Damp, dark and dangerous, mold is one of the most hazardous results of water damage in America. Very common within the Michiana area due to leaky basements, roofs or plumbing supply and drain lines, mold issues can cost homeowners anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars.
We believe that the mold removal process is as much about listening and caring for the emotional needs of the customers as in the actual physical repairs to a structure.
Hopefully mold damage does not occur on your property, but if it does, call ABCO Restoration. Servicing Michiana for nearly 40 years, we have developed a proven system to identify and remediate mold.
ABCO Restoration has been restoring properties from mold damage in Michiana for nearly 40 years. THAT’S PEACE OF MIND!
Through countless testimonials and referrals, we have become the choice for mold remediation services in both residential and commercial properties. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week our team will arrive your property as soon as possible.
Detection, Diagnosis, Remediation & Repair
If your home and possessions have been damaged by water, a thorough and professional water mitigation will help stop mold from taking hold. If mold damage is already present, we are well equipped to eliminate the problem.
- Inspection. The first step in mold removal and mold remediation is to find the problem, and this is done with both a visual inspection and use of specialized equipment that allows us to see into tight spaces, ducts, and even inside your walls.
- Source. Before mold remediation begins, it is important to find the source of the mold, such as a leak or water damage, and repair the problem to ensure that the mold does not reappear.
- Remediation. The success of the dry-out and repair process will be confirmed and documented by a licensed industrial Hygienists report.
Is This Covered by Insurance?
Yes and No
Insurance companies that do cover mold include it as a separate rider on insurance policies- some do not cover it at all. To be certain, have an open and honest talk with your agent and ask them directly. If you are not currently insured, consider expanding your coverage. If you currently have mold and no insurance, call our offices to see what ways we can still be of help.
Types Of Mold
Molds are the most common form of fungi on Earth, growing both indoors and outdoors. Most kinds are helpful and important for breaking down material in nature and turning them into compost for new growth. Problems develop when it starts to grow on materials inside buildings and starts to damage or destroy them, or when it causes allergies or health issues to residents or tenants.
Although mold and mildew are often used as interchangeable terms, scientifically, mildew refers to the type of fungus that grows on plants (such as powdery mildew on roses). Although people often call the fungi that grow in their bathroom or on their clothes “mildew” technically it is mold. No matter which you call it, if you need information about how to deal with it — whether indoors, outdoors, in your vehicle or on various materials, we can help.
How Mold Grows
Mold grows in damp, moist and warm conditions and spreads by spores, which are tiny seed-like organisms that float through the air and grow wherever they land if conditions are right. These fungi grow fast and spread quickly, so you want to find a way to get rid of them the minute you suspect any growth or smell the musty odor that indicates their presence.
Mold can appear in nearly every color of the rainbow, the most familiar types being white, green, red, black or brown. Visual indicators such as color are not always reliable indicators of the exact variety or potential risks. Distinguishing between different types of mold is difficult without laboratory sampling. Testing is the best way to accurately determine the species, and help you determine the right course of action.
Varieties of Mold
Different types have different shapes, colors and textures. It can be slimy, cottony, or powdery in texture and grow in a variety of patterns. Some are more dangerous or more toxic than others.
In regard to health risks, molds can be divided into three types:
Allergenic: this type may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.
Pathogenic: this type may cause infections in people with compromised immune systems.
Toxigenic: can be toxic to everyone.
The most common types of mold that create problems for health and property include:
|Green Mold||Stachybotrys – Black Mold|
|Red Mold||White Mold|
It’s important to act quickly to get rid of mold because:
It spreads quickly. A small spot can take over a whole area, wall, ceiling or room in no time. It begins to reproduce in as little as 48 hours.
Mold can damage and destroy possessions and property, including the hidden structure that is holding up the building itself.
It can be a health risk — from minor allergies to serious respiratory conditions.
Don’t Let Mold and Mildew Take over Your Home!
Living in Northern Indiana, you know that mold can grow in your home in any damp area, but it can be especially aggressive after a fire, flood or leaking fixture. As experts in mold remediation and mold removal, we are able to identify mold problems, remove the mold, restore the damage it may have already caused, and take steps to make sure it never causes problems again.
ABCO Restoration- We Will Come to Your Rescue!
Mold damage is becoming increasingly common in the Northern Indiana areas due to high humidity, leaking basements, roofs or untreated plumbing leaks. At ABCO Restoration, we believe excellence, urgency, and professionalism are extremely important and critical to minimizing additional damage to your property.
ABCO Restoration Mission Statement
ABCO is committed to taking each disaster that occurs and lead the insured through the mitigation, repair and recovery process.
We will demonstrate a professional and compassionate attitude towards all parties involved.
We will conduct all aspects of our work in the highest manner of integrity, trust, quality and empathy.
ABCO Restoration- Five Pillars of Excellence
At ABCO Restoration, our core values serve as a foundation for the way we do business each and every day. We have built our reputation within the Michiana community by adhering to our core values in all customer interactions.
Empathy – We view every loss as if it were our own. How would we feel if this were our home, our treasured belongings? And as a part of that we understand how important clear and consistent communication can be. If I had never experienced a loss before, it would be very important to me to have a friend along the way that could keep me up to speed with what is happening now, and what the next step will be.oHo
Quality – At ABCO we have determined to use quality products, employ quality people, and partner with other quality specialty companies that will deliver the excellence that we feel our customers deserve. You can rest assured that partnering with ABCO will yield high quality results that you and your family can be proud of.
Integrity – It is our mission to complete every project with the highest level of integrity. We embrace the attitude of doing what is right by everyone concerned, and as such, have gained the friendship and loyalty of both our previous customers and agents and adjusters in the insurance field alike.
Trust – Understanding that your home is likely the most precious, and private, physical possession that you have, creates an attitude of respect that we adhere to as we work at your property. Oftentimes, sensitive personal information is damaged in a water loss, and our discretion and professionalism is vitally important to the home or business owner’s level of trust in our company. As a company, we are proud to read the hundreds of customer testimonials over the years that speak of situations where we have earned your trust and exceeded your expectations.
Gratitude – At ABCO, we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. We know you have multiple choices when choosing a restoration contractor to help you through disaster. We are honored to have helped so many over the years go from ruins to restoration. We love being both being the professional to help advise, and the friend you can lean upon, as we help you put life back together. Thank you.
ABCO Restoration- We Bring Calm to Your Storm
Putting life back together for over 40 years, our team at ABCO Restoration sets the Michiana standard for delivering restoration services.
- ABCO is committed to taking each disaster that occurs and lead the insured through the mitigation, repair and recovery process.
- We will demonstrate a professional and compassionate attitude towards all parties involved.
- We will conduct all aspects of our work in the highest manner of integrity, trust, quality and empathy
5 Year Guarantee
We are so sure you will be COMPLETELY satisfied that we offer a 5-year guarantee to all our clients. When you choose ABCO Restoration, you can be confident that your repairs and mitigation will be done right.
Customer satisfaction is one of our values as a company and keeps our client base strong.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our team is ready to respond to your call immediately. Once the call is placed, we will have a technician out to your property as soon as possible.. THAT’S PEACE OF MIND!
ABCO Restoration Proudly Services the Following Areas
Northern Cities: South Bend, Granger, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Bristol, Middlebury, Shipshewana
Southern Cities: Nappanee, Wakarusa, Goshen, New Paris, Millersburg, Syracuse.
We strive to deliver each individual project with a high level of quality and attention to detail, while maintaining a proper sense of urgency. Certified by the IICRC in mold remediation, we take pride in maintaining the right credentials to stay ahead of the latest industry trends.
If mold damage strikes your property, call ABCO Restoration TODAY at 1 (800) 441-0201.