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What Is Causing Mold in Your Commercial Building?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Exterior wall of an office with a view, mold is growing in multiple spots around the windows SERVPRO of Upper Darby is experienced in commercial mold remediation.

If you have found black mold or any type of mold growing in your commercial building, you’re likely wondering how it got there. Was it a moisture problem? Has it been there for a long time? Knowing what caused the growth may help you avoid the need for more mold cleanup in the future.

Stagnant Air
Airflow can help discourage mold because it may dry out the area mold has chosen to make its home. If you have to turn off the HVAC unit for your building, try to keep some airflow going with fans.


Mold needs moisture to survive. This dampness can come from many sources, including:

• Burst pipes
• Leaky faucets
• Broken supply lines
• Flooding

Even something as simple as high humidity in a building can cause mold to grow. If your facility has 70% humidity, you may want to find a way to reduce the moisture in the air.
High Temperatures
Warmth is another element loved by black mold and many other types of fungus. Sometimes the temperatures in empty warehouses or busy factories can get high. Whenever possible, try to keep your buildings below the mid-70s on the Fahrenheit scale to discourage the growth of mold
Another environmental element that could lead to more appearances of mold is darkness. Darkness alone might not be enough to cause mold growth, but it is often associated with damp, stagnant places. The environment of your commercial building can play a big role in the development of mold.

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SERVPRO of Upper Darby is experienced in commercial mold remediation. We will work with you to minimize the impact of our services on your business. From estimates to abatement to billing, our highly trained professionals will guide you through the process with transparency and trust, and make your commercial property look "Like it never even happened.”

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