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How Long Does Mold Remediation Take?



    Mold Remediation with containment

    If your Chicagoland home needs mold remediation, you may put it off because A) you don’t believe there’s really any harm or B) you’re concerned about how much your life will be disrupted during the remediation process.

    Removing mold from a home can indeed be a big job.

    But it’s also necessary for the health of your family.

    Don’t Take Mold Growth Lightly

    When mold grows in your home, its spores will float in the air and eventually enter your lungs. Now, it’s impossible not to have some mold spores in your home. They’re part of the natural environment. According to Medical News Today, “All indoor environments have mold spores in them, but this does not affect most people.” However, a large amount of mold growth can cause serious problems to your health. For example, Stachybotrys chartarum is a common toxic mold that may initiate coughing and sneezing and can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat. It’s also responsible for rashes, chronic fatigue, frequent headaches, an unsettled stomach, and even joint pain.

    Mold likes dark, humid places, often found in basements and bathrooms. Yet anywhere there’s too much moisture is where mold can thrive. So if mold is growing in your home, call the Chicago area mold remediation professionals at ServiceMaster By Simons for an inspection immediately. After we’ve eliminated the visible mold, an exhaustive cleaning process begins to ensure that few mold spores will remain.

    Will I Need to Leave Home?

    Not usually. But if mold is found throughout your home, you may need to leave for a short period so that our mold remediation professionals can access all areas. The answer depends on a couple of factors:

    • The type of mold growth. More dangerous types of mold species might take longer to remove as they necessitate more rigorous safety measures.
    • Damage that has been done to your home. Mold does more than make you sick. It can also wreak havoc on the structure of your home. It eats away at everything from wallpaper, carpet, and drywall to the studs in the walls. Left alone, mold can cause major structural damage to your home, making ceilings collapse, walls fall apart, and floors cave in.

    If your mold problem is extreme, it could take several weeks to remediate. But that’s the worst-case scenario. Most of the time it’s only growing in part of your home. When that’s the case we’ll be able to set up containment areas only where and while the mold is being removed. This is why in milder cases the mold remediation process can be finished in as little as 48 hours.

    The mold remediation professionals at ServiceMaster By Simons will be able to let you know how serious your mold growth is and if you’ll need to vacate for a little while. Sometimes even less serious mold growth may cause you to leave if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, which mold spores can aggravate.

    Contact Professionals for Mold Remediation

    Dealing with mold growth is no picnic, but the experts at Chicago’s ServiceMaster By Simons will help you deal with the mold remediation process by finishing the job as quickly and expertly as possible.

    Please note: the federal government and the state of Illinois do not regulate mold cleaning. That means any company can acquire a mold certification online and claim to be experts the same day. However, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. ServiceMaster By Simons technicians have gone through their training and hold these certificates.


    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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