Mold Gets Bold in DeKalb, IL

You haven’t been sleeping well. Each night, just as you’re drifting off to sleep, you wake with an irritating cough that’s been bothering you for weeks, if not longer. At first you thought it was a cold that just wouldn’t relinquish its grasp on your lungs, but now you suspect there’s something else at play.

Finally, one morning, you wake up and drag yourself into the shower. As you try to wash away the remnants of another terrible night of sleepless coughing, you look up and notice dark tendrils descending down the walls, seemingly emanating from a large black spot on the ceiling. What had apparently been a hidden health menace for weeks or more has finally shown itself.

Black mold.

The truth is, black mold doesn’t need to be seen for its effects to be felt. Any place in the home that’s warm and damp enough can harbor black mold, including the spaces behind walls and ceilings, and even ductwork. The black mold may be undetectable to the eye, but the spores it releases fills the air and your lungs, and your lungs do NOT like black mold spores.

While relatively healthy individuals experience the effects of black mold in the form of respiratory irritation such as a chronic cough, people with existing respiratory illnesses can suffer effects severe enough for hospitalization. In particular, people with asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and similar respiratory conditions can’t endure the added burden of black mold spores. In the most severe cases, black mold can even be fatal.

Black mold is no stranger to the Illinois communities of DeKalb, Sycamore, Sandwich and surrounding areas. In fact, black mold is pretty common anywhere conditions are warm and damp enough. The question is: what do you do about all that black mold?

Well, you call ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip. Once a black mold infestation has reached the point that you have a chronic cough, or you can actually see it seeping through the ceiling and/or walls, chances are you have a problem you can’t deal with yourself. Black mold removal of that magnitude should only be taken on by black mold removal specialists who have the experience, materials and equipment required to eradicate black mold from your home.

ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip employs mold remediation specialists who know exactly how to deal with even the most severe black mold infestation. We’ll clear the black mold from your home and work to ensure it won’t return for months. After that, you can finally sleep well at night, once again.