How You Can Prevent Recurring Mold Problems
How To Prevent Mold Infestation In the Future
One of the most frustrating things about commercial property ownership is discovering you have water issues in your building. Whether it’s coming from something obvious like a leak or hidden sources, water can lead to structural damage and mold growth if it’s not addressed properly. If you’re noticing that mold keeps growing back in the same area, it’s worth investigating the cause and asking these two questions:
Have You Checked Your Moisture Levels Lately?
High humidity provides an ideal climate for mold, especially in warmer climates and when the temperature is between 60-80 degrees indoors — a common range for most buildings. You can buy an inexpensive moisture meter called a hygrometer to test the area in question. Place the meter three feet above the ground and in as little as three minutes, it will give you a readout of your humidity levels. Any reading above 60% indicates there is too much moisture in the air and that there is a water source somewhere responsible for the elevated levels.
Has Your Space Been Professionally Evaluated?
Mold remediation specialists in Hamptons At Boca Raton, FL, can inspect and evaluate the area for several different criteria:
- Moisture and humidity levels
- Primary or secondary water damage
- The presence of hyphal fragments — essentially, microscopic “roots” of mold — that cause it to grow quickly and indicate a colony of mold growth in the area
Once they’ve determined what they’re dealing with, technicians can begin the process of remediation, which includes addressing the source of water, removing any damaged and mold-ridden materials, scrubbing and filtering the air and helping you prevent further issues.
Most property owners have to deal with mold growth at some time or other, but it doesn’t have to be a recurring problem for you. Understanding the conditions under which it grows and taking steps to remedy the environment will help prevent future encounters with mold in your property.