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Understanding the Basics of Mold Damage

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth on a wall Mold damage in Medical District, NV

When you're at work, you expect to have a comfortable place to do your job. You certainly don't want to see mold growth on the walls, on the floor or anywhere else. Not only is this a concern to you and your co-workers, but it could be embarrassing to customers and visitors. If you understand how mold growths and ways to prevent it, you can ease your concerns about this unwanted invader.

Where it's Most Common

Mold spores can be just about anywhere outdoors, floating in the air. They can hitch a ride on people and get into your office, or the spores can find access through open doors, windows, and other gaps. Fungal growth will occur under the right conditions. Mold will develop and spread when this is standing water and humidity. Here are some favorite breeding grounds of this fungus:

  • Under sinks
  • Behind and under appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and water heaters
  • In attics, cellars, basements and crawl spaces
  • In showers

Flooding and Mold

When a flood starts in your Medical District, NV, office building, you shouldn't only worry about water damage. If you don't remove the water quickly, mold could show up in no time. Within 24 to 48 hours, mold growth could occur.

Eliminating the Risk

Your best bet is to hire an experienced flood remediation team to clean up your office. The pros will first remove all water from your office. Then, after thoroughly drying the affected area, the crews will use potent chemicals to kill any remaining bacteria. This will significantly reduce the risk of mold showing up once crews leave.

Other Considerations

A few days after the flood, you should walk through your building to look for signs of mold. It can grow even in areas where there might not have been visible water damage.
Do something to prevent mold growth in your building. Make sure you get the right flood cleanup company on the case as soon as possible.

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