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.
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.
We provide service to the entire greater Chicago area, and our highly trained, experienced technicians will be on site in no time to begin the mold remediation and cleanup process that may have resulted from water damage. We have been providing reliable water restoration services since 1996, and working hard to restore your home or business back to its pre-damaged condition as quickly as possible.
A mold infestation can be disruptive to home life and business operations, as you will want to minimize the risk of health concerns and property damage right away. The technicians at All Flood & Fire understand your situation and treat your property as if it were our own. Our courteous professionals do whatever is needed to remediate your mold and mildew problem promptly and efficiently so your life can get back to normal.
All Flood & Fire is licensed, bonded, and insured, and our technicians are IICRC certified, which means they possess the expertise to properly handle whatever damage you’ve sustained from mold and mildew. With our well-equipped fleet of trucks and state-of-the-art mold remediation equipment and techniques, we are well prepared to take care of any mold damage situation and properly clean and treat the infestation to prevent it from recurring.
We also help with the insurance claims process by providing photos of the damage to the structure and property, and documenting our mold remediation and restoration process.
Our mold and mildew remediation process:
- Assessment – Mold and mildew can be invasive, and infestations are common where dampness and moisture occur for any reason, including humidity. Our first step is to ascertain the extent of the contamination from mold and the potential for the infestation to spread to other parts of your home or business property. Once we locate the problem, we determine the best way to handle it.
- Inspection and testing – Our mold remediation professionals perform a thorough test for the presence of mold and to determine the contagion level. They target areas where humidity and dampness occur and look for signs of water damage. Our inspection includes moving furniture, checking HVAC and ventilation ducts, and looking for signs of water and mold in hidden areas such as behind walls, in carpeting and flooring, and inside bathroom and kitchen cabinets.
- Remediation – Once we determine the source of dampness or humidity, we eliminate it. We take whatever step is necessary to thoroughly clean, treat, and stop the growth of additional mold. Proper drying and ventilation are key, so we place fans and dehumidifiers to extract dampness and allow sunlight to permeate the affected area as much as possible. We use safe, EPA-approved products to kill mold and protect the atmosphere, while also eliminating associated odors and preventing further mold growth.
- Property treatment and restoration – When possible, we clean and treat your property and furnishings for mold damage, including carpets and pressure washing. Occasionally the damage from old is extensive, which means belongings and materials cannot always be salvaged. In those cases, we remove and properly dispose of those items.
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.
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 remediation 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.