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Why Does Mold Always Come Back?

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Does Mold Always Come Back? Mold growing where water was present in a Woods Cross,UT ceiling

As a business owner, you understand the importance of keeping your facilities free from mold. After all, mold can ruin inventory, equipment and furnishings. If you have battled mold in your Woods Cross, UT, warehouse, you may have noticed that it always seems to return. To keep mold growth in check, you must understand why it comes back.

Water Gets Everywhere

If your warehouse has a roof leak, you have probably realized that water can infiltrate even hidden parts of your facility. In fact, you may find wet spots far from the leak source. While any leak can cause water damage, it may also allow mold to grow. As such, you must inspect all parts of your warehouse for leaks. Specifically, be certain to check the following for signs of damage:

  • Gutters
  • Roofing systems
  • Walls
  • Foundations

Humidity Allows Mold To Spread

If mold returns to the same area after you repair leaks, high humidity may be the culprit. As you probably know, mold needs humidity to thrive. Therefore, you may want to consider investing in a hygrometer. These devices measure relative humidity. If you have too much inside your warehouse, a dehumidifier may limit mold growth. Moreover, rethinking your warehouse’s ventilation system may help to keep the space dry.

Mold Has Serious Staying Power

When you are fighting mold, you have to worry about what you cannot see. Simply removing the visible signs of mold probably won’t take care of the problem. Because mold spreads through microscopic spores, you may want to think about contracting with a mold remediation service. Restoration technicians have the equipment and expertise to locate and remove mold spores.

To make money in business, you must meet customer demands. Of course, if you have a mold problem in your warehouse, you may have trouble moving inventory. While identifying the source of water damage is essential, you also must understand mold growth.

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