Smelling Musty Odors from Your Augusta Commercial Business?
How Do I Know If What I’m Smelling is Mold?
Molds are found in almost every environment, and mold spores colonize rapidly when moisture is present. Excessive dampness indoors promotes the growth rate of molds and other organisms, which can potentially cause health effects. But what exactly does mold/mildew smell like? Mold typically smells like what you’re probably thinking it would . . . earthy, damp, similar to the smell of rotting wood. SERVPRO® professionals handle water damages every day and know immediate action is required to prevent microbial growth. Here are some high indicators to be alert for if you are thinking you may have a mold issue:
- The visible presence of mold
- Strong, musty odors
- Discolored walls and stains
- Black spots on ceilings, floors and/or cabinets
- Excessive humidity
Indications of A Past Water Issues
If you have just purchased your building, but are already recognizing experiencing musty smells, there is a high probability that your building has had past unsolved water damage. Most mold problems are the result of unresolved water leaks. Examples include bubbling, cracking or peeling wallpaper or paint are huge indicators of past moisture issues. SERVPRO® of Augusta crews can scope and consult on your commercial building and locate where mold is using our moisture sensors and moisture meters. These tools allow us to specify where the mold growth is and determine the extent of moisture.
If I Don’t Yet Have a Mold Problem, What Can I Do To Be Prepared?
No one plans for a disaster, but you can plan to be Ready for Whatever Happens®. Having a Preparedness plan in place helps gain peace of mind. Developing a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), can minimize business interruption because you have an immediate plan of action already in place. Having a SERVPRO® of Augusta representative come out and help assemble an ERP could be the key in a timely response from your local SERVPRO® and timely restoration of your business.
Think You Have a Mold Problem? Call our office at 706-750-0200 to schedule a consultation and receive advice from our SERVPRO® professionals.