The problem with mold is that it can be found almost anywhere there is moisture. This includes not only private residences but any kind of commercial structure as well.
Mold in a commercial setting has direct consequences above and beyond the protection of the building asset. It represents a hazard to patrons, occupants and workers. The Ontario Ministry of Labour published a hazard alert entitled, “Mould in Workplace Buildings” in December 2000. According to the report: “The sustained/and or extensive growth of any visible mould on the interior surfaces of a building is unacceptable. Mould growth on the interior surfaces of buildings is a risk factor for health problems.”
Employers are legally required by section 25(2)(h) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers.
- Small office buildings
- Apartment buildings
- Hotels & motels
- Manufacturing facilities
- Retail stores
- Hi-rise office and condo buildings
- Municipal buildings and facilities
Prevention is the Key to Commercial Mold Problems
The sooner mold is identified as a potential problem, the better. Kleen Condition tailors its services with regular annual inspections and samplings so that commercial property managers can be sure their buildings avoid any nasty surprises.