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Facts on South Side Chicago Toxic Mold

7/7/2015 (Permalink)

Mold is just a fact of life.

Facts on Toxic Mold 

Mold is just a fact of life. It can't completely be escaped, as there's always a little bit around in the air where we go. With that said, there are risks associated with South Side Chicago mold, as you well know for things like food and wood. While these are troublesome, there's also a type of mold that contains something called mycotoxins that can actually cause some severe health problems for people such as memory loss or a pulmonary hemorrhage. Common sense is generally the best way to prevent mold from growing and to deal with any problems associated with existing mold, but let's take a closer look at some common mold questions to see what the proper course of action is.

Structure Mold
It's very normal for a home or even a business to be inhabited by mold. It grows just about anywhere as long as there is moisture.

How Do Molds Get There?
South Side Chicago molds are a natural part of just about any indoor environment. They generally enter into the premises through windows, doors, or even ventilation systems. Spores that come from outside can easily attach to both people and animals, which makes excellent vehicles to get inside.

Understanding Stachybotrys Chartarum
Stachybotrys Chartarum is a dark green or even black colored mold that will generally grow on things such as gypsum or fiber board, paper, dust, or even lint due to its preference for materials with high cellulose and low nitrogen. It requires regular moisture such as from leaks or high humidity.

Do I Have to Leave My Home?
If you think you are sick because of mold present in your home, then you may consider vacating until the problem is resolved.

Am I at Risk?
Generally, people with allergies can be a bit more sensitive to mold, but anyone can be affected by it.

How to Check for Mold
South Side Chicago mold is oftentimes identified by simply being seen or smelled.

The Potential Risk to Health
Just because you've been exposed to mold, it does not mean that you may be at risk for health problems. There are some people that are more sensitive to standard mold and some mold that is much more harmful than other types, however.

How to Remove Mold
Thoroughly cleaning with bleach and water is the best home remedy but if there is a significant mold problem present in the area, you may want to call in a professional team, like SERVPRO to ensure that it is done completely. Improper cleaning can cause mold to easily just grow back later on.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Chicago community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

When a major storm or event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

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