Here’s How to Prevent Mold in Your Newark, DE Business
The presence of mold is a nightmare for both homeowners and business owners alike. While mold is welcome when it comes to cheese, soy sauce, and other tasty things, it is a major problem when found on belongings or on your structure. According to the EPA, mold can grow on almost any organic substance if moisture and oxygen are present.
SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has seen mold in all types of commercial properties, from shops to schools to restaurants and many more. Common places mold can be found hiding include wallpaper, paneling, underneath carpets and pads, and on top of ceiling tiles.
Take a look at some of our SERVPRO suggestions on how to keep your commercial property mold free:
Inspect Your Commercial Property for Water Damage
Closely examine every area of your property to see if there are any places that have a lot of moisture. Any water damage should be dried within 48 hours otherwise it’s the perfect recipe for mold.
A Tidy, Dry Business is a Mold Free Business
Make sure that your employees pick up any wet items and avoid leaving wet boots and shoes in places that will absorb the moisture, and also keep both the floors and windows dry at all times, especially during rainy weather.
Airflow Avoids Mold
Good ventilation is an easy way to prevent mold. Having the bathroom and kitchen doors open as much as possible can help by increasing air flow. If you want to use equipment, using a dehumidifier can keep areas dry and pleasant. But be careful; make sure it stays in good operating condition to avoid leakage. Follow the information provided by manufacturer, it will give you direction on how to clean and take care of the unit.
Control the indoor moisture of your property and be careful about what materials are installed. In rooms that have moisture issues do not install carpet, like where there is a water fountain or classroom sink. You can buy a moisture reader from a local hardware store to measure for yourself; the EPA recommends humidity between 30-60%.
Build with Mold Resistant Materials
Look for products that have mold-resistant properties in the materials, such as sheetrock or paint. This will help in the common spaces to have moisture such the kitchen, break room, and bathroom.
Why SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle?
If you have any suspicions of mold on your property, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle at 302-392-6000. Our friendly office will schedule a time for our estimator to assess and write up an estimate for services.