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Des Plaines Mold And Mildew Removal Professionals

Browse these mold and mildew removal companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Plaines.

Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 137 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 336 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy A.
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With our house for sale, we needed a quick quote and removal of some mold in our attic. Procare came in under cost to another quote and was able to do the work within the week. The team was professional and polite.

Kingdom Restoration
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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Phil responded very quickly, was knowledgeable about every part of the mold removal, very courteous and did a great job. Reliable and would recommend to anyone looking for mold removal and crack sealing. 5 out of 5, can't say nice enough things about him and his team.

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Pur360
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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I had mold in my basement and needed to find a solution to get rid of the mold and the odor. I chose to use Pur360 because their process uses no chemicals. Their technicians were very professional and answered any questions I had. They setup their equipment and 24 hours later I came back to my house and the mold was dead and the odor was gone!

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  • 17 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Jannet D.
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I called Family First Construction for mold remediation problem in my home. They came out right away they were extremely knowledgeable and provided me with the reassurance I needed that my mold problem would be completely resolved.They were professional and courteous and I highly recommend them.

  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Usha A.
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cleaned thoroughly suggestions to avoid mold etc in the basement

  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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Jason Tylor was excellent! He was professional, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Jason took the time to explain the problem and the best ways to treat the mold. He treated the mold in the bathroom of our new home. I will definitely be calling for future services and will be recommending him to my friends!

Mold Pro Chicago, LLC
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
Verified review

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
Casey R.
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Mold removal is never a fun experience, but using a company as professional and thorough as Indoor Air Repair left us with the confidence that the problem had been completely addressed. They were reasonable and a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend their services!

  • 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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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