Mold Remediation Photo Gallery

Attic mold

Attics are susceptible to mold and because homeowners seldom go in their attics, the mold can be extensive. 

In order to evaluate and hopefully properly determine the cause of the mold requires an understanding of roofing, insulation, ventilation, indoor and outside environmental conditions and mold remediation. Don't risk your roof to inexperienced contractors, call in SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County.

Hidden mold

Remember this, "you don't have a mold problem, you have a moisture problem." Any place that water can come in contact with materials which are difficult to dry can definitely grow mold.

Mold inside wall cavities

Care needs to be taken when removing materials due to mold contamination. In this picture, another restoration company removed one side of the drywall on an interior wall, hoping that the other side would dry out now that the wall is opened up. As you can see, it didn't and the homeowner still had a very serious mold issue to address.

Monitor vacant buildings as well as unused spaces

When commercial space sits idle, unfortunately it is seldom checked on. The basement of this large building sat idle without a tenant for a couple of years. When interested tenants started inquiring about the space, the building management found lots of problems and quite a bit of mold.

Wall paper and mold

Remember, "You don't have a mold problem, you have a moisture problem." If drywall and other building materials get wet, drying them out quickly is the best bet to keep from getting mold. But if you have wall paper, especially vinyl wall paper, you are actually locking the moisture into those materials and keeping them from drying out. Therefore, if you have building materials that are wet and are covered with wall paper, you will need to remove the wall paper to ensure everything dries out properly.

Getting ready to go in!

After getting your mold containment area set and having the affected area under proper pressure differentials, making sure the men who will be handling the mold are properly dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) is of upmost importance.