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Prevent Spore Spreading with These Three Tips

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial properties can easily take a fungal friend under its wing, even if new. Mold is naturally resilient. It can easily creep in without being noticed. The following three mold cleanup tips can help you minimize potential spore spreading in your otherwise clean space.

  1. Minimize Moisture: Fungus – whether it's black mold or another pesky type – is able to spread quickly and without a trace. An isolated mopping from a leaky pipe doesn’t cut it since moisture can come right back. Repair any and all leaks, no matter how small. Investigate and resolve all moisture related incidents. This may seem like a tedious step, but even a drink spill or two on carpeted floors can become the new hot spot for mold growth if not properly cleaned.
  2. Turn off HVAC Systems: You may be unaware of a moisture problem, but even the slightest bit of water damage can open the fungi floodgates. One way to cut off mold's resources involves turning off the HVAC system. Forced air units can easily transport mold from room to room, and your system could be behind it all. Sometimes, bringing in the judgment of a professional can ensure that all mold cleanup steps are in place.
  3. Ensure Proper Airflow: Dovetailing from the last tip, give your entire building's ventilation a once-over. Mold only needs a little boost to spread rapidly throughout an indoor space, so be sure to let some fresh air into the building from time to time. Part of this step can include keeping some doors and windows open to keep airflow going.

It doesn’t take a biology expert to know that mold can inflict serious damage to a commercial property in Cleburne, TX. Keep the above steps in mind, even when damage isn’t suspected. After all, black mold doesn't exactly need an invitation to make its big move into your company's turf.

For more information on mold removal, please visit us at SERVPRO of Crowley and South Johnson County.

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