ETG Chicago also serves the town of Downers Grove, IL. So if you have recently had water damage, moisture intrusion, or suspect mold in your home or business we can help! Our experienced mold inspectors have the tools and knowledge to determine exactly what is going on and set you up with a plan to fix it if necessary.
Our inspector will first do a visual check of the house and use tools like a moisture meter and thermal imaging camera to check for water intrusion. They will also take humidity and C02 readings for more information. After the visual is done, they will present a testing plan to you and carry out whatever tests are agreed upon.
Since there are normal levels of mold in every building, we must take a control sample from outside to determine what the normal levels of mold in your area are. One or more samples are then taken from inside the home or business to see if a problem exists or not. Surface samples should also be taken when visible mold is present as certain types of mold are not easily airborne, including black toxic mold.
There are normal levels of mold present in every home or business. We determine if the levels in your home are acceptable by comparing an outside air sample to one or more collected from inside. In cases where there are elevated levels of mold, the type of mold found can tell us a great deal about the current a past history. Certain types of mold live off different materials and by matching up what is in the air with problems observed during the inspection, we can isolate what needs to be worked on.