Over the last couple of decades, stories about employees being exposed to mold have surfaced in the media. Many high-profile lawsuits came as a result of toxic mold contamination in the workspace. Most of the cases involving mold have been about residential properties, but enough lawsuits have been filed against commercial properties to bring awareness to the problem. As a result, if your commercial property is experiencing mold, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed quickly. Contact Tri-County All Restorations, a restoration company in Oakland Park for our prompt and efficient mold remediation services.
How To Detect Mold
Mold is a microscopic fungus that is usually unmistakable to detect. Sometimes it looks like a dirty surface, like a ceiling or wall, but most times the growth is apparently mold, as it’s fuzzy and green or blue in color. Mold is usually accompanied with:
- A musty smell
- Sources of moisture
- Warped, cracked, or peeling material
- Continuous growth (if it were dirt, it wouldn’t grow)
Mold should never be taken lightly, whether at home or in a commercial property. It is the most common cause of “sick building syndrome”, which can lead to a variety of health concerns, like headaches, dizziness, fatigue, dry coughs, and nasal allergies. Exposure can lead to serious health risks, especially for people who suffer from allergies, asthma, or have other health conditions. Significant exposure to mold often occurs more in workplace settings than at home, so it’s recommended to hire a professional company for mold remediation in Oakland Park.
Inspect HVAC System
Do you have employees who come into the office and their allergies immediately act up? When your employees say things like, “It always gets worse when I come into the office,” that’s an indication that mold is residing somewhere in your commercial property. Indoor air quality in an office is hardly better than air quality on a plane. A lot of the problems may be caused by the building’s HVAC system.
When the HVAC system doesn’t work efficiently, this can lead to employees breathing in contaminated air. Consider all the pollutants people are exposed to in an office: upholstery, printers, carpeting, copy machines, and cleaning agents are just a few suspects. It’s important that you have the HVAC filters changed frequently and the system inspected twice annually. Contact our restoration company in Oakland Park for all mold inspections. We have a team of highly trained certified technicians and specialized equipment to manage all types of mold damage.
Find Out If You Have A Sick Building
Sick building syndrome is a real and serious problem. Before your employees come to you with complaints, implement strategies to prevent mold occurrences on-site. Much like you should hire a professional to check your HVAC system, you should also hire a cleaning crew to dust down office equipment and a carpet professional to clean carpeted offices. In addition to this, make sure no moldy foods remain in the fridge and never let your employees eat at their desks.
Even with these measures, your office may still be contaminated with mold. If you think this is the case, ask around. Find out from your employees if they’re experiencing similar health issues. If they are, you may have a sick building. The only solution to this is to contact a restoration company in Oakland Park, like Tri-County All Restorations. We will address your mold problem to prevent further health risks. Prompt removal and treatment can protect you and your employees from sickness – not to mention it can protect your business from potential litigation.
Our team will conduct a thorough analysis, and also inspect the presence of airborne spores. We will then correctly remove all dangerous molds from the premises. If we discover the problem is worse than it appears, we will instruct you on how best to move forward. We will remove all forms of mold, including toxic mold, quickly and efficiently to reduce or prevent business interruptions. Additionally, our work is affordable, so you don’t have to worry about spending too much on remediation to resolve the problem.
Contact Tri-County All Restorations
Don’t let mold get in the way of your business. Contact our restoration company in Oakland Park for mold remediation services. Call (954) 280-7871 for a free quote.