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Arlington Heights Black Mold Removal Professionals

Browse these black mold removal companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Arlington Heights.

  • 10 years in business
  • 433 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen R.
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He did a good job of doing a basic cleaning, and worked with me when we had a miscommunication about the amount of carpeting. Super friendly, showed up on time, respectful of the house. However I had asked for a quote including pet stain removal. I had to inspect the carpet after and show him that none of the stains came out. After pointing it out he said that doesn't come out in a standard cleaning. He did add more product to the stains and explained to us how to remove it better in the future- just wish he would've done that without me having to double check his work and ask. For a standard cleaning with no pet stains he did a good job.

Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 137 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 336 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy R.
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I have nothing to say but good things about this company. They were affordable mold removal and they were always on time.

Kingdom Restoration
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Candace D.
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When we rehab a home, it is important to make sure that everything is done correctly. We are building someones home and we do not cut corners. Phil and his team removed our dangerous black mold and were very professional and efficient. They left our basement clean when they were finished. We will definitely use them for any future rehabs that have mold.

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Pur360
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob G.
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I found black mold in my home. Pur360 killed the mold and was able to save me the cost of replacing the drywall. Thank you!

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  • 17 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Lou D.
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My mother's house is literally falling down, with plenty of nasty black mold in the basement. These guys came out and where fantastically helpful. Its been a little tough working with my mom in this house, and these guys really helped ease the difficult process.

  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Shaina B.
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We had black mold in our basement after this summer's flooding here in Chicago when our sewer backed-up. Jason Tyler responded quickly to my post within a couple hours in the evening and came by for an inspection the next day on Saturday. He offered to start the work that day, but we couldn't do it then so he offered to do it Sunday. He arrived promptly with a partner to do the work Sunday and worked long hours both Sunday and Monday until late at night to get the job done quickly. The work was thorough, and efficient. I'd definitely recommend him for mold remediation, he knows what he's doing and with black mold you don't want to get it wrong.

  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen C.
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Great guy, friendly, showed up less than 24 hrs from my call and worked hard to clean and remove the odor I had on the couch - would refer them to friends easily

Mold Pro Chicago, LLC
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
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Very willing to work with me since I had to remove mold from a house before the bank would let me purchase it. They were understanding about the seller not clearing out the basement and rescheduled. I could not remove the big items and they worked around those. Very friendly and professional.

  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
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As a property manager, I have several properties that have had mold issues. I hired Mold Removal Chicago, Inc to remove the mold and they did a fantastic job!! They are my go to company for mold removal.

Indoor Air Repair, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
Verified review

What I do know: IAR, Inc. was very responsive, polite, timely and honest about their work. Having mold removed is a huge undertaking and is difficult under the best of circumstances. I trust that IAR did their job well. Although some trim and drywall had to be removed and we had some repair work to be done, the men were careful and as neat as possible. All removal was discussed and was necessary to do the job right. What I cannot know: Did I give them the opportunity to get it all? I'm quite certain that they remediated all the mold they found in the areas I had them look, determined by the one ill family member. I cannot know without extensive testing ($$$) if our entire home is mold free.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa M.
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We were moving an old refrigerator to make room for a new one and discovered the wall behind it was covered in mold. After realizing we couldn't clean it, we came to Thumbtack for quotes. Within minutes we were speaking with Moises from Nu-Gen. He came out on Monday at 10, tested the area and discovered that it was luckily contained just to the surface and not in the air. The drywall was removed and we now have an air-scrubber running. I'd like to thank Moises and Nu-Gen for taking care of the problem quickly and affordably!

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

  • 10 years in business
James E.
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These guys are as good as it gets, and I don't say that lightly... they removed the water from my entire basement within 2 days and they were able to dry it out without any mold growth.

Professional Mold Inspection
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alice G.
Verified review

Work was done quickly & efficiently!! (1 small problem with a small pipe being sliced during drywall removal- no big deal!!). Everyone involved was very helpful & great to work with!! Hopefully won't need mold removal again-- but would call them again!! Thanks!!

  • 12 years in business
Ted G.
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My basement flooded and they came to remove all the damaged materials and dry everything out, was very happy with the job performed.

Demolition EXPERT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Hannah D.
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I received excellent service for my mold removal the crew was especially friendly and did an all out excellent job cleaning out my attic i am very pleased with my service

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Q & A

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What is a mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the process of identifying and removing unhealthy levels of mold that have colonized in a home, office, school or other building. Over time, if untreated, mold can destroy a home by breaking down cellulose-based materials (like wood or ceiling tiles) and causing a slow and messy decay. In the shorter term, a mold infestation can cause severe health problems. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold can trigger respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritations, problems with your nervous system, and aches and pains. Mold inspection and mold remediation are often requested in tandem, although they are two separate services. Nationally, mold inspection costs range from $250 to $300. If mold has been positively identified in your house, either by visual examination or through mold testing, remediation can safely remove it. Properly trained and equipped professionals use specialized equipment (like vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filters) to keep mold spores contained while they remove contaminated materials and treat infested areas with antimicrobial spray. A key component to a successful mold remediation after eliminating the mold is ensuring that the water source that caused the mold infestation is also resolved.

How does mold remediation work?

Mold remediation can eliminate mold colonies from your home or business. Mold is a normal part of daily life, but in wet or humid settings mold can quickly colonize and spread by making spores. Whether visible or hidden, untreated mold can cause real health problems and cause extensive (and expensive) damage to your property. Mold remediation involves killing the mold, removing the dead mold and preventing future mold growth. Here is an example of the steps involved in professional mold remediation:

  • Contain work area and apply negative air pressure HEPA air purifiers to prevent cross-contamination. If spores spread, the colonies can easily regrow elsewhere in your home.
  • Mist an EPA-registered antimicrobial to suspend and kill mold spores.
  • Remove affected building surfaces.
  • Bag and dispose of contaminated materials properly.
  • Treat cavities/underlayment and dehumidify.
  • Abrasively remove dead loose mold.
  • Apply EPA-registered protective sealer.
  • Perform clearance testing.

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How is a mold test done?

Mold testing can help identify a mold infestation in your home or business. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of test you want done and the number of samples you request. The national average mold inspection cost is $250-$300. The EPA explains that if you have a visible mold problem, in most cases sampling and testing is unnecessary. However, if you have unexplained and potential mold-related illness or can smell mold in your house, mold inspection costs may be a good investment. To avoid unscrupulous testers, the EPA recommends working with a testing agency that adheres to the analytical methods laid out by professional organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of testing done. Prices can also vary, depending on the size of the home, the number of surface areas to be tested, and the extent of the mold infestation. Here are some examples of mold inspection average costs:

  • Swab testing: $200-$300
    • A professional collects a surface swab from a potentially infested area for testing in a lab. Some professionals have concerns about this being the sole test done because it only gathers a small amount of data from a certain area of the house. That’s why it’s frequently done in conjunction with air cell testing.
  • Air cell testing: $250-$350
    • A professional collects an air sample in the home to measure the amount of mold spores in the air. This test is frequently done in conjunction with swab testing to ensure more complete data. Costs are higher for this test because the equipment required of the contractor is more expensive.
  • Both air cell and swab tests provided by the same company: $400-$600.

How do you get rid of mold?

Mold is a naturally occurring and important part of our ecosystem. That said, excessive mold can actually be hazardous to your health. Mold remediation is usually the best strategy to get rid of unhealthy levels of mold in your home or office. If you’re not comfortable working with mold or the area is larger than 10 square feet (3 feet by 3 feet), it is highly recommended to hire a mold remediation professional to resolve the problem. However, if you’re DIY-savvy, don’t have any health risks, and are not freaked out by mold, the EPA gives homeowners the greenlight to clean mold areas that are less than 10 square feet. Here are some EPA-recommended DIY cleaning tips:

  • Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
  • Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
  • Throw away absorbent or porous materials (like ceiling tiles and carpet) if they become moldy.
  • Avoid exposing yourself or others to mold.
  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces. Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
  • If you are unsure about how to clean an item (art, fine furniture, etc.) consult a reputable specialist affiliated with a professional organization in their field.

Is mold damage covered by insurance?

Mold damage may or may not be covered by your homeowner's insurance. Mold damage is caused by standing water and excess moisture. Mold damage can be covered by insurance when an item already covered under your homeowners insurance breaks accidentally — for example, if your plumbing suddenly ruptures and water floods your house, the homeowners insurance will cover part or all of the costs for the plumbing repair and any mold remediation costs necessary as a direct result of the water damage.

But you may not be able to get insurance to pay for your mold remediation costs if the damage is a result of your neglect — for example, if you’ve had a slow leak under your bathroom sink for years and have ignored the issue. If the insurer can determine that the mold damage is a result of your negligence, they likely won’t cover mold remediation costs. Also, most homeowners insurance will usually not cover mold remediation costs after a flood unless you have a special insurance rider covering your home in case of a flood. To help prevent mold damage, always keep humidity levels in your house between 30 percent and 60 percent, clean up water spills and damp areas right away, and ensure you have exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom.

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