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What Can I Do Now to Prevent Future Mold?

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What Can I Do Now to Prevent Future Mold? Moisture meter looking for mold in a Mariemount,OH business

Mold - in recent years it has become a buzzword among home and business owners alike as its potential to damage property has become more understood. Fortunately, while mold can be difficult to eradicate once established from water damage or other means, there are steps you can take to prevent mold in your Mariemount, OH, business in the first place.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungi which thrives in damp spaces. There are good types but there are also types, such as black mold, which trigger allergies and discomfort. Mold spores are light and easily disperse through the air. They can grow on

  • Carpets
  • Drywall
  • Pipes
  • Ceilings

and many more places. Mold feeds on materials, gradually destroying the walls, attics and other areas where it settles. It’s important to take steps to prevent mold from happening in the first place.

Dry wet areas immediately
Mold relies on moisture, so keep your business dry as possible. Take care of leaky roofs or other areas that allow water to seep in and puddle. If you’ve experienced water damage, dispose of water-damaged carpets, furniture and other things that can’t be dried fully.

Monitor humidity indoors.
A humid environment is a mold-friendly environment. Experts suggest keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent. Invest in a moisture meter to detect high humidity caused by things like pipe condensation.

Improve ventilation
Whether you operate a kitchen or simply have a room used for washing equipment in your business, make sure it’s properly ventilated at all times. Venting appliances and equipment that produce moisture to the outside also ensures you don’t end up with water damage and mold growth.

Mold can be a hassle especially if you must invest in mold remediation services. Whether you’re trying to block new mold or prevent mold’s return, these mold prevention tips can help you keep your business free of this troublesome fungus.

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