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Commercial Buildings and Mold Issues

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

cartoon mold images Mold grows in moist places. Here are a few things you need to look out for to detect mold

Molds: water mold, slime mold, or dry mold; can cause discoloration, fuzzy appearance, and biodegradation of properties. Molds are fungi; as they colonize building porous materials, they can weaken the structure and cause other issues for inhabitants.

How to detect mold

Mold grows in moist places. Here are a few things you need to look out for to detect mold:

Mold is found on walls and furniture and is white, dark green, or brownish. Usually, mold grows in moist places where there is water damage. It produces an offensive odor, dry mold breaks into powder when pressed. Check moisture areas like under sinks, kitchen walls, ceilings, windows, wet furniture, etc.

Check places or furniture recently damaged by water. If you notice a musty or moldy odor, it could mean the presence of a mold. If your commercial environment experience condensation due to high humidity above 45%. Wet surfaces or materials for 48 hours are at risk of inviting mold. Areas affected with broken pipes or leaks should also be checked for mold.

What to do after detecting mold

Mold in a commercial building is a very sensitive situation because it can contaminate the establishment and spread fastly, causing health problems. You'll need the help of a professional mitigating and restoration service provider.

Professional service providers like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville and Carmichael will conduct adequate tests and use modern techniques to mitigate and clean the building to keep it safe for business again.

SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville and Carmichael offer a 24/7 emergency service anywhere in Citrus Heights, Roseville, and Carmichael. Our specially trained, certified technicians use specialized mold remediation equipment to treat your building and properties. For consultation or emergency, you can contact us at 916-966-2601.

We will assign a team that'll come quickly to inspect and assess the mold damage. Be rest assured, our staff will contain the mold, so it does not spread. All molds will be removed, infested materials restored, and the air purified properly. We have the equipment and skills necessary to restore mold-infested materials and the commercial facility.

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