owning a commercial property can be tricky, knowing what to do is key!
it’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mould exist! Yikes, that's a lot and yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mould is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mould and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mould that can cause health effects for some people.
If the right conditions exist, mould will grow!!
These conditions include:
Water - Different mould types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.
Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mould growth.
Time - Initial mould colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.
What to Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Mould growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mould activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mould growth.
If you suspect mould in your home, call SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mould in your home or business.
If you suspect mould in your commercial business, call us today at (905) 864-9544