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Where to Find Mold Lurking in Your Commercial Business?

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss in Downtown Mobile, AL Hidden water damage can lead to bigger problems in your office.

Where to Find Mold Lurking in Your Commercial Business?

Mold growing in a business is not only a possible client deterrent, but could cause health effects for customers and employees. It is important for a business to know where moisture might be lurking and to have the mold issue addressed. Mold can grow virtually on any substance; it only needs moisture and air to thrive. If not properly removed, mold spores can be disturbed and sent airborne, affecting employees and clients visiting the workspace. So now the big question is where to find mold lurking in your business?

HVAC Units

Theses appliances are found in virtually all businesses across the United States. They provides ventilation, heating and condition the air (controlling humidity and temperature). When the HVAC is not properly maintained, it can malfunction causing leaks and increased humidity level inside a building. This is especially important in Mobile, Alabama where humidity levels are high year-round. A simple preventative tip is checking the drip pan monthly and changing the filter. If you suspect mold growth, your first step is contacting SERVPRO of Mobile County to inspect your property for signs of mold. Check out our website for information about our commercial mold remediation services, click here.

Windows and Doors

Doors are opened and closed hundreds of times a day by your employees and clients. Every time a door is opened, not only does it affect the HVAC, it allows particulates to enter the space. Don’t forget about your windows as well. Humidity and moisture will enter into a business through these passage ways as well, increasing the perfect place for mold to grow.  It is important to inspect seals around the doors and windows, minimizing the potential for unwanted moisture and particulates in your business.

Common Employee Activity Areas

Kitchens and bathrooms are areas where most clients won’t venture into, but these are areas where employees use daily. These areas can be especially vulnerable to mold growth because of the presence of multiple water sources and potential spills and leaks. When moisture accumulates around cabinetry and appliances in commonly used areas, they can remain hidden. It is important to clean these areas, and examine them for extra moisture.

When to Call SERVPRO of Mobile County?

If your commercial business has any mold growth that is larger then 2’ x 2’, it is recommended to call a certified mold specialist. SERVPRO of Mobile County is IICRC certified. IICRC is the international standard and guidelines on how to handle mold remediation. Not only our teams certified to handle your mold issue, we have the equipment, experience and extensive commercial mold remediation training.  Our goal is to minimize the interruption in your business and to protect the health of your employees if mold is present. 

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