DIY mold cleaning

Mold vs. Mildew: Here Are the Key Differences You Need to Know About

If you think that mildew and mold are the same thing, you’re almost right: Mildew is a type of mold, but not all molds are mildew. The fungi thrive in moist environments, and they live on all kinds of surfaces, so they’re both housecleaning headaches. While excessive mildew can cause health problems, it doesn’t have […]

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Rashes From Mold and 5 Other Surprising Symptoms of Mold Poisoning

That aggravating rash seems to come and go, so you think about changing bath soap or laundry detergent. The kids blow their runny noses and rub their itchy eyes, but you blame the high pollen count. It’s easy to mistake mold symptoms in adults and children as simple allergies. Are you overlooking possible toxic mold […]

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How to Check for Mold In Your House: 5 Important Areas to Inspect

Winter is on its way out, and spring is just about here. While the spring warmth and sun is a welcome change, it also comes with a hidden threat: mold. In the damp environment of locations like Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, humidity from the winter can build up in certain parts of the home, […]

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How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Crawl Space

If you have mold in your crawl space, you’re probably wondering what to do about the musty smell and the possible health concerns. Don’t worry – ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba is here to help. We have more than 85 years of combined experience in the restoration industry, and we help Chicago-area customers get rid of […]

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Mold in the Closet? Here’s How to Get Rid of It for Good

A hacking cough, chronic fatigue, and red, itchy eyes might be a sign of a hidden culprit: mold growing in your closet. Toxic black mold thrives in dark, damp areas, releasing spores as it feeds on materials found in drywall, carpet, paper, cardboard, or fabric. Breathing in these spores can cause symptoms you might mistake […]

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Bathroom Water Damage? 5 Steps to Take Right Now

Water is the foundation of life, but too much of it inside your home can have many consequences. Burst pipes, faulty fixtures, leaky roofs and storm flooding are just a few of the things that can quickly turn your comfortable space into a major health hazard. This is especially true in the bathroom where water […]

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How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Bathroom

Keeping every room clean is an important job, and you do it with pride. It helps make the house your home. You take care to keep everything fresh, so tackling an occasional mold outbreak in the bathroom is just another chore. That ordinary routine sets off alarms when you encounter a dark, slimy growth that […]

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