Mold in Your Halifax Commercial Property?
How to prevent mold growth in your Business
The most effective way to control mold is to solve moisture problems before mold growth starts. Humid and warm conditions are perfect for mold growth.
Mold is a major problem for business owners, when in areas where an abundance of air moisture is present. It can do substantial damage to your business’s structure. Mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria growing in your business can cause health effects for both you and your customers.
General mold prevention measures should include the following:
- Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in your business as soon as possible:
This is a common source of your problem with mold growth. Your efforts for cleanup will be wasted if the source isn’t fixed. Hire a plumber if needed to do the job right.
- Make sure HVAC drainage is not blocked:
Spillage from HVAC pans can cause damage. Along with the damage, wet material is a perfect environment for mold growth. Water in drip pans mostly accumulates if drainage is clogged. This can be prevented by pouring bleach into the pipe’s vent at least once a year. If it still occurs, an HVAC technician will need to perform an inspection and maintenance.
- Clean and dry wet/damp spots immediately:
Mold requires moisture to grow, so it is very important to dry up wet spots within 48 hours. Utilizing a dry vac and fan to dry up most carpeting after a spill is a simple way to accomplish this. If you can’t get furniture or carpeting completely dried after a flood or leaky pipe, you have to remove them.
- Maintain low indoor humidity:
One of the most important ways to prevent mold growth in your business is to remove any excess humidity. The reason for this is that mold requires moisture in order to develop and spread, so if you eliminate as much moisture as you can from the air, the mold will be somewhat stifled, and you may prevent a mold outbreak entirely.
If your business does encounter a mold problem- call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham. We understand business interruption and your need to avoid it- so we will work fast and professionally to restore your business back to its pre-mold condition.
Call to schedule an estimate or emergency services today at (508)746-9500