Mold Removal & Mold Remediation in the Chicago Area
Let our IICRC-certified mold technicians help make your home mold free
It can be alarming when you find mold damage in your home or business, and unless it is properly removed, your health and property value could be at risk. It is a priority to make sure that mold never has the chance to grow. Having Trojan Flood & Fire handle any water emergency is a surefire way to ensure your property is completely and properly dried out, thus minimizing the potential for future mold growth.
Full-Service Mold Remediation
- Flood Cleanup & Water Removal
- Mold Eradication
- Complete Restoration from Mold Damage
If mold is left untreated it can destroy whatever it grows on and can cause severe structural damage. Mold can also cause serious health problems. The EPA states that molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Sensitive individuals who touch or inhale mold spores may experience allergic reactions. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. It is common for allergic reactions to mold to happen, and they can be immediate or delayed. Mold can also cause people with asthma and are allergic to mold to have an asthma attack. Exposure to mold can also irritate the eyes, skin, nose, and lungs of people who are and aren’t allergic to mold.
For Safe Mold Removal Call Trojan Flood & Fire
We’re ready 24/7 to promptly respond to your call. The quicker we can arrive at your home or business, the quicker we can stop the mold from spreading to other areas of your property. After any type of damage from water, it is a very good idea to have us to inspect for any hidden moisture. If you’ve found mold growing on your property, the best course of action is to call a professional mold remediation company to safely remove it and sanitize the area to prevent future mold growth from occurring.
Call us today to get your home or business mold free: (708) 477-3473
Frequently Asked Questions About Mold
Anytime the moisture levels in your home are at 60% or higher, mold can grow. What’s frustrating for many property owners is that they don’t see a puddle on the floor or water dripping from the ceiling. When mold grows, the source of the moisture is usually hidden under floorboards or behind walls.
It could be. Because mold spores are microscopic and airborne, you’ll end up breathing them into your lungs. Depending on the type of mold and how well your immune system functions, you may develop some serious health symptoms that could end up being the result of mold. That’s why a mold remediation company takes mold removal so seriously. The space affected by mold is isolated and contained during cleaning so the spores won’t spread to other areas of the house, and the remediation team stays suited up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the process.
For the majority of surfaces in your home, bleach won’t actually get rid of your mold problem. It’s the “iceberg effect.” Visible mold is usually a small percentage of the actual amount of mold growth. Bleach can’t kill mold on porous surfaces like wood, and while tile or fiberglass surfaces can be cleaned with bleach, often the mold has spread far deeper. The reason why mold remediation companies don’t recommend DIY cleanup isn’t because they want to make more money; they know, in their experience, that a mold problem is usually far more invasive than can be seen with the naked eye. Simply cleaning the surfaces can provide false assurances that you got rid of the mold, only to have it come back time and time again.
Sometimes mold remediation is included if the cause of the mold was a “covered peril” like a burst hot water heater or water damage caused by firefighters extinguishing a fire in your house. Gradual water damage - like from a leaking pipe or hose - will often cause mold growth, but your insurance coverage will usually not cover that by claiming that it was caused by poor maintenance or neglect. If your insurance company denies your claim, you should request an inspection from a mold remediation company who can help you document the source of the mold
If the inspection/assessment process was able to pinpoint the source and cause of the mold growth, once that source is repaired, you can be relatively confident about the success of remediation. Ask if your restoration technician has the IICRC certification for “Applied Microbial Remediation.” You can also request a “post remediation mold clearance” from a third-party mold inspector to re-test the area for any remaining traces of mold before the area is treated with a sealer or encapsulant to resist future mold growth.