Don’t Mess with Mold – Get It Checked!

You find some mold on your wall, and scrub it with some borax and a sponge. All good? No! If you can see the mold, it’s already been growing in your floors and drywall for ages..

Have it checked out – healthy people die from poisonous mold. Contact ERS today.

Don’t Mess with Mold – Get It Checked!

You find some mold on your wall, and scrub it with some borax and a sponge. All good? No! If you can see the mold, it’s already been growing in your floors and drywall for ages..

Have it checked out – healthy people die from poisonous mold. Contact ERS today.

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ERS provides expert mold removal services in Wisconsin and Illinois.

After your building undergoes water damage, it is extremely important to have a complete mold inspection.

When it begins to develop in your home or business, the disposition will produce dank, musty odor and contaminate parts of your building. Over time, mold spores in the air will create respiratory problems or serious allergic reactions.

ERS will stop mildew to prevent it from fouling in your home or business air.

Our Wisconsin removal technicians will arrive quickly to ensure you have clean air to breathe.


Our comprehensive removal services are designed to address all aspects of contamination, ensuring the safety and well-being of occupants while restoring the integrity of the affected space.

Our expert team follows a meticulous process that includes a thorough inspection, containment, removal, disinfection, and preventive measures to prevent future outbreaks.

We use advanced equipment and techniques to detect hidden dispositions, effectively remove them, and restore the affected area to a clean and healthy environment. With our unwavering commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction, you can trust ERS to provide reliable and effective removal solutions tailored to your needs.

Mold Removal and Restoration Process

When the specialists from ERS arrive, we take every step necessary to ensure the disposition is removed and won’t grow back.

Sometimes it grows in hard-to-reach places like wallpaper or behind wood floorboards. Our technicians are extra thorough with inspection, removal, and restoration to ensure you and your family will not suffer health risks from mildew.

ERS has been restoring homes and businesses for over 25 years. With this experience and our dedication to excellence, we have achieved an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

When you contact ERS, expect us to arrive promptly regardless of the time. Our IICRC-certified technicians are ready to go 24/7 to serve you in remediating mildew or repair your building from fire or water damage.


Mold remediation is crucial to eliminating and preventing mildew in homes and buildings. Our remediation process involves a comprehensive approach to effectively locate, isolate, and remove the disposition.

Our team of experts conducts testing to identify the type and extent of the infestation and mold damage. We then implement appropriate containment measures to prevent further spread. We safely remove the disposition through advanced techniques and specialized equipment, ensuring minimal disruption to your property. We also handle odors from the disposition and leave your space smelling fresh.

Additionally, we provide recommendations for moisture control and preventive measures to prevent future mold issues. Trust us for reliable and efficient mold remediation services.

Common Questions about Mold Removal

Time is of the utmost importance. With every minute passing by, more damage is done to your home and valuables. Secondary problems will start setting in – like advanced water damage, water seepage & wicking.

For this reason, ERS is available 24/7. We know disasters don’t accommodate personal schedules. Call us when disaster strikes your home, and we’ll rush over immediately and get to work mitigating and restoring the damage.

Clean-up for Water and Fire Damage

Do I Have Mold in my House?

There is nothing unusual about mildew in the home. It is a critical part of our ecosystem—they help decompose dead organic matter. However, you don’t want a significant buildup of the stuff. It could eat away at the structure of your home and decompose your possessions. Not good.

How to Know if You Have Mold in Your Home

If your answer is “yes” to any of the following questions, you may have a mildew problem.

Can you see it? Check spots in your home with lots of moisture, like your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry area, and basement.

Can you smell it? Does it smell sour or musty in damp areas? Follow your nose—the smell is usually the first indicator.

Is there evidence of water damage, condensation, or excessive moisture? If structures in your home are wet for over a day, it will probably grow.

It can be hidden. If any area of your home experiences extensive exposure to moisture, the fungus will grow. You may not see or smell it, but it can be there. Know where the water tends to collect and cause problems in your home.

Can Mold Grow in Air Ducts?

Mold is often found in air ducts of Wisconsin homes and businesses. The changing weather of drastic seasons means your HVAC system is likely producing moisture you can’t see, cultivating the perfect environment for fungus growth. If it grows in your ventilation system, spores are circulated throughout your home, contaminating indoor air quality. Symptoms of mold include allergic reactions (sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes) and asthma or respiratory issues. Depending on the level of sensitivity, some may even experience a rash or hives.

Clean your air ducts immediately if you suspect disposition or can see it on your vents. Your ventilation system picks up all sorts of particles – including dust, dander, hair, dead skin, and other debris – and then pushes them right back out to be breathed by you, your family, or your employees. If your air ducts are blowing out spores, it’s creating exponential opportunities for mold to grow on other damp or moist surfaces, enlarging your overall problem. Choose ERS for air duct cleaning if it contributes to poor indoor air quality. Our experts will get there within the hour to thoroughly remediate.

Do I Need to Test for Mold?

Chances are, no. Testing for mold probably won’t tell you anything you don’t already know. Mold testing may be able to document the type of mold, but this isn’t entirely relevant. You want it gone, no matter what kind of mold it is. If your home exhibits the common symptoms of mold growth, it’s probably there. Any time or money spent on testing for it is better spent on getting it remediated.

There are occasions when testing for mold makes sense. A health concern may require a particular kind of mold to be identified. Testing may be required for litigation, most often to document the reduction in mold levels with removal and cleaning. But, for the most part, it isn’t worth it. If you think it’s there, it’s probably there. Contact our mold remediation experts and get it cleaned before it becomes a big problem.

Is Black Mold Dangerous?

The problem with this question is that “black mold” is a catch-all term covering much ground. Some mold can cause health problems, but not all kinds of black mold. Black mold is not a species or specific kind of mold. Black mold often refers to certain types of molds that can produce toxic compounds called mycotoxins. Whether or not mycotoxin is produced is a matter of where the mold is growing, temperature, pH, humidity, or other factors we don’t yet know.

The short answer—the presence of “black mold” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s dangerous (mycotoxins are not always present).

There isn’t enough information on mycotoxins—how they’re produced or their effect—to make any definite conclusions. We do know mold very rarely causes unique or rare serious health conditions.

Should I Contact a Professional for Mold Removal?

Minor problems easily seen and accessible, usually covering an area of 10 square feet or less, can be remediated easily in a few hours and a trip to the hardware store. However, if you suspect the problem is worse than it appears, consider contacting our contractors if any of the following conditions apply to your home.

When to Contact Mold Remediators

  • If the size of visual contamination takes up half the ceiling, attic, or wall. More than a few isolated areas of mold means you have a significant problem on your hands and need the help of professionals.
  • If you smell it but can’t see it. It may be inaccessible, like in a wall cavity or above a suspended ceiling. Leave it to the professionals to go after hidden tough places.
  • Floods—if you’ve had standing water in an indoor space for over 24 hours, you need a professional to assess according to established guidelines.
  • You have inhabitants who lack a healthy immune system. Special set-ups and procedures may be necessary to make sure you aren’t putting someone at risk.

Contact our professional remediators if you have any doubts. You can trust us to honestly assess your situation and help you decide whether you need professional services.

The 4 Most Common Types of Household Mold


This is most commonly found in autumn and winter in the northern hemisphere. The best growth conditions for this fungi vary greatly depending on the species. Aspergillus can be found indoors or outdoors, with some of the more popular places being:

  • Water storage tanks
  • Food compost
  • Fire-proofing materials
  • Ventilation and A/C units

Stachybotrys Atra

Stachybotrys is a fairly slow-growing mold. The presence of this may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.


  • Black
  • Orange
  • White
  • Pink

Stachybotrys, like most molds, flourish in dark, humid areas. No cases of human or animal infection are known to have occurred.


Penicillium is one of the most common fungi known throughout the world. The color of this fungi varies and can be green, blue-green, grey-green, white, yellow, or pinkish. Colonies are often velvety or powdery textures and prefer a moist environment:

  • Water-damaged buildings
  • Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper glue
  • Decaying fabrics
  • Behind paint

Penicillium often causes allergic and asthmatic reactions in humans.


Cladosporium produces a black pigment as it grows. The fungus often becomes powdery due to the high levels of conidia.

It’s common for other types to be present when you find Cladosporium in your home.


  • Over 50% relative humidity
  • Textiles
  • Wood
  • Moist window sills
  • Tile grout

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