Being exposed to mold spores is a concern for all indoor spaces, from your home to your workplace. As an employer, though, you have the added responsibility of making sure your workers are breathing air that is safe and free from mold. Mold can easily creep into buildings in a number of ways, but the HVAC system is the major culprit in sending the spores airborne. To keep that from happening in your workplace, take steps to prevent and remediate any mold growth in your HVAC.
Avoid Moisture at all Costs
Mold loves moisture and dryness is its biggest enemy. One of the most important ways in which you can prevent the growth of mold in the first place is to keep moisture out. Have your building inspected for any leaks letting in moisture, from the foundations to the windows and the roof. Take care of those leaks and maybe even consider using a dehumidifier if you find that moisture has become a problem in your building.
Schedule Regular Maintenance for the HVAC and Ducts
Mold anywhere in a building is a problem, but when it grows in the HVAC system, the ducts will push the spores into the air and everyone will be breathing contaminated air. Regular maintenance is important for preventing mold and recognizing a mold problem early, before it is catastrophic. Regular maintenance by professionals will keep your system working correctly and keeping moisture out. This check-up is also a way to inspect the system regularly for any sign of mold growth.
Nip Mold in the Bud Early
If one of your professional maintenance check-ups discovers mold growth, take care of the problem immediately. A small amount of mold is not difficult or expensive to remediate. If you let it spread, though, the clean-up process can be time-consuming and costly. You may have to shut down business for days so that a thorough and professional remediation can be conducted.
Mold in the air can be a serious health hazard and you have a responsibility to ensure your employees and clients are safe in your building. This means takin all the reasonable steps to prevent and treat mold in your HVAC system. Take these simple steps and rely on the professionals and you can be sure you won’t have a major mold disaster on your hands.
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