Bucktown, IL Mold Damage Remediation
As an artisan area of Chicago, many venues, coffee shops, and other small businesses exist in support of one another in Bucktown. When debilitating situations like mold damage develops, properties can be devastated by the deteriorating effects and the potential health hazards. Our Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) team can help with:
- Black mold
- Bathroom mold removal
- Attic mold
- Basement mold remediation
- Mold specialists
- Mold remediation
What Are the Steps of Basement Mold Remediation for Bucktown?
The basement level of Bucktown homes can often be a likely place for mold growth. Hydrostatic pressure and groundwater concerns can force moisture through vulnerabilities in foundation walls to create a persistently damp environment conducive to the development of mold colonies. Remediation in this area of the house involves both surface treatment practices like sanding and dry ice blasting and requires our general contractor license to repair and reconstruct compromised building materials to prevent recurrences.
Can Harsh Mold Odors Get Removed from Bucktown Homes?
An often overwhelming threat after mold remediation steps have taken place is the musty odor emitted by active colonization. These smells can exist both in the open environment and get trapped in porous materials near the damaged areas. Much of the cleaning and restoration process required to remediate mold concerns can address these odors partially, but full deodorization is necessary to return the property to its original condition.
See the main service page for more about attic mold removal and remediation.
SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago / West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (773) 434-9100
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 Downtown Chicago / West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Bucktown 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 2120, 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:
- Chicago, IL
- West Loop, IL
- Downtown Chicago, IL
- Bucktown, IL
- Wicker Park, IL
- University Village - Little Italy, IL
- Ukranian Village, IL
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 - (773) 434-9100
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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
SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago / West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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 Bucktown, 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 Downtown Chicago / West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Bucktown, 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 (773) 434-9100 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.