Playing Hide and Seek With Mold
Mold growth can be a problem for your commercial property in Spring Hill, KS. Not only does it present an odor that is unpleasant to employees, clients, or customer, the very sight of mold can bring concerns and questions of cleanliness and safety. If you haven’t spotted a problem but have noticed a musty smell, it is time to go on the hunt for mold.
Mold spores love several things:
- Dark hiding spots
The spores can enter your location from a number of areas and can get distributed through the HVAC ductwork. For the spores to thrive, they need high humidity. This keeps target growth locations close to where water is present. Some conditions for mold growth are unavoidable, such are near the water heater or air conditioning system. Because these areas carry an inherent risk, investing in a dehumidifier for the area can help reduce the amount of moisture in the air. In areas like bathrooms and kitchens, sanitize the areas regularly and wipe or mop up water spots as needed.
If your roof has ever had a leak, the carpet of flooring may have water damage. When it comes to mold and mildew, no surface is safe. Carpet odors might reveal the presence of mold even without a noticeable stain. It is important to clean up all water spills and areas with leaks thoroughly to avoid the growth of mold under the flooring, behind baseboards, or within the walls.
If you have found mold growth in your facility, you need to address it right away. Mold remediation specialists can help with comprehensive treatment and cleaning, but these services won’t prevent future issues. You will need to reduce the amount of moisture in your air, as well as repair or replace items and equipment that are leaking.