Stop Living with Mold in your Basement & Crawl Space
Alliance Restoration offers free basement and crawl space mold consultations to businesses and homeowners in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs and in communities along the North Shore, including Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Highland Park, and more.
What Are the Signs of Basement or Crawl Space Mold?
Do you smell a stale odor in your home? Does this odor become more prominent in the basement or crawl space? If you inspect your basement and crawl space, are you able to see mold growth on the floor, walls, around windows, or on the floor joists? These are all common signs that you have a basement and crawl space mold problem in your business or home and need to contact a professional before the issue becomes worse.
Can Mold in Your Basement or Crawl Space Affect Upstairs?
In most cases, mold problems in your basement or crawl space will affect the areas of your home above it. Air rises inside of your home which causes an upward flow of air and indoor air quality could be affected. If you do not have a central HVAC system or fans, then airflow may not be distributed properly throughout the home. Keeping your basement well ventilated and heated will help control moisture and airflow and prevent future mold growth.
How Fast Can Mold Grow After a Basement or Crawlspace Flood?
If your home or business has had moisture or flooding problems, it is likely that mold and mildew problems exist or soon will. Under the right conditions, it typically takes between 24 and 48 hours for mold to begin forming. Depending on the type of surface materials that are present, the amount of moisture, temperature, and airflow will affect the speed at which mold will grow.
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Mold Removal & Crack Repair
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Crawl Space Encapsulation & Clean Up
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Do I Need a Professional Mold Remediation Service?
At Alliance Restoration, we care about your health and we know that mold can be a very scary topic. We are certified in mold remediation services and support our work with trusted warranties. For more information on this service or to schedule your free consultation, please call (815)-477-0029 or complete our quick contact form.
Alliance Restoration performs mold remediation through guidelines set by the Clean Trust; (IICRC) “Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation”.
Basement and Crawl Space Mold Assessment Process
The goal of our Assessment process is to determine if you have moisture or water intrusions in your basement and/or crawl space. During the Assessment we will be looking for wet insulation, leaky windows, water seepage in the walls, leaky floor and wall cracks, humid air, or standing water in the basement or crawl space.
The Project Manager will perform a thorough Assessment of your basement and crawl space. The Project Manager will look for signs of mold and determine the root cause of the moisture and mold issues. Mold issues require professional mitigation and cleanup services.
If it turns out that you do need basement and crawl space mold cleanup, we will provide you with a detailed estimate tailored to address the issues causing the mold problem as well as the prevention of future growth. In some cases, this can include foundation crack repair, new windows, waterproofing systems, crawl space encapsulation, spray foam insulation or dehumidifiers.