Home » Blog » Chicago Disaster Restoration » Mold Remediation for Cancer Patients

Mold Remediation for Cancer Patients


    Chicago Mold Remediation by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons

    At ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, we care about our neighbors, especially those who suffer from cancer. Many cancer patients are more susceptible to many types of infections, including some caused by mold in the home. With our mold remediation services in Chicago, IL, those battling cancer and their caregivers can rest assured that their residence is safe from toxic mold contamination.

    Why Mold is More Dangerous for Cancer Patients
    Chemotherapy and some cancer symptoms can weaken the immune system of a person. If someone with a weakened or compromised immune system is living with mold in their residence, they may require hospitalization. For some people, a mold infection can be fatal. Patients with the greatest risk are those who are treated for cancer of the lymph nodes, blood, or bone marrow. Also, you may be at risk as a healthy resident. If you have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, or take medicine that weakens the immune system, a mold infection in your home can cause complications with your health.

    Mold Infection Symptoms
    Mold infection symptoms can include:
    • Skin irritation
    • Runny or stuffy nose
    • Fever
    • Coughing
    • Wheezing
    • Body aches
    • Headaches
    • Chills fatigue
    If you have these symptoms you should see your doctor, especially if you are receiving treatment as a cancer patient.

    More than Scrubbing with Bleach
    Mold can lurk anywhere. Simply cleaning a moldy spot will not fix a mold problem. Mold must be removed from the walls and the air, and then conditions in the home must be stabilized so that it does not return again. Our mold remediation services include removal of affected drywall or flooring, drying moist areas, using an anti-microbial application, sealing the affected area, performing air purification and filtration, and much more.

    After our mold remediation services, your home will be a healthier, mold-free environment. If you are a cancer patient or care giver, contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons if you suspect your Chicago home has a mold problem and get back on track to being healthy.


    • 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.

      LinkedIn Profile
      Forbes Profile

      View all posts