Hidden dangers in commercial and residential properties
It’s easy to tell when something mechanical breaks down at a property but there are many hidden problems that residential and commercial properties can experience and one of the more hazardous situations is humidity and mold growth. Mold is a fungus that can grow silently in inaccessible parts of the property. If not detected and removed, mold can easily spread to other parts of the structure and while mold appearance is unsightly, removal of the fungus is essential for health-related reasons.
Airflow, humidity and mold growth
Mold needs very little to grow and take hold of drywall and other parts of the building. Dark spaces with little air flow are prime areas for moisture and humidity buildup which is the perfect scenario for mold infestation. In residential homes, appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators are also excellent areas where mold can fester on adjacent walls. Commercial properties are even more susceptible to mold infestations as these buildings sometimes have complex air flow needs that are not maintained, varying humidity levels in different areas of the business and many low traffic areas with little to no ventilation.
Mold is not just an appearance problem
Mold itself can have different appearances including blackish smears, green bubbling and large swaths of yellowing. The fungus ruins the appearance of walls and fixtures it infests but the results are not just visual. Humidity and mold growth can drastically affect the air quality at the property as the fungus releases a steady stream of harmful airborne spores and bacteria. Larger areas of mold will release even more harmful toxins into the air flow which could create short and long-term negative health effects to anyone residing or working inside the property. Symptoms of lower quality air could indicate a mold infestation problem which should be corrected immediately.
Testing and removing mold from the property
Air quality testing is usually the first step in managing a potentially hazardous mold infestation. Mold can easily take over walls and areas and removal of the fungus must be undertaken by professionals with extensive experience with humidity and mold growth. Premium contractors such as Matrix Remediation use the latest equipment to test air quality and detect the presence of mold. Experts in both residential and commercial properties will be able to inspect and detect key areas for mold growth and fully remove the fungus with the latest environmentally friendly yet powerful chemicals.
Humidity and mold growth calls for the experts at Matrix Remediation
While ugly and unsightly, mold growth has more serious health consequences if left unchecked. Toxic bacterial and mold spores could easily be released into the air, creating issues for quality of life for anyone inside the property. Detecting and removing mold should be done by the specialists at Matrix Remediation, who have the residential and commercial experience to thoroughly test for mold and completely and safely remove the fungus from the property. Matrix Remediation is the trusted contractor for air quality testing and mold detection and removal for residential and commercial properties.
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