Flooding remains as the most common natural disaster in the United States. Without a quick response, major problems can develop quickly. A water-damaged commercial facility can support mold growth in as little as 24 to 48 hours, placing your equipment, furniture and building at risk. In addition, exposure to moldy environments is detrimental to human health, especially to people with existing respiratory conditions or a compromised immune system, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Mold growth in your commercial facility can have serious implications. The experts at ServiceMaster by Reed has compiled some tips on how to limit mold in your business after a flood.
What Items are Susceptible to Mold Growth?
Many items in your business are more prone to developing mold after a flood than other materials. These include:
How to Prevent Mold After a Flood
Totally eliminating all mold spores from your facility may not be possible, but there are several steps you can take to limit mold development.
Water removal and complete drying of all areas
Disposal of mold-infested items
Limiting moisture and humidity
Calling a restoration company