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How To Prevent Mold Growth in Your Commercial Property

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

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How Do You Prevent Mold In Buildings?

Mold spores are in the air, and there's no way to prevent them from coming inside your commercial building. They hitch rides on clothing, blow in with the breeze and get dispersed throughout the building with the assistance of your HVAC system. You can, however, prevent the spores in the air from teaming up to form a growth that damages the structure of your building in Oklahoma City, OK, and causes the whole place to be smelly musty with regular practices such as carpet cleaning, HVAC maintenance and HEPA filters.

1. Cleaning

Mold loves to grab on to the closest particle and set up shop. If you have your carpets cleaned regularly, you are giving the spores fewer particles to attach to. Make sure that the carpets are thoroughly dried after cleaning to ensure that the moisture doesn't become a breeding ground for mold.

2. Maintenance

In addition to carpet cleaning, you should also inspect and clean your HVAC system regularly. Mold can thrive in your HVAC system for weeks before you know there's a problem. If you inspect your air ducts frequently, you can learn about any mold problems on the horizon before they get out of hand. If you discover a problem during your inspection, it's a good idea to call mold remediation specialists immediately.

3. Filter

One way to prevent mold spores from settling on surfaces is to take them right out of the air and destroy them. You can make the air in your commercial building purer by using HEPA filters with an activated carbon pre-filter that captures the mold spores as they enter. It isolates them, starving them of moisture so that they die.

Mold in the air is inevitable, but mold problems are preventable. With regular carpet cleaning, HVAC inspection and the use of HEPA filters, your chances of experiencing mold.

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