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Crawl Space Increases Risk Of Commercial Mold Damage in Dallas

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Crawl Space Increases Risk Of Commercial Mold Damage in Dallas Moisture Causes Mold Growth in a Dallas Property Crawl Space

Dallas Building Mold & SERVPRO Remediation

Areas of the country like North Texas frequently use a crawl space rather than a basement when designing and building office and retail spaces. Inadequate venting and cooling and heating systems located under flooring causing a moisture buildup that feeds significant mold growth. SERVPRO mold remediation teams use EPA recommended methods to contain and remove mold safely and then eliminate the wetness nourishing the outbreak.

Water saturation issues almost always precede mold damage inside Dallas retail or office space. Waste no time looking up for roof leaking as the culprit. Business owners occupying basement-free buildings in our area often find the source of mold-feeding moisture to be a damp crawl space. The dampness comes from a range of sources -- poorly planned roof drainage systems that send water under the building, condensation and cracks in heating and cooling pipes or ductwork, and a lack of airflow preventing evaporation of ambient humidity.
 
The first hint that mold colonies hide beneath your commercial building typically is a musty odor emanating from the floor. Because the mold itself propagates below the subflooring, it is not visible. If the mold infestation remains hidden the structure of your building deteriorates. Wooden supports rot and floorboards begin to weaken, causing rolling and warping. Your tenants and employees complain that the floor is uneven. Permanent damage and costly repairs loom if you fail to react. SERVPRO technicians train intensively to manage mold outbreaks, best able to restore your office or retail building if abatement of the microbial activity happens before secondary damage results.
 
We conduct a thorough inspection of the crawl space when you report signs of mold damage. Our staff suits up in protective gear when it is evident mold is present, using industry leading containment strategies to allow for safe and comprehensive removal. We dispose of the mold and any structures it infiltrated following proper hazardous waste protocols. A search for the likely source of moisture follows. Air movers and special dehumidifiers dry out the crawl space. If improved venting, placement of a new vapor barrier, or proper landscaping around the building appears necessary, we advise you on how to make that happen, including working with other contractors specializing in crawl space repair and improvement.
 
Do not let a hidden mold infestation destroy your business investment. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 at the first sign of microbial damage.

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