What to do if Mold is growing in your business?
What do you do if Mold is growing in you business?
Mold is a naturally occurring substance in the environment. It is everywhere indoors and outdoors. A majority of these spores are virtually harmless and may even be beneficial to the environment.
Not All Microbial Growth Are Spores
If you see dark growth in a damp area of your home, you should not automatically assume that it is dangerous black spores. Microbial growth can be many things including fungus, algae, and mildew. Many of these growths are annoying to clean, but they are virtually harmless. However, if there is a smelly odor associated with the growth, it is important to seek assistance from an Environmental Hygienist to determine if you need professional mold cleanup services.
Mold Cleanup Services And Why They Are Necessary
Mold reproduces at an exponential rate. Reproduction occurs when a “pod” bursts open and the spores are released into the air. These spores then reattach themselves to anything that would provide a food source such as drywall or wall paper. If the food source is great, reproduction can occur continually throughout each day. Since these spores can live on anything that is porous.
The first thing you may notice is the smelly odor of the spore growth. This smell is often what people consider a “musty” smell. Since spore growth often occurs in hard to see places, such as the back of a closet or behind the floor boards, the smell is often the first sign that you need to bring in an Environmental Hygienist to examine the problem, verify it is not a fungus, and determine the proper course of treatment.
Mold cleanup should be conducted by a professional service which uses commercial grade cleaners to ensure elimination of all the spores. Spores can cause physical damage to your Business and belongings as the mold erodes and beaks down items.