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How To Avoid a Mold Problem in Your Building

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Excess moisture can lead to a mold formation at your building in Meshanticut, MA. Although mold exists inside all buildings, routine measures, including air duct and carpet cleaning and periodic structure assessments, can keep mold spores from spreading and causing mold problems.

Schedule Inspections

A critical part of preventing mold from overtaking your building's internal spaces involves addressing potential leak sources, including:

  • A damaged roof
  • A faulty HVAC unit
  • A stressed plumbing system
  • An insufficient door or window seal

Scheduling building inspections can lead to repairs that ensure excess water does not enter your building.

Monitor Moisture Levels
If your building is situated in a high humidity region, tracking humidity levels is vital in preventing mold problems. Relying on well-maintained dehumidification systems is one of the best ways to control moisture levels and prevent conditions leading to mold growth.

Give Carpets Attention
Working with your building's maintenance staff to keep high traffic areas clean is necessary to keep mold spores from spreading throughout your building. Daily carpet cleaning with a HEPA vacuum can extract microscopic spores from carpet fibers vulnerable to moisture retention after repeated contact with wet shoes. Entry mats strategically placed near doorways can contribute to keeping carpets dry and preventing mold problems.

Replace Old Systems and Parts
If your building is old with a complex plumbing system, you should schedule routine plumbing inspections and replace old pipes at risk of bursting. Faulty plumbing can cause gallons of water to pour into your building's interior, where it can saturate furnishings, equipment and spaces within walls and ceilings. Professional water extraction services can dry out your building's interior, but this may not be enough to prevent costly building repairs from mold damage.
Invisible mold spores can be challenging to detect in your commercial building, but keeping them from spreading uncontrollably through system maintenance, carpet cleaning, humidity monitoring and other measures, can ensure your building's healthy and clean environment.

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