Mold Infested Home in Chicago to be Demolished

Mold Infested Home in Chicago to be Demolished

  • Posted: Apr 08, 2016
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The owners of a home in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago have been fighting for legal permission to demolish it for the past three years, and they finally got it. When they bought this 1900s era home four years ago, they expected to be able to perform a rehab and move on, but they found this was not the case.

They discovered that the home was overrun with a common type of household mold called aspergillus, which causes serious respiratory problems, among other issues.

Their request was initially denied by the Cook County Circuit Court in 2012 on the grounds that the home was a historic landmark. The court declared the mold should be removed, but the home could not be demolished because the building is considered to be a historic landmark in the area.

This proved to be quite a problem for the owners though, since the infestation was so bad that it would be impossible to remove the mold while retaining the home’s original structure. In fact, inspectors declared that even after demolition, many pieces of the home would need to be treated for mold before they could enter a landfill.

After their request was denied in 2012, the homeowners more recently filed a petition requested that the decision be reversed. Luckily for them, the Appellate Court of Illinois reversed the decision, declaring that the grounds for it were “erroneous.”

This whole situation presents a prime example of what happens when mold is allowed to grow unchecked. Mold is incredibly resilient and can take over areas fairly quickly. That’s why it’s so important to have your home inspected for mold before you buy it and even after, if you suspect you may have a mold infestation.

There’s no reason to ever take risks when it comes to mold. It can permanently damage your home and your health if allowed to. To avoid this, schedule an inspection with Mold Inspection Illinois today.

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