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Excessive mold in your commercial property is a hazard to both workers and clients

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

side by side pictures of inside an air duct- on left, duct is dirty, on right, duct is clean. green background Poor maintenance of your HVAC system can turn your air conditioning into a breeding ground for mold.

Excessive mold in your commercial property is unpleasant, and it can be unsightly. Once it’s found, mold removal services can address the problem — but there are also ways you can prevent fungal growths before they form. Below is a brief guide that discusses a few crucial facts about mold that business owners should know.

How Does Mold Form in an Office Building?

Mold can grow on any surface if organic matter like food or oil from the skin is present. Fungi need water and warmth to grow, so they often thrive wherever moisture is present, including drywall, carpeting, clothing, and wood. Your building’s HVAC system is necessary for maintaining a comfortable temperature and humidity, but poor maintenance can turn your air conditioning into a breeding ground for mold. If fungus is present inside the HVAC system, the spores produced by the mold will spread throughout the building through the air ducts. 

How Do You Prevent Mold From Forming?

Since fungal growths thrive in moist environments, try to eliminate all potential water sources. For instance, repair any leaky plumbing and seek mold remediation services immediately after a flood. Another way to prevent mold is to schedule regular HVAC cleanings to keep the system from breeding and spreading spores.

If your commercial property needs mold removal services, don’t hesitate to reach out our expert team here at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties. Since 1978, this disaster recovery company has helped residents throughout Windham & Windsor Counties, Vermont restore their properties. Our staff of experienced professionals specializes in everything from fire damage repair to carpet cleaning.

Call (802) 674-8004 to request assistance.

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