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Keep Mold Out of Your Business

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores need moisture

Business owners and property managers may dread the possibility of mold in their facility because dealing with the tenacious fungus can be a very frustrating process. Depending on the type of mold you discover, your company may have to be closed while the spores are removed, and that can mean lost revenue. Rather than waiting for mold to strike your Salt Lake City, UT, building, why not be proactive and prioritize your mold prevention plans.

Five Life Requirements

Mold spores are floating around in the air in your business no matter how clean you keep the area. That is because there are over 100,000 types of mold that send spores out into the air every day; and one of the reasons the fungus spreads so easily is that typically, mold only requires four things to begin growing.

  • Food
  • Water
  • Darkness
  • A spot to root

Most companies have at least one area in their basement, storage closets, or backroom that fits all these critical points to sustain the fungi life cycle and encourage mold growth. That is why mold prevention can be critical.

One Water Source

You may have heard that water is the source of all life, and that can certainly be held as true for mold. A spore can sit in a dark room for years waiting for moisture to give it life. When a leaking pipe causes water damage, that individual spore can quickly grow and spread into an active colony that may cause serious problems for your company. Conducting regular inspections of storage areas, HAVC units, warehoused papers and boxes can help you prevent a fungus take-over.

Mold prevention is your best tool against the fungus, but if mold does begin to grow anywhere in your facility, contact a mold removal and remediation company to eliminate the stubborn growth. Remember, a single spore can quickly grow into a thriving colony in a matter of days.

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