Mold Remediation Mold in Commercial Buildings Mold can create serious adverse effects for occupants in your building, and the stakes become much higher the more occupants present. Mold can be especially irritating to occupants with asthma or other respiratory problems, and can actually cause adverse health conditions to healthy occupants if mold growth gets out of hand. Depending on the type of mold, they can off-gas toxic substances that could lead to headaches, sneezing, lethargy, and other factors. It is impossible to address every single mold spore in an indoor environment. Mold is everywhere and is a part of nature. However, it becomes an issue when it grows to unmanageable concentrations. The number one ingredient mold needs to grow is moisture. If you can contain the moisture levels in your building, then you are on track to providing a safe indoor environment to the occupants in your building. If you are experiencing a problem with mold in your commercial building, call Tidy Clean Restoration to handle all of your commercial mold remediation needs. We are IICRC certified as well as licensed, bonded and insured. We have invested in the top of the line equipment such as wet/dry HEPA vacuums, HEPA air negative machines and supplies to keep mold contained to the affected areas. When you choose Tidy Clean Restoration, we will be able to get the job done on your terms; keeping occupants healthy and safe during the process. Preventing Mold Growth Have your maintenance crew fix plumbing leaks: Any additional moisture introduced into the building can create an environment for mold growth. Leaky pipes are the first culprit for mold to form and the easiest to fix. Be aware of condensation: Condensation may seem harmless, but in fact it is not. Although condensation may look small, it introduces moisture into the environment of the building. Mold only needs 24-48 hours to begin the colonization process and spread. You can prevent the moisture in the air by the addition of dehumidifiers or increase of circulation throughout the space. You can do this through an increase in fans or ventilation in the HVAC system. Keep HVAC systems running smoothly: Be sure to have your maintenance crew check any drip pans and ensure they are being emptied correctly. If not, you could have an accumulation of moisture in the environment, thus creating conditions for mold growth. Also, have your maintenance team check for obstructions in the flow of the HVAC systems, to ensure condensation is not accumulating in areas it is not intended. Vent moisture outside: If you have equipment located in your commercial building such as dryers, boilers or heat generating equipment, make sure that any steam or condensation is vented outside. This way, moisture will not become trapped in the walls, but will be vented outside instead. Low humidity is key: Make sure the humidity levels are below 60% within the building. The most ideal ranges would be 30-50% relative humidity if possible. The lower the humidity, the less moisture that is coming into the building naturally. With the introduction of dehumidification, this can help keep the moisture levels down. Keep foundations dry: One area that is commonly missed is the foundation of the structure. If this area is kept wet due to ineffective drainage, mold can start colonizing and grow right at the base of the building. In order to prevent this from occurring, build a slope to provide drainage to drain away from the foundation. Choosing Tidy Clean Restoration If you have tried the preventative techniques above, but still have mold growth occurring in your commercial building, call Tidy Clean Restoration for your commercial mold remediation project, you can be ensured the proper steps will be taken to restore the indoor air quality to a normal state. When you give us a call, we will send out a team of IICRC certified technicians fully equipped with the proper tools and supplies to contain the mold and remediate the affected area. You can have the confidence that Tidy Clean Restoration can handle your mold remediation project with as little downtime as possible. Mold can be contained and remediated if done correctly. Our simple process is tailored to your unique needs, however, the standard process typically is as follows: Pre-service evaluation Wet Vacuum Damp Wipe HEPA Vacuum Discard unsalvageable materials We follow all of the guidelines and rules established by the IICRC and will restore your building environment to a safe and healthy condition. Tidy Clean Restoration covers the Mankato, MN and surrounding areas for your mold remediation needs. For 24 hour service call 888-285-8080, or for a free estimate call 507-344-1742.