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Air Quality Testing for Mold? Advantages, Disadvantages, and What to Expect

There are several ways to test for mold. Beyond surface sampling, we often use air quality testing — a.k.a. air samples — as well. Mold sampling various areas and sources can help locate the root of the problem or spores of most concern. Here are the two main types of air sample methods and what you can expect to see. Continue reading “Air Quality Testing for Mold? Advantages, Disadvantages, and What to Expect”

Let's Talk About That Moldy Shower Curtain in Your Bathroom

At ProCare Restoration, we hear from customers about mold in the bathroom more than anywhere else. While mold that appears (or that you suspect exists) on surfaces and materials like wood, tile, and near your utilities should be dealt with by a professional mold removal Chicago company, the moldy shower curtain is a slightly lesser plague. Here’s how you can deal with it. Continue reading “Let's Talk About That Moldy Shower Curtain in Your Bathroom”

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Protecting Yourself and Your Home Against Flooding

Finding comprehensive Chicago flood cleanup services is a stressful process. You often have to work extensively with insurance companies to complete your water damage restoration and water damage removal — and it can feel like they’re fighting with you every step of the way. Let’s simplify things a little. Although you can’t prevent flooding, you can take preventive action to make life easier should it ever happen to you. Continue reading “Protecting Yourself and Your Home Against Flooding”

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New Furnishings? New Appliances? Here's Why & How You'll Want to Inspect Your Order.

Renovating or updating your home is exciting, but it can cause you some headaches along the way. Purchasing new appliances or furnishings is often a necessary part of the job. Unless you’re a professional in the industry, you’re vulnerable to overlooking important points of concern. Here’s how you can make the process easier on yourself.  Continue reading “New Furnishings? New Appliances? Here's Why & How You'll Want to Inspect Your Order.”

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Spring Is Around the Corner… It's Time to Check for Mold!

Mold is usually much more than a visual problem. It can be highly dangerous, even when you can’t see it! As the snow melts and the last of our Chicago winter weather passes, this is the best time of year to ensure that you’re in the clear. Give us a call to set up your free mold inspection with remediation. Continue reading “Spring Is Around the Corner… It's Time to Check for Mold!”

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The Life Cycle of Mold – How It Grows & Why

While there are so many types of mold and locations you might find it, we can break down how mold grows in order to better understand and prevent it. The life cycle of mold includes four main phases: hyphal growth, spore formation, spore dispersal, and spore germination. However, these phases are dependent on the environment. We can stop mold and spores in their tracks if we control moisture, temperature, and other factors. Continue reading “The Life Cycle of Mold – How It Grows & Why”