Are You Aware of These Types of Mold Lurking on Your Property?
SERVPRO Technicians Provide Commercial Mold Remediation for Plantation Businesses
Plantation, Florida business owners may be well aware that mold exists in some form in every indoor space. Still, they may be surprised at both the variety of indoor molds as well as the tenacious nature of this microbial growth. All molds need to thrive in any given environment are moisture and oxygen. Without thorough professional remediation, mold can cause health effects, affect indoor air quality, and damage assets and structural materials.
SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist businesses in Plantation with emergency-response commercial mold remediation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. SERVPRO techs receive extensive training and education on dealing with mold damage per restoration industry standards and use sophisticated technologies to this end, including:
- HEPA filter vacuums that can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns in size.
- OSHA-approved, EPA-registered biocides that mitigate both mold and odors.
- Air movement and dehumidification equipment used in tandem with moisture measurement tools to return surfaces to normal humidity levels.
- Odor control equipment handled by certified technicians to mitigate odors from mold and water damage.
Common Types of Mold in Residential Structures
- Acremonium. This mold goes from small, moist deposits to becoming a widespread powdery pink, gray, white, or orange. Acremonium tends to thrive in small spaces like cooling coils, drain pans, window seals, and humidifiers. It can also grow alongside other strains of mold, including black mold.
- Alternaria. Alternaria is easily one of the most common indoor molds to be found in residential buildings. It tends to accumulate in sicks, bathtubs, and similarly wet areas. Sometimes the presence of this furry dark green or brown mold can indicate water damage in your facilities.
- Ulocladium. This black-colored mold, which is not what we know as “black mold,” tends to live in high-moisture areas that have previously suffered water damage, including basements and bathrooms. Contact a professional to inspect the mold on your property.
- Stachybotrys. Stachybotrys is the name given to black mold, a microbial growth indicative of severe or long-term water damage. Black mold is slimy and can vary in color between dark green and black.
- Penicillium. This blue-green, velvety mold spreads easily through the air and in ventilation systems but tends to proliferate the most in porous surfaces that have endured water damage. Common locations for penicillium growth include wallpaper, mattresses, and upholstery.
If you notice a proliferation of these or of other types of mold on your property, professional remediation is a must for preventing the spread of spores and keeping tenants and staff safe. Keep in mind that many buildings typically contain more than one type of mold, and careful inspection and remediation is necessary to keep each one from spreading.
SERVPRO Remediates Mold While Preventing Spores from Spreading
SERVPRO’s mold remediation techniques focus on the following:
- Establishing containment measures such as sealing entryways and implementing negative air pressure machines to limit mold’s ability to travel through the air or to other areas of your property.
- Removing unsalvageable, mold-affected materials from the property. These items are typically porous, including carpeting and drapes.
- Cleaning mold off of nonporous surfaces and other salvageable items with EPA-registered biocides and removing large, solid mold deposits.
- Eliminating settled mold spores of surfaces until there is no risk of them spreading through the air during drying.
- Drying the mold-affected structure with air movers and dehumidifiers to eliminate the moisture that allowed the mold to thrive in the first place.
Drying is monitored with a variety of moisture measurement tools, including penetrating and non-penetrating sensors and meters. Infrared imaging is also used to detect moisture damage behind walls or under flooring that may also house or become an ideal environment for mold growth.
After remediation, SERVPRO technicians can focus on any rebuilding or renovation services that they are licensed to provide, including installing new carpet, repairing damaged subflooring, and replacing damaged drywall and baseboards.
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South wants to keep your business looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (954) 776-2000 for emergency response mold inspection and remediation.
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