Commercial Mold Inspection Services & Remediation Services to All
Is Mold Remediation a Professional Job?
The common signs of microbial growth issues in your Washington County business may be musty odors or visible signs of growth. Moisture problems are commonplace in older buildings or those with heavy usages, such as a business. Specific mold can have health effects, so it is vital to seek expert advice to protect yourself, your customers, and your staff. The methodology of removing microbes from an indoor environment focuses on correcting the moisture problem that causes growth in the first place. However, the guidance does not qualify a person to fix a mold issue. SERVPRO of Greene County technicians must undergo extensive applied microbial remediation (AMRT) training before they are capable of assessing and remediating premises with mold.
What are the essential tips for dealing with mold growth?
- Protecting yourself from mold spores is essential, including wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Cleaning up infestations involves avoiding contact with skin, eyes, or mouth. Goggles and respiration equipment are essential.
- Using respirators requires expert knowledge of maintaining, cleaning, and removing a respirator in a potentially hazardous environment.
How does mold spread through a business?
A commercial mold inspection in your Coram business is designed to find the root cause of a microbial growth issue. Molds start as a microscopic spore. If these spores are disturbed, thousands of these spores can release. Spores can grow hyphae in the right conditions, which penetrate porous materials while enzymes begin to digest and break down organic matter. SERVPRO of Greene County remediation inspections can often involve placing containment equipment as a precaution against spreading spores. Sometimes pulling out pieces of a structure can release spores, which is why we seal vents, provide negative air pressure, and physical barriers during inspections. The initial signs of microbial growth could be the tip of the iceberg, which is why it is common for inspectors to remove parts of drywall or fittings to assess the extent of microbial losses.
What are the right conditions for molds to grow?
- Moisture is essential for microbial organisms to become active.
- Temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees are ideal, although some molds can grow in colder environments.
- Organic materials like woods, natural fibers, and particleboards are an ideal food supply for mold colonies.
Fixing a mold issue and preventing colonies from returning utilizes professional expertise and training. Contact SERVPRO of Greene County at (423) 638-1104