The CleanUP Guys - Mold Inspection & Mold Remediation Chicago 

Mold Inspection Service & Mold Remediation Chicago IL


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If you notice visible mold growth, detect any mold or mildew smell, contact us for mold inspection service.  For commercial buildings, the mold inspection and remediation process could require a greater degree of demolition as larger areas might be infected.  We are certified in black mold removal, and stachybochtrys mold issues. 

Where there is a mold problem, there is obvious moisture issues.  We will inspect for indications of excess moisture or condensation behind walls or under flooring.  This could stem from a leak within a wall, a cracked drain line, a degree of high humidity levels in the property, or any other water leak issue.  

We handle large commercial mold remediation projects and small house mold removal services, like attic mold removal and crawlspace mold remediation. 


1. Setup and containment of the damaged area(s)

2. HEPA vacuuming of all exposed or infected surfaces

3. Proper removal and anti-micriobial wipe down of hard surfaces including furniture with a mold cleaner

4. Removal of infected porous materials if necessary (known as demolition)

5. Negative Air Machine (NAM) or Air Scrubber operation

6. Properly bag and discard contaminated items for removal from premises

7. Antimicrobial treatment and Biocide application

8. HEPA vacuuming again to ensure complete removal

9. Encapsulation sealant process

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We service Homes, Hospitals, Schools, Institutions, Factories and Industrial Buildings with visible mold issues or mold spore activity.  If you have tested for high levels of contamination or harmful bacteria, you need our services.

We tailor our remediation to what is needed – don’t pay for extra!  You get a well known and respected service! 

We use EPA rated chemicals and Illinois Institute of Cleaning and Restoration certified technicians. 



We are the local expert in commercial and residential mold removal and remediation. 


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You get a complete and comprehensive mold removal service, and repairs of all surfaces including hardwood, tile, carpeting, drywall, fixtures, ceramics, bathrooms, kitchens, wet or leaky basements, damp and moisture-ridden areas.

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Call us today.  773-885-8528.  

We have serviced the Chicago, IL area for over 21 years and have many satisfied customers!

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If you are concerned that you may have toxic black mold in your home or business that requires removal, call The CleanUP Guys, (773) 885-8528 or email us at or fill out the form below.

There are many types of mold, including Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Cladosporium.

The most common black mold is Stachybotrys mold, which is a dominant mold that will outgrow other mold species if the conditions are favorable.

Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as Stachybotrys atra, is the most common species of Stachybotrys mold. This mold species often grows indoors, feeding on decaying organic matter with a high cellulose content such as hay, straw, wood chips, and building materials such as ceiling tile, drywall, paper vapor barriers, wallpaper, insulation backing, cardboard boxes, and paper files.

Moisture and a relative humidity of 90% or higher are the ideal conditions for this black mold to begin the germination growth process.

Why Does Black Mold Spread?

When Stachybotrys mold is growing on wet material, the spores do not disperse as easily because the spores are held together by a sticky/slimy coating. When the material dries out or is disturbed, the spores will spread through the air.

The main concern of mold remediation professionals is to prevent the spread of the black mold. This is accomplished through containment, which is the process of creating a poly barrier around the area where the Stachybotrys mold is growing.

This procedure is so important because Stachybotrys spreads by releasing spores. Mold contaminated materials must be removed and disposed of because this mold does not just grow on the surface of the material; it has root-like tendrils called mycelia, meaning it is able to penetrate the surface.

Typically Stachybotrys mold grows in clusters at the end of stem-like structures known as hyphae.


15 Health Problems Caused By Toxic Black Mold


Stachybotrys produces a mycotoxin (i.e., poison from a fungus) named trichothecenes.

Stachybotrys black mold is a health concern because animal studies have shown that one of the major effects of trichothecenes is immuno-suppression.

In fact, even low level exposure can suppress the immune system resulting in bacterial and viral infections, coughing, skin irritation, and other allergic reactions, and there is some speculation that it may even cause cancer.

Listed below are the top 15 health conditions caused when toxic Stachybotrys black mold is inhaled or ingested:


1. Sore/hoarse throat

2. Cold and flu symptoms (headaches, slight fever, and muscle aches)

3. Nosebleeds

4. Tingling or burning of nose, mouth, and perspiration areas (under the arms or between the legs)

5. Chronic fatigue

6. Dizziness

7. Nausea/vomiting

8. Memory loss

9. Attention deficit/concentration problems

10. Personality changes such as irritability or depression

11. Neurological disorders such as tremors

12. Hair loss

13. Coughing with blood

14. Bleeding in the lungs (hemosiderosis)

15. Damage to internal organs including blood, liver, kidneys, and lungs