3 Common Signs a Commercial Property Has A Mold Issue
Learn the signs of a commercial mold issue before you get your property inspected
Mold issues seem to be popping up all over the Upper Cumberland. It is possible to find mold growth outside, indoors, at work, and at home. Did you know that mold is commonly found in office buildings and many other commercial buildings? When it comes to mold growth, no indoor area is entirely free of mold spores.
The purpose of this blog post is to help you identify if your commercial property has a mold issue and what steps you should take to ensure you are getting the best mold remediation services.
Why are mold inspections necessary?
Mold inspections are essential when you believe your property has a mold issue. A mold inspection done by a professional will help you identify how much mold is present in your building. When choosing a mold inspector, make sure you hire a reputable company that is experts in their field.
Many contractors will say that they know how to do mold inspection, but really only a professional mold inspector understands that mold can be difficult to locate; mold likes to hide in dark hard to reach areas.
The issue with mold is that it pollutes the environment and will challenge your establishment's structural integrity. In some cases, our professionals have found that commercial buildings hold off on mold remediation to avoid business interruptions. Rather than holding off, you need to contact mold restoration experts right away to prevent further damages to your property. The professionals at SERVPRO of Cookeville are just one call away from being at your doorsteps!
Three common signs of commercial mold
1) Musty odors
Drywall, wallpaper, tile, and other flooring types often hide mold growth, and therefore, the smell could be your only way of identifying it. Mold will have a powerful, musty smell around the area where mold is hidden. Wh have found that the mustiest odors come from carpet mold issues. Call for a mold inspection if you notice an odor and can not identify the source.
2) Visible mold damage
Familiar places where mold will show as discoloration:
- Wallpaper Seams
- Window Sills
- Tile Grout
- Ceiling corners
- Wall Switch Plates
- HVAC Drip Pans
3) Water stains
Mold is usually associated with water damage. It would be best to call a professional mold remediation company if you notice any dark spots on ceiling tiles and walls, bubbling on wallpapers, or stains on carpets that are spreading.
The common reason for water stains:
- Flood damage
- Storm damage
- Pipes Breaks
- Faulty appliances
The importance of a mold sample
When you contact a professional mold inspector, they will come and do a thorough evaluation of your property and take an air quality test and a mold sample to see what kind of mold is present in your property. Remember, mold can grow and severely contaminate a property when left unattended. If it goes unattended long enough, it may reduce the air quality of your property.
5 common types of molds found at a commercial property
Contact the mold professionals at SERVPRO
In most cases, once we know what kind of mold is present, we will begin the mold remediation process. Removal and remediation of mold will typically require water restoration services because most mold issues are the result of water damage loss.
Commercial mold removal steps are:
- Fixing the water leak issue.
- Isolating the contaminated area.
- Removing damaged material.
- Placing contaminated materials in a plastic bag.
- Mold cleaning
If left untreated, mold will quickly spread through the commercial property. Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek react promptly to contain the mold infestation and prevent it from spreading to other areas of your property. Our IICRC certified team is fully equipped with state-of-the-art tools and has qualified experience in restoring mold damage. Contact us today!