If you have a mold problem, you have a moisture problem. The following preventative measures against moisture and mold growth can save your company countless dollars in the long run:
In the event of an indoor spill or water leak, clean up or stop the water intrusion, then promptly and thoroughly dry and remove any water-damaged materials.
Repair plumbing and structural leaks as soon as they are detected.
Reduce the moisture level in the air by repairing leaks, increasing ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidifying (if outdoor air is warm and humid). Maintain indoor relative humidity below 50% (25 – 50%, if possible).
Keep HVAC drip pans clean, well-maintained, and unobstructed.
Perform regularly scheduled building/ HVAC inspections and maintenance, including filter changes.
Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.
Vent cooking areas and bathrooms according to local code requirements.
Provide adequate drainage around buildings and slope the ground away from building foundations. Follow all local building codes.
Next to prevention, the best approach to a mold problem is professional remediation. If your commercial property has a known or suspected mold problem, now is the time to act. Contact the experts at MAS Labs so they can help you:
Assess the extent of the problem and the scope of any damage.
Permanently correct any water or moisture intrusions.
Determine the best course of action for mold removal, then safely and effectively eliminate mold and any mold-damaged materials.
Keep employees and building occupants informed throughout the process about the mold problem and the steps you are taking to resolve it.
Building owners and/or employers should notify occupants in any affected areas of the presence of mold. Notification should include a description of the remediation measures to be taken and a timetable for completion.
Individuals with persistent health problems that appear to be related to mold exposure should see their physicians for referral to practitioners who are trained in occupational/environmental medicine.
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