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How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Statesville Business

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall and metal shelf Mold can be problematic for businesses, so you should take steps to prevent it from ever growing!

Mold is one of the last things you want to discover in your place of business. For starters, it can cause some health effects in people, which can slow or halt your operations, especially if you serve food. Mold growth can also be a symptom of recent or ongoing water damage, which can be a costly issue to resolve in and of itself. This is why it’s important to take preventative steps and avoid the headache altogether. At SERVPRO of Iredell County, we’ve helped many Statesville businesses take care of their mold problems, so below are a couple of preventative steps you can take to avoid them in the first place.

Mold Prevention Tips

Mold becomes a problem when it’s exposed to moisture, so if you can address it at the source, you can stop growth from ever occurring.

1. Immediately address any water damage. Mold spores need a couple of things to begin growing, and one of the most important is moisture. That’s why many people who initially avoid or cancel our services often call back later: their water damage encouraged mold growth. If you have water damage on your property, immediately call our team of water damage professionals!

2. Maintain lower humidity levels. High humidity levels are another way mold growth is encouraged. If your property’s humidity levels are unregulated, it’s best to purchase a dehumidifier(s). This device can draw moisture out of the air, which can lower the odds of mold growth. Your home’s humidity levels should be below 60%, but we say that 30-50% is ideal!

Your Mold Remediation Professionals

Mold growth is certainly a problem, but limiting your property’s exposure to moisture can help you prevent it from ever occurring. However, if you do have mold, our remediation experts have helped many Statesville homes and businesses overcome their mold issues. You can call our Mooresville-based team anytime at (704) 872-7466!

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