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Mold Testing for Your Warehouse

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Your commercial warehouse can store boxes on pallets or shelves filled with clothes, technology, food, documents, and other items. But it could also be storing or breeding mold in the boxes, walls, or ceiling of your warehouse.

There are many ways you could wind up with warehouse mold damage, including leaking or damp items in a box, water being spilled, and improper ventilation for moisture caused by humidity or steam. As mold prevention, you’ll want to reduce any humidity in your warehouse with a dehumidifier or heavy-duty fans.

Mold can also be caused by commercial water damage from a burst pipe or other form of warehouse flooding or a poorly maintained HVAC system. 

Have you seen dark spots on the walls in your warehouse and you’re not sure if they’re caused by mildew or mold spores? Or have you smelled a musty aroma in your warehouse and can’t tell if it’s mold or just old boxes? 

If you don’t know, there are do-it-yourself mold tests you can purchase and then pay for analysis by a lab. A note on this option: Before you test, you should close the windows and doors of the room you’re testing (or your warehouse) for an entire 24 hours to prevent any mold spores from moving around by a draft. Yes, this means that you will have to stay out of your warehouse for 24 hours before mold testing with a do-it-yourself kit. 

When you’re doing the mold test, wear protective goggles, clothing, and gloves in case it is mold, and always follow the directions step-by-step on the kit. 

Not sure you want to do it yourself? Hire a Massachusetts commercial mold remediation expert like our company at SERVPRO Danvers/Ipswich to assess and test for mold in your warehouse. We are professionally trained in mold removal and remediation to help you get your warehouse back in action safely.

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