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Our Experts Explain Where You Can Find Mold Damage In Your Bourbonnais Home This Winter

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Experts Explain Where You Can Find Mold Damage In Your Bourbonnais Home This Winter If efforts to reduce interior moisture during the winter fail SERVPRO of Kankakee County can help remediate mold damage in your home.

Unanticipated Places For Winter Mold Damage In Your Bourbonnais House

Bourbonnais homeowners can be surprised with the news that mildew or mold has invaded spaces inside their homes during cold weather. Musty smells or dark staining signal mold problems that can shock, but might be easily explained by experts wise in the ways of microbial growth. Our team has seen countless examples of winter fungal growth that befuddle property holders. We point to the causes and offer solutions.

Mold damage in your Bourbonnais home is not inevitable. It happens when excess moisture lingers long enough for mold spores to absorb it and begin a cycle of growth and multiplication. Spores are always present indoors and out. It is the availability of water in some form within your home that encourages the growth that leads to damage. We can help you discover moisture sources you might fail to anticipate could lead to mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians know any season can expose your home to the possibility of mold damage. Cold weather and a wintry mix of icy rain and snow support mold growth if your gutters clog with ice dams. Heat leaking out of your attic, melting snow and ice into liquid water, soaks into the building materials in your attic. Mold grows and moves down walls, eventually migrating to living areas. Clearing gutters in the fall, sealing heat leaks, and upgrading insulation can all help break the thaw and freeze cycle.

Dry air during the heating season should inhibit mold growth, but the arid conditions are irritating to human respiratory systems. SERVPRO finds winter mold damage in rooms where vaporizers or humidifiers raise airborne water vapor levels. The moist air condenses on colder walls, providing perfect conditions for opportunistic molds to take hold. Maintain indoor humidity levels lower than 60 percent to discourage mold.

Winter fun tracked in on boots and jacket can cause damp areas in mud rooms or hallways where snow and ice melt and drip. Wet rugs and piles of gloves, mittens, scarves, and socks offer organic nutrient sources needed for mold growth. The SERVPRO team recommends hanging clothing and switching out wet rugs for dry. Fans and heaters can reduce humidity levels to inhibit mold growth.

If efforts to reduce interior moisture during the winter fail SERVPRO of Kankakee County can help remediate mold damage in your home. Call us at (815) 935-0077 to schedule an evaluation.

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Call Our Professionals If You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your Manteno Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call Our Professionals If You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your Manteno Home When you discover mold growth in your home, do not hesitate to give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County remediation specialists a call.

Moving Forward After Mold Damage In Manteno Homes

As difficult of a situation as mold colonization might be in your Manteno home, it is also something that can get corrected and restored with the right equipment and expertise. While the remediation process might be involved, it is necessary to fully remove the growing organism from structural elements and protect as much of the investment that you have made in your property as possible. This need is why it is important to trust skilled and trained professionals like ours for remediation and restoration in your damaged home.

Many owners do not fully understand the risk that they take by allowing mold damage in Manteno to persist after it has been discovered on a property. From health effects to structural failure, mold growth continues exponentially, and can easily spread beyond the initially affected area to other parts of your home that get trafficked more frequently.

When our SERVPRO team first arrives at your home, we inspect the property for the full extent of the damage and begin immediately setting up containment equipment and barricades to prevent the spread of the organism beyond this affected region. Once these physical plastic sheeting barricades get installed, we can begin with the use of our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to begin trapping airborne spores with the installed HEPA filters.

This purification process continues throughout material removal, sanding, soda blasting, and other removal and remediation efforts. These machines in use can help to reduce the presence of dust, debris, potential contaminants, and mold spores circulating through the air throughout the demolition process.

You can feel more comfortable about moving forward after a mold incident by understanding some ways that you can reduce the possibility of this happening again. Our SERVPRO team on site can identify the source of the moisture and help you to determine the best approach to keeping this dampness reduced, or eliminating it, to prevent mold growth from repeating.

When you discover mold growth in your home, do not hesitate to give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County remediation specialists a call at (815) 935-0077.

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Bradley Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bradley Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation Moisture Makes Mold Damage in Bradley--And Here Comes SERVPRO for Remediation

Mold Inspection and Damage Assessment for Bradley Homes

If you suspect that the conditions are right in your Bradley home to facilitate the growth of fungal organisms or mold, it is beneficial to have these situations assessed by professionals. With the right training and experience, our team can quickly identify the presence of mold within your home and offer lasting solutions to remove the active colonization and work to prevent recurrences moving forward.

In your Bradley home, mold damage can cause health effects and also degrade the structural integrity of construction materials. Taking care of this situation as promptly as possible ensures the most cost-effective approach. With our SERVPRO team also featuring licensed contractors, we can provide our customers with remediation, restoration, and reconstruction efforts that are seamless and can save you time and money.

Our initial inspections provides a game plan for effectively remediating the mold infestation by using our time-tested methods. We can work quickly to determine the full scope of the damage, and also what areas and materials must ultimately get removed, if any,  and replaced to eliminate the colonization from the house fully. While we cannot exclude the presence of naturally occurring mold spores, as they exist in nearly every environment, we can work quickly to ensure that the growth occurring in your home is no more.

Lasting solutions can help to prevent this occurrence from returning a brief time after remediation has completed. The SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your address can assess the root cause of the moisture and dampness that allowed the colonization of mold to occur. With this knowledge, our professionals can offer solutions to help divert this water damage from the property or stop it entirely to prevent dampness from returning to the restored area of your home. Without moisture, dormant mold spores cannot grow into new colonies.

While mold damage can be something that many homes have to experience, taking care of this damaging presence quickly is essential to protecting your investment in your property. Give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County rapid response team a call today at (815) 935-0077.

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Yikes, Your Bourbonnais Home Has Mold Damage! Call SERVPRO for Remediation

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Yikes, Your Bourbonnais Home Has Mold Damage! Call SERVPRO for Remediation Moldy Walls in Bourbonnais? SERVPRO Remediates, Cleans Up, "Like it never even happened."

The Steps that Follow Mold Discovery in Your Bourbonnais Home

Discovering mold in your Bourbonnais home can be alarming and scary, but understanding what to do to make your home safe and protected is vital to navigating the process to come. As tempting as DIY “mold removal” strategies might seem on the internet, these rarely provide the results that you want in your house. Our highly trained specialists can help you to identify the full scope of the damage that has occurred to your property and offer comprehensive solutions to remove the growing organism and restore damage it has caused to structural elements and contents within the home.

Understanding the steps that you should take once you have discovered mold damage in your Bourbonnais home is critical to getting the right professionals involved quickly. You must first understand that the mold growth that you can see is likely far more ingrained and embedded than it appears. Colonies feed on organic materials and seat deeply into surfaces and structural elements to compromise their integrity and strength.

Limit Exposure
The first step that homeowners should take when posed with mold growth in their house is to get away from the colony as best as you can. Exposure can cause health effects for humans and pets, so limiting activity in this area is important until the appropriate containment methods are in place once SERVPRO professionals arrive. Trust our IICRC certified AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians to secure your home during the remediation process. We can erect containment areas and utilize negative air pressure to keep the dust, mold particles and spores isolated from unaffected areas.

Call Professionals
Our response team, which features our highly trained applied microbial remediation technicians, is available 24/7 to begin remediation and restoration efforts quickly for your home. With a single phone call, you can have the full measure of our resources into both containment strategies to prevent the spread of the organisms to new areas of your home, and removal solutions that can eliminate the growing colonies affecting areas of your home.

As alarming as mold growth might be for your home, the right professionals can return your property to original condition quickly and cost-effectively, "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County remediation specialists a call today at (815) 935-0077.

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Mold Cleanup is Possible with SERVPRO's Esporta System

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Cleanup is Possible with SERVPRO's Esporta System The Esporta System

What would you say if we stated that a significant amount of the items that you thought lost during a fire, smoke, water, or storm disaster situation were fully restorable to a quality pre-damage condition? What if you could give your child back their precious stuffed animal that unfortunately got left behind? Or restore your grandmother's porcelain dolls to near perfection? How about moldy clothing stuck in the corner of your closet?
 
Take this opportunity to contact our offices in Bourbonnais for mold remediation to your soft fabrics and put the Esporta Wash System to the test. Take a few minutes to get the information you need to know about the quality of the wash system and see what it can do for you to recover the items you thought lost forever. There is finally a service available to you to assist with restoring your family heirlooms and personal items that you cherish. 
 
SERVPRO technicians have been through the training and go the extra mile to put Esporta's unique patented technology to work for you. Setting a new standard in the restoration of textiles and other soft contents; the Esporta Wash System is far more efficient than any traditional laundry services, and it shows in the results that you get from the process. 
 
By using this system, SERVPRO provides you with an industrial strength cleaning method that removes 99.9997% of all harmful bacteria, mold or fungus found in your hard and soft goods. Things such as plastic, leather, camping gear, foam, rubber, and reflective tape are finally restorable. 
 
Our expertly trained SERVPRO technicians have used the wash system to clean, disinfect and restore items such as; hockey and football equipment, personal protective equipment such as a Firefighters Bunker Gear or a SWAT Teams protective gear and is even useful for Military Protective clothing and regular household and business related items. Now hidden mold growths on expensive drapes can have an excellent chance of being restored.
 
The restoration process is simple, it removes soil, suspends the soils and discharges any contaminants from the machine through a drain. A more detailed explanation is that it uses hydraulic action to remove any organic or inorganic materials found on fabrics by holding the articles in place and forcing water and detergents through them. These washing cycles also destroy mold spores or any organisms embedded in the soft materials. Esporta's four-stage detergent process produces results that affect the color, wear, strength and brightness retention of your items. 
 
Give the Esporta Wash System a try today by contacting our professional staff at SERVPRO of Kankakee County. For mold remediation to your property or your home's structure, we have the solutions. We're available to you 24/7 and eagerly await your call. (815) 935-0077

Mold in your Bourbonnais basement

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Kankakee County has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (815) 935-0077

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:

Emergency Contact - (815) 935-0077

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Mold Testing, we can handle that

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Testing, we can handle that We have your Mold Solutions

Mold Testing

When to have an indoor air quality test done, and how the test is done. The word mold is not as bad as everyone thinks it is. The only time it becomes a problem is when there is too much of it. Too much mold can cause health problems or damage to your property. Not every home needs testing and not all testing is the same.

What sort of things should you be on the look for to decide if you need any mold testing.

Any general concerns about the house where something just does not seem right and you cannot put your finger on it.

When a home has been empty with no occupants for an extended period of time

Past water damage that was not cleaned up by a professional or you suspect was not done properly

No home inspections have been done in a while you see or suspect there is mold somewhere

A musty smell that is notice upon entering the home

Anyone in the home that has repertory problems

Mold Remediation was done and you want to ensure it was effective.

Visually seeing anything that looks like mold

If mold removal or clean up was done

When a 3rd party is effecting repairs and you need to make sure they are done correctly

There are 3 main options for testing

Surface Testing

This is done to look for evidence of actual current or past mold growth. The tester will use either a swab or a tape lift to obtain their sample. These tests can tell if the growth is from actual water damage and intrusion or if it is excessively humid in the home. Dark and discolored growth is not always microbial and would mean it is not from a water damage situation. When you see visual growth it is always important to get a sample of it as well as an air quality sample to ensure spores have not been released into the air.

Indoor air quality testing

This is done by taking numerous samples from within the inside of the home as well as a base line sample of the air quality on the outside of the home. These samples will be able to tell if you have hidden moisture leaks.

Indoor Air Quality with Comprehensive moisture evaluation.

This testing is done to provide a full scope picture of what is really going on in the home. It is able to locate sources of moisture that overtime could damage the property or become a health concern. Mold and moisture damage can drastically affect the value of a home over time. So it is important to stay on top of things and help prevent any major damage. Identifying the damage early can save you in the long run.

Remember when you have any doubts or questions about mold in your home talk to a professional get your results and get it right the first time. Call SERVPRO of Kankakee County for all of your mold testing and mold inspection needs.

Schools are no place for mold

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kankakee County's Disaster Recovery Team is ready and equipped to help with many different disasters, including clean ups due to microbial growth in schools. Microbial growth is a concern for all of us but select populations of people are more vulnerable to be affected. When children are concerned we do not feel there is a limit to precautions and safety measures to be taken. We are able to help local schools who have microbial growth in their buildings safely and correctly mediate the problem. We work after hours and over weekends to limit exposure to any dust or particulates as well as comply with third party testing to certify that work was done correctly and completely. If you suspect there is microbial growth present call us to speak about mold solutions.

Many School Districts, School Board members and Superintendents trust the SERVPRO brand to do the job right and on budget. 

Can my home have a Mold Problem in Bourbonnais, IL?

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Yes. Molds will grow where conditions allow. Molds require two things to grow – a food source and moisture. Food sources can be anything from dry wall and insulation to carpeting or mattresses. Moisture can come from many sources, including high humidity levels, leaky pipes or appliance hoses, neglected or inadequately repaired roofs, improperly maintained air conditioners, landscape and drainage problems, etc.

Should I be Concerned About Mold in My Home?

Yes. Indoor mold growth is unsanitary and undesirable. If you can see or smellmold inside your home, you should take steps to eliminate the cause and clean up and remove the mold. If left unchecked mold growth can cause health effects and structural damage to your home.

What is "Black Mold"?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold. For more information about "black mold" please visit the link below.

http://www.SERVPROkankakeecounty.com/mold-remediation

Are Molds a Health Concern?

Quite possibly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to mold does not necessarily result in a health problem.

While many people seldom experience ill effects from mold exposure, it can cause health effects in others.

What Can I Do to Prevent Mold From Growing in My Home?

Since mold needs a food source and moisture to grow, the best thing you can do is to prevent moisture problems that allow mold to grow.

  • Maintain lower levels of humidity in your home (preferably between 30-50%) by: venting bathrooms and dryers to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation by adding crawlspace and attic vents; using exhaust fans when cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning, etc.
  • Add insulation to reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces such as windows, pipes, exterior walls, roofs, or floors.
  • Inspect your home regularly for indications and sources of indoor moisture such as leaking pipes, appliance hoses, showers, tubs, sinks and toilets. Replace plastic hoses with steel-reinforced hoses. Check windows, doors, attics and ceilings for leaks or evidence of water stains or odors, particularly after rains. Fix plumbing, flashing, and roof leaks right away.
  • Don't carpet bathrooms, basements, kitchens or other areas prone to moisture. Clean bathrooms often and keep surfaces dry.
  • Cover dirt in crawlspaces with a moisture barrier plastic sheeting.
  • Prevent water from entering basements and crawlspaces by repairing holes and cracks in walls and foundation. Use landscaping to direct water away from your foundation.
  • Clean and maintain your gutters and make sure drainpipes carry water several feet away from your home.
  • Watch your utility bills. An abnormally high water bill could signal a water leak.
  • Before you travel, turn off the water at the main valve. Have a trusted friend or neighbor check the inside and outside of your home periodically while you're away.

If you think you may have a mold issue or signs of mold growth in your home call SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815) 935-0077

**This information is intended for educational purposes only. If you have any health concerns regarding mold contact your doctor immediately**

Keep mold out of your Gilman home

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a serious problem. For some Illinois homeowners, it can cause problems for the foundation of their home and even trigger health issues. At SERVPRO of Kankakee County, we know how dangerous it is. Many of our clients want to know how to prevent mold from coming into their home and prevent it from coming back. Many homeowners are delighted to learn there are easy steps they can take that will help with mold remediation. Such steps can help make sure the mold stays away from all areas of your home.

Moisture and Humidity

This problem is frequently caused by too much moisture and humidity in the home. Water encourages the growth of spores. If the initial treatment did not stop the problem, it's a good idea to think about where water in the home originates. We do our best to examine each area to make sure there is no problem with water. However, sometimes things can be missed. Water may be coming from other areas of the home as a result of a new problem. In that case, steps need to be taken to remove the moisture again.

Ventilation

Clean, fresh air can help get rid of mold. New mold remediation efforts may focus on bringing cleaner air into the home. It's a good idea to think about air circulation. If the air is stagnant, the problem can recur. Items like a ventilation system in each bathroom can help. Ventilation systems help remove water vapor and improve air circulation in your home. They're easy to install and can be turned on after a quick shower to remove the moisture in the air.

Periodic Cleaning

In addition to a ventilation system and a complete inspection of the property, it also helps to clean as often as possible. Cleaning helps with mold remediation efforts by keeping humidity and moisture at bay. Spills should be mopped up quickly. Vinegar is an effective cleaning agent that kills most mold species instantly. Distilled vinegar can be poured into a spray bottle and used to clean the walls each month. This will help kill any new spore growths. Wipe it down after cleaning to keep moisture out of your home.

Mold in your home in Gilman. What is it?

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is made up of several different types of fungi that reproduce that can grow rapidly if not treated. Mold that is found in homes are traditionally a white or grayish color. It is especially common to find mold in bathrooms, which is usually green.  Mold may grow in all different types of environments, but thrives in damp and warm environments.

Mold reproduces by forming microscopic spores. These spores can survive under much harsher conditions than mold. The spores move freely throughout the air until it lands on a surface that has excessive moisture on it. Once the spores land mold can begin to grow. In order for it to grow it needs to have oxygen and need to be in a space where the temperature can range from 40° to 100° Fahrenheit.

It is very important to make sure your home is mold free. If mold is present it can affect the health of you and your family. It can also damage or possibly destroy the drywall and wood in your home. If your home has mold, SERVPRO of Kankakee County are the Mold Pros you need to remediate the problem.

Mold Cleanup in Manteno is Possible with SERVPRO's Esporta System

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Cleanup is Possible with SERVPRO's Esporta System

What would you say if we stated that a significant amount of the items that you thought lost during a fire, smoke, water, or storm disaster situation were fully restorable to a quality pre-damage condition? What if you could give your child back their precious stuffed animal that unfortunately got left behind? Or restore your grandmother's porcelain dolls to near perfection? How about moldy clothing stuck in the corner of your closet?
 
Take this opportunity to contact our offices in mold remediation to your soft fabrics and put the Esporta Wash System to the test. Take a few minutes to get the information you need to know about the quality of the wash system and see what it can do for you to recover the items you thought lost forever. There is finally a service available to you to assist with restoring your family heirlooms and personal items that you cherish. 
 
SERVPRO technicians have been through the training and go the extra mile to put Esporta's unique patented technology to work for you. Setting a new standard in the restoration of textiles and other soft contents; the Esporta Wash System is far more efficient than any traditional laundry services, and it shows in the results that you get from the process. 
 
By using this system, SERVPRO provides you with an industrial strength cleaning method that removes 99.9997% of all harmful bacteria, mold or fungus found in your hard and soft goods. Things such as plastic, leather, camping gear, foam, rubber, and reflective tape are finally restorable. 
 
Our expertly trained SERVPRO technicians have used the wash system to clean, disinfect and restore items such as; hockey and football equipment, personal protective equipment such as a Firefighters Bunker Gear or a SWAT Teams protective gear and is even useful for Military Protective clothing and regular household and business related items. Now hidden mold growths on expensive drapes can have an excellent chance of being restored.
 
The restoration process is simple, it removes soil, suspends the soils and discharges any contaminants from the machine through a drain. A more detailed explanation is that it uses hydraulic action to remove any organic or inorganic materials found on fabrics by holding the articles in place and forcing water and detergents through them. These washing cycles also destroy mold spores or any organisms embedded in the soft materials. Esporta's four-stage detergent process produces results that affect the color, wear, strength and brightness retention of your items. 
 
Give the Esporta Wash System a try today by contacting our professional staff at SERVPRO of Kankakee County. For mold remediation to your property or your home's structure, we have the solutions. We're available to you 24/7 and eagerly await your call. (815) 935-0077

Mold in your basement

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (815) 935-0077

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:

Emergency Contact - (815) 935-0077

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Mold in Bathroom

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

This bathroom in Momence overflowed, causing some mold to form. SERVPRO of Kankakee County was able to come in quickly and clean up the mess, leaving it "Like it never even happened."

Mold in Schools can be a problem

1/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Schools can be a problem Equipment set during school mold remediation project

SERVPRO of Kankakee County's Disaster Recovery Team is ready and equipped to help with many different disasters, including clean ups due to microbial growth in schools. Microbial growth is a concern for all of us but select populations of people are more vulnerable to be affected. When children are concerned we do not feel there is a limit to precautions and safety measures to be taken. We are able to help local schools who have microbial growth in their buildings safely and correctly mediate the problem. We work after hours and over weekends to limit exposure to any dust or particulates as well as comply with third party testing to certify that work was done correctly and completely. If you suspect there is microbial growth present call us to speak about mold solutions.

Many School Districts, School Board members and Superintendents trust the SERVPRO brand to do the job right and on budget. 

Mold in your Bradley Bourbonnais IL home

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in your Bradley Bourbonnais IL home Water damaged home in Manteno IL with suspect mold growth

There are many different kinds of residential water damage. It can be caused by extreme weather, like heavy rainfall and severe storms. Alternatively, a home can be flooded by a burst pipe or a broken down appliance. These incidents are usually quite dramatic and stressful.

They occur unexpectedly and cause immediate devastation. However, they are not the only ways in which water damage can wreak havoc on a home. Often, the signs are much more subtle, and the damage is being done beneath the surface. This might be the situation if, for example, a gutter cracks and starts to spill water around the foundation. If left untreated, it is likely to seep into the ground and begin leaking into the basement. In a home which doesn’t utilize the space, this kind of problem can go unidentified for some time.

With the guidance of a water damage restoration company, you can learn how to spot the subtle signs of water damage early, so that repairs can be arranged right away.

Rising Water Bills
This is a clear indication of a hidden leak, somewhere in your home. If your water bill is consistently increasing, but your consumption has not gone up, there must be water escaping from a cracked pipe or a burst main.

Peeling Wallpaper
One of the things that the technicians look out for is problems with the décor, particularly the wallpaper. If there is moisture behind the walls, this can cause it to bubble, peel, and warp. If you notice this, run your hands gently over the surface and see if it feels colder or damper than usual.

Cold Rooms
A change in temperature can be indicative of hidden water damage. Obviously, this isn’t always the case, but it might be possible if there is no other explanation. For instance, if a particular room always feels cold, where it did not before, there could be moisture affecting the drywall and wooden components behind it.

Wet Sensation
Often, homes with a wet atmosphere feel different to dry properties. It is a tricky feeling to describe, but you are likely to notice it at night when you’re trying to sleep. The air will feel heavy, close, and humid. You could have trouble sleeping as a result. Contacting the experts is the best option. They can carry out inspections and use high powered fans and dryers to eliminate the damp for good.

Even if you’re not 100% sure, it is best to get suspected water damage checked out by the professionals. They can determine, without a doubt, whether there is a problem that needs to be remediated. SERVPRO of Kankakee County has the moisture meters and tools to discover where your moisture problem is coming from.