Mold Removal Near Me
Hello everyone, we’re All Flood & Fire a Chicago water and fire restoration company in Arlington Heights IL. We’re committed to professional service, we also specialize in Black mold removal Chicago. Should you have a concerns about the dangers of Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold or toxic black mold keep reading to learn how we helped one of our clients keep her family safe…
Black Mold Removal Definitive Guide
Water damage in your home or business, when not thoroughly dried and treated, can lead to an unwelcome secondary effect: mold and mildew. These fungi, unpleasant to look at and hazardous to human health, can cause significant property damage as well as respiratory problems and allergic reactions.
Constant exposure to the high levels of mycotoxins produced by some molds put both humans and animals at risk and can lead to serious neurological issues. Contact All Flood & Fire for mold removal Chicago services.
If you are already seeing dark, discolored areas on ceilings, walls, or floors, or smelling dank, musty odors in a particular area of your home or business property, chances are good you already have a mold infestation. When this happens, call All Flood & Fire immediately at (847) 202-0231. As a professional residential and commercial water damage remediation company, we also provide a full range of mold removal and remediation services and are available to take your emergency call 24/7, 365 days a year.
What causes mold to grow?
Mold spores are everywhere: in the air we breathe, on the surfaces we use. Its’s when mold grows excessively or uncontrolled that problems begin. Mold has fire growth requirements:
- something to feed on: paper, wood, drywall, natural fiber, even soil
- moisture, even high humidity in the air
- moderated temperature, especially between 68-86F or 20-30C
- stagnant air: not fresh or moving air
- Time: typically, there isn’t much growth for the first 24-48 hours. After that, it’s strictly dependent on the four conditions above.
Is all mold bad?
Of course not. in fact, the antibiotic, penicillin comes from the mold Penicillin. We always have mold spores in our homes and business, even in the outside air. It’s when that mold gets trapped in a closed, stagnant environment for a while that it begins to grow and spread. That’s when problems begin.
How long does it take mold to grow in a wet building?
That depends on the five growth factors mentioned earlier. typically, you don’t have much of a problem for the first 24 hours, perhaps a little longer in cooler months. after that, mold growth depends on air circulation, temperature and how long materials stay damp.
Can’t you just spray a little disinfectant to get rid of the mold?
Sure wish it were that easy! You see, some molds produce powerful chemicals call mycotoxins, which are found in their cell walls. Even if we kill the mold with an appropriate disinfectant, the cell fragments still can cause allergic responses in sensitive people.
So it’s not enough just to kill mold. it must be physically removed with careful cleaning or in some cases, demolition and reconstruction. Only then is your home or building going safe for sensitive people, especially children, to reoccupy.
If someone in my family or business is asthmatic or highly allergic to mold, how can i be sure that the structure is safe to reoccupy?
If water damage is caused by a “clean” water source, if the loss is reported quickly, and if the contractor arrives and begins restoration right away, typically, mold doesn’t have a chance to grow enough to cause problems. In that case moisture measurements may be used to determine complete restoration.
However, when response is prolonged, or when visible mold growth indicates greater contamination, following careful restoration, professionals may suggest “third party” or “clearance” testing as part of the completion program. This testing ensures that the build is safe for sensitive people to reoccupy. When in doubt, clearance testing may be a good idea.
Mold is pervasive in nature and thrives where there is water, dampness, and moisture. A leaky roof, broken appliance, burst pipe or improper ventilation can all be sources of water damage and humidity that lead to contamination from mold. Mold cleaning products exist on the market for the do-it-yourselfer, but the team at All Flood & Fire knows that mold and mildew is not always visible to the naked eye, and therefore always recommends professional remediation to ensure the entire infestation is located and properly treated.
Our mold and mildew remediation process:
All Flood & Fire has been serving residents and businesses in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs since 1996. If you discover a time-sensitive mold problem, hire our IICRC-certified water damage restoration and basement water extraction specialists with the experience and credentials to best handle your mold removal Chicago needs.
All Flood & Fire’s technicians are prepared to rapidly and properly restore your home or business back to normal. Take advantage of our emergency service when you need us most. Call (847) 202-0231 to reach us year-round, 24 hours a day for mold remediation Chicago.