Commercial Mold Specialist
A mold inspection is the first step in the process of determining if you have a mold problem. During a mold inspection, AdvantaClean’s certified commercial mold specialists can inspect, sample and test the air in and around your facility for mold. A commercial mold specialist will use a variety of mold detection techniques to look for mold and mildew, identify the types of mold present and offer suggestions for commercial mold remediation. A professional mold inspection is important to both the safety and health of any building and especially its occupants. Since commercial mold removal can sometimes be costly, a mold inspection performed by a commercial mold specialist is highly recommended.
What you should know about commercial mold inspections.
- Mold inspections should be performed by a qualified commercial mold specialist who has formal training and experience with mold detection.
- Commercial mold specialists look for evidence of mold growth which may indicate a water or moisture issue. They can include mold growth around vents, on walls or baseboards, even in your HVAC ductwork! Because the source of mold growth can often be hidden, it is a good idea to hire a commercial mold specialist who knows where to look and has the equipment to assess your situation.
- A commercial mold specialist will also look for mold in areas where it could be causing structural issues, such as attics, basements and crawlspaces.
- Mold cannot grow without water. A commercial mold specialist will determine the moisture source and recommend options for commercial mold removal. If the source is not found and eliminated, mold will return and mold remediation will have a negligible long term effect.
Does bleach kill mold?
No. You need a commercial mold specialist.
What you might not know is that most chemicals, including bleach, have been proven ineffective against eliminating mold in the long run. Contrary to popular belief, when you apply bleach to kill mold on a porous surface, (i.e. wood, drywall, grout, carpet, etc.) it actually facilitates mold growth. The chlorine molecules stay on the surface and will only kill a fraction of the mold, while the water in bleach (bleach is mostly water) sinks into the material, promoting growth.