Preventing Mold in Commercial Buildings
What’s your mold prevention plan for your commercial business? If you don’t have one, then we strongly suggest you take a few minutes to think about the importance of preventing mold in commercial buildings. From the structural damage it can cause through rotting away wood to the health-related havoc it can wreak on your employees’ respiratory systems, mold is one of the many threats to the productivity and profitability of your business. How can little spores cause so many problems? Unfortunately, they’re resilient little organisms that have the ability to grow anywhere when the temperature and moisture levels are just right. Think about all the dank, dark, moist spots in your facility – there are a lot of them, right? Well, that’s how many places that mold could be growing if you’re not proactive in keeping your business clean and dry. We know there’s a lot on your plate as a commercial business owner, but think about the consequences of not taking action to prevent mold: you’ll have more employees calling off work, higher repair costs and even higher utility costs if the mold gets bad enough in your HVAC and ventilation systems. So let us help you make a plan to prevent mold in your business with these three simple steps below. It’s easier said than done, but we guarantee you’ll be glad you did it!
- WALK YOUR AREAS. What’s out of sight will be out of your mind as a business owner, and there are so many reasons for you to schedule a safety walk with key members of your team at least once per week. (If you’ve got a large facility and walking every area yourself isn’t feasible, then designate a Safety Team and make one of them your Mold Czar!) While you’re inspecting for normal OSHA-related requirements like fire extinguishers, clear fire exits, Personal Protective Equipment, and general safety and health concerns, make sure you’re keeping a keen eye (and nose) out for mold issues. If you even have an inkling that there might be a moldy source for that musty smell, then take time to order a mold inspection and have a professional mold testing service.
- KEEP THINGS CLEAN. Another critical element of facilities management is ensuring that you and your employees are keeping your personal and communal work areas clean and dry. Something as simple as sweeping, mopping and wiping down surfaces on a daily basis can save you so much money in the long run on major repairs from problems like mold-related issues. Clutter and junk can collect easily – but so can mold! And the last thing you want to discover is a black mold spot near a puddle nobody saw behind all the junk that Roy tossed in the corner last month and forgot about. It’s a pain, but cleanliness will save you many, many headaches (physical and financial) if you keep it up daily.
- INSPECT AND CLEAN YOUR AIR DUCTS. If you haven’t had a professional air duct cleaning in a long time (and especially if you’ve never had one), then it’s probably going to be worth the investment of some time and money to schedule this important service. The indoor air quality technicians at all of our AdvantaClean franchises nationwide can give your ductwork and HVAC systems the deepest cleaning they’ve ever had, leaving the air into your employees’ lungs the freshest and healthiest it’s ever been. Dusty, dirty, nasty air ducts can be great places for mold to grow if they’re left alone for too long. So don’t be caught with an outbreak of respiratory illnesses on your staff! Get an air duct cleaning.
If you’ve made the awful discovery of mold in your commercial business, or if you’ve even got a suspicion that it might be lurking somewhere in your facility, don’t wait to contact the mold remediation professionals here at AdvantaClean. From coast to coast, our mold removal technicians are certified by the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), which means they use the most advanced equipment and the latest techniques for finding and eliminating every spot of black mold and other toxic spore throughout your property. We’re timely, thorough and efficient – and the best part of all is that have affordable prices and we guarantee your satisfaction with our work. There’s nothing to lose and so much to gain by reaching out to your local AdvantaClean service provider today. We’re ready to give you the absolute best mold remediation services available anywhere in the nation. It’s not clean until it’s AdvantaClean!
Call (877) 800-2382 for the best commercial mold removal with AdvantaClean today!
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