Does Your Workplace Have A Mold Problem? Westchester, Bergen, Rockland, Fairfield
Here are a few Tips that may help you identify a Mold problem where you work.
- Water Stains: Water Stains are very easily seen on ceiling tiles and on carpet. They are indications of past or current water damage. Not every water stain will indicate mold growth but a water stain indicates a need for further investigation.
- Standing Water: Standing water may be found in corners between the drywall and the tiled floor of hallways, when cleaning is done the water pools in corners and soaks drywall. Mold growth is often found on drywall and grows quickly, especially behind baseboards. This can be fixed by pointing it out to the cleaning company.
- Condensation: Condensation takes place on cold water pipes and in ventilation and air conditioning units. It can also occur in walls and ceilings. This can be the hardest problem to fix because it often occurs inside walls and ceilings. This added moisture allows some of the worst molds to grow unobstructed for long periods of time.
- Areas with poor air circulation: Lack of air movement may cause condensation. Suspected areas of mold growth are wall cavities where there is a damp wall. Chances of mold growth are further increased if there is wallpaper that has not been properly glued.
- Heating ventilation and air conditioning systems: Look for mold in condensation trays and heat exchange coils. Humidification systems and wet porous insulation are potential mold growth areas.
- Odor: Is there a musty or earthy smell? Often inside of closets or unused offices.
Visible mold: Do you see black or green spots often in corners or in the back of closets