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3 Signs Your Office Has Mold

Posted in Blog | Mold Inspection on July 15th, 2017 by Hunter Adams

Mold is a dangerous fungus that can cause a range of health problems, including headaches, allergies, pulmonary hemorrhages, and respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Sometimes mold is visible, but this isn’t always the case. If you notice any of the following signs in your office, you might have a mold problem.

A Musty Smell

Often you will smell mold before you see it. Mold tends to cause a musty smell in the environment. The smell is often worse in the places where mold is growing. If the smell intensifies when you switch on your cooling or heating system, the mold may be growing inside your HVAC unit.

Dusty Office Surfaces

You might think a dusty office simply means you must devote more time to cleaning. However, studies show dusty environments are more likely to have mold problems. You might not realize mold can grow on dust. Dust can also transport mold spores around your office, causing a small mold problem to quickly grow into a large one.

Water Leaks and Water Damage

Mold loves a damp environment. If you have water leaks in your office, then there’s a good chance you also have mold. Look for leaky pipes, leaks in your roof, and cracks in your office walls that can let moisture in. Some leaks may be apparent, while others may be hidden in cavities of your walls or roof. These hidden leaks can provide the perfect breeding ground for mold, as the water pools in the cavities and can be undetected for a long time. Look for yellow to brown water damage stains on your ceiling or walls to detect these sneaky leaks.

If you notice any of these signs of mold, make sure you call MD Mold Testing on 301-717-1454. Our experienced mold removalists will eliminate all traces of mold from your office so it can become a healthy working environment once again.