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3 Steps for Mold Prevention in a Commercial Building

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold Prevention Steps

The HVAC system of a commercial building in Newtown, PA, can work in favor of extending the life of the building under the right conditions. It is important to keep these clean year-round to prevent poor air quality and high humidity levels. HVAC cleaning for commercial buildings should be done at least twice a year to keep the building climate ideal for mold prevention. An HVAC system works in favor of mold prevention by:

  • Keeping humidity levels at 40-60%
  • Filtering microorganisms and producing good air quality
  • Circulating clean air into the rooms of a facility

Here are three steps to take for mold prevention in a commercial building:

Start With an HVAC Inspection
A professional HVAC inspector will tell you whether the humidity levels are ideal for your commercial facility. They will inspect the HVAC system for any mold that has already grown on the accumulated dust in the air ducts. A professional will also inspect the air quality to give you the right advice on how to improve it.

Hire a Cleaning Service
Companies that provide HVAC inspections will also likely provide HVAC cleaning services. This includes cleaning the air ducts of the system to prevent hidden mold, eliminating a major contributor to mold spore circulation. A cleaning service will also remove any mold growth on the HVAC drip pans, which collect moisture and dust, providing fungus a good place to grow.

Regular Maintenance
A cleaning and consultation service will give you a head start on improving the overall air quality of a building. Further steps for mold prevention should be implemented throughout the year, such as installing HEPA filters and cleaning vents regularly.
Contact an HVAC cleaning service to begin the process of mold remediation if you have found mold growth in your commercial building. Adding mold prevention and cleaning to your yearly building maintenance plans will minimize the potential for costly repairs from the early decomposition of organic construction materials.

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