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What Mold Odor May Mean for Your Business

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Here's What You Should Know

If you have a mold smell at your Sun City Summerlin, NV, business then you may have cause for concern. Understanding what this odor could mean may help you prevent long term problems for the property. Here’s what you should know.

1. Mold May Be Present

If you have a pervasive fungus smell in a place of business there's a chance that mold could be present. Mold can give off this odor as a byproduct of sporing. It's usually a damp, musty scent that is fairly recognizable.

2. Where To Look For It

If you're looking for the source of a mold smell, 3 may want to check areas that have been affected by water damage or contain plumbing. Mold also likes dim conditions, so the areas under cabinetry, between walls, or in basement spaces may be the first place you want to look. It’s also recommended that you contact a local professional for help finding and removing any mold.

3. Tests Can Be Performed to Find It

It's important to know that a local mold remediation service can perform several tests which may help you locate the source of the mildew smell. These tests usually fall into three categories. An air sample test is used to capture any mold spores that might be floating in the air of a certain area. A surface test usually involves an adhesive strip being placed along a surface and then lifted to catch spores that may be resting on top of the material. They may also use a sample test which involves taking a piece of suspected material. All three types of tests can be used to determine if mold is present, and may also tell what type of mold you may be dealing with.

If you notice a mold smell and your place of business, you may want to contact a local mold remediation service in order to identify the problem. This odor may mean that mold is present and these professionals will know where to look for it. They should also be able to test the area to determine if and what type of mold could be present.

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