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Chicago Mold

2nd Chance Water Restoration is certified in Mold remediation and has been serving the entire city of Chicago including all of it’s neighborhoods for years.  Our IICRC-certified mold remediation technicians can safety remove the mold in your office, school, home, or place of business without risk of cross contamination.  Mold may be growing in your home, in Place of business, your commercial, or virtually anywhere, and you may not even realize it, until it is a big issue.  Mold has the potential to cause serious health issues to people and structural damage to homes and buildings leading to thousands of dollars in damages and medical bills.  Mold grows by feeding on moisture and organic materials that can be found on any non-synthetic surface areas.  2nd Chance Water Restoration provides pro cleaning and restoration services to Chicago and the local Suburbs like water damage restoration, mold removal, or remediation, flood restoration, sewage cleanup, basement cleaning and more!

Chicago mold removal

Chicago Mold Removal

Q: Why should I choose 2nd Chance Water Restoration for my water damage and mold removal needs?

  1. Accredit with the BBB with A+ rating
  2. Over 1000 likes on Facebook
  3. Positive reviews everywhere online
  4. Free estimates-ALWAYS!!
  5. 24-7 emergency service available 365 days a year
  6. Direct Billing to your insurance company
  7. Fully Insured
  8. Certified Pro Service Technicians
  9. We do every job large, or small
  10. We provide both sewage and water damage services
  11. We can provide mold removal and mold remediation services

When a water heater explodes, a toilet overflows, a pipe bursts, sump pumps don’t work, or a plumbing supply line fails than you have to quickly and call 2nd Chance Water Restoration of Chicago to get a free estimate at 866-575-5814!

Drying the affected area and removing materials that are to water damaged to save is essential to preventing mold growth just like applying antimicrobials, disinfectants, and sanitizer chemicals will kill a lot of diseases in the water. Our industrial air movers and industrial size dehumidifiers will have your property dry and back to normal as soon as 48 hours after the initial water damage.

Q: Is mold dangerous whether it is alive, or dead?

A: Yes, mold is dangerous whether it is alive, or dead, because the mycotoxins that they produce in their war for food do not break very quickly and the human body can not easily break down, or get it out of it’s system which is why mold cause serious health issues for people. It is important, when you are dealing with mold that you get both a mold test company and a mold remediation company like 2nd Chance Water Restoration to come out and perform their individual services. It is important that you do not use the same company to do both the mold test and the mold remediation, because that would be a severe conflict of interest. You should have both a pre and post mold remediation mold test done to insure that the mold was removed properly.

Q: How did I get mold in my house?

Mold removal in Chicago

Chicago mold removal

A: Mold is a sign of water damage to a property,because mold needs water to live just like every other living organism. Different types of mold will grow depending on what conditions are currently going on in the property. We suggest that you call an indoor environmentalist, industrial hygienist or a professional mold test company to come in and do a mold test, if you think mold is present. You can call us to ask us for our opinions, or to do the mold removal after you get the mold test results. The mold test should contain a protocol for the mold remediation project that clearly identifies the type of mold and suggested remediation techniques to remove the mold.

Q: Can you work with our insurance company and bill them for the water damage, sewage removal, or mold remediation?

A: If you have insurance coverage for your particular water damage, mold removal, and sewage back up issue, then we can definitely work with them directly. We can often bill them 100% for our work, if you have a good claim number and sign the merger you service agreement allowing them to work with us on the billing and scope of water, or mold work to be done.

Health Hazards Posed by Mold

Exposure to mold can cause or contribute to many health problems, including:

  1. Allergic reactions
  2. Rashes and hives
  3. Itching
  4. Sneezing
  5. Runny nose or “stuffed up” nose
  6. Coughing
  7. Hives
  8. Eye irritation
  9. Sore throat
  10. Wheezing
  11. Headaches or migraines
  12. Shortness of breath
  13. Sinus infections
  14. Bronchitis
  15. Pneumonia
  16. Extremely painful inflammation of the joints
  17. Drowsiness or Fatigue
  18. General feeling of malaise or being unwell 

    Mold removal in Chicago

    Chicago mold removal

Exposure to mold can make anyone sick, but elderly people, babies, and people with health problems like asthma or disorders of the immune system are particularly vulnerable to mold-related illnesses. Pets can get sick as a result of exposure to mold in the home too!

It is important to call 2nd Chance Water Restoration to handle your mold damage situation, because the very process of removing mold from your basement, bathroom, or attic can actually increase your exposure to mold. It is important that you take the risk of cross contamination seriously, because mold spores do not need much to become airborne and spread like a rash causing damage and health risks everywhere.

Cleaning mold incorrectly will put spores p, or mycotoxins, up into the air, where it is much easier to inhale. If you must remove moldy cellulose material like carpets, or drywall, then even more spores will become airborne. It is important to do the mold removal process correctly to prevent the spreading of mold. You need to establish containment, negative air, and do the appropriate safety equipment, before you even consider cleaning, or attempting to remove the mold.

Mold removal in Chicago

Chicago mold removal

Tips On Removing Mold:

  • Wear the correct safety gear, including disposable gloves, disposable hair and shoe covers, and a face mask with a respirator.
  • Blocking off the contaminated area, or establishing containment barriers, from other areas of the home with heavy sheets of plastic.
  • Setting up negative pressure in the contaminated area to prevent air flow out of the mold zone. Negative pressure prevents airborne mold spores, or mycotoxins, from traveling to other areas outside the work space.
  • Use a HEPA Vac to clean up dust and debris created when removing moldy materials like drywall, carpet, and fabric.
  • Seal moldy materials like drywall, insulation, and carpet in heavy plastic trash bags before carrying them out of the home to discard them. Make sure to wipe and vac the outside of the bag.

***attention*** People with certain health conditions, including mold allergies, heart conditions, asthma, other respiratory disorders, and disorders of the immune system should not clean up mold because the health risks of increased exposure to mold spores are too great. If you’re not sure whether it’s safe for you to clean up mold or not, talk with your physician.***

We remove and remediate mold in the following Chicago neighborhoods: Albany Park, Altgeld Gardens, Andersonville, Bucktown, Irving Park, Irving Woods, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park, Kelvyn Park, Kennedy Park,  Logan Square, Longwood Manor, Lower West

mold removal in Chicago

Chicago mold removal

Our experience in local restoration projects for businesses has us fully aware of the financial impact that water damage will have on your business and homes. It is our job to reduce that expense by focusing on what is causing the damage and getting everything handled from there as quickly and professionally as possible with as little extra headaches and stress as possible. The goal is too have as little impact on your day to day lives and business as possible.

Anywhere water damage occurs, whether it is your office, or home costs money, stress, and aggravation and it is our job to not only fix the issues, but to make you feel better about it. Not to brag, but we are pretty likable and very reasonable.  Check out our reviews on Google, yelp, Facebook, Angie’s list, or anywhere else and you will see that we always try our best each and every water damage job.  We understand that you need to keep your computers, cash registers, and other electronics going and you would be surprised at how good we are at doing that while we clean up the mess.  We know how bad that it sucks, when your computers, telephones, televisions, or air conditioning get damaged by water, because we have been there many times ourselves.  Water damage can and will happen to any and every one in Elmhurst some day, because that is what happens in our home town.  We have learned how to restore, dry, and save many of these items, due to the amount of flooding experience that have personally.

mold removal in Chicago

Chicago mold removal

We have cleaned water damage in warehouses, storage areas, and store fronts and as a local family owned business it tears our hearts out every time.  We hate seeing anyone’s business, or lives affected by water damage and that is our biggest motivation to do what we do for a profession. We try to be the best water restoration service professionals out there, because we know how bad water damage sucks.
Homes, businesses, warehouses, churches, and even store fronts should be checked periodically for water damage in elmhurst, especially around the basements, flyers, window wells, and door jams. It is important to make sure that outside drains are not clogged with dirt, debris, or leaves especially in elmhurst, because it is a town known for it’s beautiful trees. As a local water restoration company we are committed to providing business and home owners in Elmhurst a first rate water damage restoration service. We provide this service by using pro water restoration techs that are extremely experienced, trained, certified, and equipped to handle any job at any time. We use the latest state of the art equipment, cleaning, and drying techniques in every restoration, mitigation, and remediation job that we do.
Call 866-575-5814 for a free estimate today, because the sooner that you address your water damage issue the sooner you can get back to normal and the more money you will save in time and repairs.

2nd Chance Water Restoration is certified in Mold remediation and has been serving the entire city of Chicago including all of it’s neighborhoods for years.