Covid has prohibited in-person work for many people and industries. For over a year now, many of us have been working from home or finding new ways to take care of our clients virtually. One of the ways we do this at My Pure Environment is by offering a complete home walk-through inspection via Facetime or Zoom.
As the vaccine is being rolled out, some restrictions on in-person work have been lifted. However, as people return to workplaces that have remained empty for an extended time, they are being met with a rude surprise—they’re discovering mold in their commercial buildings!
Mold in Commercial Buildings
After a commercial building is left empty for a while, conditions can develop that allow mold to grow. Mold can build up in any areas where water has remained stagnant (not moving), and there might be more standing water in an empty office than you realize. Unused plumbing and sewer systems probably come to mind first, but even a small amount of water sitting in the bottom of a water fountain could become a problem.
Whether you’re a business owner returning to inspect your building, or an employee picking up on signs of mold, you need a game plan for making sure your commercial space is clean, safe, and mold-free. We want to help you do that! Let’s go over how to recognize the symptoms of empty office mold, and how to resolve mold in your office building, so you can make your game plan.
Symptoms of Mold in an Empty Office
Mold can affect your health in serious ways. Don’t work in an office building where you have discovered mold. If you do, you could develop respiratory problems, get an upper respiratory infection, or have symptoms like sore throat, headache, sinus pain and pressure, and more. An asthamtic person should take extreme precautions and avoid mold completely, as asthma symptoms worsen with mold exposure.
Some signs of mold growth in an empty commercial building are:
- A musty smell
- Brown or black patches of growth on fabrics, carpeting, ceiling tiles, etc.
- Old standing water
Causes of mold in empty commercial buildings:
- Excess moisture
- Unaddressed leaks
- Condensation from an AC unit
Molds can be found almost anywhere, especially after a building has been empty for some time. It’s best to have a professional inspect the space for you.
Treating Mold in an Office Building
Traditional mold remediation methods may take months, and that is time you don’t have! If you’ve just opened (or re-opened) for business, you have enough on your plate. You don’t need to be closed for months again because of a mold problem. That’s where we come in—we have a solution that will save you valuable time.
Call My Pure Environment for your mold remediation needs. With our dry fog mold remediation technology, there is no demolition, and we can ensure your entire office is free of mold in a fraction of the time it takes traditional mold remediation companies. Let’s get your office safe and back to business!
Don’t close shop for months! Don’t demolish! Save time and money with My Pure Environment. Call to schedule an onsite or virtual consultation today.