Commercial Mold Remediation Services
Mold damage is not unique to homeowners—property managers, property owners, and renters may all encounter mold problems in the spaces they lease, manage, or rent. Few things bring a business to a halt like mold. Just like mold found in homes, mold discovered in an apartment, at a business, or in a commercial building or rental home can be detrimental to its inhabitants—and a liability issue.
Once mold is discovered, the clock is ticking. What may seem like a small problem can quickly grow into a larger issue. Rainbow International® provides the professional, experienced service to keep your tenants, employees, and customers safe.
Choose Rainbow International for commercial inspection, remediation, and mold removal services. Call (855) 724-6269 to schedule your estimate.
Mold Is a Risk to Your Business
Mold poses a serious health risk to your tenants, clients, and guests. Exposure to mold is associated with a variety of health risks including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Cough and cold symptoms
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs
Exposure may be particularly detrimental to:
- The very young, very old, or those who are immunocompromised
- Individuals who suffer from asthma
- Those with seasonal allergies
OSHA Standards and Mold
Mold is of such concern that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth strict guidelines for addressing exposure. Failure to address employee or tenant concerns about the presence of mold or failure to remove mold from a facility may have legal repercussions for business owners or facility managers. Always act quickly to any report of mold and refer to OSHA standards for mold prevention resources.
We follow all local, state, and federal regulations when remediating mold damage at a property.
What to Do If You Discover Mold at Your Property
No matter the type or location, if you've discovered mold in property that you rent or manage, you need assistance from a certified mold expert like your local Rainbow International. Our commercial mold remediation process quickly and safely restores the rental property for you and your tenants.
What to Do:
- Remove all occupants, including pets, from the mold-affected unit
- Locate the mold in question
- If the mold is contained in a room with a door, keep the door closed
- Determine the cause of the mold (a leaking appliance, water damage from a flood, roof leak) and if possible, stop the cause of the moisture
- Contact your insurance company
- Call your local Rainbow International to correct the root cause of the issue, fully remediate the mold, and dry your damaged property using IICRC-certified methods and state-of-the-art equipment.
What NOT to Do:
- Ignore the problem. Mold and water damage left unchecked will likely grow into a bigger problem.
- Attempt to remediate the damage yourself.
- Encourage tenants to clean or remove the mold on their own.
- Attempt to clean the mold with hot water, soap, or bleach. (Remediation should be left to the professionals.)
- Attempt to dry the space with a fan. (This will not stop mold growth and may serve to spread mold spores.)
What Causes Mold in Commercial Buildings?
Mold thrives in any moist environment. Some of the most common causes of mold in commercial buildings are the result of:
- Water damage from flooding
- Leaks from indoor plumbing
- Leaks from the roof or windows
- Problems with the HVAC system
- Elevated levels of indoor humidity
Factors That Increase the Risk of Mold Growth in Commercial Buildings
Three variables that may increase the likelihood of spotting mold in your facility:
- Age of the building – Older buildings tend to have more mold issues. Aged facilities are more likely to have broken window and door seals, leaking roofs, plumbing problems, and poor ventilation.
- Ventilation problems – Ventilation issues aren't restricted to older buildings. Even newer buildings can have poorly designed HVAC systems or fail to receive the preventative maintenance necessary to effectively control humidity.
- Materials – Certain building materials are more susceptible to developing mold than others. Drywall, particleboard, and plywood are commonly used in commercial buildings but offer poor resistance to developing mold.
- Any property may succumb to mold damage. It's up to property owners to ensure their buildings are regularly inspected, and that any water damage or mold issues are addressed quickly by a remediation specialist.
- As a landlord or property manager, commercial mold removal services are important because they allow you to:
- Do right by your tenants
- Protect your investment
- Protect yourself from liability
24/7 Emergency Services
Mold damage is often found in conjunction with water damage. Anything from a slow leak to a major flood can leave mold in its wake. Both water damage and the discovery of mold necessitate immediate remediation. We offer 24/7 emergency remediation service to stop water damage and mold in its tracks and help you recover.
Find Commercial Mold Removal and Remediation Near Me
Rainbow International has decades of experience helping businesses and property managers recover from mold damage. Let us put our expertise to work at your property. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and our work is backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise.
What is mold remediation?
Professional mold remediation, sometimes referred to as mold removal or abatement, is the process by which mold is identified and removed. After determining the cause of a mold outbreak and its size, commercial mold remediation companies like Rainbow International remove mold, disinfect the affected area, and, if necessary, rebuild any part of the structure affected with clean materials. Mold remediation makes your property safe again for your employees, visitors, and tenants.
Is mold damage covered by commercial insurance?
In some cases, mold removal and remediation services may be covered by your business insurance. Check your policy or speak with your commercial insurance agent to learn more.
What are the symptoms of mold exposure?
Symptoms of mold exposure in a commercial building may be focused in the area near contamination or manifest throughout the building by the HVAC system.
The most common symptoms of mold exposure are:
- Sore throat
- Sneezing and coughing
- Skin rash
- Eye irritation
What are the signs of mold growth?
As a property manager, business owner, or landlord, keep an eye out for these signs of potential mold damage:
- Water stains on walls or ceilings
- Musty smells
- Water leaks
- Warping of beams or wooden materials
- Visible mold
Count on preventative maintenance from the Neighborly® family of brands to keep your business safe from mold contamination:
- Aire Serv® helps businesses take control of their indoor air quality with whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier services.
- Mr. Appliance® can help maintain all of your commercial appliances and reduce the risk of leaks or breakdowns.
- Mr. Rooter® Plumbing has more than 50 years of experience helping businesses with plumbing system maintenance and cleaning.