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Tips on preventing commercial mold damage

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Removal A mitigation specialist tackling mold growth on a wall

Vigilance is key when preventing mold growth. When mold strike in your commercial property, you need to act fast to limit the amount of damage done. A professional mold remediation company, like SERVPRO of NE Grand Rapids, Ionia, and Montcalm Counties, can address mold issues in homes and businesses as well as help property owners. If mold growth occurs, be sure to give us a call as soon as possible to minimize any damage and stop the mold from spreading.

Increase the heat
One way to prevent mold from growing in your commercial property is to increase the heat. When the walls on a property are too cold, moisture particles in the air condensate, creating a damp film that leads to mold formation. In the summer keep the thermostat on a low heat setting, and insulate the walls on the property.

Reduce Steam
Steam is a common cause of commercial mold damage. To reduce steam, business owners should:

? Not allow standing water to sit in the dink or a drinking glass.
? Install and use an extractor fan in the bathroom to clear the steam after a hot shower or batch.
? Put wet clothes outside on a clothesline to dry instead of indoors.
? Run the ventilation fan on the range hood to suck up steam from liquids boiling on top of the stove.

Maximize Air Flow
An easy way to keep commercial damage from mold at bay is to open the windows and let cold air circulate inside the property. Open windows keep surfaces dry and push mold spores outdoors. To further increase airflow and reduce hidden pockets of air, pull furniture away from walls. If mold is spotted behind furniture or curtains, we can help eliminate it.

Other Mold Prevention Tips
There are other ways to prevent commercial damage from mold. Here are some additional tips we recommend to business owners and home owners:
? Fix any leaks from dripping pipes and water overflows
? Keep the roof in good repair especially if the roof is flat
? Throw away mold damaged items such as books and rotting food.

Dealing with Mold in your property? Give us a call! (616) 647-4300

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