Is Mold Impacting Your Business?


Mold may be putting your business at risk.

Under the best of circumstances, mold merely damages property. Under the worst, it can create or exacerbate health problems, and potentially result in liability issues for you as a business owner. If your workplace has a history of moisture problems, inadequate insulation and/or ventilation, and indoor relative humidity levels above 60 percent, mold is just waiting to move in — if it hasn’t already.  Is mold impacting your business?

Mold acts quickly. You should too.

The nature of mold is to grow bigger and bigger, while decomposing whatever it comes into contact with. Under ideal conditions, some mold species can grow within just 24-48 hours. Heavy rains, flooding and water leaks can speed up growth even more. Even mold that starts on an exterior surface like wood siding, brick, concrete block or stucco can spread to wall cavities, and eventually even penetrate interior surfaces. By that time, significant structural damage will already have occurred.

Left unchecked, mold never stops.

Once mold invades the interior, it can also damage everything from paint and floor and wall-coverings to furnishings and fixtures. Cleaning and removing it can be challenging and costly, and in some cases, downright impossible. When spores cannot fully be removed from materials to which the mold has attached, replacement is the only remedy. Especially when you consider that this is often the case when mold invades HVAC systems, it’s easy to see how that mold can even destroy your company’s bottom line.

Mold can cost you far more than money.

Unfortunately, mold may not stop at damaging your building. It can also make you, your employees — or even your clients — sick. Mold can cause people who are sensitive to mold to experience nasal stuffiness; coughing, wheezing and  throat, eye, or even skin irritation. When you and/or your staff suffer, productivity likely suffers too. And when your clients start to complain about seeing, smelling — or worse — feeling the effects of mold in your facility, your business can quickly become the place that no one wants to frequent.

Don’t put yourself or others at risk.

To make matters even worse, mold exposure can worsen asthma symptoms and even put immunocompromised people at greater risk for developing serious lung infections, says the Institute of Medicine. And despite lack of consensus among the scientific community regarding the degree to which mold exposure can contribute to long-term, serious health issues, there’s a reason that more and more law firms are adding “mold litigation” to their list of services.

Be proactive about protecting your business from mold.

When it comes to mold, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is the best advice. Our experts at Sunlight Contractors can advise you about how to prevent mold from becoming an issue in your commercial, industrial, or community facility is by eliminating the conditions that allow mold to grow, even in Louisiana’s humid, mold-conducive climate.

Sunlight Contractors has your solution.

One solution is to invest in moisture-resistant insulation. Spray-on insulation like K-13 Spray-On Systems employs cellulose fibers that are chemically treated to resist mold and mildew, and its condensation control can be tailored to the specifications of the project. While it protects your building from mold and mildew, spray-on insulation also helps to reduce noise, increase energy efficiency, and improve the structural integrity of your building. The K-13 treatment process even makes your facility fire-resistant.

If you’re a Louisiana business, don’t risk the integrity — or health — of your business. Call today and find out how Sunlight can protect your company against  the ravages of mold.  

We provide service to the following areas: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Slidell, Kenner, and surrounding areas including Marrero, Harvey, Mandeville, LaPlace, Covington, Gretna, Destrehan, Lacombe, Saint Rose, Madisonville, Norco, and more.

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