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How To Prevent Mold in Your Business

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Dirt Bacteria. Hard water stain of soap and mold. Mold can grow around fixtures in restrooms

How To Prevent Mold in Your Business

Mold spores are everywhere, and when they find an area that is moist for long enough, they can start to grow. If you see signs of water damage at your business in Hollywood, FL, there's a good chance you have mold. The most common areas you may find mold growth around your business are:

  • Around fixtures in restrooms
  • Under ceiling tiles where the roof leaks
  • Under sinks in the break area
  • Around pipe leaks in walls or floors


How To Prevent Mold
Mold is a threat to the structural integrity of your building because it feeds on the natural materials used in its construction, including wood, fabrics, and drywall. Taking preventative measures can dramatically decrease your chances of developing a mold problem.
The best way to avoid mold is to make repairs as soon as they become necessary. The longer you wait to fix a leaking faucet or pipe, the more likely it is that you're going to experience water damage, along with the secondary damage that is mold.
Have good ventilation throughout your building. This helps prevent moisture. In an environment in which the air is consistently moist, mold can make a home.
Another key to mold prevention is purchasing mold-resistant products, such as drywall, sheetrock, and paint. Any building materials that utilize paper in their manufacture provide a good surface for mold.


What To Do When You Find Mold
If you notice areas in your building that are consistently moist, have them inspected. If you experience a disaster that involves water, have it cleaned quickly.
Because mold could be present, don't attempt the cleanup yourself. Mold presents a hazard and should be handled by remediation experts who have the right training and equipment.
Having good ventilation and providing proper maintenance of the roof and water fixtures in your building is your best defense against mold. Being proactive today to avoid water damage can help you avoid any expensive cleanups later.

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