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4 Ways To Limit Mold Damage in Your Commercial Building

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth in ceiling panels Mold damage in Howard Lake, MN

Steps To Limit The Damage

Because mold spores can be found in most locations, black mold growth is a common problem that arises in many commercial buildings in Howard Lake, MN. It can be a frustrating issue to deal with and can take time to remove. Luckily, there are steps you can take to limit the damage.

1. Remove Water Damage Quickly
Mold needs moisture to grow, so the fungus often makes an appearance after a building has been water damaged. To prevent the growth from spreading, water should be removed as soon as possible and the building should be thoroughly dried.

2. Lower Humidity
Mold growth isn’t always caused by water damage. High humidity can contribute to a moisture problem in the building and can lead to mold infestation. Using dehumidifiers or keeping windows open can help lower the moisture level in the building and prevent mold from forming.

3. Limit Airflow
If there is already black mold developing, then you should take measures to keep it from moving to other areas. One way to do this is to limit air circulation. Until mold cleanup can be done, you should keep the HVAC system, as well as any fans or air conditioners, turned off. If these are in use, they can easily move mold spores to other locations.

4. Hire a Professional
You might think that mold removal is a simple task, particularly if you only see one small area of growth. However, the process can be more difficult than it seems. Some mold may be hiding beneath the surface and, unless this is removed, it will continue to return. It is also easy to inadvertently spread the mold if the area is not properly contained during cleanup.
If you have found black mold in your building or suspect that there may be growth, you should contact a mold remediation company right away. Waiting too long will allow the mold to spread further. A professional service can remove the fungus thoroughly and help keep it from returning.

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