Microbial Abatement

BRI is a local mold remediation contractor offering complete and total restoration services which includes carefully packing your personal items, sanitation, drying, reconstruction, mold remediation and mold prevention.

Mold is a result of water damage loss and moisture which may be caused by a storm event or a small leak that may of gone un-noticed. Despite the cause of your mold, BRI is a local mold remediation and restoration contractor that can help you detect and resolve the cause, and help you repair the area affected by the mold remediation process.

As a local professional mold remediation contractor we are familiar with the steps outlined by the United Stated Environmental Agency required to adequalty remediate mold. We understand that the first step in remediation is safety of the building's inhabitants and to the mold remediators themselves. When you hire BRI to remediate your mold, you can rest assured that as your remediation manager we will formulate a remediation plan that starts with safety. This includes setting up containment chambers, which will isolate the contaminants which include moisture, humidity and mold. In some cases, depending on the type of contamination and when contaminated areas are large and/or inhabitants are experiencing ill effects due to air quality, it may be required to relocate inhabitants.

Once the impacted area is contained and isolated, we can begin to remediate your moisture and mold issue. We do this by implementing our construction skills and detecting the source of the moisture and repairing or resolving the leak or cause of moisture. This typically requires us delicately removing all porous materials which may include personal effects, furniture, cabinets and other fixtures prior to demolishing walls and/or floors to expose the source of the issue. Once the source of the moisture problem is remedied, we can then move forward with remediating mold by way of removing severely damaged materials and rescuing other materials using negative air demolition and/or dry ice blasting.

We realize the full impacts of water damage and are committed to easing the frustrations our customers incur during such troubling events. You can trust that our professional restoration services include proper removal of flood waste and complete sanitation of what remains.

Bernhardt is certified and licensed in mold remediation and will assist in returning indoor air quality to healthy living conditions. Our attention to detail, common sense, experience and training can return the worst water and mold infested building into a normal, healthy breathing environment.

Testing and/or Sampling for Mold and Humidity

Sampling for mold and humidity should be performed prior to restoring your flood damaged floors, walls, cabinets, etc. Sampling for mold and humidity should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in mold sampling, humidity testing protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.

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Mold 101:

Mold has to have the following before it can grow:

  1. Moisture Surface to Grow on (food source)
  2. Desirable Temperature (70 degrees and above) although some molds can grow in colder climates
  3. Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide. In reality, certain types of mold can grow in just about any environment and any temperature as long as there is a food source. Mold can grow on just about any kind of material including glass, steel, metal, tile, etc. when there is something organic on these surfaces to feed on such as skin, dirt, shampoo, oils, paint, primer, etc.

Toxic Mold - The Bad Mold...

The definition of “toxic mold” or “black mold” is a term coined by the media. Certain types of molds emit chemical mycotoxin poisons that can cause serious human health diseases. Toxic mold doesn't cause health problems in all people. If two people are exposed to the same mold in the same space, one might have negative health effects while the other person has none. That's what makes mold such a mystery and consequently makes it hard to develop standards for mold.

The Bottom Line: The bottom line is, if you think you have a mold problem in your living or working environment, you have the potential of experiencing negative health effects. According to the EPA and CDC, mold can be especially harmful to infants, elderly, people with asthma or mold allergies or immuno-compromised people. The EPA also states that: All molds have the potential to cause health effects.

 

For additional resources:

https://www.claimsparency.com/learning/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/IICRC-S520-Standard-and-Reference-Guide-for-Professional-Mold-Remediation.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/mold

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-10/documents/moldguide12.pdf

We have completed thousands of mold remediation and environmental cleanup projects in the Northshore suburbs of Chicago and Palm Beaches of South Florida. We are in your area on a daily basis!

Service Areas

We serve clients for mold remediation in the following areas in Illinois and Florida:

  • Northshore, Illinois
  • Wheeling, 60090
  • Highland Park, 60035
  • Wilmette, 60091
  • Skokie, 60076, 60077
  • Northbrook, 60062, 60065
  • Lake Forest, 60045
  • Palatine, 60094
  • Mount Prospect, 60056
  • Arlington Heights, 60095
  • Long Grove, 60047
  • Libertyville, 60048
  • Vernon Hills, 60061
  • Lincolnshire, 60069
  • Jupiter, Forida
  • Jupiter, 33477
  • Jupiter Island, 33455
  • Juno Beach, 33408
  • Tequesta, 33469
  • Hobe Sound, 33455
  • Singer Island, 33404
  • Palm Beach Gardens, 33412
  • Palm Beach Shores, 33404
  • North Palm Beach, 33408

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Do you have a mold remediation project that needs to be done? Let us handle your restoration job. Contact us today to book an appointment!