Ask The Experts: How Do I Get Rid of Mold? (part 2 of 2)
Last week we started our discussion on ways to prevent or, if need be, eliminate mold. As we said, mold and mildew don’t need very much encouragement to grow. Once it starts, it can spread very quickly. Mold can grow on a variety of surfaces, cloth, carpets, drywall, and wood. With a large commercial building keeping everyone cool or warm, condensation can form and provide the mold the moisture it needs to spread.
Regular cleanings and maintenance inspections will help keep mold from taking over the building, in particular, areas that are not often used.
4. Regular Checks
Building maintenance should be looking for anything suspicious on a regular basis. Keeping an eye on areas that have higher concentrations of moisture or humidity for signs.
Dark spots, fuzzy patches, musty smells, can all appear anywhere. Carpets, walls, ceilings, floors, and under sinks, behind walls in shower rooms, laundry room, bathrooms, and kitchen areas.
5. Regular Inspections
It’s a great idea to have your maintenance team take care of regular checks and repairs, but hiring a professional to inspect the building can be a great help. They can spot areas that may be developing mold that you are not aware of.
They are also great at finding areas of potential mold, too, so you can stop it before it gets a chance to start.
If you find mold, call in a professional team to take care of it right away. You don’t want to try and clean it by yourself. At SERVPRO of Howard and Tipton Counties, our professionals have the right tools, experience, and expertise to take care of it.