Mold – Sediment Build Up
Source: Distinguished Programs
A commercial retail center received complaints from tenants about musty odors coming from the basement storage areas. During a maintenance inspection, it was determined that the basement drains were not able to drain properly due to the buildup of sediments within the pipes causing water to back up into the storage areas. Ventilation within the area was poor, which caused damp conditions conducive to mold growth. Extensive mold impacts were noted along the base of the walls that required cleanup. Cleanup costs, third-party property damage, and business interruption costs exceeded $500,000.