Commercial Mold Removal
Commercial mold removal – Importance
Looking closely, mold is a fungus that grows in dark, damp corners and in all instances creates significant health hazards to the surrounding environment—which is why it is critical that a professional mold removal company like AdvantaClean to remediate a mold situation.
Mold spores contacting moisture starts to grow fast and if not controlled quickly, they can present health problems when higher concentrations of spores are inhaled. Here we will go over what you should know about keeping mold out of your business.
What Conditions Are Best for Mold Growth?
When outside, mold will find a shady area to grow. Ultraviolet rays deter their growth.
Inside the walls, mold needs moisture to spread. It can occur indoors, from ceiling to walls. Some causes of excessive moisture are condensation, humidity, cooking, washing, or water from a flood, leak, or spill.
It takes less than 48 hours of excessive moisture for mold to start growing. Mold works as a decomposer, consuming the dead materials on which it grows, and it can appear to be black, blue, or green in color.
Is All Mold Bad?
Under the right circumstances, mold will create spores to reproduce and spread. Once these spores get released in air, they find new spots to settle down and start growing again. These spores are so small that they can get inhaled and after settling deep within the lungs, the development of respiratory problems or asthma is a possibility. Mold will produce allergens that can cause an allergic reaction when touched or inhaled. All forms of mold cause health hazards to some extent. And not everyone that meets mold will be affected; some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Because there are so many negatives associated with mold growth, it is best to keep mold out of your business.
How to Prevent Mold Growth in the Workplace
If you want to control mold, start by controlling moisture.
- Fix water leaks. If there is a water leak, get it fixed fast. Have a contractor inspect for unknown leaks.
- Limit condensation. Keep room temperatures warm and/or well insulated.
- Reduce humidity. Open windows, install exhaust fans or use a dehumidifier.
- Clean wet/damp areas. Mold takes around 48 hours to grow and any wet/damp area, materials or affected equipment needs to be cleaned quickly in that time.
Hiring a professional mold removal contractor like AdvantaClean is the best way to control the spread of mold. An individual may consider cleaning/removing mold themselves in an area less than 10 square feet. While cleaning, appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn. For mold removal in larger areas, a professional contractor like AdvantaClean with previous experience should be hired.