Mold can be very damaging not only to a building but also very dangerous for its inhabitants. Toxic mold growth can cause respiratory issues for workers and even customers in a commercial building. When mold and moisture problems affect your commercial building, it can eventually bring your business to a halt.
Make sure you have a proper process in place to avoid mold growth, protect employee health, and prevent negative impact on your company’s reputation and bottom line. With regular building maintenance and inspections, as well as properly designed and maintained HVAC systems, you do have the ability to keep interior mold growth under control.
To know what needs inspection, you first need to know what elements impact mold growth.
Factors That Affect Mold Growth
Mold can grow virtually anywhere that moisture and oxygen are present, especially for buildings that keep a consistent temperature above 70 degrees. More specifically, too much interior moisture creates an environment where black mold can thrive, causing severe structural damage to buildings and illness in its occupants.
Several factors affect the rate of growth, including but not limited to:
- The amount of water present and the frequency of the water source (one-time leak or a slow leak over a period).
- The range of temperature.
- The type of food source for the mold, and its ability to absorb moisture.
- The species of naturally occurring background mold spores present.
Remember: Absence of moisture does not mean the absence of mold. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s guide to mold remediation in commercial buildings offers clear instructions on cleanup, avoiding exposure, and when to bring in an expert.
QC Commercial Building Mold Remediation
If you have a mold problem, cleaning the surface issue will not solve the underlying cause. Seeking out a general contractor trained in commercial mold removal is the best way to address the problem and address the underlying issue. After the mold has been removed, be sure to create and implement an inspection process to prevent any future mold problems.
Using a first class drywall installation and finishing service, QC Commercial provides you with the finished look you need upon mold remediation. The result? Seamless trim detail, painting techniques, and interior surfaces.
If you are in need of emergency mold remediation services or have any questions around our removal process, contact us online anytime or call (404) 483-7446 for your FREE consultation. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have.
At QC Commercial Construction, our state licensed, expert crews can quickly handle any emergency services, including mold remediation. We have earned a solid reputation and an excellent record of successful projects based on over 25 years of experience in the North Atlanta area. From demolition to final inspection, our teams of professional craftsmen focus on quality assurance while maintaining cost control and managing scheduling constraints.