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Preventing Mold Growth in your North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview Business

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your home can be stressful, but finding it in your business where employees and customers can be exposed is a concern that needs to be addressed immediately. Because some people are more sensitive to mold than others, as a business owner you may not notice it right away. However, those that are sensitive, can experience various health effects. 

How to Prevent Mold Growth in the Workplace

  • Fix water leaks - Any known water leaks on the inside or outside of the building should be dealt with immediately to prevent moisture. 
  • Use a dehumidifier - Your building’s humidity must always be kept at 50% or less. We recommend installing a commercial dehumidifier. 
  • Ensure proper ventilation - Keep your air vents and air filters clean and free of debris to allow for adequate ventilation. 
  • Deal with flooding immediately- If your business floods, do not let the water sit for more than 48 hours.

Common Types of Mold

Mold comes in many forms but these types are the most common to look out for.

What to Do If You See Mold: 

Always use gloves when dealing with mold, and always remove gloves after touching mold as you can accidentally transmit mold to other parts of the body. You should use a respirator mask and eye protection to avoid inhaling mold spores and getting it in your eyes. It is best to contact a trained professional to assess mold. Once the mold has been assessed SERVPRO® of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview will come in and contain the infestation through the remediation process 24/7/365. Call your local SERVPRO® of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046 to ensure your mold infestation is dealt with professionally and carefully. 

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