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5 Reasons to Call the Mold Removal Professionals at ServiceMaster By Simons


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    Discovering mold in your Chicagoland residence or business can be a distressing experience.

    Deciding to enlist the assistance of mold removal professionals can be a challenging choice to make.

    You may question whether the mold you’ve spotted poses a significant threat, or you might contemplate handling the issue on your own.

    Here are five key factors to weigh when determining whether to call in the experts.

    1. Musty Smells

    Even if mold isn’t visible, its distinctive musty odor is often a telltale sign of its presence. This smell is often likened to damp socks or decaying wood. Over time, the odor tends to spread and intensify. If left unaddressed, mold can extend to new areas, making the removal process lengthier and more challenging.

    A potent musty odor indicates that mold spores are in the air, and inhaling them can pose health risks, including


    • Allergy symptoms
    • Asthma reaction
    • Dizziness
    • Headaches
    • Sore throat
    • Pneumonia
    • Digestive problems
    • Inflammation


    Delaying action allows your nose to acclimate to the scent, potentially reducing your desire to do something about the situation. If you suspect an unpleasant odor might be due to mold, don’t hesitate to contact ServiceMaster By Simons.

    1. Health Risks

    Inhaling mold spores can put your family members or employees at risk, particularly vulnerable groups like young children and the elderly. Mold can threaten those with weakened immune systems caused by:

    If the mold problem can’t be promptly addressed, consider relocating at-risk individuals temporarily to prevent health issues from arising due to mold growth.

    1. Extent of the Mold Problem

    When mold occupies an area of 10 square feet or more, it’s advisable to reach out to ServiceMaster By Simons before it spreads further. Rapidly expanding mold can infiltrate drywall, necessitating replacement. For small mold issues, you may choose to tackle the cleanup yourself, but be sure to conduct thorough research and prepare adequately. If you’re uncomfortable handling it solo, calling ServiceMaster By Simons ensures prompt and effective service.

    1. Location of the Mold

    Where the mold is within your Chicago-area property is crucial because it can be challenging to detect or access for remediation. Mold tends to thrive in areas with high moisture levels, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. However, it can also flourish in less accessible spaces like attics, crawlspaces, and ducts, making identification and removal more complicated.

    The mold removal and remediation experts at ServiceMaster By Simons possess the skills to locate and eliminate mold in hard-to-reach areas without causing harm to your property. Undertaking these tasks on your own isn’t advisable, as they demand expertise you likely lack.

    1. Excessive Moisture

    Mold requires moisture to thrive. If your property exhibits substantial moisture levels, it could signify a more serious underlying issue. Excessive moisture often results from concealed water damage within a structure, which can quickly spread and harm the property. In addition to addressing mold damage, ServiceMaster By Simons’ technicians are also proficient in water damage restoration. They can restore and repair items damaged by water. By eliminating the source of water damage, mold’s ability to grow is curtailed.

    Mold may originate from various sources, but the bottom line is that it poses threats to your property and health. Don’t delay; contact the professionals at ServiceMaster By Simons promptly to remediate and remove mold from your Chicagoland property.


    Choose a Trustworthy Company

    ServiceMaster By Simons is a reputable disaster restoration company you can rely on. We’ve been in business for many years and take great pride in serving the expansive Chicago metropolitan area and its surrounding suburbs. Our company stands as the preferred choice in Chicagoland for both commercial and residential disaster restoration services. Our expertise includes Fire Damage Restoration, Water Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation, and Smoke Odor Removal. With a team of highly skilled professionals who are certified by the IICRC, we’re equipped to handle insurance claims of any size. Call 773-376-1110 or contact us online.


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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