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Avoid Panic When You Suspect Mold Damage in West Loop

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold can appear anywhere and comes in many colors. Call SERVPRO at the first sign and ask them to investigate!

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and Experience to Deal with Your Mold Problems

It is always concerning when you hear the word mold applied to any area of your home. The media is often focused on mold and mildew damage and potential health concerns after severe weather and flooding has inundated homes with water. Highly trained technicians at SERVPRO are constantly on the alert for mold growth when we are called to your home to consult and devise a plan to restore your property after water damage structure and contents. We use a protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure your indoor environment is properly assessed for microbial infestation before mold remediation proceeds. An Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) will be consulted to draft a work plan to address any mold damage in accordance with EPA standards if we deem it necessary.

If mold damage in West Loop is present, we will arrange to contain the contamination to protect both the residents of your home and the technicians remediating the overgrowth. We may advise temporary relocation of you and your family in severe cases or simply block off the affected area until the mold is managed. Be aware that some individuals may be more sensitive to mold than others and you are urged to seek medical advice if the young, elderly, allergy prone or immunosuppressed are normally living or working in the area. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and protected while documenting the presence of the mold and our efforts to control it. Locating the source of the mold is essential while removing contaminated material without spreading it to other areas is key, possible through our technicians’ training and the use of specialized equipment and products developed to reduce moisture, mold, and its growth.

Once the area of mold growth is identified and the majority of the infiltration removed the next step is to find the path moisture took to feed the microbes. Sometimes this is obvious if storms sheared off roofing or flooded basements. Often it is a detection exercise if mold grew because of high ambient humidity or a unique and convoluted soaking from remote damage that sent water on a route that could not be easily anticipated. SERVPRO staff have seen it all and are in a position to discover the truth behind mold feeding and growth, remediating the issue by drying the materials and structure and repairing the leak or reducing the humidity.

When you find or suspect mold in your home, do not panic but instead contact us 24/7 at (773) 434-9100. The professional mold remediation team at SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown is ready to assist and restore your peace of mind.

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