How to Tell if Your Building Has Mold
Mold comes in many types, and all have the potential to cause adverse health effects. The sooner you can spot the signs of mold in your building, the faster you can ensure a healthy working environment and protect your property from damage. To tell if your building has mold, look for:
- Allergic reactions: Many types of mold cause sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, runny nose and other allergy symptoms. If you or anyone else is suffering inexplicable allergies, it may be due to mold.
- Musty odor: Some molds produce a distinctive musty odor. If you notice a moldy smell that persists no matter how much you clean, you may have mold developing in your building.
- Visible mold: Mold can be fuzzy or slimy and may grow in clusters, threads or irregular shapes. The colors of mold can vary and include black, white, orange, purple, green and others.
How Does URI Remove Mold?
At URI, we work alongside certified industrial hygienists for advanced assistance with testing, damage assessments and developing our mold and mildew removal strategy. Our mold and mildew and restoration processes include:
- Assessments: We determine the extent of damage and plan effective remediation.
- Containment: The area is contained to prevent the spread of mold during treatment.
- Filtration: We deploy heavy-duty filtration systems to remove mold spores from the air.
- Removal: Our team removes damaged materials with controlled demolition techniques.
- Sterilization: Any items we can save are collected, cleaned, sterilized and returned to you.
- Restoration: We provide complete restoration services, including estimates, repairs and more.
Our Mold Removal Services
We use a three-phase approach for mold removal and remediation. Regardless of the extent of damage, URI restoration experts:
- Isolate the hazard: Effective containment and filtration stop mold from spreading and remove health hazards from the air.
- Eliminate the problem: We deal with mold every day and know where to look to make sure we remove every last bit.
- Target the source: Mold has a cause, and we work to find out what it is, develop a plan for fixing it and carry out the repair.
How to Prevent Mold in Your Building
The best way to prevent mold in your building is to keep your moisture levels down and eliminate standing water. Water leaks, flooding and unattended spills all contribute to mold growth. If your humidity is high, use a dehumidifier to reduce it to below 60%. If you see water stains, bowed walls, peeling paint or any of the other signs of water damage, visit our water damage restoration page to learn more and schedule a rapid service.
If you suspect you have mold in your building, our mold remediation services can help. Contact URI today for fast and professional mold and mildew restoration.