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Illinois

Mold Testing & Inspection Company in Illinois

Serving Chicago, Proviso Township, Rockford, and Joliet, Illinois

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If you have a house in some parts of Illinois, like Chicago, you have seen some pretty heavy water damage. Generally, at least a couple of times of year, Chicago will receive heavy rain, sometimes mixed with melting snow. This will cause the water table to rise. The problem with that is, most Illinois homes have basements. If the sump pumps fails to operate the water table will continue to rise, breaking its way through the concrete and eventually saturating the basement. Outside of the obvious destruction of the basement and its contents, when this happens, there is a larger problem at hand. 

When there is a heavy rain resulting in flooding or other water damage, professional water damage companies are busy and usually they have all of their equipment out being used. So it becomes up to the home owner to mitigate as much of the damage as possible.  Unfortunately, most people don’t have industrial dehumidifiers, air movers, or $15,000 vacuums sitting in their garages, “just in case.”



 

Let experience guide you!

Mold Test USA is “Your Personal Mold Consultant!”

CALL 1-877-701-2606 TODAY!

We have experienced mold specialists standing by to answer any questions that you may have regarding residential and commercial mold testing and mold inspections!

 

 

Water Damage Leads To Mold

Whether you have water damage in your basement, ceiling, walls, or anywhere else, the odds are good that you’ll soon have a mold problem. Not only that, you’ll likely end up with mold in places you’d never expect. It stands to reason that if you have a leak in your roof, your attic will be affected. It could even cause your attic floor to leak through to your ceilings. But did you also know that that water damage can seep over to your walls? It can cause mold to grow inside of your walls, as drywall is a feast for mold.

Is All Mold Toxic?

No. In fact, most of the over 100,000 different varieties of mold are fairly harmless, if not helpful. Without the mold Penicillium, Alexander Flemming couldn’t have discovered penicillin. Without penicillin, we wouldn’t have overcome so many fatal illnesses. We also wouldn’t have blue cheese. Other molds have given us things like salami, pepperoni, tempeh, immunosuppressant drugs, statin drugs, and non-pharmaceutical alternatives to statin drugs! 

That said, even non-toxic molds can cause serious health issues. If you are experiencing symptoms of mold sickness, even if you can’t see mold in your home, you should have your home inspected for mold as soon as possible.

Symptoms of Mold Sickness

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness 
  • Nausea
  • Light sensitivity
  • Cold and heat sensitivity
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Skin irritation
  • Mood swings
  • Shifts in appetite
  • Cold sweats
  • Red, swollen, or itchy eyes

OK, I Call You… Then What?

Well, let’s start at the phone call. When you call one of our over 200 affiliate offices, you’ll reach someone who knows what to ask and what to listen for. We’ll get you scheduled for a thorough inspection of your property by highly trained, certified mold inspectors. If we find mold, we then send our findings to dedicated labs where biologists and microbiologists analyze the mold found in your home and break them down into easy to understand results. Putting this information in your hands puts you in the driver’s seat. You can take your results to your doctor to see if any mold present in your home could be the cause of your symptoms. And you can pick your remediation company. When they come in to perform their remediation services, we come back. Before they leave, we perform another complete mold inspection to ensure that they have done their job. 

Hiring Mold Test USA means that we are in your corner, in our hometown of Chicago, or anywhere else we service.



 

Let experience guide you!

Mold Test USA is “Your Personal Mold Consultant!”

CALL 1-877-701-2606 TODAY!

We have experienced mold specialists standing by to answer any questions that you may have regarding residential and commercial mold testing and mold inspections!

 

 

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Metro Areas

  • Aurora, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Elgin, IL
  • Joliet, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Rockford, IL
  • Springfield, IL

 

Illinois Mold Laws

Illinois Compiled Statutes Ch. 410, §§ 105/1 et seq.

Authorizes the state health agency to adopt rules establishing a program for state registration of mold professionals.

Illinois House Joint Resolution 12

Creates a Joint Task Force on Mold in Indoor Environments, and requires the task force to make recommendations to the legislature regarding mold in indoor environments. In 2005, the Task Force issued its report, which discusses regulating mold remediation and testing providers.

 

Illinois Department of Health & Environmental Control

http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/ehpublications.htm#mold

 

 



 

Let experience guide you!

Mold Test USA is “Your Personal Mold Consultant!”

CALL 1-877-701-2606 TODAY!

We have experienced mold specialists standing by to answer any questions that you may have regarding residential and commercial mold testing and mold inspections!