Attic Mold Remediation Services | Alliance Restoration | Huntley Illinois

Dangers Lurking In Your Attic

Do you have mold in your attic? Can you smell an odor in the attic? Is your wood framing, roof and insulation wet? These are commonly what we find when we are called out to a home or business for attic mold inspections. But don't worry, Alliance Restoration is here to help. Below are some typical problem areas that we uncover during the inspection process.

Improper Bath Fan to Soffit Venting

Soffit vents are generally intended to allow fresh air to ventilate up into the attic, not exhaust air out. The best way to vent a bath fan out of the attic is through a dedicated vent in the roof itself. However, sometimes bath fans are vented through a soffit. This is fine as long as the vent duct is properly attached to the soffit. In some cases, vent ducts are simply routed to the area of the soffit, but not attached to it or sealed properly. When not properly attached, moist air exiting the bath fan duct gets caught up in the air entering the attic space from the soffit causing attic mold.

Bath Fans Venting into Attic

A Bath Fan Vented Directly Into the Attic is an Almost Guaranteed Attic Mold Problem.  Bathrooms with tubs or showers can generate a great deal of moisture, and bath fans are installed to remove this moisture from the bathroom space. This is a great system as long as the fan does not simply relocate the moisture to another area within the confines of the home. Moisture trapped inside the home, including within the attic, has a high potential for becoming a mold problem.  A big part of maintaining good indoor air quality is making sure all bath and kitchen vents are properly ducked to the outdoors.

Blocked Soffit Vents

Attic Ventilation: Fresh Air In, Moist Air Out. Generally speaking, attic ventilation relies on the fact that heat rises. Cooler, fresh air enters into the lower attic through soffit vents.  Warmer attic air exits out through a higher ridge vent and/or multiple roof vents. This air exchange is what helps keep moisture purged from the attic space. If your soffit vents are blocked, this prevents or reduces the amount of incoming air. The less incoming fresh air you have, the less chance you have for ridding unwanted moisture from the attic space thus increasing the risk of developing attic mold.

Humidifier Set Too High

Is Your HVAC System Over Humidifying Your Indoor Air? It is best if you can maintain the relative humidity level within your home to between 40% and 60%. As far as mold growth is concerned, we like to see indoor humidity levels kept below 60%. During winter months our air can get very dry, and some HVAC units are equipped with humidifiers to add moisture to the air. If these humidification units are set to high or malfunction, the indoor humidity levels can exceed 60% and contribute to mold growth including in the attic space. We feel it is a good practice to keep an indoor humidity meter handy to make sure your home stays below 60% relative humidity at all times.

Inadequate Ventilation

Does Your Attic Have Enough Ventilation? Similar to how heat rises, homes are designed to naturally vent out the roof. Naturally occurring moisture within the home from cooking, bathing, dish washing etc can end up in the attic space. This can be fine, as long as the is an adequate air flow exiting the attic to carry the moisture out with it. If your attic does not have adequate ventilation, or if there is too much moisture being produced in your home, attic mold will likely be an issue at some point.

Alliance Restoration goes beyond simply removing mold, we look to help you rectify the issues that caused it in the first place. We offer free attic mold inspections 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.

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Responsive to questions

The experience was great.  Greg and his team were very responsive to questions and their expertise was excellent.  The mold remediation job very good.

Rob U. Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Mold Remediation

Attic mold remediation

Attic mold remediation went very well and smoothly. Every step of the process was explained in detail. People were very professional and respectful.

Robert L Wildwood, IL 60030 Mold Remediation

Mold remediation

I had mold remediation in my sump pump closet. They came when they said they would and were very professional. This is the second time we have used them. We used them for mold remediation in our attic at our previous house.

Donna D. Huntley, IL 60142 Mold Remediation, Sump Pump

Prompt, respectful, & thorough

The technicians were prompt, respectful and thorough. They completed the attic mold remediation without disruption of the rest of my home. They even cleaned up afterwards. We are very happy with the services provided and would highly recommend them.

Dan W. Huntley, IL 60142 Mold Remediation

Happy with final results

Alliance Restoration was professional and timely in both scheduling and on-site work. Both my attic and basement areas were completed in a couple of days. We were very happy with their commitment to this job, and the final results.

Laura C. Palatine, IL 60038 Mold Remediation

Mold problem in attic

Things went great! When I discovered a mold problem in my attic I gave them a call and they promptly came over and evaluated our situation. Alliance did the job while we were at work and left an air scrubber for a few days to make sure that everything was cleaned up. The level of inconvenience for us was very minimal. We were very impressed at how hard they worked with other contractors to help correct our venting issues. They seemed intent on making sure that everything was done right so that we wouldn’t have problems in the future.

Matt S. Hoffman Estates, IL 60010 Mold Remediation

Damaged drywall from leaking roof

I hired Alliance Restoration to remove the damaged drywall in my bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room due to roof leaks. The office staff was professional, prompt, and fair. The day of service the men arrived promptly. They contained the three areas very nicely and collected and cleaned all the drywall before they left. The job was done clean and there was not dust in the rest of the house. I would recommend them to anyone.

Farahnaz M. Naperville, IL 60440 Mold Remediation

Basement mold remediation

We hired Alliance Restoration to perform mold remediation on our basement. Once they removed the drywall the crew discovered cracks in the foundation walls that we were not aware of. Alliance was able to fix them too. We are happy to recommend Alliance Restoration.

Dorothy W. Lisle, IL 60532 Mold Remediation, Foundation Repair

Mold removal

The sheathing on our attic was badly discolored with mold so we contacted Alliance Restoration for an estimate and removal. The estimate was reasonable and listed in detail all the work to be done. We were selling the house and was able to get onto the schedule quickly. The technicians were prompt, neat, and professional. The buyers inspected the attic and were pleased with the results.

Lynn B. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Mold Remediation

Mold remediation

I used Alliance Restoration for mold remediation services. They did a very good job and took care of the problem. They came when they said they were going to and finished when they said they would. The price was competitive.

Thomas F. Lake Zurich, IL 60047 Mold Remediation

Mold in attic

They were on time. I felt confident in their ability to correct the problem. We had mold in our attic, they looked at it and explained what would need to be done to remediate the problem. We were very pleased with their service.

Georgia M. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Mold remediation work on home

Alliance Restoration, Inc. did some mold remediation work in our home. Overall the work experience was excellent. It was done in a timely manner, workers were efficient, courteous, professional and did an excellent job of cleanup upon completion.

Carol O. Algonquin, IL 60013

Trustworthy mold remediation

The mold remediation work went well. I thought their crew was very trustworthy and thorough. I was happy with the work and crew.

Amy S. Chicago, IL 60018

Mold remediation

Alliance performed mold remediation work for me. They did a good job. Everything went smoothly and was resolved in a timely manner.

Alex D. Crystal Lake, IL 60012

These guys are better than A++

These guys are better than A++. We had a small water leak in out finished basement and before we knew it we had mold growth. Alliance performed the remediation work and found and fixed two foundation cracks as well. I would definitely use Alliance again and recommend them to others.

Vincent P. Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Great attic mold restoration

They were great! Alliance Restoration Inc. did mold remediation work in my attic. They let me know all of the steps that were going on. I liked their demeanor. They were really professional and called me on the way. I would use them again in the future.

Rachel D. Deerfield, IL 60015

By far best company we have worked with

Alliance Restoration Inc. is by far the best company we have worked with from start to finish. They cleaned and treated our basement floor.  They were very responsive over the phone and provided accurate detail and were patient with each question I had.  The crew was extremely hard working and meticulous with his work.

Arthur C. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Cleaned up attic mold

Alliance Restoration cleaned up the mold in our attic on the sheathing and rafters.  We found them to be very responsive and willing to take the time to explain what they were planning to do.  They cleaned up after they were complete and you would never have known they were there.  We appreciate the good work they did.

Kevin R. Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Removed mold in our attic

Alliance removed the mold in our attic and ran an air scrubber to continue to clean the air throughout the weekend.  They returned to remove the equipment and cleaned up afterwards.  They also recommended work that should be done to prevent the mold from returning and gave us a referral.

Donna D. Cary, IL 60013

Great company to work with.

Great company to work with. They did a great job! They were very quick to respond and were able to schedule an appointment in a relatively short period of time. Great customer service and the workers did a spectacular job throughout the whole process and were very nice to work with. Thanks!!

Christopher & Kirsten C. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, 60009, 60143

Great Company

I had mold in my attic and a crack in my foundation wall. Alliance re-mediated the mold and repaired the crack. Great company to work with. Their people are professional and courteous. I would definitely use them again.

Gary R. Algonquin, IL 60102 Mold Remediation & Foundation

We Couldn’t Be Happier!

We couldn't be happier! Alliance performed work (crack repair and mold remediation) on our new home in early March, the week before we moved in - there were known foundation cracks, and the inspection also revealed a small amount of mold. From the first phone call, to the initial eval and quote, to the completion of work - everything was timely and professional. We elected to have them gut the small lower level (of our tri-level home), and are thankful we did - rotten floorboards and an additional crack were discovered. We were called and consulted prior to them doing some additional work that was required. The cracks were repaired, the containment process was excellent, and the work area was completely cleared of debris and was left tidy when they were finished. Then, all we had to do was wait for some torrential rain to see if the repairs worked! It is now June, and we've had 2 days of heavy rain - the type of rain that previously caused there to be water all over the lower level (this home was known to us for several years prior to purchase from a family member). I'm so thrilled to report that although our side yard is a lake (which normally meant that so was the basement), our basement is completely dry! Not a drop. We are so happy that we feel safe finishing the lower level now, and have some wonderful additional living and storage space. The cost for repair was 100% worth it. Thank you so much for everything!

Kristin H. Brookfield, IL 60513 Crack Repair & Mold Remediation