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ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides Mold Cleanup and Mold Remediation for Chicago-area homes and properties.

Mold, which can grow in as little as 48 hours any time excessive moisture is present, is a rapidly growing concern for homeowners, property managers, insurance providers and restoration companies. Indoor mold contamination can cause structural damage and has been identified as a contributor to illnesses, allergies and poor indoor air quality.

Because of the special challenges that mold contamination presents, our experts will work quickly to address the mold problems in your home and take immediate steps to remedy them. Our goal is to work with you and your insurance company to establish the proper procedures to handle mold cleanup and remediation.

Our five-point Mold Cleanup action plan includes the following steps:

  • Observe and assess
  • Report observations to insurance companies
  • Establish extent of mold and isolate/contain contaminated areas
  • Determine appropriate mold cleanup procedures
  • Remove mold and protect areas from further spore spread

We’ve all encountered mold at one time or another. It might have been in the shower or bathtub, on a stale piece of bread cheese or on wet drywall. Despite the rapidly growing body of knowledge about mold, it remains the subject of a lot of confusion.

Mold, part of the natural decay process of organic materials, is a microscopic life form found in all parts of the world. There are many different species of mold, and while they are diverse, they share some common characteristics:

  • Molds are spread by tiny particles called spores
  • Molds require an organic food source. The most common source found indoors is cellulose, which is found in wood and drywall.
  • Molds require moisture. This moisture source can be the result of many things, including a flood, slow leak, broken pipe or high humidity environment.
  • Molds require oxygen, so they do not grow underwater.

The best defense against mold is keeping buildings dry, but if you spot mold contamination, address the issues promptly and call the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons for Mold Cleanup and Mold Remediation