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How to Handle Mold in Your Warehouse or Office

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

You may think of mold as something you have to worry about in your house, but it can also show up where you work. 

Even if you don’t see spots of mold anywhere, it could be hiding in your office or warehouse’s HVAC system; ceiling tiles; carpet; or wallboard. 

What could cause mold in your facility? If the mold is in your carpet, it could be caused by something as simple as someone dropping their coffee or water onto the carpet and thinking that just patting it with a paper towel will clean it all up. 

Other sources for an office or warehouse mold outbreak are plumbing issues; leaks in your roof or windows; a flood; and kitchens that don’t have proper ventilation to release steam from cooked foods. 

In a warehouse, you have the added issue of items being stored that may have been exposed to moisture before they were put into a storage box and then grow mold that seeps into the air. 

For hidden mold, you’ll be able to detect it by the strong smell of must or mildew in the air, which is one sure sign that you need mold removed.

If you want to take care of the mold remediation yourself, use a cleaning solution that is made for mold, like bleach or an anti-fungal spray. You should also use disposable cloth to dry the area and then safely dispose of that cloth immediately. 

Make sure that the room you’re cleaning is well-ventilated with open windows and doors, and that you’re wearing a mask, eye protection, and rubber gloves.  

What should you do if you see or smell mold and don’t want to handle it yourself? Contact our mold remediation and mold removal experts SERVPRO Stoneham/Wakefield. We are professionally trained in mold removal and can effectively assess the mold damage in your warehouse or office. After our assessment, we will move on to mold containment, air filtration, cleaning and sanitizing, and then mold restoration.

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