Mold can grow inside your business anytime the conditions are right, and mold removal is something many property owners have to face at one time or another. How extensive the mold growth is, where it has occurred, and the circumstances surrounding the mold growth will have an impact on how mold cleanup is conducted, and whether you wil need to hire a professional for mold cleanup in Anniston.
Tests to determine which type of mold you may have in your business are generally not necessary, since if there is mold growth, it should be removed. Mold testing is sometimes helpful if you are trying to detect instances of hidden mold, or require documentation for an insurance claim or legal purposes.
In most cases, it is helpful to hire a mold cleanup professional if the area affected by mold growth is less than 10 square feet. For larger areas, multiple areas of mold growth, or if you have mold growth in areas that are not easily accessible, a mold cleanup pro can help contain the mold growth to the affected area, and can safely remove any existing mold growth from your property.
Many commercial property owners who suspect hidden mold often report odors or allergies that may indicate there is a mold problem. Mold growth often has a distinctive, mildewy odor that is sometimes the first indication there may be a mold problem. For those sensitive to mold growth, allergies or other respiratory problems may be a sign that mold is present. Mold growth can occur inside wall cavities, in ceilings, under flooring and behind wall coverings when the conditions are right.
Mold requires moisture, organic material, and the right temperature in order to grow, and in many cases maintaining the proper humidity level indoors can effectively prevent mold growth. In higher risk areas like bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, you should use ventilation fans and open windows to allow moisture to escape.
You can never fully remove mold spores from your property, but a mold cleanup specialist can help you ensure that mold growth does not occur again once it has been removed. At Capstone Environmental, our mold cleanup professionals will work with you to address the possible causes of mold growth, and will clean and treat surfaces to prevent mold growth from recurring.