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Is A Mold Inspection Necessary When Purchasing Commercial Property

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

Corner of Church walls, floorboard heaters and tile flooring covered in mold Corner of Church walls, floorboard heaters and tile flooring covered in mold

When you consider purchasing a commercial property in the Foxborough area, you likely have a checklist of things to look for. The building not only has to suit all your business needs but it must be structurally sound. This means checking for signs of mold and knowing when you may need a mold inspection.

Know Where to Look

Mold grows best in damp, moist conditions. As you walk through the property, consider any areas of the building that fit this description, and keep an eye out for signs of water damage. Some notable places to look for visible mold include:

  • Bathrooms - Check near showers, sinks, tubs and toilets.
  • Basements - Pay attention to signs of leakage or condensation on pipes, as well as flood-prone areas.
  • Windows - Rainwater leaks and condensation from humidity can cause mold formation.

Of course, mold is not always visible. It can lurk within HVAC ducts and behind walls, ceilings or floorboards. If you notice any current or previous signs of water damage, you should consult the experts at SERVPRO of Foxborough to determine the extent of any infestation.

Inspection and Remediation

If there are no signs of mold or water damage, it may not be worthwhile to pay for a mold inspection. However, if you suspect a problem, trained inspection and restoration experts can help you determine the extent of the issue and figure out a cleanup method. The good news is that even if your ideal property has a slight mold problem, this does not mean it is out of the running. With the assistance of skilled mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Foxborough, the route cause will be identified and fixed followed by proper remediation of any infestation.

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