Mold Prevention In Commercial Buildings
Preventing mold growth in your commercial building is not something all business owners think about, but it is necessary. Small steps to ensure mold does not have a place to grow will pay off in end.
- Fix leaks immediately because water leaks begin as a small problem but if ignored will only become worse with time. Aside from causing mold growth, they can cause moisture to form inside of the walls and underneath the floors which can eventually destroy them. Keep an eye on your water bill, if you notice that it’s increased over the last year and it’s not from increased price or usage, you may have a hidden leak. Finding the leak and fixing it is of extreme importance. Once the leak is corrected, it is important to test for mold and if there is mold, hire a commercial mold remediation company to remove the mold.
- It is important to monitor and keep humidity levels low. Humidity in the air contributes to mold growth. An important device for any commercial building is an indoor humidity monitor. This machine can help you determine whether you need to deploy countermeasures to lower the humidity levels. In addition to keeping humidity level, it is important to maintain the space and keep it well ventilated. Restrooms are a prime location for mold to grow. Lackluster maintenance and poor ventilation are a recipe for growing potentially harmful mold in bathrooms.
- Always dry wet areas as soon as possible. Mold begins to grow as quickly as 24-48 hours.
Over the last few years across the United States, more and more employees are suing their employers for “sick building syndrome.”
Mold is something that all businesses need to take seriously. If you suspect that your commercial building has mold, it is important to have commercial mold testing company visit and perform a thorough inspection. If mold is present, the commercial building is in need of commercial mold remediation.
Call DryMax Restoration for all of your commercial mold inspection and commercial mold remediation needs.