Nobody wants to imagine their home quietly rotting from the inside out, but houses aren’t the only building susceptible to mould. Public buildings, like libraries and schools, and corporate buildings can also be affected. Any building with enough humidity and a food source like drywall or carpet can develop mould, so it’s important to know how to recognize the early signs of infestation.
Moisture and Condensation are necessary ingredients for mould growth. High humidity levels in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms often leave a thin layer of water on the walls. Laundromats, restaurants, and other businesses with these rooms should keep a careful eye on the humidity level. In basements and storage rooms, the cold cement and walls may allow condensation even if humidity levels are relatively low. Where you find wet rooms, you find a mould problem waiting to happen. Adding ventilation, insulating cold walls, and installing a dehumidifier can all help.
Rotten or Mildew Smell is one of the first signs that something may be lurking behind the walls or under the floorboards. People may not outcompete dogs in a smelling competition any time soon, but we humans are still pretty great at detecting rot in our food or dwellings. If you catch a mould infestation when it’s just beginning to smell, there’s a good chance that the mould can be dealt with quickly and easily.
Small Flies and Visible Rot is a sign that things have gotten a little out of hand. When you don’t notice the moisture and ignore the smell, a large scale mould infestation is nearly inevitable. If you’re business has heavily discoloured ceiling panels, mould splotches on the walls or carpet, or small flies that are seemingly coming out of nowhere, it’s past time to call in the experts at Aztec Group. If your business is contaminated with mould, you, your employees, and your clients will be at risk for becoming ill.
When your home is affected by mould, your family and pets can become sick from the toxic mycotoxins. When your business is infested, you’re putting your employees and your clients at risk as well. Mould in a public or corporate building is a public health hazard that needs to be dealt with. If your business is experiencing any signs of mould call Aztec Group today!