Boiler Room Mold: The #1 Way to Stop Mold Growth in a Boiler Room
Boiler rooms are a great environment for mold to grow.
You are likely reading this blog post because the commercial property you own or manage has commercial mold damage inside the boiler room.
The team at SERVPRO of North Fulton has put together the following blog post to discuss boiler room mold causes and solutions that can help stop mold growth in your boiler room.
We want to be your go-to provider for mold remediation services and to remind you that all mold damage is removable with the right mold remediation company.
Why is there boiler room mold damage?
Mold thrives in humid and damp environments, making boiler rooms the perfect environment for mold to grow. A commercial boiler room is known to be the hottest room in a commercial building due to all of the exposed pipes going from the boiler to different systems that need hot water.
Mold is highly likely to grow in the boiler room when a boiler leak goes unmaintained for a prolonged period. It is common for a boiler leak to occur when a water pipe connection or a valve or pump is damaged.
It is best to call a plumber that specializes in boiler systems as soon as you notice that your boiler system is leaking water.
A recent boiler room mold damage remediation project
Last month we received a call from a commercial gym in Alpharetta, GA, who wanted to have their ducts cleaned after they smelled a mold-like odor throughout the gym. During the initial walkthrough, we began to search for the cause of the strange mold-like smell. We were not surprised when we finally found the cause of the smell. The boiler room had mold damage on the ceilings and walls, resulting in mold entering the duct system and affecting the entire building.
We explained to the facilities manager of the gym that it would be best if we removed the mold damage before cleaning the ducts because the mold will likely reenter the duct system again and cause the smell to reappear.
Fortunately, the facilities manager took our expert advice and allowed us to start the commercial mold remediation project the following day. Within a few days, the mold remediation project was complete, and we moved on to cleaning the ducts.
In the end, the smell throughout the commercial gym was gone, and an industrial hygienist cleared the building for use after an air quality test proved to determine that the mold had no longer affected the air quality.
The #1 way to stop mold growth
The single best way to stop mold growth in a commercial building is by hiring a mold remediation company that prioritizes removal and air quality. A mold remediation company like SERVPRO of North Fulton provides mold inspections services that include a visual inspection for mold growth, moisture mapping, air sampling, and checking the duct system for signs of mold.
As we mentioned earlier, boiler rooms are hot and humid environments with inadequate ventilation that create perfect conditions for mold growth.
The commercial mold remediation professionals at SERVPRO of North Fulton have seen the most extreme cases of commercial boiler room mold damage. Our professionals have adequate training to stop boiler room mold from causing further damages.
Through training and experience, the team members at SERVPRO of North Fulton are prepared to help remediate boiler room mold issues with certified mold remediation protocols. In addition, all of the professionals at SERVPRO of North Fulton have gone through extensive training by the IICRC and are available 24/7 for services and questions.
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