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10/9/2020 (Permalink)


Mold is primarily caused by uncontrolled moisture. That may come from a leaking roof or a loose plumb fitting. Their spores may also be brought in from the outside through air vents, air systems (both heating and cooling units), and more. Again, as we have mentioned above, mold doesn’t discriminate, but it loves to stick to more organic objects like paper products, upholstery, and wood.


So how does one prevent it? Here are some tips:

  • Deal with leaks. Whether that be coming from the roof or loose plumbing, it is important to deal with them immediately. It’s going to prevent water damage too.
  • Use a dehumidifier. Your establishment’s humidity must always be maintained and kept at no higher than 50%. We understand how it can be challenging to keep track, so your best bet is to install commercial dehumidifiers
  • Ensure proper ventilation. Keep your air vents and air filters clean, and that the enclosed areas of your establishment are free of moisture.
  • Deal with flooding immediately. Don’t let stagnant water sit too long and seep into your wooden walls, flooring, and furniture.

That’s it, by keeping the tips we have shared with you in mind, we are sure that your commercial establishment will be free of both mildew and mold. We understand, however, that even with the best mold control practices, these pesky fungi can still strike, as if out of nowhere. If this happens, then please read on to learn how to remove them.


We will be sharing with you a quick step-by-step guide on how to get your mold problem in control, but we honestly suggest that you let it be done professionally unless you are adequately trained in commercial mold remediation.

  1. Let your area undergo a mold air test. A professional mold inspection will give you some insight into how much the contamination is in your establishment. Ask your mold remediation team to test other rooms as well, even those that you’re sure are not contaminated.
  2. Seal off the area. Once the area is determined, it will need to be sealed before decontamination can proceed. This will prevent the mold from spreading further as well as keep untrained personnel from accessing the said area and cause cross-contamination.
  3. Ready your equipment. You will need various commercial mold remediation equipment in order to begin such as air scrubbers, commercial air movers, industrial dehumidifiers, and more. There are also other products like mold cleaners and mold disinfectants that would be good to have.
  4. Commercial mold remediation. You can now start the process of cleaning infected surfaces and purifying your air.
  5. Test your area. Once you have finished the process, you may ask a certified mold inspector to do a mold toxicity test again in order to ensure that, indeed, it is free of mold spores.
  6. Clean your equipment. After you are absolutely sure that the area is clean, you must then move on to your equipment. Most filters can be replaced. If yours can’t, then you can sterilize them to make them ready for the next task and to avoid cross-contamination as well once you take them out of the sealed space.
  7. Maintain clean air. There are air filters and air moving machines that you can set to change your air at least every four hours. In this way, your commercial space will always be free of indoor air pollution.
  8. Maintain a clean space. Finally, you may now continue practicing the preventive tips we have shared with you above in order to make sure that your space won’t be invaded by mold again anytime soon. Regular mold inspection and testing are also key in order to catch the problem as early as possible next time.

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