Don’t Let Mold Take Hold in Your Albany Area Business!
In the humid Southwest Georgia climate, a minimal amount of moisture mixed with the right material, such as drywall, creates the PERFECT environment for an unwanted invader – MOLD! In order to keep yourself, your employees, and your customers safe, the last thing you want to encounter in your commercial property is mold, as mold can cause adverse health effects. Following are a couple of tips for preventing mold growth at your commercial property:
#1 – Monitor for, and repair, any leaks:
With intricate plumbing systems, and multiple points of entry and exit, commercial buildings are much more likely to incur leaks, whether from internal sources, such as sink fixtures, or external, like severe weather. Create a plan for monitoring for water leaks, and if found, repair as soon as possible to limit the amount of moisture absorbed into the building. Common signs of leaks to watch for include pooling of water in one specific location, staining on ceiling tiles or drywall, and a musty odor in a particular area.
#2 – Take care of your HVAC system:
Circulating unclean air in conjunction with humidity and moisture can lead to mold growth. Change out AC filters regularly and keep duct work maintained to limit the possibility of microbial growth. Condensation can often form at air duct vents and returns, so be cognizant of this moisture and keep it from seeping into surrounding materials.
In the unfortunate event that mold does take hold in your Albany area business, know that SERVPRO of Albany and Americus is Here to Help! We have the equipment, experience, and training to provide mold remediation services while limiting business interruption as much as possible. To learn more about our process, please give us a call at 229-439-2048.