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Mold in Your Building or Warehouse

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can hide within the walls of your warehouse or building

Molds can be found just about any place. Molds can grow on virtually any organic substance, so long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are some molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and even insulation. Therefore, a lot of mold hides in places such as inside your walls or in your ceilings above the ceiling tiles, where you cannot usually see it and don't know that it's there until it is sought out. In some cases, mold has been painted over. That does not eliminate the mold.

When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. Usually, mold growth can be controlled in indoor environments by controlling moisture levels indoors.

The biggest cause of mold, however, is water damage that’s gone unnoticed, has been left unattended to or has not been cleaned up properly. Your commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present in your building. Since mold thrives in environments where moisture is present, areas where there’s been any type of water damage, are ideal for mold to grow and thrive. Mold grows so quickly that it can begin to form within 24 – 48 hours! If not properly treated, it will continue to spread and at a rapid rate.

Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, which can be bad for your health, you should have your commercial property building inspected if you suspect you have a mold problem. Often a musty type of smell will accompany mold if it’s in the building but that is not always the case, especially if you have any chemicals, products etc that give off their own smell as that will mask the smell of mold. If mold is concealed inside your walls, ceiling tiles or painted over, chances are you will not smell it then as well.

At SERVPRO of Burlington, we have the training, state of the art equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold problem. Our quick response and remediation process helps to stop mold in its tracks and prevents it from spreading any further to additional parts of your building. Our highly skilled technicians work both safely and effectively to manage and remove your mold. Just give us a call at 336-379-1772. We are available for you 24/7 and 365 days a year.

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