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3 Signs Your Commercial Property Has a Mold Problem

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Scientist show molds in agar culture. If you suspect you have mold have your building tested by an indoor environmental specialist.

Mold Testing Your Building

Most people don't think about mold unless they see it or smell it. Sometimes, however, you need an indoor environmental specialist to test for mold issues. Here are the three main ways you can determine if your commercial property in Monticello, LA, has a mold problem.

1. Visual Confirmation

The most obvious sign of mold seeing it with your own eyes. Check areas that tend to be high in moisture regularly for mold growth. If, for example, there is a place in your building where condensation tends to gather, you need to keep an eye on it so that you can curtail any mold problems that arise.

2. Musty Odor

Another common indication that mold spores from the air have settled and made their home somewhere in your building is a telltale dank smell. You can often zero in on the precise location of the mold problem by noticing where the stench gets stronger. A strong odor is often the first sign that informs you about a mold issue in your air ducts or within the walls, as those areas are harder to see.

3. Mold Test

Most mold problems are detectable without the aid of an indoor environmental specialist, but testing is the best way to be sure. Professional testing is the way to go because home mold kits simply tell you that mold exists in the area, and that's not particularly helpful information. Even if you don't need testing to determine there is an issue, a test is still a helpful part of the mold remediation process. It can help specialists pinpoint the affected areas more precisely and test after the remediation has been conducted can let them know how effective the efforts were.

If you suspect that your commercial property has mold, it can be pretty easy to verify those suspicions. Check for visual and olfactory signs of mold, and just to be sure, have your building tested by an indoor environmental specialist.

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