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Remove the Mold in Your Chicago Home


    ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides house mold removal throughout the Chicago area.

    If you discover black mold or any other kind of mold growth in your home, you can take steps to remove it quickly if the mold blooms are not too expansive. However, DIY methods of removal aren’t effective on large areas of mold, or even in the long term. To keep mold from returning to the spots you just cleaned, contact the mold remediation specialist – ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons in Chicago, IL.

    Simple ways of removing mold in your home include bleach, borax, vinegar, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, detergent, baking soda, tea tree oil, and grape seed extract. Using any of these on the mold growing in your home also works to block mold spores from spreading further than they already have.

    Harsh chemicals like bleach, vinegar, ammonia, and borax target the cells of the mold and kill directly. They can also damage your walls, ceilings, or floors if not used with care. Bleach especially will peel away wallpaper and burn wood varnish.

    Tea tree oil and grape seed extract will kill the mold slowly. Mold needs oxygen to live and the thick oils will choke out the mold’s source of air. It will take more time for the mold to die away, but these solutions are a more forgiving method of mold removal in your home and are more likely to wash away without leaving a permanent stain.

    Oils are also less dangerous to you and your family’s health than strong chemicals like bleach. They don’t make toxic fumes and they are less volatile — less likely to react with another substance in the applied area. Also because of this, oils are better for the environment and don’t leave toxic carcinogens in the air.

    While these home remedies will work as mold removal solutions, they will only work on small mold growths, and they are not permanent fixes. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons in Chicago, IL is a professional mold removal service, and we will make it our priority to keep the mold out of your home and your air. Contact us today to ensure that your air is safe and clean and that your family can breathe easily.


    • 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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