Mold Remediation Oak Park IL - ServiceMaster Oak Park & River Forest
ServiceMaster Oak Park & River Forest provides Mold Remediation services to homes and businesses in Oak Park -River Forest and its surrounding communities.
The ServiceMaster Oak Park & River Forest steps for responding to Mold Removal and Remediation in Oak Park & River Forest IL:
1. Observe and assess.
2. Report observations to insurance company.
3. Establish extent and isolate/contain contaminated area.
4. Determine appropriate mitigation procedures.
(i.e. environmental testing, establishing types present and
baseline levels preparing a written remediation plan).
5. Remove mold and protect areas from spore spread.
Mold defense varies with each occurrence. Our goal is to work with insurance companies to establish the proper procedures to handle every Mold Inspection, Removal and Remediation situation in Chicago.
The following are some answers to questions you have about mold.
The special challenges of mold.
Mold contamination continues to receive increased attention in the media and is a rapidly growing concern for homeowners, property managers, insurance providers and restoration companies.
Mold can grow in as little as 48 hours any time excessive moisture is present indoors, whether the moisture is the result of a flood, a slow leak, a broken pipe, or just high humidity. Indoor mold contamination has been identified as a major contributor to allergies and poor indoor air quality.
Despite the rapidly growing body of knowledge about mold, it remains the subject of a lot of confusion. We hope that this information will help you to make better decisions.
What is mold?
We have probably all encountered mold at one time or another. It might have been in the shower, or on a stale piece of bread or wet drywall. Mold is a microscopic life form found in all parts of the world. It is part of the natural decay process of organic materials.
There are many different species of mold, and while they are diverse, they share some common characteristics:
- Molds require an organic food source.
The most common food source indoors is cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.
- Molds require oxygen, so they do not grow under water.
- Molds require moisture. To prevent mold, buildings must be kept dry.- Molds are spread by tiny particles called "spores."
Below are some links to help you better understand mold: