Your Next Steps After Spotting Mold in the Workplace | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews
You were looking for something in the storage closet at your office when you smelled something that was just “off.” Then you looked down and saw the tell-tale green hue of a patch of mold. What now?
While there’s no existing OSHA standard related to mold in the workplace, it’s still important to get it cleared out as soon as possible. If you spot it—or smell it—get in touch with our team of experts. We’ll immediately get to work.
The Difference Between Mold Removal & Remediation
When you see mold, you might naturally think it needs to be removed. But the reality is that “mold removal” is a bit of a misnomer. Mold spores are found nearly everywhere, both indoors and out, so it’s not possible to fully eradicate them.
That’s why SERVPRO of East Mecklenburg/Matthews offers mold remediation. Our remediation process is guided by expertise in how mold and mold growth work—eliminating the causes of mold infestation and containing the mold that’s present.
What Happens When You Call Us About Mold
The first step in our mold remediation process is for you to get in touch with us! We’re available 24/7, 365 days of the year for a reason—prompt action is important.
Once you’ve gotten in touch with us, a technician will come out to inspect your business and conduct a mold damage assessment. This step helps us determine the steps that follow.
Step 3 is to contain the existing mold. This minimizes the risk of mold spreading into other parts of the room or beyond, and it also limits the amount of time people are exposed to mold.
From there, we’ll filter the air in the space, remove mold and mold-infested materials, and focus on cleaning the contents of your office space.
If mold growth in your business was spurred by water damage, we’ll also work with you to determine water damage restoration needs. This comes first in many cases, since the presence of any amount of water, including invisible moisture, can keep mold growing.
Ready to put our mold remediation process into action? Get in touch today to get help from a team of experts.