Mold Can Be Serious
Do I need to test for mold?
Here is a little-known secret about mold testing and inspections that many mold remediation companies will not tell you. If you see mold, testing can sometimes be unnecessary and a waste of money. If you already see obvious, visible mold, you usually do not need a mold test — you simply need to remove it following industry standard guidelines. This is where a professional mold remediation company should come into play.
What if I want to test for mold?
We can refer you to a company we trust for testing. A sample can be taken before we begin remediation and after we are finished removing the mold to give you piece of mind.
What is professional mold remediation?
Professional mold remediation includes removing mold combined with other methods to ensure human health & safety in the home.
Alliance Restoration performs mold remediation through guidelines set by the Clean Trust; (IICRC) “Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation”.
Mold Removal with Testing
Before and after pictures of a mold removal where the client wanted testing done before and after our mold remediation.
Mold Removal without Testing
Attic mold removal service where testing was not necessary and the client was happy with our process and the results.
Mold Removal Process
No matter the scope of the project, Alliance uses Standard Operating Procedures to comply with our Health & Safety Program. These methods ensure that every project meets the highest of industry standards.
Alliance Restoration performs home mold removal with current industry standards in mind and include the following goals:
- Safety and Health
- Mold Control, Removal & Prevention
- Project Documentation
To start a mold remediation project, we perform an inspection to identify moisture and mold sources in the building. The results of this inspection will decide what the next steps in the process should be. Before starting on the project, we work to reduce the danger of mold moving to other areas of the home. Some methods we use to control mold dispersion include source containment and isolation barriers.
Contaminant removal is the main part of the mold treatment process. Chemicals alone will not solve problems caused by the long-term effects of mold. Proper methods include either discarding or cleaning of building materials. Mold cannot grow without enough moisture, so fixing moisture problems is one of the first steps in the home mold remediation process to prevent future mold. This can include fixing plumbing leaks, sealing your attic, basement, or crawlspace from outdoor sources, and reducing humid air.
Alliance Restoration offers free mold and moisture inspections to homeowners on the North Shore as well as in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, including Highland Park, Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, and more.
Alliance Restoration, Inc. is trained and certified by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), and the Clean Trust.
Now that you have an overview of our home mold remediation process, you can explore two of our main focus areas in the home: attic mold removal and basement and crawl space mold clean up.