Mould is a serious health and safety risk. Not only can it damage your property, it can also jeopardize the health and safety of anyone who enters your building, including staff members and clients. For these reasons, it’s important to have mould removed from your commercial property as soon as it’s discovered. Better yet, if you can identify and eliminate the mould risks in your property, you may be able to avoid contamination altogether. Here are some of the major signs that your commercial building is at risk for developing a mould infestation from the professional team at Certified Asbestos Removal.
Water Source Issues
In order for mould to grow, there needs to be a significant amount of moisture in the area. Mould spores can travel quickly but without adequate moisture they won’t be able to grow. Most buildings have well-contained plumbing and HVAC systems that control water and moisture content. However, common plumbing and moisture issues can lead to mould growth if left untreated. Some water source issues that can increase the risk of mould include:
-Pipe breaks and leaks
-Toilet and sewer backups
-Leaking air conditioner
-Air conditioner improperly draining condensation and moisture
-Improper exterior drainage (issues with eavestrough or roof drainage)
If your commercial property has recently experienced any of these issues, monitor the problem area and ensure that any excess moisture is removed to prevent mould development.
Building occupants can also have an effect on the moisture level of a building. Certain activities can increase the likelihood of a mould infestation, including:
-Storing wet materials such as clothing and work equipment in places where they cannot quickly dry, or without proper ventilation.
-Using excess water for cleaning and maintenance and not properly drying the area when finished.
-Inadequate plumbing or structural repairs or renovations.
If you notice any of these moisture-related issues, your commercial property could be at risk for a mould infestation. It’s important to have any mould sightings dealt with as soon as possible because the longer an infestation is allowed to grow, the more damage it can do to your property and the harder it becomes to have it removed. The experienced staff at Certified Asbestos Removal can thoroughly inspect your property for hazardous mould growth and have it removed swiftly and efficiently so you can return to business as usual. For more information about our mould and asbestos inspection and abatement services, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal.