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There is mold in every home. In most cases, these are areas such as the far corner of the basement, the attic, or most commonly the bathroom. Anywhere moisture is present you will probably have mold present. If you want to control mold, eliminate the moisture.
If you suspect mold in your home, give Restoration 1 of Fox Valley a call. We will check for signs of moisture from past water events or current sources. Mold may be hidden on the backside of drywall, wallpaper, or paneling. The top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets, and carpet pads are also areas where mold can manifest. If mold is found, we have the experience and the awareness of the complications to remove it in a safe way.
As with most water-related problems, a sense of urgency about mitigation is necessary. The same is true for mold. Mold damages what it grows on by causing staining or cosmetic damage. Dead mold may still cause your family or pets to have allergic reactions, so killing mold is not enough, it must also be removed. Sometimes the removal of the affected building materials could be the only option for removing the mold!
Restoration 1 of Fox Valley is very deliberate when remediating mold. Our number one concern is for the occupants of the home. We take great care to contain the area and minimize cross-contamination during removal. We also use Air Scrubbers to filter the air of harmful spores which could cause allergic responses. Because of the possibility of cross-contamination, we do not recommend attempting to remove mold yourself. We have the proper PPE for the job and operate with expert care to minimize the aspiration of spores. We also take great care to clean our equipment thoroughly and understand that you do not want contamination from another home.
Once the mold removal is complete, you should not see any signs of water or moisture in the area as visible mold and odors should not be present. But remember, since mold can cause staining and cosmetic damage prior physical damage or cosmetic damage may linger, making it all the more important for you to have mold properly removed as quickly as possible.
Once your mold is gone, remember if water appears in the future, you have 24-48 hours to dry damp materials before mold begins growing. As always, if you think you have a mold problem, call Restoration 1 of Fox Valley at 630-345-8678 to schedule a free assessment.