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Can Mold Growth Be Prevented?

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner in Las Vegas, NV you want to keep your company running at top efficiency. This means taking care of every aspect of the business, from the building you're in to the product you sell. Natural disasters, plumbing issues and other forms of water damage can surface even with the best maintenance. When water does fill your space, is mold a guaranteed secondary problem? With the help of a commercial mold remediation team, you may be able to use the following steps to prevent mold growth after flooding.

• Address Flooding Quickly: The longer water is able to sit in your building, the bigger the chance is that mold will start to develop. Depending on the source of the flood, fungus may start to grow in 24 to 48 hours after the initial introduction of water. You need to quickly determine what caused the flooding, turn off the water source if necessary and remove the water from your property.
• Dry Out Belongings: Once the standing water has been removed, the work is not over. Next, you have to make sure anything that is going back into the building is dry and clean. This could mean tearing out carpets and drywall to really dry out your building and take care of water damage.
• Monitor the Situation: Mold prevention does not happen overnight. It's a long process that continues throughout your ownership of the building. You need to monitor humidity levels to make sure a mold-friendly environment is not created. You can also have a professional do regular inspections of your space to ensure there are no hidden signs of mold damage.

Water damage can quickly lead to mold growth if you are not careful. While you may not be able to stop every type of flooding from affecting your building, you can act quickly to ensure mold does not start to grow. Visit http://www.SERVPROsummerlinnorthsuncity.com for more information on mold. 

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