In your business, you take each meeting and each interaction seriously.
You may even embrace the cliché that “time is money.” Every moment at your business needs to be productive and efficient…
…and mold can cut into that efficiency.
Mold can be the sign of “sick building syndrome” – which means your employees are more likely to suffer from allergies, colds, sinus infections and even asthma problems. When your employees aren’t healthy, your business isn’t healthy.
Mold cannot only cause absenteeism, it can reduce efficiency and even put you at risk for liability.
Mold removal services can help.
Does Your Business Need a Mold Removal Company? Check for These 10 Signs
1. Your employees report allergy symptoms
Have you noticed that your human resources director is hoarse from time to time? Are employees calling in sick or—even worse—coming into work when they have a stuffy nose or a headache?
You may have even noticed a slip in productivity because your employees are not feeling 100 percent.
This is a sign of some of the hazards of mold.
By contacting First Call, we’ll take a careful look at all areas of your business and if mold is discovered, we’ll create a comprehensive plan to take care of it for you.
2. You see mold.
This is one of the most obvious indicators but be aware that not all mold is easily evident. Some may be hidden in air ducts or along tiny crevices in woodwork.
If an employee sees something that he or she thinks is mold, take their report seriously. A quick call to First Call and we’ll be able to diagnose the problem accurately and in a timely manner.
3. Your offices smell musty.
Even if you don’t see any obvious mold, your nose can detect musty and damp odors that are a strong indication that a problem is lurking nearby. If this odor is coming from areas that are prone to gather moisture, then call a mold removal company—like our experts at First Call—immediately.
4. There’s standing water in your building.
It never fails—there’s that one spot that always seems to gather moisture after a big rain or thunderstorm. If you see this, don’t ignore it. Standing water usually means that mold will follow.
If you want to minimize the chances of mold growth, contact us as soon as you see standing water.
5. Your building has excessive humidity.
When you live in North Carolina, the August humidity can be brutal. But if your building or warehouse is having difficulty controlling the humidity indoors throughout the year, you may have a problem on your hands.
6. You notice water spots.
Water spots are an indicator that moisture is leaking into areas where it doesn’t belong, and every water spot has the potential to create and spread mold.
Are you sensing a pattern?
Mold thrives in moisture. It’s where it grows and reproduces thanks to tiny spores that travel through the air until they land on another moist area and the cycle begins again.
Typically, in small amounts, mold spores don’t cause problems for those who are reasonably healthy. But when these spores pair with a moist environment, they can spread and reproduce exponentially, setting the stage for health problems, some of which can be quite serious.
7. Discoloration of surfaces.
Discoloration is often a sign that water or moisture is leaking into a certain area of your office or warehouse.
Make sure your employees report this and any similar signs of moisture to you.
8. You have leaky pipes.
Wait, isn’t that a plumbing problem? Well, it is, but it can also lead to a deeper problem of mold growth. Leaky pipes create hidden, wet areas where mold can thrive.
In addition, remember that just because you have your pipes fixed, doesn’t mean the situation is resolved. You should always follow up with a mold removal company like First Call. Failure to do so could mean more extensive—and expensive—damage later.
9. You have signs of dust (that isn’t dust).
Do you know what mold spores look like?
Individually, they’re tiny, but when they grow together, they form fuzzy or slimy discolorations. Remember that mold isn’t just black; it can come in other colors that are gray, brown or white. They may appear like dust or even sand.
Be aware of your surroundings, and if you see these spores, it’s time to take action.
10. You have ventilation problems.
Do your bathrooms have exhaust fans?
Is your office kitchen well-ventilated?
If your building has a basement, is it dry?
Ventilation is the key to keeping areas dry. If you’ve had any issues in the past with ventilation, you’re certainly going to have problems with mold that you can’t afford to ignore.
Professional Mold Removal Services in Greensboro, Burlington, and the Triangle Area
There’s a reason we’re called First Call.
When you have a problem, we want to be the first one on your mind. Why? Because we have much more than experience and expertise. We have a dedication to customer service that puts us head and shoulders above other mold removal companies.
Our equipment and technology are modern, but we still maintain our “old fashioned” values of treating others like we want to be treated. We still believe in the Golden Rule, and we still believe in treating you with respect and courtesy.
If your business is showing any of these signs of mold, don’t delay. Contact us for an estimate today.