If you’ve experienced water damage or an unusual musty odor in your facility, you may be at risk of mold contamination. In addition to affecting indoor air quality, molds can produce toxins that can cause serious health risks. Mold growth can occur anywhere moist air condenses, and eliminating it isn’t always easy.

Mold is caused by excess moisture in the air. It is produced by spores and can take over an area in as little as 24-48 hours. The moisture can be caused by poor ventilation, leaking pipes, plumbing problems, rain seeping in from a damaged roof or around window frames, or rising water in basements or ground floors. Buildings that are not properly maintained are particularly in danger of mold contamination. The best way to avoid mold and keep it from recurring is to keep your facility free of moisture.

Although most mold is detectable by smell and signs of water damage, it can grow in places invisible to the human eye, such as behind paneling, underneath carpets or carpet padding, on the inside of ceiling tiles, and on the back of drywall.

Commercial mold remediation can solve these problems, but it’s important to ensure the team handling your cleaning is professional and understands the intricacies that come with proper commercial mold remediation.

Mold: A Silent Danger

Mold damage is dangerous and can create health problems for many people, especially those who struggle with allergies and asthma. Those who are sensitive can face a wide variety of health issues when they are exposed to mold toxins. Some of the more serious health problems according to the CDC include:

  • Throat irritation
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Skin irritation

Mold can be especially harmful to infants and children, so daycares, schools, and other facilities where children frequent should use extreme caution to avoid mold and promptly handle any issues with contamination.

Challenges in Commercial Mold Remediation

The quality of commercial mold remediation services varies widely from company to company and choosing the wrong one can lead to recurring growth. At City Wide, we work with crews who only use safe and effective equipment and methods in accordance with or exceeding industry standards.

We understand how stressful mold contamination can be: your building, clients, and employees are all at risk. We take seriously your need to get your facility safe and mold-free again. Our experts are ready to help you check your building, oversee the commercial mold remediation process, and ensure the work is done right the first time. We are committed to your needs and want to get you back to business as usual as quickly as possible.

Don’t handle your mold remediation alone. Allow City Wide to assist you with our 55+ years of experience helping businesses become as safe and healthy as possible through commercial mold remediation. We can help you find the resources you need and oversee the process to get it done correctly. You have more important work to do; allow City Wide to handle the details that make all the difference.

If you suspect that you may have a mold problem, contact us today to have the issue inspected, and let us give you the peace of mind that comes with a mold-free facility.