Rock Hill, Concord, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas have some beautiful old buildings. Unfortunately, those buildings often come with mold. With North Carolina’s humidity, even some of the new buildings have pockets of mold, especially in their basements. If you have mold in your commercial building, what can you do about it? First, you’ll want to act sooner rather than later. Mold doesn’t go away on its own. In fact, the longer you leave it alone, the worse it gets. Second, let AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina remove the mold for you. You should avoid trying to get rid of the mold on your own. Why? Well, let’s take a closer look.
When you own a commercial building, many people spend time in that space. Whether you rent your building to other people or you run your own business from inside your building, you depend on people working there. Those people need a healthy work environment.
ALLERGIES & ASTHMA
We always bring up allergies and asthma when we talk about mold. Those two health problems are the first to flare up when you have mold in your building. Mold sets off allergy and asthma symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, and even trouble with breathing.
Do you own an apartment building? Then you should make sure that the building stays mold-free. If your building is a place where people eat and sleep, it’s even more important that you create a healthy and safe environment.
Now that you know you need the mold experts, you’re probably wondering how we’ll get rid of the problem. We have a process that we’ve perfected over the years.
For most disasters, we start with an assessment. When it comes to mold remediation, that assessment involves finding the mold. We’ll ask you to show us where you first noticed the mold. From that point, we’ll figure out just how far that mold has spread. Like we said, you can’t get rid of mold unless you know where all of it is. Mold can be sneaky, but don’t worry. We know all of its tricks.
Next, we’ll use only the best tools and cleaning products to make sure that the mold goes away for good. We have wide-reaching cleaning tools that can clean inside corners and other hard to reach places. When we’ve finished cleaning, we’ll double check our work to make sure that we haven’t missed anything. As much as we’d be happy to come back and help again, we know that you want the problem solved the first time.
REPLACEMENTS & REBUILDING
If your mold problem has gotten bad enough, you may need to replace a few things. For example, if mold has embedded itself deeply into your walls, those walls will have to go. We can remove the moldy plaster and replace it with fresh material.
Mold can’t exist without moisture. If you want to keep mold from growing, you’ll have to get rid of the moisture. For some buildings, this just means getting a dehumidifier or using better ventilation during warmer months. For others, this means serious water removal. If your building falls into that last category, we can help.
When you’ve got a commercial-sized mold problem, it’s going to come with a lot of challenges. Cleaning it up won’t be as easy as grabbing and sponge and some cleaning products. Here are just a few of the challenges that people face when dealing with a mold problem.
FINDING THE MOLD
If you’re going to get rid of mold, you have to find it first. This part gets tough because mold prefers dark spaces. Attics, basements, corners, and spaces behind walls are just a few of the places where mold likes to hide. Mold also comes in dark colors, making it even more tough to spot while you’re cleaning.
DOING A THOROUGH JOB
Once you’ve found the mold, you have to make sure that you get rid of all of it. If you leave any mold behind, it will just keep growing. This gets extra challenging when you’re dealing with mold behind walls. If you’re not careful, even the cleaning process can spread mold spores across the room. If those mold spores meet water, then they’ll grow into mold. This means that you haven’t gotten rid of your mold problem. You’ve just transferred it to a different part of the room.
Mold cleanup isn’t just challenging. It can also get dangerous. Sure, you can handle a small mold problem in a bathroom without any issues. However, if you’ve got black mold in a basement, it’s time to call the experts. Remember those mold spores that we mentioned? Those can impact your breathing, especially if you have a mold allergy that you didn’t know about. Within a few minutes of starting mold cleanup, you could start coughing, choking, and feeling lightheaded.
When you call the mold removal experts at AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina, you’ll get a team with the right tools and equipment. We have all of the cleaning products and safety gear that we need to remove even the most toxic mold.
Why choose AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina for your commercial mold removal needs? We can think of a few reasons. We’ve listed our favorites below.
Sometimes, it’s okay to make an appointment and wait. However, if someone in your building is having a reaction to the mold, then that mold needs to go away right now. In that case, you can reach us at any time. We’ll pick up the phone no matter when you call. If you have a mold emergency, we’re on it.
How do you know that you picked a good company for your commercial mold removal? Look for certification. Try the IICRC first. They’re an independent non-profit group that certifies excellent restoration companies. Go ahead and search for us on the IICRC website. You’ll find our certification there. We’ve also been certified in mold removal by the state of North Carolina.
At AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina, we make customer satisfaction a top priority. We put nothing but our best into every job, guaranteed.
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