St. Louis Commercial Mold Testing

The metropolitan St. Louis region is home to almost 40% of Missouri’s workforce. Ten Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in greater St. Louis, as well as fourteen companies that employ more than 5,000 locally. From the biggest employers to small business start-ups, the safety of the workforce is always a concern. Some threats to your employees are not always visible and that's where our St. Louis commercial mold testing can help.

If your workforce spends most of their time inside, indoor air quality should be a priority.

One common threat to indoor air quality is mold. Mold spores are found everywhere. They are outside, inside, at work and at home. Mold in commercial buildings and offices is common. There might be a time when you need to know if that mold is adversely affecting the well-being of your stakeholders.

Indoor mold growth is preventable and should be avoided.

Problems occur when mold begins compromising materials and can affect the smell, appearance and even the structural integrity of buildings, especially wood-framed structures. Mold can grow on just about any substance in the presence of water, oxygen and an organic source. Some molds thrive on wood and insulation, and other molds feast on everyday dust and debris that lingers in moist areas of a building. Mold does not become a threat until mold growth runs unchecked.

Because mold requires moisture for growth, there are risk factors that could increase the opportunity for mold presence in your commercial structure.

For example, a leaking roof can dampen insulation and wood creating prime ground for mold growth. This is also true if your business is located directly adjacent to or above a water source, or if you’ve experienced recent flooding or sewer backups.

The first step should be to inspect for any evidence of water damage and visible mold growth.

Your employees might offer the first indication that you should test for mold. Someone might complain of a lingering musty smell or increasing allergy symptoms. There is no standard for an acceptable level for indoor mold. Commercial mold testing compares the levels and types of mold spores found inside the building with those found outside of the building. They can also be compared with samples from different building locations. If you believe you might have a mold problem at your commercial property, it is vital that you spend the time and resources to identify, quantify and remediate any mold and moisture problem present.

Steps To Success With St. John Environmental Consulting

We are experts in environmental health.

In St. Louis, the professionals at St. John Environmental Consulting have extensive experience in in microbial investigations and can advise you on the extent of St. Louis commercial mold testing. We are experts in environmental health. Don’t rely on mold kits purchased online, and don’t postpone having testing completed interpretation of results. St. John Environmental Consulting has been providing exceptional commercial mold testing services for businesses in the greater St. Louis area for over 20 years. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an air sampling or mold inspection, call our industrial hygiene professionals at 314-853-4668.

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