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Does Your Commercial Building Smell Musty?

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

Mold found in a storage room.

Commercial buildings can be at an even higher risk of developing mold issues than residential buildings.

It is difficult to regulate the amount of moisture in larger buildings. There are also more opportunities for mold to grow. For instance, mold can be found in buildings on paper, textiles, and building materials. Also there is a significant larger amount of HVAC ducts in commercial buildings known to be one of the worst places for mold to form.

Does your building have ongoing moisture problems due to water intrusion, long-standing leaks, roof damage, or from poor humidity control? 

Look for these following factors of potential mold growth:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might indicate previous mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

You think you have found visible mold growth.

Should you find mold within your facility, mold removal and remediation can help eliminate a potentially dangerous situation. The SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids professionals have the training and expertise to know how to look for any visible signs of mold. Following industry standards for mold remediation they will work to remove visible mold and reduce the potential for future mold growth.

What if there is no visible mold present?

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids provides testing services to determine the presence or absence of mold in your business.

Mold testing can determine the extent of the mold contamination and identifies the types of mold. This allows SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids determine what mold mitigation services are needed.

The mold test includes:

Air Samples - reveal the mold spore particulate count. It will help determine which areas of the facility are unaffected and which area are affected by mold. It will help you know what kind of mold spores are present, how much is present, and what concerns there may be about the mold spores that have been found.

Surface Samples - reveal if settled dust particles contain mold spores and what kind.

Swab Tests - identifies the type of mold you can see on a surface.

If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids at 218-568-6923 or visit our Mold Remediation and Restoration webpage for more information.

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