Microbial growth in the building envelope can manifest due to a wide range of factors, such as:
When not discovered and addressed in a timely and professional manner, these issues can spiral rapidly out of control, resulting in structural damage, "sick building" environments, and occupant health issues.
Implications to property owners include reduced investment values due to significant remediation needs, downtime in leasing, reduced rental rates, potential litigation, and reputational effects that stigmatize the property and its ownership.
Maintenance neglect can invite conditions favorable to unhealthy building environments
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