If you fear that your commercial building is being overtaken by mold, then it is in your best interest to test your property. Juries have awarded millions of dollars to people who claim they had become sick due to exposure to toxic mold.
So, don't take the chance. Have your property tested for mold today to protect your investment and safeguard the health of your staff and clients.
When You Should Test for Mold
Here is a list of when you should test your commercial property for mold:
- There has been a recent sewage backup, leak, or flood on the property
- There is a roof leak, damp areas, or HVAC problems due to improper ventilation
- There are visible signs of mold on the ceilings, floors, walls, or equipment
- There is a musty odor in the building
- People in the building have begun to experience allergy-like symptoms including congestion, eye irritation, and a general feeling of being unwell
- Test before you purchase, rent, or lease any commercial property
- Test before you sell, renovate, or expand your current commercial property
About Indoor Mold
There are over 100,000 different types of mold including black mold and toxic mold varieties. Mold can negatively affect a person's health when the mold spores are released into the air, where they can then begin to seed new colonies. Once these mold spores are inhaled, they can easily cause chronic headaches, fatigue, rashes, throat, and eye irritation, wheezing, and other serious respiratory problems.
Toxic mold is even more dangerous than ordinary mold because these mold spores contain poisonous mycotoxins. These can cause skin blistering, nosebleeds, asthma symptoms, and chest pain.
Approaching a Mold Problem
If you have discovered mold, then you need to address this problem immediately. You need first to discover where and why there is excess moisture entering the property. This excess moisture and the lack of ventilation can cause mold to grow and spread.
You then need to find all of the affected areas and then measure the amount of mold there is in your commercial property. You can then call an emergency restoration company to come in and assess the situation and determine the extent of the damage.
If there are any wet areas, they need to be dried immediately. You can then prevent moisture problems from happening in the future by making sure there is proper ventilation in place around the property. You can also monitor the humidity levels indoors so you can spot when there may be excess moisture.
For more information on mold and how it can be assessed and then prevented in the future, make sure to call the experts at Renew Restoration. They know just what to do if your commercial property is in dire need of emergency restoration, and they can point you in the right direction when it comes to finding the best prevention methods for the future.
If you have any kind of water damage or mold in your commercial building, address it immediately to avoid even costlier problems in the future.