERVPRO, which have the ability to help you through the situation you face in your home. However, not all of them can provide you with the services you need to correct the problem. What you want is access to a company that is upfront with you and only offers services that fit your unique situation.
 
For instance, a company like SERVPRO would tell you that since you have already discovered mold in your home that testing is neither needed nor necessary. We already know that mold exists and any mold existing in your home environment may cause health effects to develop that are hazardous. So, instead of wasting your time and effort testing, you want to perform the professional mold remediation services to get things under control.
 
At this point, testing to discover the type of mold invading your home is rather pointless. Purchasing a home mold testing kit, only presents you with results from a testing facility that you simply cannot understand and wastes more of your hard earned income. However, if you already see contamination in one area of your home, you should consider that other sections may be infected as well.
 
The expertly trained technicians at SERVPRO can help you locate other areas in your home affected by mold and assist you with obtaining the services you need to return your home environment to a quality pre-mold damage condition that is safe and healthy for your family to live in safely.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Chicago Heights - Crete - Beecher today for additional information about mold growth in your home or to receive the professional services you deserve. (708) 672-0077

Seasonal Changes And Mold Damage In Lynwood

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Seasonal Changes And Mold Damage In Lynwood Mold in Lynwood? Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Rely on the Pros from SERVPRO for Help with Mold

Mold spores are commonly found both indoors and outdoors causing few problems until moisture and food sources promote a proliferation of fungal growth and an unpleasant, musty smell. When the weather grows colder moisture can condense inside on windows, dirty glass or frames, or poorly insulated walls. As winter takes hold and ice and snow build up in gutters and inadequately flashed areas ice dams can cause liquid water to seep into warmer areas under the roof, into the attic and leaking through to living areas. Mold thrives on moisture and can grow anywhere the water collects and drips. SERVPRO can help homeowners find even well-hidden colonies of mold that can damage structures and potentially cause health problems in susceptible individuals. Our certified technicians can evaluate your home’s mold issues and take steps to remediate mold growth any time of the year.

Mold damage in Lynwood may require that an indoor environmental professional (IEP) or our production manager create a plan to control the infestation. We follow the guidelines and standards for mold remediation developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Key points in a successful mold damage remediation plan include drying and cleaning the moldy materials using approved methods that will not encourage the spread of spores. Items that cannot be cleaned safely or adequately must be removed and discarded using approved methods that eliminate the risk of non-contained spores and fungal growth. To be confident that adjoining structures and materials remain clear of microbial overgrowth it is crucial we dry out those areas within 48 hours of moisture infiltration.
 
During mold remediation services SERVPRO will provide for the health and safety of both the residents of your home and the technicians who are completing the tasks. Because completely eradicating mold spores is impossible we will instead focus on returning your home to a normal condition, meaning that although spores may still be present, their growth is curtailed by drying out the moisture and removing the organic materials infiltrated with an infestation. Sources of the current colony will be isolated and removed, including discarding porous or absorbent materials like sheetrock or insulation and using proper disinfection products on solid surfaces. Finally, the condensation problem that fueled the growth of the mold will be identified and corrected, including adjusting ambient humidity, sealing warm air leaks and arranging for the removal of ice build-up.
 
Rely upon your local mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher when the changing season encourages microbial growth in your home. Call (708) 672-0077 to schedule an inspection; our staff can respond to your inquiry 24/7 every day of the year.

Mold Damage Remediation and Restoration Experts

8/7/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation and Restoration Experts Mold Can Grow on Many Types of Surfaces

Any Type of Mold Should Be Quickly Remediated By Professionals

Mold whether slight or in mass colonies is a serious matter that can become worse. If mold is left untreated, it can become a serious problem. It causes health risks and can cause deteriorating significant structural damage to your home or office. If left unattended, mold can cause warped walls, warped floors, warped ceilings and weaken the foundation of any property. Sometimes you can't see mold because it hides behind walls, in attics, in basements, crawlspaces or underneath floors. Mold grows due to water, humidity or moisture, which must be located and removed. If you don't see mold, but you smell musty odors, call SERVPRO immediately for a quick inspection.
 
Any mold damage in Lynwood must be handled with care and with immediate restorative knowledge. We are highly trained in treating mold and how its spores grow. Our years of experience have let us know that every mold damage problem is different, and it requires a unique solution. We follow a general IICRC mold remediation process to help restore you back to a normal and healthy environment. We begin with a meticulous inspection and a mold damage assessment. Our mold containment process involves using advanced procedures to isolate the contaminated area. We further use negative air pressure to keep the spores from spreading. No fans or heating/cooling systems will be used because they will spread the mold.
 
Our specialized filtration equipment helps to capture microscopic mold spores. We then use powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums. For cleaning surfaces, we are well equipped with antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to get rid of mold colonies. To clean your contents and belongings, we use a variety of cleaning techniques. We work with you and your insurance representatives on infested porous materials before we discard them. A full restoration system is the final step. It may involve minor repairs like replacing drywalls, painting and installing new carpeting. It may also require more significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of different areas or rooms within your home or business.
 
SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher treats all of our residential and commercial residents with the respect that you deserve. Mold can be an embarrassing event for a business or a homeowner. But we understand that mold issues can happen right before your eyes and without your knowledge. Our mold remediation professionals will help treat and remove mold so that it does not return. Call us today at (708) 672-0077 for an assessment visit. We look forward to your phone call!

How to Handle Beecher Mold Damage

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Handle Beecher Mold Damage Don't let mold damage your Beecher property! SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher can make it "Like it never even happened."

How To Tackle Beecher Mold Damage 

When you discover mold in your Beecher area home, you may be overwhelmed thinking about the damage. While there may be areas of damage that you can see, there may also be mold and related issues that are not visible. You may worry about how much damage lies beneath the walls in your home and how damaged the support structure is. Beecher mold damage on your property may be significant or minor, but regardless of how severe it is, you understandably want to kill the mold and repair the damage as soon as possible. Keep in mind that mold growth has the potential to cause illness as well as damage the materials that help your home stand tall. There are a few steps to follow to repair the damage left by mold.

Killing the Mold 

The first step in the Beecher mold damage remediation process is to kill the mold, and this requires a special process that removes the mold without disrupting the spores. When the spores are disrupted, they can become airborne and travel throughout the property to land in different areas of the home. If this happens, the mold can ultimately begin growing in a new area of the property, and the problem can become much more significant. The last thing you want is to spread mold throughout the home, so it is best to allow professionals to handle the mold for you using advanced techniques and equipment. 

Repairing the Damage

The next step in the Beecher mold damage remediation process is to repair the damage. The mold may cause staining and discoloration on some surfaces. It may also deteriorate the structural integrity of some surfaces such as supporting wood and carpet flooring. Because of this, some surfaces will need to be repaired, and others will need to be replaced. Professional mold remediation experts will be able to better determine if surfaces need to be repaired or replaced, and they can provide you with the service necessary to fully restore the home to its former condition. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Regardless of whether you have a small area of mold growth on your property or a significant area, one thing is certain: You need professional assistance to repair the damage. SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher can help improve the condition of your property. We are locally owned, and our technicians are on standby waiting for your call. We are available to respond to your request for remediation services for mold damage quickly, ensuring that the damage doesn't get worse. Call our office today at (708) 672-0077 to request a time for our professionals to visit your property.

Mold in flooded basements

7/17/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in flooded basements Mold on water damaged walls following flooding

We are assisting the residents of Watseka Illinois and our friends at SERVPRO of Kankakee County providing MOLD remediation services following the flooding.