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Keep Mold From Spreading Using These Five Easy Steps

7/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold spores are ever present in the world. If given the right conditions, these small seeds can land in warehouses, businesses or offices and grow into full-fledged blooms. Mold outbreaks should be addressed immediately. Mold cleanup can be done by owners of commercial properties in Ogden, UT, who wish to undertake the task by themselves. If you notice mold growth in your commercial space, take the following five measures in order to ensure that you do not cross contaminate clean and unaffected areas when removing your business’s mold contamination.

Wear Old Clothes When Removing Mold. Mold spores will cling to the clothes you wear. Don an old shirt, pants and shoes that you won’t mind throwing away after the cleanup.

Cover Air Vents. Your air conditioning and heating systems are great conduits for spreading spores throughout your commercial space. Be sure to fully cover your ventilation systems before undertaking any mold cleanup.

Hide the Vacuum. Keep your vacuum far from your work area to ensure that this spore-sucking machine doesn’t convert itself into a spore-spewing machine.

Spritz Mold Patches. It may seem counterintuitive to add humidity to the water-loving organism that you are trying to kill. However, a quick aqua spray will reduce the number of spores that are released into the air as you work.

Dispose of Affected Materials. Tainted carpet, flooring, rugs, curtains and clothing should be placed into a heavy-duty plastic garbage bag and disposed of immediately. Be sure to seal the bag by taping it closed before tossing.

Given the right conditions, mold can grow in any commercial space. If you decide to tackle your commercial property’s mold problem on your own, be sure to take a note from mold-removal professionals who take special precautions to avoid cross-contamination when conducting their mold cleanup. By taking the above simple yet important measures, owners of commercial spaces in Ogden, UT, can prevent the cross-contamination of mold in their businesses or offices when removing their mold outbreak.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROogdenut.com/mold-remediation.

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