At Sasser Restoration, we understand that no one wants to have or see mold, especially in their place of business.
However, mold is part of our environment and can be found almost everywhere. Anytime oxygen and moisture are present, there will be mold. Mold growth thrives in the late summer due to the rising heat and humidity.
As experts in mold remediation, our team is here to educate you on the signs and ways to prevent mold growth in your workspace to keep you, your employees and consumers safe.
First, it’s important to know that there are specific conditions needed for mold to cultivate and spread which are more likely to occur in these warmer months.
These environments include:
- A food source – such as wood, paper, insulation, or carpet
- A darkened area
- The ideal temperature – around 70 degrees and 30-40% humidity (typical building temperature)
Unfortunately, in the 1970s things transitioned in the way buildings were constructed. There became a focus and importance placed on making them tightly sealed. The issue is in the hopes of making heating and air cheaper and keeping water and mold out, inadequate ventilation actually caused any sort of leak or water damage to stay trapped inside causing moisture to build. The other transition was in the material used in the framework and structure of buildings.
Along with the change in how homes and buildings are made, there has also been extreme changes in weather and climate. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported there being 124,000 daily temperature records broken or tied in 2022. Most of these records were broken due to an increase in temperature, and with a higher average temperature comes higher humidity. Given that both heat and humidity are rising, mold now possesses a better setting to flourish.
Even though mold can be found in most places, it can be dangerous. Mold can do extensive damage to buildings, its structure, and the furnishings inside. It also can be harmful to people’s health, especially young children and the elderly as it can cause dizziness, headaches, asthma attacks, and skin rashes.
Unfortunately, mold knows no boundaries and once it begins to grow it can be difficult to stop. It can take less than 72 hours for it to continue to spread across a building which is why it needs to be handled in a timely manner. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that if you find mold that is larger than the size of a bath towel (roughly 10 square feet), it is best to call in the professionals.
When you call Sasser to fix your mold problem, we will send a team of trusted professionals to stabilize and mitigate the affected area. Based on the damage we find and whether there is water damage or a water leak that is causing the mold growth, we will utilize our moisture mapping technology that allows our trained employees to locate any potential water that cannot be seen by the naked eye. We will then use our advanced tools and equipment to remove the contamination known as source removal. Lastly, we will fix any moisture problems to prevent any further microbial growth that could cause additional damage.
If you have any questions about Sasser’s mold mitigation process and how we can help keep your business or facility, safe, secure and mold-free, we’d love to connect with you. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (844) 449-1144.