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At-Risk Types of Businesses for Commercial Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in All Kinds of Businesses

There are many types of mold, and most of them are highly adaptable and able to grow in a wide variety of conditions and environments. However, most species share an affinity for moisture, moderate temperature, darkness, and ample food sources. Different businesses grant these bonuses in various amounts, meaning some locations are more susceptible to mold growth and damage than others. Although we receive calls from all sorts of commercial enterprises in the local area with mold problems, these are some of the most at-risk. Note that these are not necessarily the bulk of our calls, and other types of business can be less at-risk overall but call in at higher quantities.
Restaurants and catering businesses are one of SERVPRO's most common sources of commercial mold damage, in Colorado Springs, CO and nationwide. Businesses involved in food preparation generally use much water, creating a humid and sometimes damp environment throughout the establishment. Many restaurants are also open throughout the day, ensuring that proper heating and air conditioning is supplied virtually 24/7. Moreover, lastly, unnoticed scraps of food and debris can grant an excellent food source and start point for a mold colony to grow on.
Apartments, Hotels, and Rental Properties
Mold tends to live, in many cases, where people do as well. This means that landlords and hotel owners are some of the most commonly afflicted business owners and managers when it comes to mold, especially when properties are rented short-term. Many tenants contribute to mold growth without noticing it outright, potentially snowballing damages until you finally find it for yourself or are notified. Regular checkups in each room between resident stays are essential if you wish to find mold growth before it gets out of hand.
Industrial Settings
Some industrial settings can become excellent harbors for mold, with many corners and spaces perfect for growing without common human interaction. Additionally, many industrial workers will simply ignore mold, assuming it is part of the dirt that accompanies most industries. However, this varies widely depending on your building and specific industry, and some factories or warehouses may actually be at far less risk of mold damage than other businesses.

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