Mold and Mildew Removal

Water intrusion can cause major issues in your Chicago home. Excess moisture can promote the growth of mold and mildew in your home, and they can grow virtually anywhere — wood, carpet, paper, and even hard surfaces. Our remediation specialists are experts in mold removal and help ensure that they don’t come back. We start the process by identifying where the moisture is coming from and putting a stop to it. Then we start the repair and restoration work, replacing drywall, flooring, and even framing as necessary. Our teams will follow strict industry guidelines to remove any traces of  mold or mildew that may be growing in your home including in the spaces you can’t see such as your ductwork. We’ll take steps that not only get rid of your fungus, but keep it from coming back, too. Our team works fast so your family isn’t displaced any longer than necessary.

Moisture Can Seriously Affect the Health of Your Family

Once the moisture has entered your home, it can begin to have a negative effect on the health of your family. Mold and mildew sensitivity can look a lot like a cold, but one that doesn’t go away. Sufferers often experience eye irritation, stuffy or running nose, difficulty breathing, and even skin irritation. These symptoms can be misdiagnosed as other issues, so if your family seems to have a persistent cold and your home is experiencing more moisture than normal, our team can do an inspection and look for mildew in places that you can’t easily see. Preventing mildew is primarily a matter of preventing moisture from building up inside your home, and there are simple things you can do to prevent this problem:

  • Properly vent appliances like dryers, stoves, and heaters.
  • Use a dehumidifier if the moisture level in your home is above 50%.
  • Let your bathroom fan run during and after your shower to move condensation and moisture out.
  • Use fans or open windows to move air through your home and dry out moisture.
  • If you spot moisture or condensation where there shouldn’t be you need to act quickly as mildew can start to grow after only 24 hours!

If you’d like to take steps to start preventing mildew problems, you can clean areas with a water and detergent solution and allow the hard surfaces to dry completely. Soft surfaces such as carpet will likely need to be replaced.

Call Our Remediation Team & Protect Your Home and Your Health

Our team can help identify the problem areas, fix them, and prevent them from being problems ever again. After that, we’re fully licenced and qualified to handle your water damage restoration as well. We are here to help, and you’ll appreciate how quickly Home Services Direct works to clean up the moisture intrusion in your home and make it a safer place for your family.

Give us a call today or use the contact form on our website and we’ll get in touch with you right away to set up an appointment with our water intrusion team.