Mold Is Serious Business

What exactly is professional mold remediation?

Professional mold remediation is mold removal combined with other procedures and disciplines intended to ensure the protection of human health & safety and minimize the potential of future contamination.
Alliance Restoration performs mold remediation primarily utilizing the guidelines set forth by the Clean Trust; formerly Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration and Certification (IICRC) “Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation”.

Mold Remediation Process

Regardless of the severity or scope of a mold remediation project, Alliance Restoration utilizes Standard Operating Procedures developed in strict compliance with our Health & Safety Program and are based upon the IICRC Principals of Mold Remediation. These Procedures ensure every project is conducted according to the highest of industry standards.

Mold remediation projects performed by Alliance Restoration, Inc. are carried out following current industry standards and incorporate the following elements:

  1. Occupant & Worker Safety and Health
  2. Project Documentation
  3. Contamination Control
  4. Contamination Removal
  5. Contamination Prevention

The first step in an Alliance Restoration, Inc. mold remediation project is conducting an inspection to identify actual or potential mold contamination and known or suspected areas of moisture intrusion. The result of this inspection is a preliminary determination of what the next steps of the project should be.

Although good verbal communications are an important aspect of a mold remediation project, Alliance Restoration, Inc. understands that project documentation is critical in solidifying the project understanding between all interested parties. Project documents detail factors contributing to the mold problem, extent of contamination, and steps to correct the issue.

Prior to beginning remediation activities, measures are put in place to minimize the potential of contaminants migrating to uncontaminated areas. Methods used to control contaminant dispersion include source containment, isolation barriers and pressure differentials.

Contaminant removal is the primary means of mold remediation. Chemical applications alone are not an effective solution to the potential effects of mold contamination. Contaminant removal methods include either discarding or cleaning of building materials and other contents.

Mold cannot grow without enough moisture. Correcting moisture problems is how future contamination is prevented. This can include repairing plumbing leaks, preventing intrusions from outdoor sources, reducing humidity and correcting ventilation problems.

Alliance Restoration offers free mold inspection to homeowners in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Wonder Lake and more.

Now that you have an overview of our mold remediation process, you can explore two of our main focus areas in the home.

Alliance Restoration, Inc. is trained and certified by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), and the Clean Trust –Formerly the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration and Certification (IICRC).

Pro Tip:

Molds can trigger asthma episodes. Allergic symptoms include: sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Source from epa.gov.