Professional Basement Mold Removal for Chicagoland Homeowners
Basements in the Chicagoland area tend to have ideal conditions for mold growth. Not only are they typically damp, dark spaces, but they are also the first places to flood during a heavy rainstorm. If you suspect that you have mold in your basement, don’t panic. Basement mold is a common problem and can usually be eliminated through professional mold remediation services. But whom can you trust to restore healthy conditions in your home? The answer is clear: Alliance Restoration.
Founded in 2006, Alliance Restoration has earned a reputation as Chicagoland’s premier mold removal and prevention company. Our team has extensive experience and expertise, as evidenced by our many positive customer reviews and numerous industry certifications. We offer free basement mold inspections to homeowners throughout the Chicagoland area and perform mold remediation in accordance with guidelines set by the Clean Trust: (IICRC), to ensure effective, lasting results.
Our Approach to Basement Mold Removal
At Alliance Restoration, we are committed to providing our customers with tailored solutions for efficiently and effectively removing mold from their basements and preventing it from returning. Our basement mold inspection is a critical step in the process, as it allows us to not only determine the extent of the mold problem but also identify what is causing it. For example, we will determine if you have moisture infiltration by looking for wet insulation, leaky windows, water seepage in walls and floor cracks, excessively humid air, and standing water.
If we determine that a basement mold cleanup is needed, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate for services designed to completely eliminate mold. However, we don’t stop there. We can also provide an array of services to maintain healthy conditions in your basement over the long term. Depending on your needs, this can include:
- Foundation crack repair
- Basement waterproofing systems
- Spray foam insulation
- Dehumidifier installation
Commonly Asked Questions About Basement Mold Remediation
What Are the Signs of Basement Mold?
Do you smell a stale odor in your home? Does this odor become more prominent in the basement? If you inspect your basement and crawl space, can you see mold growth on the floor, walls, or around windows? These are all common signs that you have a mold problem and need to contact a professional for basement mold removal.
Can Mold in Your Basement Affect Upstairs?
In most cases, mold problems in your basement will affect the areas of your home above it. Air rises inside your home, which can move mold spores into other indoor areas. This can be especially problematic if you do not have a central HVAC system or fans, as 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 Floods?
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.
Do I Need a Professional Mold Remediation Service?
If you suspect your basement has a mold problem, it’s best to hire a professional to perform an inspection. Treating mold without in-depth knowledge and experience can potentially be dangerous. And, if you are unable to identify why mold has taken hold in the first place, a DIY treatment is unlikely to last very long.
Fortunately, you can get a professional assessment of your basement without incurring any cost or obligation. Alliance Restoration performs free inspections and will never try to sell you a service that isn’t needed.
At Alliance Restoration, we care about your health, and we know that mold can be a scary topic. We are certified in mold remediation services and support our work with ironclad warranties. For more information about the basement mold removal services we provide in the Chicagoland area, contact us today to schedule your free inspection.