Have you ever noticed molds on food that were refrigerated for too long? What do you do with it? Do you eat it or toss it out? Likewise, molds are toxic to the commercial buildings you own or manage. Keeping the analogy in mind, we always tend to throw poisonous food. The Moment you turn the lights down of the fridge and humidity takes hold of the place, the food turns stale.
Similarly, the interior of your commercial building is no different from your refrigerator. The molds can grow anywhere. All they need is a little moisture, plus the spores are invisible to naked eyes, which makes it all the more difficult to locate.
If one is in contact with molds, it can lead to various health complications. Those who have respiratory snags, allergies, asthma, or weak immune system are the most affected. But this doesn’t mean that people who are fine won’t be affected. Prolonged contact with an environment that consists of molds can also make people sick. They may as well start having rashes, feel itchy, or have difficulty in breathing. If the exposure continues sooner or later, their condition could get worse. And so one must know how to deal with molds when they occur in such large commercial buildings.
Eliminate human contact from the mold and also help the space from being damaged by following these tips:
- STAY VIGILANT: You should conduct a routine inspection. Spores are usually so tiny that one may overlook them. But one must stay alert, especially in damp areas. Sometimes the stain on the carpet can be an area for mold to grow. Hence appoint a janitorial staff to look after such colors and regions.
- FIX IT: There’s only one way to mend such mold conditions, and that is by fixing it. Find areas of leakage, unsealed windows or anything with a cracked foundation. Such areas are the breeding grounds for molds. Try to repair it before it turns out to be a moldy disaster.
- Avoid Moisture: Since most of these molds grow in a humid and moisture prone environment. It is very important to keep the place ventilated. Don’t encourage them to spread their microscopic roots.