Recent Storms Could Cause Mold Growth on Your Commercial Property

The Midwest United States has experienced a series of strong thunderstorms, bringing tremendous amounts of rain and causing severe property damage for many business owners. These storms are not just destructive; the water they leave behind is full of bacteria and can easily lead to mold growth if left unchecked.

Usually, mold growth begins in some of the hardest-to-reach and hardest-to-see areas of a structure. This may include the bottoms of window joints, between siding panels, and around the foundation of the structure. Mold may appear at first as discoloration, and many people may overlook mold until it becomes a serious issue.


Tips for Preventing and Cleaning Mold

A few best practices can help you spot and handle mold problems before they grow out of control and cause serious damage and endanger your health.

  • Consider replacing your windows. Outdated, worn, and broken windows on your commercial property are ideal places for mold to accumulate. If your windows could use an update, consider investing in brand new, high-quality windows to solve a mold problem before it starts.
  • Clean your interior. Mold spores can linger in the air on many surfaces and within dirty fabric and other locations in your commercial property. Making professional cleaning part of your weekly routine can drastically reduce the chances of mold growth appearing.
  • Wear appropriate safety equipment. Be sure to protect your face, skin, and eyes from the mold, as well as from the cleaning agents you will need. A diluted bleach solution is usually the best option to kill mold growth and prevent it from returning.
  • Ensure proper ventilation. Check your furnace filter and replace it if it is clogged with dust and debris; a dirty filter will not catch as many air particles, including mold spores.

Image One can handle your mold issues on your commercial property, and we have the tools and experience to find the issues you can’t see. If you have mold problems that seem to keep reappearing or you need professional assistance to prevent mold after a severe storm, contact us.