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Can Mold Damage Be Managed?

2/24/2018 (Permalink)

When you spot mold in your Lebanon, Georgia, business, it can feel overwhelming. You likely have lots of questions racing through your mind, including:

• How much does mold cleanup cost?
• Does black mold damage buildings?
• How did the mold get here?
• What is the next step?

No matter what you want to know, it can be beneficial to turn to commercial mold remediation experts. These teams know how to take care of a moisture problem and manage any damage done by mold. Until you are able to get the experts in, use these tips to get you by.

Slow Down the Spreading of Spores

Mold spores can spread through your ventilation system, so it might be a good idea to turn off the fan in your HVAC if the weather permits it. This can help stop the transportation of fungus particles to new parts of your building. You may also be able to slow down the spreading of spores by cutting off the air flow of an area. Put up plastic sheets and install HEPA filters to keep the spores in an isolated location.

Cut Off the Water Supply

Moisture is a necessary element for mold. If you cut off the water supply, you may be able to stop the growth of black mold. Cutting off the water supply is not always easy, but it usually goes a long way to limiting damage.

Schedule Remediation as Soon as Possible

While the above steps may help you buy time until professionals can come look at your problem, the best way to limit damage done by mold is to have a remediation team come in and assess your situation. The team will be able to help you better stop the spreading of spores and locate the source of moisture.

Black mold does not have to be a death sentence for your business. Fixing a moisture problem and initiating mold cleanup soon after the issue is spotted can help you limit damage.

Visit us for more information on mold at http://www.SERVPROcherokeecounty.com.

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