ServiceMaster By Simons

Chicago, Oak Park & North Shore

Mold Remediation

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicago's Leader in Mold Remediation and Removal, provides professional Mold Remediation in Chicago IL

Mold strains – Candida, Cladosporium, Stachybotrys, Aspergillus,—it goes by many different names, but it is one hazardous problem…MOLD! Whether the unwelcome water is the result of a hidden leak, flood, broken pipes, or high indoor humidity, mold forms in as little as 48 hours when excessive moisture and poor air circulation are present indoors. Mold has been identified as a major cause of allergies and poor indoor air quality. In Chicago, the ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons technicians are mold remediation and removal experts.

Here’s how we handle your mold problem:

  • Test and observe environment (testing performed by outside environmental testing company)
  • Identify the problem and possible causes
  • Alert your insurance provider of the extent and prescribed solutions (when necessary)
  • For your safety, seal off contaminated area
  • Eradicate mold and suppress/contain spore spread

After the mold remediation, we’ll provide tips and support to help you keep a healthy, mold-free environment for your family and/or employees.

A Little Bit More Info About Mold

Despite the rapidly growing body of knowledge about mold, it remains the subject of a lot of confusion. Whether in the shower, on a stale piece of bread, or wet drywall, we have all encountered mold at one time or another.

While there are thousands of known species of mold, here are some of the common characteristics:

  • Mold is a microscopic life form found in all parts of the world
  • It is part of the natural decomposition of organic materials
  • ​Mold requires three things to grow: nutrients, moisture, and time ​
  • The most common food source indoors is cellulose, which is found in wood and drywall
  • Since mold requires oxygen, it cannot grow under water
  • Mold requires moisture to grow, which means buildings must be kept dry to prevent growth
  • Mold is spread by tiny particles called “spores” that become airborne or attach to skin, fur, clothing etc.

Signs and Symptoms:


  • Patchy, dark discoloration of walls, ceilings, windows, and/ or furniture
  • Musty odor

Physical Symptoms:

  • Cold/Flu-like symptoms
  • Wheezing/difficulty breathing
  • Rash
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Asthma

Don’t worry! If you have a mold problem—or suspect you do—and you require our professional mold remediation services, call ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons. We have the knowledge, equipment, and products to get rid of this potentially dangerous invader. ServiceMaster Restore® has been helping families remove mold for over a half century. Let us help you too.