A look at the importance of commercial mold management
Mold management is a nasty problem for any business. If you operate a professional space, it is just as important to check for mold as it is around the house. This is true for office workers, industrial workers and more.
If your business fails a mold management inspection, a complete shutdown may be required.
This shutdown can be ordered by your insurance, by a workers union, by local health department workers or by Occupational Safety and Health Administration — leading to expensive equipment cleaning or repairs, not to mention the total loss of work time during the shutdown.
Keep the workplace dry and clean
There are more than 1,000 known types of mold that spread through fungi spores. OSHA does not enforce universal mold standards, meaning each business is responsible for the following regular mold management, prevention and detection activities:
- Check for leaks in the ceiling, plumbing and entrances
- Clean up any area where water buildup occurs
- Look behind furniture for mold
Alert your workforce
Workers trained to spot mold can prevent problems before they manifest. Mold training addresses liability issues. Thus, mold awareness should be a requirement during training for work in old office buildings, work environments involving water use, work near exposed plumbing and more.
Most small mold buildups can be wiped clean with a towel that is then discarded. Large mold buildups, meaning mold spots that span several feet or are more than a quarter of an inch thick, will probably require professional mold remediation.
Professional mold solutions
Air flow meters and moisture inspection kits are standard gear for any assembly plant or manufacturing factory. These tools can make the difference between catching mold early and getting rid of it, or failing a mold inspection.
Commercial plumbing experts can help. Get in touch with commercial plumbing experts to learn more mold prevention tips or mold remediation methods.