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Is there Mold in your office?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

An odd smell in your commercial building that you can't locate the source of can be a very frustrating experience. There are several reasons why you may be noticing a mold smell in your office building even though you haven't seen any visible mold.  

Reasons You May Smell Mold But Not See It:

Fungus smell is often described as a musty odor. If you are smelling mold but not seeing any, it is probably because there are a variety of hidden places mold may grow:

Under Flooring

Behind Walls

Ceiling Tiles

Inside Storage areas

On Fabric on upholstered Furniture

Causes of Mold Odor

Mold smell occurs because these fungi produce and release compounds, called microbial volatile organic compounds, that have strong odors and are quickly released into the air. If you are noticing mold or mildew smell in your building, you should investigate any surfaces that have recently been wet and current sources of moisture. 

Detecting Hidden Mold

You can find some hidden mold by simply looking for it. However, mold that occurs behind walls, under flooring, and other areas may not be detected by visual inspection without tearing out material. A mold professional can inspect your property and use advanced detection systems, such as air samples to locate and write a protocol for SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo to follow.

Preventing Mold

To prevent future mold problems, dry out anything that is damaged by water within 24 to 48 hours. Repair any leaking plumbing or equipment. 

If you need SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo, please call us at 601-634-0909. 

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