Here’s How to Prevent Mold in Your Delaware County Business
Finding mold on your property is nightmare for both homeowners and business owners alike. While mold is a welcome when it comes to soy sauce, cheese, and other tasty things, it’s a major problem when found on belongings or on your structure. According to the EPA, mold can grow on almost any organic substance if oxygen and moisture are present.
Our technicians at SERVPRO of Upper Darby have seen mold in all types of commercial properties, from schools to shops to restaurants and many more, even hospitals. Common places mold can be found hiding include wallpaper, paneling, underneath carpets and pads, and on top of ceiling tiles.
Here are some of our SERVPRO suggestions on how to be mindful about mold on your commercial:
Inspect Your Commercial Property for Water Damage
Closely examine every area of your property to see if there are any places that have a lot of moisture. Any water damage should be dried within 48 hours; otherwise it’s the perfect recipe for mold.
Airflow Avoids Mold
Good ventilation is an easy way to prevent mold. Having the bathroom and kitchen doors open as much as possible can help by increasing air flow. If you want to use equipment, using a dehumidifier can keep areas dry and pleasant. But be careful; make sure it stays in good operating condition to avoid leakage. Follow the information provided by manufacturer, it will give you direction on how to clean and take care of the unit.
Control the indoor moisture of your property and be careful about what materials are installed. In rooms that have moisture issues do not install carpet, like where there is a water fountain or classroom sink. You can buy a moisture reader from a local hardware store to measure for yourself; the EPA recommends humidity between 30-60%.
A Tidy, Dry Business is a Mold Free Business
Make sure that your employees pick up any wet items and avoid leaving wet boots and shoes in places that will absorb the moisture, and also keep both the floors and windows dry at all times, especially during rainy weather.
Build with Mold Resistant Materials
Consider using materials that have mold-resistant properties, such as certain paint or sheetrock. This will help in the common spaces that usually have moisture such the bathroom, kitchen, and break room.
Why SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
Mold can occur even if you do your best to prevent it, so when you find your place of business in a mold situation don’t hesitate to give SERVPRO of Upper Darby a call at 610-352-0700. We’ll arrange to have our estimator onsite to provide a scope of services and make it “like it never even happened.”