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DeKalb Homeowners Should Check for Black Mold in March

The month of March is somewhat peculiar. It exists as a state of month limbo between the seasons — not quite winter, but not quite spring. There are no really big holidays during March, except for a day about midway through that’s dedicated to Irish people drinking green beer and wearing hats adorned with Shamrocks. That perfectly illustrates just how peculiar March actually is.

On the home front, however, March is also a month during which homeowners should be particularly aware of the potential presence of black mold. After all, your home has spent the last few months or so sealed tight against the winter cold, with furnaces running, frequent humid showers, and dishwashers regularly steaming up the kitchen. Even here in the cold climate that permeates the communities of Genoa and Cortland, Illinois and surrounding areas, such enclosed, warm environments can be a ripe breeding ground for black mold.

Just like the month of March, black mold can be a bit peculiar. While black mold is not generally considered a mortally dangerous organism by itself, the hundreds of thousands of spores it releases can cause irritating and persistent adverse health conditions, particularly in individuals who suffer existing respiratory conditions such as allergies and asthma. Inhaling black mold spores can also exacerbate and prolong such conditions as the common cold, and be lethal to people suffering emphysema or bouts of severe pneumonia.

In other words, black mold is not to be taken lightly.

Black mold remediation can be a difficult undertaking, primarily because black mold can exist in the home in places that are incredibly difficult to inspect. Most homeowners don’t have access to the specialized detection equipment and materials required to locate black mold in hard-to-see areas of the home.

ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip possesses the expertise, experience, equipment, and materials to locate and eradicate black mold wherever it may exist in your home. We know the common places where black mold is most likely to take hold, and we know exactly which remediation materials work best to eliminate black mold. Your home will be left black mold free and with enough residual black mold remediation materials left in place to keep black mold out of your house for months or years to come.

Don’t let black mold march all over you. March is the best month to spring over to the phone and give ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip a call! We serve the mold removal needs of DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Cortland, Sandwich, and Somonauk, IL.