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http://www.ChicagoMoldTesting.com is the home of Environmental Testing Group; offering unbiased Mold Inspection & Mold Testing The most trusted company in Illinois when it comes to determining the presence and source of indoor air quality issues. We offer unbiased Chicago Mold inspections at the best price around. If you are concerned about the environment in your home or business or are in the need of restoration due to water damage, hiring us should be the first step you should take. Our results are very detailed and take all the guess work out of what is going on in you home or business. The service doesn’t stop once your appointment is completed. We provide you with a detailed protocol for mold removal if it is necessary. We only handle the inspection aspect so you know the results we give you are facts; NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!
You have probably found this site because you are concerned you have problems with mold in your home or business and are interested in a mold inspection chicago. Chances are, that you are unsure about the process or dont even know how it works unless you have dealt with removal or water restoration issues in the past. We are here to take the guess work out and be there to answer any questions you may have about the process. Most importantly, we figure out exactly what is going on with your indoor air quality; heres how.
The process begins once you call us 773-294-7335 to setup an appointment. Our inspector will meet you at the designated location; on time, every time. Once there, they will start with a complete visual inspection of the property assessing your biggest concerns. The visual inspection is done using the latest technology like a thermal imaging camera, humidity reader, and moisture meter. After that is complete, you will agree upon a plan for Chicago Mold Testing.
Air samples will be taken to determine if your indoor environment has elevated mold spores in the air. Additional air samples provide more useful information like how far the problem has spread in order to consolidate the area that needs to be contained for Chicago mold removal. This will help you save money by making sure work is only being done in areas with a problem. Surface samples are taken via swabs when visual growth is present. This is done to confirm that the air quality issues are indeed coming from that specific problem area. It is also done because toxic black mold is not easily airborne.
After all the samples are collected and information is gathered. The Mold Test Chicago will be sent to an independent laboratory for analysis. Everything will be put together to make a detailed report. This will tell you whether your indoor air quality contains elevated levels and whether or not you need Chicago mold removal. In cases where remediation is necessary, we will also provide a protocol for removal. Our report will also include exactly what needs to be done and whether you could do it yourself or need to hire someone else.
Here at ETG, we are proud to state that our inspections are done with no conflict of interest. Since we are not hands on involved in any part of the remediation process; you can trust that our results are facts. It makes no difference to us whether you have elevated levels or not, we are simply in business to provide you with the information. In fact, we are happy to deliver the news that the air quality in your home is not problematic and requires no work at all. On the other hand when there is a problem, our experience will give you guidelines for whatever company you choose to hire to do the work at the lowest possible cost.
If you do hire a professional company to do your mold removal, make sure you call us for a clearance test. Certain steps need to be taken that go beyond a typical remodeling. Using the proper cleaning techniques for both building materials and to return the air quality back to normal. These techniques include the use of biocide, hepa vac, negative pressure, and air scrubbers. Failing to complete the job can lead to growth to continue and/or disturbed air quality. A clearance test avoids this by collecting an air sample from inside the contained area to ensure levels have returned to normal and the job is complete.
Buying Real Estate or Signing a new Lease?
When making a decision as big as whether or not to buy a new house or commiting to a year lease; you need to know exactly what you are getting yourself into. When it comes to avoiding expensive fix-it costs you want to make sure all your bases are covered. It is especially important when it comes to mold and water damage issues. Unfortunately these types of problems are actually hidden fairly easily temporarily. Our mold inspection will be able to look at the indoor environment and air quality in a way the naked eye cannot. Our samples are sent off to an independent lab for microscope analysis. This will reveal if there is past damage, where the source is, and what needs to be done to fix the problem(s). If you do find a problem, this is not always a deal breaker. Either have the seller address the problems or adjust the price accordingly and still get the property of your dreams!
Toxic Black Mold
Not all mold is problematic; in fact, there are normal levels of mold in every indoor environment. What we do is mold test Chicago to find out exactly what species of mold are present in the air and how much of it is present.
When it comes to black mold, or stachybotrys it is vital that surface samples are taken.This specific species of mold is not easily airborne, so it is vital that any visible growth is sampled to identify exactly what it is. This is especially true when it comes to Stachybotrys. Even though it gets labled as “black mold”, it cannot be identified by color alone as other species can appear black as well.
The most severe health issues from mold are associated with this species. No level of this mold in an indoor environment is considered acceptable and any test that comes back with stachybotrys is considered failed.
Quick Response to Water Damage
The best thing that you can do to prevent your home or business from mold and prevent negative health consequences for you and your family or employees is address a problem as soon as it arises. If there is any sort of water intrusion, you need to make sure to act quickly to avoid big headaches for a variety of reasons. Whether that water is coming from a roof/window leak, pipe malfunction, or anything in between the first step should be to stop the point of entry.
After that, you want to get a mold inspection Chicago to make sure the indoor air quality has not been negatively impacted what you are breathing in on a daily basis. Mold loves building materials like paper and drywall, so when you add water to the equation problems can get bad and fast. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem will get. The bigger the problem is, the more money it will be to get fixed. The faster you act, the easier it will be to remedy the situation.
Many of our clients come to us because they are experiencing consistent health problems, often without explanation. Some people search their symptoms and see that indoor mold growth could be a possible problem and others are informed of the possibility by a doctor or a friend. Health issues from living in an environment with elevated mold spores includes respiratory problems, headaches, and even skin problems for some. These sort of issues are very similar to allergies in the fact that not all people are impacted equally. We see this quite a bit when one person thinks another’s complaints are unwarranted but a problem is actually present. There are other times when mold is not the issue, but the only way to know for sure is to get the home or business tested.
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As you probably know by now, whenever there is water within an indoor environment, you are at risk for mold growth. The combination of water intrusion and organic building materials like drywall, wood, and insulation create the perfect recipe for indoor fungus colonies to breed. If your home or business experienced water damage from the heavy rainfall we had in April, now is a great time to get a Mold Inspection Chicago! The longer you wait, the greater the possibility becomes that you will need expensive professional remediation. We can find problems before they get too serious. Give us a call if you are concerned that the storms have caused issues with your indoor air quality.