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Mold in the Workplace

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

mold SERVPRO Northwest Long Beach has the equipment to tackle mold, whether big or small area

Mold can grow virtually anywhere and generally is not a problem. However, issues arise when mold grows indoors.

Mold in the workplace can result in health problems and can cause significant damage to a workplace as well. As a significant location in your life, the workplace would highly benefit from mold testing.

Scientific research on the health effects of mold exposure is ongoing, but some facts are known. Mold exposure may cause allergic reactions; skin or mucosal infections; asthma attacks; and skin, eyes, nose and throat irritation, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

To help prevent mold growth in buildings, be on the lookout for water damage, leaks or excessive moisture, and be sure to clean up all spills immediately.

Prevention:

If you suspect mold in your workplace, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is there visible water damage anywhere?
  • Are there building materials around that have been wet for more than two days?
  • Does the building have pre-existing moisture issues?
  • Are workers complaining of musty or moldy smells?
  • Is anyone reporting health problems that could be associated with mold?

OSHA recommends a number of tips to help prevent mold in your workplace, including:

  • Repair any plumbing problems immediately.
  • Keep your building’s humidity level below 70 percent.
  • Regularly inspect your building’s HVAC system.
  • Ensure adequate drainage is around your building.
  • Keep vents for moisture-creating appliances on the outside of the building.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 562-506-4992

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