Mold isn’t pretty. There are so many different types, moldy areas smell awful, and it’s terrible for your health. You don’t want mold setting up shop in your business, but sometimes it’s hard to spot mold before it’s taken over.
Are you wondering if your business needs a mold inspection in the Sioux Falls or Brookings area?
Keep reading to find out how to troubleshoot mold and water damage issues yourself.
How Do You Know if You’re at Risk For Mold?
Usually by using two of your senses: sight and smell. If an area of your building smells musty or if you notice signs of water, chances are there may be some mold developing that you just can’t see yet.
Bring in the experts to find that sneaky mold!
Do You Need a Mold Test if You See Mold?
Strictly speaking, you don’t need a mold test if there’s already visible mold. But could a mold test still be a good idea? Yes.
It’s possible that the mold you saw was just one affected area, or that cleaning up the visible mold didn’t solve the whole problem. To cut down the risk of having untreated mold elsewhere in the business, a mold test may be your best bet.
If I Clean up the Mold, Shouldn’t I Be in the Clear?
Well, yes and no. If you’ve cleaned up the affected area, it’s still possible that you could be at risk for mold if you don’t do something to get rid of the moisture in the area.
If you’re noticing repeat moisture in a specific area, then it’s possible that you need to fix some pipes. And if the affected area is carpeted or if there was water in the ceiling, it’s best to replace the carpet and the ceiling tiles to prevent mold growth.
So water damage is extremely important to handle right away. Need help? We can lend a hand.
What about Health Risks and the Risk of Hidden Mold?
There’s the potential for serious serious health risks for you and your employees if unseen mold lives on. Especially in your eastern South Dakota business, it’s important to remember that mold testing isn’t always to fix the mold that you see right now, but to make sure unseen mold doesn’t hurt you without your knowledge.
Want Us to Take Care of It For You?
We deal with this stuff quite a bit, and we’re pretty good at it. Get in touch to get some mold cleanup underway. Your employees and your health will thank you for it!