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Reducing the Spread of Mold Through Your Commercial Facility

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water gauge pressure, hand shut off main valve, close-up Shut off the water supply

Four Ways To Combat The Spread Of Mold In Your Building

Before you panic about the significance of finding black mold in your facility, know that not all species of mold are toxic, even if the color looks it. While the mold is most likely not a poisonous variety, it stills presents a significant risk to your facility. There are at least four ways you can combat the spread of mold in your building.

  1. Shut off the water supply
  2. Turn off HVAC systems
  3. Close off the space
  4. Contact a Mold Remediation Company

Shut Off the Water Supply
Most mold infestations stem from a moisture problem, often created by a plumbing issue. Therefore, to prevent further contamination of the affected space, shut off the water supply lines that may be running through the area. If you are unsure of which supply lines cut through the room, consider shutting off the water main until the problem is resolved.

Turn Off HVAC Systems
Mold spores are microscopic organisms, and they exist everywhere, traveling on air currents. If your building has existing mold growth, you should control the spread from the infestation to other areas in your building. You can best accomplish the reduction in the spread of black mold spores by turning off the HVAC systems until the mold is removed.

Close Off the Space
To further limit the spread of the infestation, consider closing off the affected area. Shut all doors and close all windows. Do not permit entry into the area until after it is cleaned and sanitized.

Contact a Mold Remediation Company
Contact a mold remediation company in Overland Park, KS, to resolve the problem. The company will send out a crew to test the facility and assess the damage before beginning the mold cleanup.
While not every black mold species is toxic, a level of trepidation is responsible. Mold removal is not a DIY job. If you find mold in your building, contact a remediation company for immediate assistance.

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