Mold growth is a common problem for homes and businesses. But how do you know when it’s time to hire professional mold removal services? Here are some telltale signs that indicate you should reach out to a professional like URI.
Mold growth occurs when mold spores come in contact with moisture, which causes the spores to rapidly reproduce and expand. Whether there is flooding or a broken pipe in your building, water damage is one of the leading causes of mold growth.
Mold has a distinct musty odor. If you notice this smell and it persists despite your cleaning efforts, there is likely mold in the building. Even if the smell is faint, the mold could still be dangerous.
You may also smell the mold without actually seeing it. At URI, our team has the extensive experience needed to quickly identify the mold and its source.
If mold is visible in plain sight, you know you have mold growth. But how serious is it?
There are many different types of mold, all with varying levels of toxicity and different appearances. While most people usually think of mold as having a green or gray color, it can also appear as red, black, brown, white and even blue and purple.
The only way to know for sure what type of mold you are dealing with is to have it analyzed by a professional. At URI, we work with certified industrial hygienists for advanced testing so we can determine the type of mold and create an effective mold remediation plan.
Moisture doesn’t have to be on the surfaces of your building for mold to develop. Moisture in the air from humidity can also be a culprit. If your building tends to be humid or your HVAC unit doesn’t function properly, you’re likely to see mold growth.
Many people assume that removing visible mold through DIY methods will get rid of their mold problem. But mold is very resilient and invasive. It can easily spread to parts of your building that you can’t see or reach on your own, such as between ductwork and walls.
If you’ve cleaned up mold in your building before and it keeps coming back, you need mold removal services to deal with the problem properly.
If you’re experiencing one or more of the issues listed above, it’s time to schedule professional mold removal services. At URI, our knowledgeable and experienced mold specialists can quickly and accurately assess your mold situation and develop an effective mold remediation plan. We target the source of the mold to thoroughly address the problem, and we use specialized tools and heavy-duty filtration systems to get the job done.
If you suspect that your building might have a mold problem, contact URI today for fast and professional mold removal services.