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Dealing With Mold at Your Phoenix Business

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

Savvy business owners understand that they need to plan for unexpected disasters of all kinds at their place of business and be prepared. However, few probably consider mold as one of those threats, but the risk is real. Owners need to ensure that the spaces they rent to their tenants or ones they occupy themselves are continually maintained in a suitable condition. Allowing damage to accumulate can lead to problems related to such damage. If the damage is significant and impacts business, the result can be costly from several sources. Here is what business owners need to know about dealing with mold at your Phoenix business.

Protecting your property from mold

Business owners must protect their properties from mold infestation, and certified mold cleanup professionals can help. We can provide you with an experienced technician that is trained to know what allows such problems to exist in the first place on your property, what makes the problem worse, and how to prevent it after we finish with remediation and mold cleanup. Prevention is key to protecting your property as much as possible!

How mold grows in commercial buildings

When people think of mold growth, they typically envision showers in homes with constant moisture and other elements that can encourage surface mold. Microorganisms like mold and mildew do require moisture's presence. They naturally cannot grow without some form of humidity, water vapor, or water. Oftentimes, these problems are not readily noticed by the owner or tenants until visible mold appears or a musty odor starts to permeate the building. By then, mold growth and damage are well on their way, and it is time to call in mold remediation specialists.

How SERVPRO helps with mold damage

We use thermal imaging cameras that quickly reveal any moisture existing in walls and ceilings. Once located, we check each area with a moisture meter that shows the amount of moisture as a percentage. We document these findings for later use during cleanup procedures. Reasonable amounts for such materials are often located on a universal sheet or dry materials, giving us a range to work toward with our desiccant machines. When such materials exist in your building but not on the sheet, we note the moisture content of similar materials elsewhere in your property that do not hold any excess moisture.

Once the problem has been addressed, our experts can provide you with guidance on how to discuss mold cleanup with your tenants and what they can do to help make sure the problem does not return in the future or how to notice it more quickly to keep future damage at a minimum. When necessary, we can work within your tenants' office spaces as discretely as possible. We understand that their business operations do best with as little interruption as possible. This also protects the business owner from additional hardship.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix can help reduce your liability and address tenant concerns about mold infestations. Our IICRC-certified employees have experience in performing mold cleanup in different settings and can get this completed for you quickly and efficiently. Contact us at (602) 507-6163 any day of the year, 24 hours a day.

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