Mold can have serious side-effects for your business if found in your commercial property. Not only can mold jeopardize the structural integrity of your property—it can also have an adverse impact on the health of your employees, clients, customers, and anyone else who walks into your business. For these reasons, it’s important to have mold removed from your property as soon as it’s detected. Here is a brief overview of the mold assessment procedure for commercial spaces from the mold remediation experts at Certified Asbestos Removal.
When Should You Consider a Mold Assessment?
Business and commercial property owners should consider a professional mold assessment if their property is at-risk for developing a mold infestation. Warning signs that you are at-risk for developing mold infestation include:
- Complaints of negative health side effects from mold exposure from staff or anyone interacting with the property on a regular basis.
- Visual signs of mold such as discolouration and moist patches.
- Conditions present that facilitate mold growth, such as excess moisture in the air.
- A recent water-related incident, such as a flood, plumbing leak or burst pipe.
Steps To Conducting A Mold Assessment
A professional mold assessment will include the following steps:
Occupant Interviews—Property owners, staff, and anyone who regularly interacts with the property in question may be interviewed to learn more about the nature of the infestation.
Visual Inspection—Conducted by a professional technician, this inspection includes a full assessment of both the interior and exterior of your property, including within more inaccessible areas such as underneath floorboards or ceiling tiles.
Sample Collection—A sample of the air quality is taken to better understand the severity of the infestation. An air sample can also uncover if mold spores have travelled through your home. After the mold has been removed, another air quality sample will be taken to ensure that your property is now safe and clean.
Mold within your business or commercial space is a serious issue that can have severe and long-lasting financial, legal and health and safety implications. If you have even the smallest suspicion that mold is growing in your property, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal. Our certified technicians will provide a thorough investigation of your property, and can provide expert removal services if mold is detected so you can keep your property healthy and safe for everyone.