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Managing Mold in a Commercial Space

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Mold shown on ceiling in building Mold formed on ceilings and walls in Commercial Building

When SERVPRO responds to a call we will initially ask a few questions to assess the type of equipment needed and how extensive the damage is.  When mold remediation is needed there are a number of factors to consider in order to properly clean and restore the space to its previous state. Upon arrival, a technician will conduct a visual inspection finding the source of the mold and make sure the remediation efforts focus on clearing out any existing mold and reduce the risk of returning mold.  In this case a commercial building sat empty for a number of months due to a previous business closing.  When the new tenants were interested in buying the building, they discovered mold had grown on many of the surfaces inside.  Eliminating the mold is the goal but can become difficult as its spores will regrow if humidity is above 60%.  The spores easily spread on interior surfaces such as walls and ceilings.  SERVPRO will help remove the mold infection without sacrificing possessions or structure.  The focus will be on removing the mold itself rather than the items it grows on in order to restore the space.

SERVPRO will remove any visible signs of mold growth using a number of cleaning products as well as individually restoring any items in designated clean rooms.  With all external signs of mold removed, the restoration process can begin.  An antimicrobial base coat paint can be used to repaint any wall or ceilings that have been affected and prevent the mold from returning.  Air scrubbers with HEPA filters will also be placed in the areas to remove the spores from the air.  Deodorization is also carried out to leave the space smelling fresh and above all mold free.

If you are looking for a service that focuses on removal and prevention, call SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties at (803)-475-7500 and we will help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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