Commercial Mold Cleanup Dallas, TX
Mold can be disruptive to a business. If you find mold on your commercial property, it’s important to get it remediated quickly to avoid disrupting your business any further. The longer mold is allowed to fester, the more the mold will grow and cause damage to your building.
The best time to remediate mold is as soon as you find it. If mold grows larger than 25 square contiguous square feet, then Texas state mold protocol becomes mandated. The time for mold that has to be cleared by the state is longer, which causes a bigger disruption to business operations.
Businesses that need mold remediation have important factors to consider when choosing a mold remediation company.
24 Hour Mold Remediation
Business disruption is expensive and has to be minimized as much as possible. We understand how important it is for the disruption of the mold remediation project to either be minimized or eliminated altogether. We have successfully completed many commercial mold remediation projects by simply scheduling our work after business hours.
Our offices are open 24 hours a day. This gives our franchise the unique ability to schedule mold remediation at any time that is convenient to your business. In past projects, we have scheduled mold cleanup:
- After business hours (after 5 P.M.)
- During weekends
- During popular holidays when employees are away from the building
We’re willing to work with you to find the best time for your mold remediation project.
If your business is a 24 hour operation like us, we will work to find ways to minimize the interruption of the mold clean up as much as possible. We can usually accomplish this by using mold containment.
Containment for Mold
Containment means we will isolate the mold affected area so the spores will not be allowed to spread to other areas of your property. This is especially important if your employees begin to experience mold symptoms or you have customers that need to enter your property.
Our mold technicians will set up floor to ceiling containment and run HEPA air scrubbers if needed.
Containment can be set up immediately; we do not have to wait for Texas state approval. While we are happy to set up containment to help prevent mold growth, it is only a temporary solution as we make arrangements and get state approval for complete mold remediation.
Texas Mold Laws
Texas has mold laws that begin when mold has grown over 25 contiguous square feet. Mold that is smaller than that still needs to be remediated, but it does not have to be filed with Texas.
If your mold is over 25 contiguous feet, then it mold falls under Texas Mold Assessment And Remediation Rules (TMARR).
TMARR requires a Texas Licensed Mold Assessor to write a Mold Protocol. Since we are a mold contractor, we cannot legally choose an assessor for you. For a list of licensed mold assessment companies in Texas, please see the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.
After you’ve received a mold protocol from a mold assessor, a Texas Licensed Mold Contractor (us) will file a Work Plan with the State of Texas. Once the Work Plan is filed, mold law mandates that we wait at least five (5) business days before starting your mold remediation. Our company will work with you to schedule your mold remediation as soon as the mandatory waiting period is over.
When we finish the mold remediation, the Mold Assessor has to check the cleaning to make sure it’s successful. If it is, they will issue a Clearance Document.
The Texas Licensed Mold contractor (us) can then issue a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation to you which documents that the mold cleanup was done successfully. Keep this document as part of your permanent records. It may come in handy if you should sell your property or have questions about the mold remediation from your insurance provider.
Mold grows on surfaces of moist objects. If left to grow long enough, the mold will eventually damage the object it has been resting on. We have seen mold eat into wood, drywall, carpet, clothing, and even rubber and leather shoes.
The longer mold is allowed to fester, the more it has a chance of growing. Mold is a spore that is very small and light. When there is air movement near the mold, the spore will float into the air. When the airborne spore lands, it will have a chance to attach itself to a new surface and continue growing. The problem here is obvious -- the more mold there is, the higher the chance there is for spores to go airborne and infest another area of your property. This is why it’s so important to control mold growth as soon as it is found.
To learn more about mold growth, read our article How Does Mold Grow?
Our franchise has a Mold Remediation Contractor license with the state of Texas, and we offer no cost mold inspections to all properties in Dallas Fort Worth. If you are not sure whether you have mold or not, that’s okay. Give us a call to schedule your mold inspection, and we will be able to help.
You can also inspect your property for mold yourself. Follow our mold inspection recommendations.
Look for mold in the places most likely to have moisture. This includes:
- Kitchens. Inspect for mold around sinks, behind the dishwasher, and behind any refrigerators, ice makers, and coolers.
- Break rooms. Look for mold behind vending machines with a cooling component and behind water fountains.
- Bathrooms. Look for mold under sinks and around toilets.
- Laundry area. Look around every machine that uses water.
- Around water heaters. If your water heater(s) are in an enclosed space, keep a closer eye on them. Enclosed, dark spaces that have any moisture introduced in them will create an excellent environment for mold growth.
- Around air conditioning units if they are placed on the building’s roof
- Around windows. Look to see if the window’s moisture barriers are still intact. If you see any moisture inside the building, dry the area and fix the window’s barriers.
- Around doors. Look after a rainstorm to see if any water has permeated.
- Any other part of your property that previously experienced water damage.
Mold has the potential to impact your health and the health of your employees. For a list of health related mold symptoms, please read Mold Allergy from the Mayo Clinic.
Other Commercial Services
If your commercial property requires other services, we are prepared to help. Our other commercial services include:
Commercial Mold Remediation: Dallas, TX
SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted leader in the Texas disaster restoration industry and has the expertise to handle mold remediation in Dallas and all of North Texas. We are based out of Dallas, TX, and we have helped clean up homes and businesses in our hometown for over 30 years. We have performed residential and commercial restoration in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Garland, Waxahachie, and Ennis. We have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections in all DFW. You can trust us to handle your commercial restoration and cleaning mold needs.
Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677. Call us any time!
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