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Proactive Steps You Can Take for Mold Prevention

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold growth on a wall, wallpaper starting to come off Mold growth in Rio Verde, AZ

Proactive Steps You Can Take for Mold Prevention

Mold is one of those building hazards that is so resilient and can be so sneaky, that it may be tempting to overlook it or delay its remediation. Don't follow this impulse. While common, mold growth poses a host of serious issues for building owners, including:

  • eating away at building materials, causing
  • widespread property damage
  • negatively impacting air quality due to
  • constant spore production and distribution
  • spreading incredibly quickly

The simplest way to deal with mold is prevention, so it'd be wise to spend some time implementing mold resistance measures in your building.

Tips for Increasing Mold Resistance
First off, watch out for water damage in your building. This is the number one entry point for mold in commercial spaces. Take care of any leaks quickly, clean them, and dry the area thoroughly. Also, incorporate prevention strategies to decrease the likelihood of mold growth via water damage: watch for areas with consistent condensation, waterproof what you can, and be mindful of exterior risks. Exterior considerations would include gutters and elevation features near your building that may encourage standing water.
Additionally, you should decrease humidity in your space. Think about good airflow and ventilation. HVAC can lower humidity and increase good airflow simultaneously. If an option, fresh air is excellent for mold prevention, too.

What to Do If You Suspect Mold

If you know of water damage in your building, you can always get the space tested for mold by an indoor environmental professional in Rio Verde, AZ. These professionals have different types of advanced technology that can detect mold at all the different levels it could be on, whether the mold is visible or not. If you know exactly where the mold is, do what you can to stop any water issue happening there, get a dehumidifier in the space, and contact a professional mold remediation crew.
Mold growth is pervasive and a hassle to remediate. But with proper prevention strategies, you can significantly diminish the mold risk in your building.

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