If you want the best result for your commercial mold removal project in Central and Southern Maine, Central and Southern New Hampshire, and Eastern Massachusetts, then look no further than Octagon Cleaning & Restoration. Mold becomes a problem inside a business when there’s excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time. The problem can originate from sudden water releases, like a burst pipe or large spill that goes untreated, or from a chronic condition, such as a leaking roof or plumbing. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. It’s always best to have the mold evaluated and removed by a certified professional. Octagon Cleaning & Restoration is an IICRC-certified firm in the area of mold and microbial remediation.
Where Can Mold Grow?
Mold can grow almost anywhere in a commercial building if conditions permit. If there is visible growth on painted wall surfaces, property owners should be concerned about what may be growing on the wall’s opposite side. The environment inside the walls of a building often differs drastically from the exterior and could create a perfect haven for mold. If the wall remains wet for a prolonged period, it’s almost guaranteed that the mold growth on the backside will be worse than on the front. At that point, containment and the removal of moldy materials, followed by aggressive cleaning of salvageable framing, are the best options.
What’s the Best Way to Treat Mold?
It is very important to understand that mold MUST be physically removed and contained to prevent cross-contamination. Killing mold with products such as bleach or other chemicals DOES NOT eliminate the health risk associated with the spores. Mold spores can be just as dangerous dead as they are alive and present the same potential risk to building occupants. Therefore fogging and trying to just kill mold is a waste of time and the chemicals used are considered pesticides in many states and can be very harmful, often even more so than mold. If biocides are used they must be applied in accordance with a Licensed Pesticide Applicator.
Experts at Mold Removal
The certified mold removal Maine professionals at Octagon Cleaning & Restoration have the training and experience to: identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage to the smallest area possible, physically remove contamination, dry materials to ensure that mold will not return, and to perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a pre-loss condition. Call us today for more information on our services. You’ll be glad you did.