Mold Maintenance Standards | SERVPRO of Metairie
Mold spores are a natural occurrence present just about everywhere — including your Metairie, LA, business. When exposed to moisture these microscopic particles can quickly grow into a large threat, leaving your business at risk for many issues. Federal organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration do not set any mold standards, but that doesn’t mean mold cleanup isn’t an aggressive process. Here are three steps to keep in mind when dealing with mold.
1. Water Damage
Mold spores become an issue when exposed to moisture and allowed to grow into colonies. Regularly check for any threat of water damage in your business, including leaking pipes or drafty windows. Furthermore, maintain appropriate levels of humidity within the building to limit moisture levels in the air.
2. Check Building Materials
To alleviate the uncertainty of mold standards, ensure building standards are up to code. Proper insulation installed around windows, piping, and exterior walls minimize a buildup of condensation, keeping mold at bay. Verify that your business is well-ventilated and regularly check porous materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles, and wood for any signs of mold damage.
3. Contact Us!
Time is of the essence when it comes to mold infestation; an IICRC certified company will have the training and professional equipment to safely and effectively mediate the mold damage in your business in a time-sensitive manner.