Did you know that while April gets a bad reputation for its rain showers, August is actually Chicago’s rainiest month? And with that rain comes high relative air humidity, leaving homes at greater risk for mold growth.
Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, we know that nothing makes a homeowner’s heart sink quite like the sight of mold in their living space. Countless times, we’ve seen customers tacitly ignore this often hidden problem and then pay for it later in infections/illnesses and high mold removal costs to fix damages. The bottom line is if you’re not actively looking around your home every so often for the signs of mold, you are surely leaving yourself, your family and your home open and vulnerable to the destructions of mold damage.
Mold has a funny way of permeating into our homes in some of the most unexpected places. It seems like it knows just where to hide to fly under homeowners’ radars. Our professionals have over 20 years of combined experience eradicating mold from Chicagoland homes, so we’re well aware of mold’s devious ways. Here are five of the most common places we find mold in our customers’ homes:
The common denominator in all of these mold hotspots is the presence of condensation or air moisture. Two easy steps you can take to keep mold growth to a minimum aside from regular inspections are ensuring your home is properly insulated/ventilated and using a dehumidifier with a thermostat.
The professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons understand that mold is the last problem homeowners want to deal with — and sometimes, it’s an easy problem to ignore when it’s out-of-sight and out-of-mind. We recommend that you check the above places every month or so to ensure no mold is growing in your home. If you do happen to discover mold in your home and have any questions about mold removal or want to schedule services with our company, please feel free to call us at 773-376-1110 or visit us online at servicemaster-restorationbysimons.com.
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest, and the North Shore. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including Water & Flood Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation and a wide range of interior specialty cleaning including Hoarder & Clutter Cleaning, Post-Construction Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning to residential and commercial customers residing in Chicago, Oak Park-River Forest and the North Shore. For more information, give us a call at 773-376-1110 or visit servicemasterbysimons.com