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Inspecting Your Home For Mold Damage in Chicago

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Finding or smelling mold and mildew in your home can put you into a panic. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and action plan for remediation.

Team SERVPRO BOTH Remediates Mold Damage and Helps Prevent Mold Infestations

Any visible mold sightings are a sign of mold growth and could represent a larger moisture problem. This is because mold and mildew can only thrive in a building that has sufficient moisture to support their growth. They also need active mold spores to spread elsewhere, as well as a source of food.
If you spot mold growth in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately for remediation before it gets worse. We have a team of highly dedicated mold damage restoration experts in Chicago who can respond quickly to your emergency. We follow IICRC guidelines in every cleanup project to ensure that our tools, techniques, and products are up to date with industry standards.
Mold usually appears as dark spots or a stain on the wall, carpet, ceiling, and other surfaces. Walls near the floor or ceiling and windowsills are favorite growth spots, as are corners of rooms near the floor or ceiling. To be safe, SERVPRO technicians also inspect for mold damage along seams of building materials like wall switch places, wallpaper seams, in tile grout, and between flooring tiles.
It is equally important to keep an eye for mildew when assessing mold damage. Mildew is harder to spot due to its light appearance. It usually comes with a white fluffy texture, although it can also resemble a white powdery substance on certain building materials.
Unexpected incidents of moisture accumulation or any major water events can trigger mold growth. Water events can include plumbing problems, leaky roofs, floods, water seeping through the windows, and puddles of standing water in your basement. SERVPRO can go the extra mile to correct the sources of water causing the mold growth.
Problems associated with excess moisture are based in the air. When humidity is too high in the house, airborne moisture condenses on appliances, walls, windows, underneath the flooring, between walls, and everywhere in between. When this condensation is unable to escape, it creates the ideal habitat for mold growth and, consequently, mold damage.
If you suspect the presence of mold damage in your home, SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown can come in and take control of the situation. We have advanced tools and products for dealing with all types of mold, ensuring that your home is safe for you and your family. Call us anytime at (773) 434-9100.

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