Mold – Commercial

Environmental Risks In COMMERCIAL PROPERTY



What You Need to Know

Molds are naturally occurring fungi which exist naturally in the environment

Mold needs food, water, temperate temperature and time to grow

Not all fungi are problematic and not all are indicative of water damage

Water damage is not mold

An indoor air quality issue may be present when inside levels and/or types of mold vary from those found outside but there are no safe exposure limits

What You Need to Do

Find the source of the problem and ensure that the problem has been addressed prior to mold remediation

Mold on building materials and personal items must be removed

Impacted areas must be contained and dehumidified and negatively pressurized if possible

If visible mold is present, never agitate the air or use fans to dry out materials

Ensure workers are properly trained and protected

Remediation is completed when visible mold has been removed

Testing for the presence of mold and/or post remediation is NOT required

Myths and Misconceptions

Stachybotrys is the most harmful mold-FALSE

Black mold is the most toxic-FALSE

Mold impacted materials do not need to be disposed of as hazardous waste-TRUE

Testing for mold can tell you how old the mold is as well as the species involved-FALSE

Expert Services:
Commercial Property

Due Diligence

  • Site Investigations/Inspections
  • Cause of Loss Identification
  • Regulatory Review
  • Recommendations for Regulatory Compliance and Liability Protection
  • Emergency Response

Project Scope Development: New Construction, Renovation/Demolition

  • Creative Scope of Work Development
  • Liability Minimization
  • Project Oversight
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Client Interface

Emergency Response

  • Inspections/Moisture Mapping/Material Impacts
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Exposure Evaluation/Health Risk Consulting
  • Contractor Coordination
  • Media Interface

Operations and Maintenance

Expert Testimony

  • Environmental Risk
  • Employee/Occupant Health Risk

Education and Training

  • Risk Management Environmental Toolkits
  • Operations and Maintenance Programs
  • Competency Based Education Programs
  • Water Intrusion Plans
  • Hazard Assessment Critical Control Point (HACCP) Programs
  • White Paper Development

Webinars/Seminars- Managing Risk and Liability

  • Asbestos
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Mold and Water Intrusion
  • Wildfire Impact
  • Legionella
  • Bedbugs
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Norovirus

Commercial Property Risk Alert Service

  • Emerging Environmental Risk Information and Recommendations
  • Emerging Health Risk Exposure Information and Recommendations