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Uncovering an Invisible Culprit

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growth on the wall due to a water leak Dark spots on wall

Commercial properties in Verona, NJ, tend to see a lot of traffic, but there are some properties that are invaded by invisible troublemakers. Mold spores are a nuisance to air quality, but unless you see tracks of growth, you will need an indoor environmental specialist to uncover a problem.

Identifiable Signs of Mold

Many people are familiar with visible or noticeable mold problems. If you have any of the following conditions, it might indicate mold growth is present.

  • Musty odors
  • Dark spots or stains on walls or ceilings
  • Fuzzy growth near air returns and registers

If you haven’t experienced any of this but your building has experienced water damage, you should schedule a mold test with an indoor environmental specialist. Mold spores are invisible to the naked air, but they can be traced through highly sensitive equipment. Any building that experiences a lot of condensation or has been flooded is a prime growth spot for mold.

Air Quality Testing

Since many individuals spend the bulk of their time indoors while at work, it important to provide the best air quality possible. This is difficult to do if you have mild spores present. When testing is done for mold, it can reveal the exact nature of the materials present in the air. Since there are different types of molds, the evaluation will explain the specific types of mold present in the air and the level of concentration. The information is important for scheduling comprehensive mold remediation services because it directs the attention to the true culprit.
An indoor environmental specialist can do more than test your air quality. They can investigate potential sources of the contamination problem, as well as look for locations of moisture or water damage. They can also investigate the HVAC system and duct systems for growth problems related to the ventilation and movement of air throughout the building.

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