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3 Issues That Can Lead to Mold Growth

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Don't Let Mold Take Hold Of Your Building

There are a lot of places in your commercial property in Gardere, LA, where black mold can hide. Anywhere you have a moisture problem the possibility exists to also have a mold problem. While mold remediation experts can address the issue, prevention is a better solution. Here are three situations to watch out for so that mold doesn't take hold of your building.

Flooding

Moisture is mold's best friend. Any time you have a moisture problem that goes unchecked, you will probably need mold cleanup in addition to your water damage restoration. Flooding can occur as the result of both indoor and outdoor issues:

  • Broken pipes
  • Cracked or detached supply lines
  • Storms
  • Groundwater seepage

If you don't notice and repair flood damage quickly, it can become a beacon for black mold. Spores can settle in moist areas and cause even more damage.

Humidity

Sometimes, the only problem is that your building is too humid. Humidity can cause a variety of air quality issues, and mold is one of them. Controlling humidity can be particularly challenging in areas where it tends to be higher in general, but it can still be done. Purchase dehumidifiers to keep the level at 45 percent or below.

Standing Water

Another common culprit in mold growth is standing water. It does not take long for mold to grow. Water spilled onto the floor that doesn't get cleaned up can start to grow mold within 48 hours. Wiping down industrial sinks after use and making sure no water is allowed to pool on the floor of the warehouse can help you prevent mold growth.

You have more power to prevent black mold in your building in Baker, LA than you probably think you do. By resolving water damage, wiping up excess water and controlling the indoor humidity, you are less likely to discover a mold problem in your building.

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