Professional Mold Inspection and Mold Removal in Springfield, Illinois

Mold is a type of fungus and in normal situations, it can be completely harmless. However, in excessive amounts and conditions, mold can cause structural damage to buildings and serious health problems for humans. Simply put, mold spores are everywhere – in air and on surfaces. When their environment becomes warm and humid, they flourish. The most common events that promote mold growth are pipe leaks, sewer backups, and water damage. Mold lives and thrives on organic materials such as wood, paper, cotton, wool, and many others. The typical by-product of mold is the presence of a musty odor.

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More About Mold

Mold is found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. It is common to find mold spores in the air of homes and growing on damp surfaces. Much of the mold found indoors comes from outdoor sources. Therefore, everyone is exposed to some mold on a daily basis without evident harm. Mold spores primarily cause health problems when they enter the air and are inhaled in large numbers. People can also be exposed to mold through skin contact and eating.
Odors are typically common, but are not totally indicative, as some mold has an odor, and some do not. Typically, the decay of the host material also contributes to the odor we associate with mold infestation. This odor can often times linger in a home, attaching itself to all types of items such as wood and drywall. Odors are extremely hard to remove from household furnishing, carpets, and other woven or cloth fabrics if the mold is not treated promptly to remove the source of the odor.
Leaks or water infiltration is typically the culprit that started the mold problem in the beginning. Any initial water infiltration should be stopped and cleaned immediately. An immediate response (within 24 to 48 hours) and thorough clean up, drying, and/or removal of water-damaged materials will prevent or limit mold growth. If the source of water is elevated humidity, relative humidity should be maintained at levels below 50% to restrain mold growth. Emphasis should be on ensuring proper repairs of the building infrastructure so that water damage and moisture buildup do not reoccur.
Detection must be done first to certain that there is indeed a mold problem. If there is a mold problem, then the initial work will identify problems ensuring the proper repairs are performed. Only experienced professionals should perform this initial step so that a complete investigation is performed, benefiting the home or business owner.

Mold Inspections

If you believe that you have mold growing inside of your home or business, the first thing you should do is contact your local certified and licensed mold inspection company, Stabilize, in Springfield, Illinois. Read below to see what goes into our mold inspections:

Exterior

  • Temperature level and relative humidity
  • If your house is on a slope in regard to drainage
  • Is there organic debris around your home?
  • Does your landscape have a lot of bushes and trees?
  • Your roofing material
  • Cracks in the exterior foundation

Interior

  • Temperature level and relative humidity
  • Does your home have a musty smell?
  • If there are certain areas in your home with abnormally high humidity levels
  • Your home’s history of leaks (roof, plumbing, windows, HVAC)
  • If anyone in your home has symptoms of mold toxicity
  • If your HVAC system is cleaned and maintained on a routine basis

If you would like to know more or need emergency service, please give us a call today at
(217) 525-6653!

Mold Testing

If you start to see mold growing in your home or business, it is important to have a professional mold testing company come in and test it to see the exact type of spores that you and your family may be breathing in. 

At Stabilize, we provide a wide variety of mold testing services that are analyzed by the experts at our lab and we can provide mold testing along with your mold inspection. We specialize in mold spore air testing and bulk swab testing for those living in the Springfield, Illinois area.

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Mold Remediation

When you discover mold inside of your home or business, it can lead to serious trouble. If it isn’t properly attended to and removed by a certified professional, your property’s value, as well as your health, could be at risk. Our certified professionals at Stabilize ensure that mold never has the capacity to grow and spread throughout your home. This is done by removing any excess water and restoring any water damage to ensure that your home or business is dried out, which drastically hinders mold’s ability to grow. If you are having mold issues, contact our professionals at Stabilize for professional mold removal and mold remediation services if you are in the Springfield, Illinois area.

Mold Removal Warranty

At Stabilize, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and professional mold removal company. What goes along with that is our ability to deliver guaranteed work. 

Therefore, we provide all our customers with a Mold Removal Warranty, ensuring that our customer’s mold problems will always be solved and that they can count on us to do it.

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Air Duct Cleaning

A common reason that homeowners are unhappy with their indoor air quality is because of an inefficient HVAC system which is caused by problems within your air ducts. If your air ducts aren’t maintained and routinely cleaned, they get clogged which then affects your heating and air conditioning unit and can result in expensive repairs. If you want to enjoy a more efficient HVAC system and cleaner air – give our professionals at Stabilize a call for air duct cleaning if you are in the Springfield, Illinois area.

Air Purification Services

Something that can be hard for homeowners to believe, is that your indoor air quality probably isn’t as fresh and clean as the outside air. This is for various reasons like dust particles, clogged ventilation ducts, etc. that cause poor indoor air quality. Air purification systems are key in reducing air pollutants and potential allergens in the air in order to cleanse your indoor air quality. They also get rid of musty odors and pet hair, too. An efficient air purification system is a great way to enhance your indoor air quality by removing up to 99% of the bacteria, viruses, and mold. For more information about our air purification services in Springfield, Illinois, contact Stabilize.

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What Do Our Clients Say?

Jennifer Handrich Madiar

Stabilize was recommended to us by a friend and helped remediate mold that was found in our new home. They were also patient with us throughout the process. They were quick to respond to my original request for an estimate, began work soon after, and I would recommend them!

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Laura Brad Hessing

Stabilize did a great job waterproofing and cleaning up our crawl space. We had Helitech out years ago and the waterproof liner kept falling down, drainage wasn’t buried properly (therefore sump pump backup). It’s a large crawl space that we use for storage so what we had previously done, wasn’t acceptable. It’s been nice not

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Paula Files House

Stabilize did a great job. Professional and courteous staff. The mold odor has been removed and is no longer present in my home.

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Jayson Coble

Very reliable service. Upfront and honest.

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Andy

I chose Stabilize over Servpro to take care of mold in my basement. They were quick to respond and did an excellent job! I would highly recommend.

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