“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Microscopic mold spores are natural and exist almost everywhere in and around your property. For that reason, it is impossible to remove all mold from your home or business. There is no such thing as being able to guarantee the removal of all mold on your property. SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights understands mold and mold growth and has the expertise and training to handle any size mold remediation. If you discover a potential mold infestation in your home or business, don't hesitate and give our SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights a call!

Take a second to review our Mold Damage Tips to see what you can do until SERVPRO help arrives.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (847) 637-3445

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (847) 637-3445
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Arlington Heights / Prospect Heights is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We proudly serve Arlington Heights, IL, Prospect Heights, IL, and surrounding areas.