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Mold Remediation Services

What is Mold?

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Mold is more than a smelly nuisance. For homeowners, it can discolor and damage their home and present a serious health concern. Molds are organisms which are neither plant nor animal.

They are part of the fungi kingdom. Unlike plants, molds do not get their energy from the sun through photosynthesis. In fact the sun’s ultraviolet light inhibits mold growth. Molds also digest or “eat” the material they are growing on. The role of mold is to break down decaying organic matter such as dead plants, leaves or dead animals.

Mold is a problem most homeowners rarely think about and hope to never experience. It can grow almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Mold grows best in damp, warm conditions, such as basements, showers or decks. And, it can grow quickly.

Our Services

What We Do?

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Regardless of the cause, ServiceMaster DCS experts provide a comprehensive mold remediation process to help eliminate the problem by:

  • Locating the mold and the water sources that feed mold
  • Assessing the damage caused by the mold
  • Isolating & containing the mold by using techniques like physical barriers & negative air pressure to prevent it from spreading
  • Capturing, filtering & scrubbing microscopic mold spores from the air
  • Removing mold with antimicrobial & anti-fungal treatments
  • Disposing of mold-infested porous materials
  • Cleaning, sanitizing & deodorizing belongings as needed
  • Repairing & reconstructing damaged areas to restore your home

Cost To Remove Mold

How Much Does It Cost?

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When it comes to having mold removed from your home, one of the things you’ll need to consider is the remediation cost. Of course, the safety and health of your family is more important than the price you’ll have to pay to remove the mold, but it’s still a good idea to be aware of how much something might cost you.

The remediation cost of a crawlspace can really vary. It could average as little as $500 or as much as $4,000. If the attic and wall ducts are involved, the cost for those generally ranges from $2,000 to $6,000. If your home has been flooded and the mold is all throughout it, there is much more that has to be done. This could drive your remediation cost up to $10,000 to $30,000 – and it could even go higher, depending on the size of your home.
 
When you’re considering insurance, make sure you get something that will cover at least part of the remediation cost if you live in a flood zone. Most consumers don’t have that kind of money to spend out of pocket.
 
Even though you’ll have an idea of how much something should cost, be sure to shop around. The first company you find might not be the best one for your needs. The price may be different, and you also have to pay attention to the credentials.

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What people say?

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Our company has had the privilege of supporting ServiceMaster DCS, hearing first hand their service philosophy and the extreme caring and compassion thy put into each customer distress call. Chicago homeowners and facilities managers who demand excellent, expert restoration services, call ServiceMaster DCS!

Janet Quinn ⎥ Chicago, IL

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ServiceMaster DCS delivered most excellent services assisting with cleaning and water removal after a storm. Technicians were prompt, friendly, professional and thorough. I recommend ServiceMaster DCS highly.

Gayle Mitchell⎥ Chicago, IL

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Technician was neat and clean and pleasant to talk to. He answered all my questions with no hesitation. I would definitely request them back next year when I get my carpets done again.

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Janine Guthrie⎥ Milwaukee, WI

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This is by far one of the best ServiceMaster in Chicago land. I am with Chicago Inspection Agency and I do many “pre & post” mold testing. I have performed many “post tests” for their mold remediation and they pass 98% of the time…which is excellent! Therefore, the work that they do has been very successful.

Holly Anne Rodriguez Smith⎥ Des Plaines, I

DON’T LET YOUR HOME AND HEALTH BE RUINED WITH MOLD!

Mold is present everywhere in nature, but when it finds its way into your home it can be a major problem. We use infrared technology and special chemicals to help remediate the mold and protect your home by performing mold remediation services.

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MOLD REMEDIATION SERVICES

We know how to stop a growing problem.

We know how to identify and eliminate the source of what has caused the mold, and implement the proper processes in order to eliminate mold growth. We can clear the contamination, while restoring peace-of mind.

24/7/365 ResponseSeven days a week, 365 days a year, daytime or nightime, we quickly answer your call to get your life back to normal.
Industry LeadershipFor more than 60 years, ServiceMaster Restore has set the standards for restoration damage services.
Best-of-Class MethodsOur methods and processes meet or even exceed the current industry standards.
Advanced TechnologyWe use state-of-the-art products and equipment to ensure the best results for your home.
Insurance CapabilitiesWe offer comprehensive water mitigation services and have a long history of working with insurance companies to help get your claims processed as quickly as possible.
IICRC StandardsServiceMaster Restore works with the IICRC to help set the standards by which the industry operates.

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  • We’re ready to restore your home or place of business following any disaster
  • 24/7 mold remediation Schaumburg IL, our trained and well-equipped experts respond to your emergency needs
  • With you as our priority, we say what we do and do what we say

UNDERSTANDING MOLD

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CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FACTS

• Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

• Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.

• Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.

• Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

• Let your nose lead the way. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

• Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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WHAT IS BLACK MOLD?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold o.en called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold. Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact ServiceMaster mold remediation Schaumburg IL services immediately.

Trying to figure out black mold cleanup solutions on your own, is a dangerous idea. Read on as we break down why it is a job best left to the professionals.
“MOLD REMOVAL” VS MOLD REMEDIATION

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.

A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. ServiceMaster Restore DCS professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

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ServiceMaster Restore DCS professionals are trained and certified in mold remediation Des Plaines IL to ensure that problematic spores are removed quickly, safely and completely.

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DEEP CLEANING AFTER TRASH/CLUTTER REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT IS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

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WHAT IS MOLD?

Mold is a microscopic fungus that is part of the natural environment and necessary for our ecosystem. While it is necessary in the outdoor world, too much mold inside a structure can be dangerous and unsanitary. Mold produces spores as part of its lifecycle, and these spores float through the air both inside and outside.

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WHY IS MOLD A PROBLEM?

Many people aren’t aware that mold can cause serious structural damage to homes and businesses, which, if le. undetected, can cause a property to lose value and/or require significant repairs. And if you have ever suffered from allergies, exposure to molds can o.en cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation or even more severe reactions.

Please also be careful for sharp objects (knives, broken glass, and sharp objects of any kind) that will cut you. Hypodermic needles can also be a concern. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance in hoarding clean up.

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WHAT DOES MOLD NEED IN ORDER TO GROW?

Mold needs a moist environment, temperatures above freezing and a food source, which could be leaves, paper, dirt, wood or other building materials. Mold is more likely to be found in damp, dusty spaces or areas with stagnant air.

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HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE MOLD?

If you see mold growth or water stains, a mold test can help identify related microbial activity. You can also look for areas where water leakage has occurred, such as roofs, pipes, ceilings or walls. Musty smells may also indicate the presence of mold.

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WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF MOLD ON MY HEALTH?

Most mold symptoms are caused by mold allergies. When you breathe in mold spores your immune systems responds by creating allergic reactions. These reactions are the immune system’s defense against foreign particles entering the body. The more a person is around mold the more sensitive to it they will become. This means that they can end up unable to tolerate being around even small amounts of mold. Their allergic reactions will also become more and more severe. Symptoms that mold allergies cause include:

• Cold or flu like symptoms – Coughing, sneezing
• Sore, irritated, itchy throat
• Blocked nose, Itchy nose, Runny nose
• Sinus congestion and headaches
• Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
• Wheezing
• Irritated, itchy skin
• Skin rash, hives
• Watery eyes
• Red, bloodshot eyes
• Itchy eyes and ears
• Hair loss, baldness
• Hay fever symptoms

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WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT THE GROWTH OF MOLD IN MY HOME?

The most effective means to keep mold in check include keeping the humidity level of your home at 40–60 percent, using an air conditioner and/or dehumidifier during humid months and in damp spaces like basements, and always utilizing exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, along with dryer vents outside your home. Lastly, if there are leaks in your roof, walls or plumbing, it is important to repair them as soon as possible.

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WHEN DOES MOLD NEED TO BE HANDLED BY A PROFESSIONAL MOLD REMEDIATION SERVICES COMPANY?

Most experts recommend a professional remediation company when elevated mold levels are detected. Remediation professionals are specially trained to isolate and treat mold-affected areas to avoid contaminating adjacent spaces.

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SOME MOLDS HAVE THE REPUTATION OF BEING MORE DANGEROUS THAN OTHERS. IS IDENTIFYING THE MOLD IMPORTANT?

Sometimes you will hear terms like “toxic mold” and “black mold” used to refer to molds. While identifying the type of fungus or mold may be interesting, it doesn’t affect the course of action. If mold is present, the CDC has strongly recommended that it be removed by professional mold remediation services, no matter the type*.

*Source: “Facts about Mold and Dampness.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 18 September 2012. Web. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/dampness_facts.htm

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