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What to Know about Mold in Your Commercial Business

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold can cause health effects. Mold spores live everywhere inside and out, and what most people don’t realize is just how fast mold can grow and spread. This is especially true if a building has suffered from water damage.

  • Mold thrives in areas with high humidity, and spores traveling through the air can latch on to damp surfaces and quickly multiply.
  • Mold takes as little as 24 to 48 hours to establish itself on a surface and can form colonies in as little as one to twelve days.
  • When the mold spores land in the correct environment, they begin feeding and breaking down materials such as wood, carpet, fabric, and sheetrock. This can lead to structural damage if not taken care of.

If you think mold is present in your building it is very important to check any areas that may have encountered water damage. No matter the size of the leak any moisture that is present can lead to mold growth.

If you do actually find mold present in your building, please be sure to contact a professional for remediation. This is crucial as professional mold remediation technicians are able to use specialized equipment and have the proper training to handle the situation, and improper handling can actually end up making the mold spread even more.

Don’t forget, it can take less than two days for mold to establish itself on a surface so DO NOT delay in contacting your local SERVPRO for a fast response in order to help mitigate the damage the mold causes in your building.

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