If you notice visible mold growth or detect a mold or mildew smell, contact us for mold inspection service! We are certified in black mold removal, and we handle stachybochtrys mold issues. (For more information about stachybochtrys mold issues, please see information below.)
We can help! Act now and contact us immediately if you have a leak within a wall, a cracked drain line, high humidity levels, or any water leak issue at all. For your health and the safety of your family and pets, time is of the essence!
At the CleanUP Guys, we have proven experience in mold inspection and removal for both homes and businesses. In your home, we will remove mold in your attic and in crawl spaces. Please do note that in commercial property inspection, however, the mold inspection and remediation process could require some demolition, due to the fact that larger areas may be infected.
We follow the appropriate steps for Proper Mold Removal:
1. Setup and containment of the damaged area(s)
2. HEPA vacuuming of all exposed or infected surfaces
3. Proper removal and anti-microbial wipe down of hard surfaces including furniture with mold cleaner
4. Removal of infected porous materials if necessary (known as demolition)
5. Negative Air Machine (NAM) or Air Scrubber operation
6. Properly bagging and discarding contaminated items for removal from premises
7. Antimicrobial treatment and Biocide application
8. HEPA vacuuming again to ensure complete removal
9. Encapsulation sealant process
If your property was tested and found to have high levels of contamination or harmful bacterial, don’t wait: You need The CleanUP Guys now! We provide the services you need and ONLY those you need. We never try to sell you unnecessary services; we believe honesty is always the best policy! Gaining and retaining your trust is important to us!
We use EPA rated chemicals and Illinois Institute of Cleaning and Restoration certified technicians. We guarantee you will receive 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.
The CleanUP Guys are reputable and honest. Our reliable operation services homes, hospitals, schools, institutions, factories and industrial buildings with visible mold issues or mold spore activity and comes with a guarantee and a warranty. (Be sure to ask for details!) Let us put our mold remediation services to work for you! Don’t try to do it yourself!
If you suspect you have black mold in your home or business, call The CleanUP Guys at 773.885.8528, or email us email@example.com
How Black Mold Feeds and Grows
There are many types of black mold, including Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Cladosporium, but the most common black mold is Stachybotrys. When conditions are favorable, this dominant mold grows faster than any other species.
The most common species of Stachybotrys mold is Stachybotrys atra, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum. This species often grows indoors. Moisture and a relative humidity of 90% or higher are ideal conditions for black mold to germinate and grow. When mold grows on wet material, its spores don’t disperse as easily; this is because they are held together by a sticky coating produced by the moisture. If the material dries out or is moved, the spores are then released into the air.
Stachybotrys mold can feed on decaying organic matter with a high cellulose content such as hay, straw, and wood chips. Building materials such as ceiling tile, drywall, paper vapor barriers, wall paper, insulation backing, cardboard boxes, and paper files may also host Stachybotrys chartarum. Mold does not just grow on the surface of materials; it possesses root-like tendrils called mycelia which can penetrate deep into the surface. Usually the mold grows in clusters at the end of stem-like structures known as hyphae.
As professionals, The CleanUP Guys’ goal is to prevent the spread of black mold. We accomplish this through containment, a process of creating a poly barrier around the area where the Stachybotrys mold is growing.
Black Mold and Your Health
Stachybotrys produces a mycotoxin (i.e., poison from a fungus) called trichothecenes. This is a major health concern, as studies have shown that one of the major effects of trichothecene exposure is immunosuppression. Even low-level exposure to trichothecenes may lead to immunosuppression, which is the suppression of the immune system and its ability to fight off infections. This can leave you susceptible to bacterial and viral infections, coughing, skin irritation and even allergic reactions. In some quarters, there is even speculation it may cause cancer.
1. Sore/hoarse throat
2. Cold and flu symptoms (headaches, slight fever, and muscle aches)
4. Tingling or burning of nose, mouth, and perspiration areas (under the arms or between the legs)
5. Chronic fatigue
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
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If you suspect you have black mold in your home or business, call The CleanUP Guys! The CleanUP Guys are professionals who have served hundreds of property owners by restoring their homes and businesses to a safe and stable condition. Feel free to fill out the form below, or if you prefer more personal service, contact us directly at 773.885.8528. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.