Cold Storage Room Mold Removal
Many people are surprised to learn that mold growth in cold storage rooms is actually quite common. Why? Condensation.
When warm air comes into contact with a cold wall, it condenses (changes into a liquid state) and remains on the wall where it promotes destructive wall mold. Poor ventilation and limited air flow typical of cold storage rooms further amplify this problem.
If condensation becomes a regular or ongoing issue, professional cold storage room mold removal becomes crucial.
At Mold Busters, we offer both cold storage room mold removal in Ottawa and cold storage room mold removal in Montreal. We use a variety of high-power cleaning techniques to remove stains, discoloration and the toughest of mold problems from your property. Call us today to talk to a certified mold removal specialist.
Why mold in cold storage rooms is a problem?
Mold growing on the ceilings and walls of cold storage rooms not only creates an irritating musty odour inside, but also presents the danger of mold spreading to adjacent rooms.
Failure to remove mold from a cold storage room could result in structural damage, health problems and contamination of food. Proper cleaning of a cold storage room requires the use of specialized equipment and adherence to established techniques for safe and effective mold remediation.
If you notice condensation forming on your walls, call the professionals at Mold Busters. We can help you choose the best remediation strategy for your cold storage room mold removal.
Photos of mold in cold storage room
Benefits of cold storage room mold removal
Removing mold from your cold storage room can prevent the following water and moisture problems:
- Condensation on cold-water pipes and ductwork
- Mold growth on wooden structural components
- Mold growth on drywall
- Cracked or damaged flooring
- Water-damaged walls, carpets and floors
- Stains and discoloration of surfaces
- Standing water on top of plastic vapour barriers
This is why it is important to catch mold problems early on, before they spread and cause costly, and sometimes irreparable, damage.
Usually, the price of a mold remediation greatly depends on the extent of the mold damage. The more damage there is, the more labour is involved and the higher the price will be.
If you have a mold problem in your cold storage room, call Mold Busters now and find out about our wide variety of mold remediation options in Ottawa and Montreal.
Common FAQ’s Cold Storage Room Mold Removal
Can mold develop in a cold storage room?
Absolutely! Cold storage rooms are one of the most common areas in a home with mold issues. Aside from moisture intrusions, a lack of proper ventilation in a cold room can often lead to mold growth. Considering that a cold storage room draws in air from the outside, mold spores from the exterior may become concentrated in a cold, dark, and moist environment. If there is insufficient air exchange, those spores may develop into an active mold growth issue.
How do you get mold out of a cold storage room?
It depends on the extent of the issue and it is always recommended to contact a trained indoor environmental professional to assess your mold issue before tackling it yourself. Generally, removing mold from a cold room involves containing the room under negative air pressure to prevent cross-contamination to other areas of the property, followed by the removal of any affected, non-structural material, such as drywall, shelving, and framing components. Once the materials have been removed, double-bagged and disposed of, the remaining cold storage area should be thoroughly HEPA vacuumed, scrubbed, and disinfected with approved fungicides.
How do I prevent mold in my cold room?
Here are the top tricks to prevent mold in your cold room:
- Keep your cold room as a cold room (don’t convert or retrofit)
- Improve your ventilation (and most importantly, don’t block existing vents!)
- Prevent moisture intrusions from the exterior
- Install a proper exterior, insulated door with adequate weatherstripping (this will assist with preventing heat differential collisions that can lead to condensation).
- Clean your cold room often to avoid an accumulation of dust and cobwebs, which can be food sources for mold.