Keep Ahead of Winter Mold Removal in DeKalb and Northern LaSalle County

Keep Ahead of Winter Mold Removal in DeKalb and Northern LaSalle County

DeKalb, IL mold remediation by ServiceMaster
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Mold growth is usually associated with higher humidity and temperatures, so it seems counter-intuitive to think of mold being a problem in the cooler winter geographical locales such as those here in DeKalb and Northern LaSalle County in Illinois.

However, in homes in cooler climates, there are actually mold incubation areas that are indeed conducive to mold growth. In bathrooms, for example, where hot showers boost humidity, mold can find a comfortable home. Kitchens, too, can be a problem area, particularly if there’s heavy dishwasher use, which increases humidity. Also, for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems equipped with humidifier attachments, the ductwork itself can create excellent conditions for microbial mold growth. Therefore, even if cooler climates generally see less mold development in the winter, it can still exist in your home environment and remain a growing problem.

Mold growth in the home is obviously not a good thing, particularly for people who suffer from mold allergies or asthma. Airborne mold spores can trigger respiratory problems for allergy and asthma sufferers. Reactions can vary from minor to severe, and can even require medical intervention for individuals who are already ill or on immune system suppressing medications. And, of course, mold and mildew can damage your property by degrading materials and compromising structural components.

Mold removal in areas where mold is clearly visible can be done fairly easily using the appropriate mold removal agents. While this may sound easy, wearing the necessary face protection to prevent mold spore and residue inhalation is extremely important.

However, in many cases, mold and mildew removal may be difficult due to an inability to adequately access the affected areas, or you may not even be exactly sure where the mold problem exists. In such instances, you should rely on professional mold remediation service providers.

ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip serves the Illinois communities of DeKalb, Sycamore and DeKalb and Northern LaSalle Counties, providing exactly the kind of mold removal and mold remediation services you may need this winter and year round. We excel at detecting mold even when it exists in the most invisible of spaces, such as beneath carpets, in and around crawl spaces, between walls and more. Once we locate the source of your mold problem, we work quickly and efficiently to remove the problem so you can get back to enjoying a healthy, mold free home.

If you have visible but hard-to-access mold growth, or if you suspect mold growth in your home due to health symptoms indicating mold, don’t wait. Contact ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning by Skip right away.