Businesses Dealing with Mold Issues
If your commercial property has water damage, there will be a lot of things for you as a business owner to deal with. One of the most important is preventing mold growth.
How Water Incursion Leads to Mold
There are a variety of reasons that your business could be inundated with water. The following are some of the most common:
Heavy rains and flooding
When water from any source enters a building, the risk for mold increases. This is because most indoor areas have all of the conditions necessary for mold growth except a water source. Most commercial buildings are in the right temperature range to sustain mold and have a variety of sources of nutrients present, including drywall, upholstery, and other materials.
If you suspect mold in your business call SERVPRO of Louisa, Orange, and Madison Counties (540) 513-3111. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
Important to Know About Mold:
Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. Mold damage often co-occurs with water damage. Fortunately, acting quickly decreases the likelihood of mold appearing and increases the likelihood that you can get back to business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
Call SERVPRO of Louisa, Orange, and Madison Counties (540) 513-3111.