Preventing Mold in Your Building

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Mold can have serious consequences on a building and a business. It can cause damage to the building’s structure and health implications for those who enter. Preventing mold in your building is a very important part of building maintenance. 

How to Spot Mold 

Mold can cause many problems for a business, spotting it early is key. Common signs include musty smells and wall stains.  Moisture in a building can lead to mold growth. Surfaces that have been wet for more than 48 hours can lead to mold growth. Mold can also lead to respiratory problems for those near it. If your employees are having issues it’s a good time to check for mold.

How to Prevent Mold

Preventing mold before it grows is the best way to keep your employees and customers healthy. The number one way to prevent mold is to prevent moisture and humidity. Dehumidifiers can be a great help during high moisture seasons. Inspecting your HVAC system is also important. HVAC systems can create moisture and hold mold if not properly cleaned. You should also check your building for any leaks or improperly sealed areas. Roofs, windows, plumbing and door frames can all be areas leaks can occur and moisture can make its way in. Inspecting the outside of your building to ensure water is flowing away from it is also helpful. 

Cleaning to Prevent Mold

A commercial cleaning company can help you prevent the growth of mold in your building. They can find moisture and have it dried and cleaned before mold can present itself. During regular cleaning inspections are made and any changes in the building’s structure are noted. A cleaning team can help prevent structural issues including leaks and notice them before they are an issue. At Kleen Office Environments we know the importance of mold prevention and early detection. Let our team of experts help!