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Lake County, Illinois

Mold Removal, Mold Inspections, Mold Testing & Water Damage Cleanup

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Mold in Lake County, Illinois

Residents of Lake County, Illinois have turned to Moldman for mold inspections, mold testing, mold cleaning and mold removal. Moldman also offers water damage clean-ups and dry-outs. Lake County is served by Moldman Lake and McHenry County, which is independently owned and operated.

If you are dealing with a mold issue in Lake County, Illinois, you may want to consider reaching out to local professionals who specialize in mold remediation, like Moldman Lake and McHenry County. We can assess the specific situation in your property and provide tailored solutions.

"This is the ONLY mold company I will use for any issues I have! Ralph is honest, does great work, and even answers any questions I have." 

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We assess the issue & provide a quote

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We complete the job & provide a 10-year warranty

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Why mold grows in Chicago

Mold growth in homes can be caused by a variety of factors, all of which contribute to creating environments conducive to mold development. Here are some common causes:

1. Excess Moisture: Moisture is the primary driver of mold growth. Leaks from roofs, plumbing fixtures, pipes, or appliances, as well as condensation from high humidity levels, can introduce excess moisture into homes. Areas prone to water accumulation, such as basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and crawl spaces, are particularly susceptible to mold growth if moisture issues are not addressed promptly.

2. Poor Ventilation: Inadequate ventilation can trap moisture indoors, creating stagnant, humid conditions ideal for mold growth. Areas with poor ventilation, such as bathrooms, kitchens, attics, and closets, are more prone to mold problems. Proper ventilation, including exhaust fans, air vents, and opening windows, helps reduce humidity levels and promote air circulation, discouraging mold growth.

3. High Humidity Levels: Humid climates or seasonal weather patterns can contribute to elevated indoor humidity levels, creating conditions favorable for mold growth. In regions with hot and humid summers, like the southeastern United States, controlling indoor humidity becomes crucial to preventing mold growth. Using dehumidifiers and air conditioners can help maintain optimal humidity levels indoors.

4. Water Damage: Water damage resulting from floods, storms, plumbing leaks, or malfunctioning appliances can introduce significant amounts of moisture into homes, leading to mold growth if not addressed promptly and effectively. It's essential to thoroughly dry and clean water-damaged areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold from taking hold.

5. Organic Materials: Mold requires organic materials to feed on and thrive. Common household materials such as wood, drywall, wallpaper, carpeting, fabric, and ceiling tiles provide ample nutrients for mold growth when they become damp or wet due to water intrusion or high humidity.

6. Poor Maintenance: Neglecting routine home maintenance, such as roof inspections, gutter cleaning, and plumbing repairs, can increase the risk of water damage and mold growth. Regularly inspecting and maintaining your home's exterior and interior helps identify and address potential moisture issues before they escalate.

7. Improper Construction: Poorly designed or constructed homes may lack proper moisture barriers, insulation, or ventilation systems, making them more susceptible to mold problems. Additionally, construction defects such as faulty flashing, improper grading, or inadequate waterproofing can contribute to water intrusion and mold growth.

By addressing these common causes of mold growth and implementing preventive measures, homeowners can reduce the risk of mold infestations and maintain a healthier indoor environment.

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Moldman's Mold Inspection and Mold Testing Service

Moldman offers mold inspection and mold testing services for Lake Forest, IL residents. While we are experts in mold inspections and testing, please note that in many cases a mold inspection with testing is NOT needed when you see obvious visible mold. This is a fact many mold companies will not disclose but it is generally the case. Even the EPA agrees, stating “In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary.”

Why is sampling or testing usually unnecessary when clear, visible mold is present? Because the proper steps to remove mold are the same regardless of what the test results might reveal.

But in cases where a mold inspection with testing is needed (E.g. you do not see obvious visible mold but something smells musty, like mold), we can do this fast and affordably. Here are the the steps we take during a mold inspection:

  1. We fully assess your home and look for mold, signs of mold or signs of water damage (which might indicate hidden mold growth)

  2. We perform air testing and/or surface testing

  3. We then send your samples off to 3rd party lab and typically get results 1-2 business days later

  4. Once we receive the lab results, we write up personalized report for your situation that is written in plain English that is based on the lab results and our own assessment of the home

  5. The final step is to email you the written report and lab results

  6. If you have a mold issue, we can also provide you with a free quote to remove it

Moldman Mold Removal and Remediation Service

Moldman offers professional mold removal and remediation services to Lake Forest, IL residents. Our work is backed by a 10-year warranty and we always provide free quotes.

Each mold remediation job is different. But in general, here are the steps we generally take to eliminate your mold problem for good:

  1. Setup containment to prevent mold from spreading to clean parts of the property

  2. Use HEPA air scrubbing machines to clean the air and capture mold spores

  3. Perform careful, selective demo when needed (E.g. wet drywall)

  4. HEPA vacuum the work area to help capture mold spores on visible surfaces

  5. Apply antimicrobial chemicals to the impacted area to kill the mold

  6. HEPA vacuum the work area again (same as step #4 above)

  7. Clean up work area and do final wipe down on surfaces where mold may have settled

  8. Customer review and sign-off

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