Author Archives: procareweb

Is Invisible Mold Infesting Your Home?

Mold is typically thought of as a visible problem. But what happens when there’s mold or mold spores that you can’t see? Just because there isn’t any visible danger doesn’t mean that you and your home aren’t at risk!

Chicago Water Damage Everywhere

Water damage can be complicated. It looks like you should be able to clean up the mess and be done with it, but this problem is not so simply solved. Chicago water damage can leave lasting injuries to your home long after the dampness has dried.

Beatrix Potter and the History of Mold

Ninety-five years ago, congress ratified the 20th amendment and gave women nationwide the right to vote. The White House declared August 26 “Women’s Equality Day” in commemoration, and we at Free Mold Check didn’t feel we could pass up the opportunity to celebrate women (and mold) to commemorate such an important marker in this ongoing […]

Getting to the Root of Sewage Backup

Too few homeowners pay attention to the systems that allow your home to function . . . until they stop functioning completely. Sewage backup, for example, is pretty hard not to notice. If your sewage is constantly (or even occasionally) backing up into your home, it could be exposing you and your family to hazardous […]

Is Mold in Your New Home?

Is mold in your new home? We know how important your family’s health and safety are, and we understand that you aren’t about to take any risks when it comes to their security. Before you close on a new home, you’ll certainly want to schedule a mold inspection and possible remediation. Families most commonly make […]

Mold Loves Bathrooms

A significant number of our clients worry about mold growth in their bathrooms, and their fears are not unfounded. In addition to attics and basements, restrooms are most prime for growing mold. Big or small, a moisture situation is going to lead to a mold situation – and bathrooms and moisture problems go together like peas […]

Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke

Honestly, Billy Joel, it doesn’t matter who started the fire. What matters is 1) ensuring everyone’s immediate safety, and 2) cleaning up after the incident. The blaze in itself proves problematic, certainly, but it also leaves behind soot, debris, hazardous gases, and water damage – depending on the fire, you could have a rocky (or […]

Moisture Damage and Preventing Mold in Your Home

Moisture is a naturally occurring problem for many homeowners. Whether you live in a hot climate, cool climate, humid climate or merely a climate that sees frequent rain, moisture can begin to cause chaos and require expensive repairs. The climate isn’t the only cause of moisture in a home; areas such as the kitchen and […]

Taking Action Before It’s Too Late: Summer Storms

With the unusual amount of summer storms working their way across Chicago and the northwest suburbs, many homeowners are unprepared for the repercussions they may have on their home. Flash flooding and high winds can cause substantial damage to a home, and it isn’t always entirely visible. Preparing yourself for the possibility that problems may […]

Mold and the Push for Clean Consumption

New information about the food processing and agricultural industries is constantly being unveiled, and Americans are turning to organic products and whole foods in order to prevent the unintentional consumption of pesticides and other harmful products. Growth hormones in milk, bleach in poultry and a multitude of other disturbingly commonplace food production procedures have caused consumers […]