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Mold and Your Business

11/28/2022 (Permalink)

mold on a warehouse ceiling after a roof leak SERVPRO of Mentor is there to handle your mold remediation needs!

Mold and Your Business

Just thinking about mold can make a lot of business owners shutter. Nobody wants to deal with the stress that comes with mold.

At SERVPRO of Mentor, we understand how stressful mold remediation can be. We want to be sure that your business is able to run properly, and that your employees are healthy. Because of this, we take on your stress, working quickly and efficiently to get you back to doing what you do best, mold free.

Should you be a business owner that shutters at the M word, be aware of the following tips to help prevent mold in your commercial property!

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent excessive moisture in buildings. Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices since the 1970s, which resulted in tightly sealed buildings with diminished ventilation, contributing to moisture vapor buildup. Other moisture problems may result from roof leaks, landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under a building, or unvented combustion appliance. Delayed or insufficient maintenance may contribute to moisture problems in buildings. Improper maintenance and design of building heating/ventilating/air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, such as insufficient cooling capacity for an air conditioning system, can result in elevated humidity levels in a building.

Mold prevention tips include:

  • Repairing plumbing leaks and leaks in the building structure as soon as possible.
  • Looking for condensation and wet spots. Fix source(s) of moisture incursion problem(s) as soon as possible.
  • Preventing moisture from condensing by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in the air (humidity). To increase surface temperature, insulate or increase air circulation. To reduce the moisture level in the air, repair leaks, increase ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidify (if outdoor air is warm and humid).
  • Keeping HVAC drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Performing regularly scheduled building/ HVAC inspections and maintenance, including filter changes.
  • Maintaining indoor relative humidity below 70% (25 - 60%, if possible).
  • Venting moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.
  • Venting kitchens (cooking areas) and bathrooms according to local code requirements.
  • Cleaning and drying wet or damp spots as soon as possible, but no more than 48 hours after discovery.
  • Providing adequate drainage around buildings and sloping the ground away from building foundations. Follow all local building codes.
  • Pinpointing areas where leaks have occurred, identifying the causes, and taking preventive action to ensure that they do not reoccur.

If you have Mold present call SERVPRO of Mentor today. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Let Us Handle the Stress of Your Commercial Disaster

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of a commercial property SERVPRO of Mentor has the equipment and manpower to handle your commercial loss, no matter the size!

Are you dealing with water damage in your home? SERVPRO of Mentor has a crew of certified technicians ready to help 24/7. Here is how we can help your business in times of disaster:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2 - Inspection 

We determine the scope of your damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage.

Step 3 - Mitigation Process Begins

The water removal/fire damage cleanup process begins almost immediately. We use the best technologies available to ensure that your business is being cleaned out properly.

Step 4 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water, fire, or mold. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 5 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-disaster condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in your business.

If your business falls victim to disaster, call SERVPRO of Mentor.