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Keeping Your Hotel Free From Mold

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Are you worried about your hotel developing mold and possibly endangering not only your guests but also your employees? Do not worry, while mold might be tricky to handle, it is manageable when you take the right proactive steps to prevent it. Here are some steps you can take to keep your hotel free from mold. 

Where does mold originate?

Mold can come from a multitude of places and can grow almost anywhere from carpets, fabric, wood, drywall, and furniture. It only needs a few of these conditions before it can start growing: darkness, moisture, warmth, a food source and time. All of those coupled together prove to be a breeding ground for mold to easily cultivate. Mold can then develop into black mold, which is extremely dangerous for humans and will create structural damage to buildings.

How can you prevent mold from growing?

Inspect your hotel for leaks, such as leaky pipes or a broken roof. Stopping these leaks will prevent water from getting into unsavory places. Inspect your hotel regularly, not only for these leaks but also for areas where moisture builds and water damage. Keep an eye out for mold as well.

Keep all the walls and floors dry in all areas of the building by doing routine housekeeping.

Install proper ventilation in areas that tend to get a lot of moisture or steam, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry rooms. Proper ventilation is important to prevent moisture from building up within these rooms. Installing vents and/or fans will also mitigate moisture.

Be wary of humidity levels. Mold thrives off of humidity, so by monitoring these levels by buying cheap monitors, you can identify where in your hotel there is humidity and then fix it.

If you do find mold in your hotel, it is of the utmost importance you do not try to clean it up yourself. You may make the situation worse and can endanger yourself or anyone else in the hotel. 

If you take all of these steps and mold still grows in your hotel, it is not your fault. Mold is very tricky and can find ways to grow almost anywhere. If you discover mold growth within your hotel, be sure to leave it to the professionals to properly remove it. Restoration companies such as SERVPRO of North Nashville are expertly trained in how to remove mold safely and prevent it from growing there again. Choose SERVPRO for any and all mold removal and mold remediation needs.

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