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Arlington Commercial Mold Damage Done Right

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation is Crucial to Keeping Commercial Enterprises Open and Thriving--Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Issues in Commercial Buildings with Minimal Disruptions to Clients

Mold needs three factors to expand and grow: Moisture, a food source, and the right temperature. For most businesses, it is simple to eliminate one of these factors by controlling the temperature. Control also helps to keep the air moisture levels (humidity) at normal levels. For certain specialty businesses, like fitness centers, this is not always possible.

That is not to say that every Arlington fitness center is a hot zone, but the nature of the business requires more work to prevent or remove mold damage. SERVPRO understands that controlling the humidity is not always possible. In a case like this, our technicians put their efforts into removing the visible mold, using anti-fungal agents to kill mold spores, and removing infested building material (food source).

Mold on the shower and changing room tile is easy to wipe or scrub away, but if it has had time to penetrate the grout between the tile sections, then the restoration task is much more challenging. It may be necessary to scrape the grout away and fill in the gaps. For extreme infestations, the tile must be removed and replaced after technicians scrape the concrete wall behind or the floor underneath. Before resealing the tile and applying new grout, the entire area is spraying with an anti-fungal agent.

In weight rooms, basketball courts and aerobic training rooms, the walls are usually drywall. This compressed building material is particularly vulnerable to moisture and mold. If the mold has sprouted hyphae and begun growing into it, we recommend removing the section and spraying the support structure behind it with an antimicrobial spray. This is cheaper than the labor cost of cutting out the infested area and fitting a new section into place. If the mold growth is thick, technicians use vacuums with special HEPA filters to remove as much as possible before spraying. This also helps to prevent the circulation of mold spores to unaffected regions of the establishment.

Removing mold from any business requires a professional restoration service. Untrained workers can inadvertently break spores away from a mold growth and spread them further into a structure. For help with a mold infestation or to schedule an inspection if you suspect a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230

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