Finding mold in your business can be a big stressor due to the thought that the business may have to close for days in order to get the mold removed properly. Stories in the news tell of places like Seattle Children’s Hospital, which had to close operating rooms due to mold infestation. It is true that mold is dangerous and has killed people in certain situations. However, most mold infestations are fairly benign, and they only put people at risk who are sensitive to mold or have other health problems. Your business may not have to shut down in order to take care of the problem.
How Mold Affects Your Business
Mold should not be taken lightly. It is typically relatively benign and does not cause many health problems, but toxic mold syndrome is considered a real threat to those who are vulnerable. That means you need to get rid of mold in your business or risk threat to your employees and customers.
Being vigilant is the key to preventing your business from being shut down during mold remediation. Timing is everything, and the quicker you call a mold specialist to get the mold removed, the lesser the chance is that you will shut down.
A mold infestation has a beginning point, and it does not instantaneously spread to an infestation that affects every part of a building. Therefore, mold removal specialists can cordon off areas and seal them to treat only areas that are impacted by mold growth.
Mold Removal Process
Cordoned-off areas, or containment zones, use air scrubbers and negative pressure to keep mold outside or within the area of removal, so it does not continue to spread to other areas of your commercial building. They scrub and scrape mold off of objects and remove infiltrated objects such as carpet in a safe manner. They also wear proper personal protective gear to make sure everyone involved stays safe. Getting rid of mold safely is equally important, and professionals will do it right.
That means, when you detect mold visually or nasally, you must get a mold inspection right away. The quicker you call, the smaller the containment area will be. This means more of your business will be able to continue operating as usual.
Mold is a serious situation, and it can be a huge health risk for those who are sensitive to it. However, this does not mean you have to shut down your entire business as long as you call quickly enough.