Mold Remediation In Commercial Buildings

Did you know that as many as 45 million commercial buildings in the United States have mold and as much as a fourth of Americans have a genetic predisposition to it? It´s a shocking number, right? As a business owner, your priority is to keep your employees and customers safe, but mold is often in areas you can´t see. Here´s how mold remediation inspections will help you succeed.

What Causes Mold In Businesses?

Mold can grow anywhere because it is airborne, so it can be difficult to fight against spore progression since it thrives in areas that are dark and damp.  That is why it affects the structural integrity of a building and causes air quality to decline. If not caught early enough, it will lead to business disruption costing you, your employees, and your customers problems in the long run.

Mold reproduces quickly with access to moisture and oxygen. That is why we most often perform mold remediation near plumbing pipes, refrigeration equipment, or damaged ventilation.  It may also grow on cold, damp surface areas or near-saturated foundations. The good news is that mold remediation is an affordable and professional way to manage and prevent growth continuation.

What Type Of Mold Are Commercial Buildings Prone To?

There are over 100,000 types of molds, but you don´t have to worry about most of them. Most are non-threatening while others have important medicinal uses. The five you will likely encounter in commercial property include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys. These are the types of molds that cause allergies, respiratory sensitivities, and even the loss of life.

Alternaria doesn´t need much moisture to thrive, so you will likely find it most often on your company windows, carpets, doors, and lower-level areas. Alternaria is known to cause allergies, so if you notice your employees sneezing or sniffling, you might want to call us for a full inspection.  We also recommend dusting regularly as Alternaria is airborne and highly effective at spreading.

Aspergillus is a toxic mold that thrives and circulates quickly in indoor areas that are wet and oxygen abundant. It is often referred to as black mold as well. It is most common to see it grow on fruits and vegetables that are aging. Contact with aspergillus can lead to skin and respiratory illnesses that are often accompanied by signs like headaches, fever, hemoptysis, and chills.

Cladosporium involves more than forty different fungi species and usually is found in high humidity areas such as where leaky pipes are located. As it is airborne, contact with it causes asthma and allergies, but the good news is that it is not as toxic nor fatal as other mold species unless a person develops a severe case of asthma, which millions of Americans do each year.

For the most part, Americans do not realize that Penicillium is bad because we normally hear about it medicinally. If a person inhales these spores in large amounts, it can prove to be fatal. Stachybotrys is dangerous as it is a black mold that has a horrid reputation for causing structural damage and health scares. You´ll know these spores are present if your home has a strange odor.

How Does Mold Remediation Help?

Mold remediation is the single strongest method of eradicating mold growth. Restore pro not only performs an air test but seals off the affected area to avoid human contact. It also reduces the risk of contamination. Our mold specialists then get to work using commercial grade mold remediation equipment to clean the entire area, both surface areas and hidden. After air purification, it´s done!

If your Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire business has mold, call us at 1-800-847-0114 or visit to set up an appointment today.