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Concerned about Coronavirus in Escambia County?
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers a variety of cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection services!
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity numbers back on the rise throughout Florida, many business owners and community leaders throughout Escambia County are concerned about the impact this trend could have on their business. As leaders in the cleanup and restoration industry, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help clean, sanitize, and disinfect your commercial properties, providing a safer environment for both your employees and customers.
Due to high traffic in Pensacola this time of year, this is one area within our community with even larger COVID-19 concerns. To help combat these issues, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers a variety of different cleaning options to best suit your needs. Along with these options, we will also work with you to schedule a cleaning time that fits into your schedule.
We take great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service to our clients, and we will work diligently to help your business keep business flowing during these unprecedented times. To learn more about our different COVID-19 sanitation options, or schedule service, please give us a call at 850-466-3089 today!
Commercial Jobsite Safety
Safety is a top priority for our SERVPRO team!
When it comes to getting your business back to business after a disaster, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is dedicated to working quickly, efficiently, and most importantly, SAFELY! From a fire damage in a commercial warehouse, to extensive storm damage from a hurricane, our team has the resources, training, and expertise to safely tackle your commercial disaster, working to make it “Like it never even happened.” So, what are some of our main safety concerns, and how do we work to reduce the risk of injury on the jobsite?
Slip, Trip & Fall: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips, trips, and falls cause nearly 700 fatalities per year and many more injurious accidents in the workplace. One of the primary ways that we reduce injury related to slip, trip, and fall hazards is by effectively utilizing safety equipment. Our team members follow all OSHA guidelines as they pertain to proper footwear and headwear for the work site. We also work to minimize the number of hazards present by removing debris as it is created, taping down electrical cords while in use, and posting signage about potential hazards around the workplace.
All Team Safety Meeting: Each morning we hold an all-team safety meeting before work commences. Depending on the specific circumstances of the job we are performing, all employees are briefed on potential hazards and how to reduce the risk of injury. Additionally, our project management team oversees the work processes taking place, ensuring that equipment is being used properly, personal protective equipment is being worn (as applicable), and that industry guidelines are being followed.
Operating a safe jobsite ensures that work can be performed as quickly as possible. Along with providing the highest possible level of customer service when disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is dedicated to reducing the amount of business interruption our customers experience. With the support of 2,000 nationwide franchises, our team is “Faster to any size disaster.” To learn more about the various commercial restoration services we provide, please give us a call: 850-466-3089.
Practicing Fire Preparation in Your Business
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help with disaster strikes your business!
Smoke billowing out of windows, flames shooting into the air, firetrucks surrounding the building and pumping numerous gallons of water in….
These are things that no business owner or manager ever wants to experience. Property fire can not only be extremely dangerous, but is often very costly, both in terms of damage sustained and the following loss of business incurred. While, unfortunately, no way of completed eliminating the risk of fire has been invented, there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk and safeguard your business from extreme disaster when fire damage does strike.
- THINK SAFETY FIRST! Having an evacuation plan in place for building occupants is extremely important to keeping everyone safe and healthy. This plan should be posted throughout the building, notating the location of emergency exits, and periodic “fire drills” should be conducted to make sure everyone understands the plan. Have a designated meeting space outside of the building so that all occupants can be accounted for.
- Install, use, and test fire alarm systems. Depending on the size of the property, fire alarms may range from single mounted units in each room, to full building alarm systems equipped with flashing lights and sirens. Make sure batteries are replaced at least twice a year in smoke detectors and have a licensed professional service any commercial grade fire alarm equipment to ensure proper working order.
- Install, use, and test fire suppression equipment. Once again, depending on building size and purpose, fire suppression equipment may range from individual fire extinguishers to riser fed sprinklers, or chemical extinguisher systems. Make sure fire extinguishers are in date and inspected by a licensed professional. Sprinkler and chemical suppression equipment should be serviced regularly as well. Make sure building occupants know the location of fire extinguishers in case of emergency.
- In case fire damage does occur, have a plan in place for AFTERWARD. This may include selection of a preferred restoration vendor, such as SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County, and a defined set of protocol to follow, which can be documented and accessible though the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). The overwhelming majority of businesses who continue to stay in business after property disaster strikes had a “what if” plan in place.
Available 24/7/365 for emergency response, the SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia team is equipped and prepared to help your business if fire damages are suffered. To learn more about our services or request assistance, please give us a call” 850-466-3089.
Cleaning. Restoration. Construction.
Commercial Cleaning, Restoration, or Construction Needs? Call Us: 850-466-3089!
The SERVPRO brand is recognized throughout North America as a leader in cleaning and restoration, but did you know that SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County also offers a wide array of construction services, too? That’s right! With the ultimate goal in mind to make your property damage “Like it never even happened,” our team can provide all of the necessary services from the beginning of mitigation to the end of reconstruction, helping to bring your commercial building back to its preloss condition.
As a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida, we have the resources to provide and oversee a variety of construction needs, including:
- Roof Repair
- Flooring Replacement
- Drywall Work
- Reconstruction of Framing, Trim, and Baseboards
- …and much more!
When property damage strikes, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help. Working to minimize business interruption and get your business “back to business” faster, reducing as much stress as possible during the process, our team of highly trained and experience professionals can provide a “one stop shop” for all of you project related needs. Interested in learning more or in need of our services? Give us a call: 850-466-3089 today!
Preventative Maintenance for Pensacola’s Commercial Properties
Keep your business well maintained to reduce the risk of property damage!
What is one of the best things that can be done by business owners and leaders to the reduce the risk of commercial property damage? PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE! Planning for the possibility of an issue, as well as catching small issues before they become much larger disasters, can save time, stress, and expenses for business leaders throughout the community. Some preventative maintenance steps that can be taken, specifically as they relate to reducing the risk of fire, water, and mold issues include:
- Maintain Property Landscaping. A buildup of debris can reduce the ability for rainwater to drain off effectively, which could lead to water intrusion into the building.
- Periodic Plumbing Checks. Following a regular schedule to check the plumbing of the building can allow small leaks to be found and fixed before they become a larger issue. Especially in buildings with plumbing constructed of older materials, it may be necessary to bring in a licensed plumber to replace outdated equipment.
- Inspect Your Appliances. Supply lines from water fed equipment account for a large amount of water damages. Periodically check to make sure lines are securely connected. Check for and replace any lines that show signs of corrosion, cracking, or breakage.
- Maintain Your Fire Extinguishers and/or Fire Suppression Systems. Having working, in date fire extinguishers, and properly maintained fire suppression systems can dramatically reduce the possibility of a small fire becoming a dangerous, large, extremely damaging fire. Utilize professional technicians and vendors to service these devices is imperative to making sure they are in proper working order when the need arises.
- Store Hazardous Chemicals Safely. Do not allow flammable or combustible chemicals to be stored in an area accessible by the public, or near any type of heat/flame source. Follow all label instructions when using hazardous chemicals.
- Control Humidity Levels Inside the Building. High humidity, combined with porous materials, can create the perfect environment for microbial growth. Reduce this possibility by controlling humidity levels using HVAC systems and dehumidifier units.
- Keep Duct Work & HVAC Units Clean. Soiled ductwork can allow contaminants, including mold spores, to be circulated throughout a building. Hire a professional to perform duct cleaning services as needed, and make sure to change HVAC filters regularly.
Even with the best preventative maintenance plan, property damage disasters do happen. If your business suffers a water, fire, mold, or storm damage loss, trust the locally owned and operated team at SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County to help. We offer 24/7/365 emergency response and take great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service. To learn more about our services, or request help, please give us a call at 850-466-3089.
Is Your Property Prepared for an Emergency?
Prepare your property with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile! Give us a call to learn more.
“As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster.” This is an extremely frightening statistic for business owners, managers, and investors. Business leaders often put extensive amounts of time, effort, and money into starting, maintaining, and growing their businesses, and to know that it could be taken away in the blink of an eye is a very scary thing. Now consider this: of the businesses that do survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. It is only logical, then, to prepare your property for an emergency. But many may ask, how?
A great tool to help you and your business prepare for the possibility of a disaster is SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). This complementary service provides you with a comprehensive, easy to access (via secured app) document that notes all the pertinent information necessary in the event of a property damage emergency. Features of the SERVPRO ERP Include:
- Basic property information (location, square footage)
- Photo and location description for all main utility shut offs (electrical, water, natural gas)
- Vendor and key property contact information
- The ability to upload important documents, such as insurance declarations or property floor plans.
Are you ready to get started on your property’s Emergency Ready Profile? One of our representatives is ready to help you plan and prepare! Give us a call at 850-466-3089 for additional information or to schedule your ERP today!
Commercial Mold in Cantonment?
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County has the equipment, training, and qualifications to handle mold losses of all sizes!
One of the last issues that a property manager or business owner wants to contend with during their busy workday is mold. Although mold occurs naturally and is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, and the concept of “mold removal” is a fallacy, there are steps that can be taken to restrict mold growth within your business, creating a safer environment for employees and clients, as well as reducing the risk of a situation which will require professional remediation.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides the following information about mold in general, mold prevention, and mold cleanup:
- The primary way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. Issues such as a damaged roof, leaking pipe in the wall, or improperly dried flood water create the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive.
- Reducing indoor humidity to between 30%-60% can help decrease mold growth. This can be done by venting bathrooms, kitchens, and other moisture generating sources to the outside, using air conditioners and dehumidifiers within the building, and using exhaust fans while cooking or cleaning.
- If excessive water intrusion or flooding occurs, clean and dry any wet building materials within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Porous materials, such as wood or drywall, if not properly dried, can hold in moisture and accelerate mold generation.
- In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (such as by drinking fountains, on concrete floors with frequent condensation, or near building exit doors).
- If you suspect mold contamination within your building, do not run the HVAC system. This could circulate the mold spores throughout the structure.
- Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces without first cleaning, sanitizing, and drying. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
When it comes to mold issues, especially on a larger scale, employing a professional mold remediation specialist may often be your best bet. With certifications from the IICRC and Licensed as a Mold Remediator in the State of Florida, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County has the training, equipment, and qualifications to help make your damage “Like it never even happened.” For more information on mold remediation please visit us at https://www.SERVPROnorthwestescambiacounty.com/mold-remediation, visit the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/mold, or call our team at 850-466-3089.
Safe and Secure Restoration Practices
For professional commercial restoration, call SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County today!
When a business leader incurs property damage at their business, one of our top priorities is providing the best possible customer service. Often, a top concern for commercial properties is maintaining their flow of business in a safe and secure manner while the remediation process is taking place. SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County can help with this in multiple ways:
- We follow guidelines set forth by the Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and our production team holds multiple trainings and certifications from this organization as well.
- We are a HIPAA Masters certified firm, compliant with security protocols set forth by this program.
- We use industry leading equipment and chemicals and provide daily monitoring of all equipment to ensure proper functionality.
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is in the business of taking care of your business. When water, fire, storm, mold, or biohazard damages threaten your property, know that we are Here to Help! Serving the communities of Pensacola, Cantonment, and Century Florida, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Faster to Any Size Disaster! To learn more, or schedule services, please give us a call at 850-466-3089.
Limiting Business Interruption with SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County’s Commercial Cleanup and Restoration Services
For commercial losses of all sizes, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help! Call Today: 850-466-3089!
When water, fire, mold, or storm damages affect your commercial property, one of the top priorities of many business owners is to limit the amount of business interruption sustained and keep their “business in business.” SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County strives to help business owners and managers achieve this goal by providing timely service from a locally owned and operated team, open lines of communication about work progress, and a “one stop shop” for both mitigation and reconstruction needs. SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers a variety of commercial services, including:
Our team is available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is proud to be a cleanup and restoration leader within our community. Serving the communities of Cantonment, Century, and Pensacola, Florida, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle losses of all sizes, and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! To learn more, or schedule service, please give us a call at 850-466-3089 today!
A Unique Solution for Every Situation!
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County has the equipment for losses of all sizes!
When it comes to commercial property damage, the TYPE of property affected, along with the conditions of the damage, play a large role in determining HOW the clean-up and restoration should be handled. For example, a large fire loss in an industrial factory will require an entirely different approach and equipment than a microwave fire in a small business office.
Because each loss is unique, the way in which SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia handles the damage is unique as well. Our team of professionals is certified through the IICRC to clean and remediate according to nationally recognized standards, while at the same time considering the individual circumstances of your specific loss. Along with this training, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County employs team members who focus specifically on commercial loss and have a greater understanding of the issues businesses face after property damages, including business interruption, environmental and legal concerns, and additional safety measures and precautions.
From water to fire, and mold to storm, we have the resources, experience, and knowledge to handle commercial property damages of all sizes. To learn more about our service lines, request service for your commercial property, or plan ahead for how SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County could help you in the future, give us a call at 850-466-3089, We are Always Here to Help!
Cantonment’s Commercial Water Damage Specialists
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help with your commercial water damages!
Water Damages Don’t Wait. Whether in the middle of the night, on a holiday weekend, or during normal business hours, the team at SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is ready to respond when commercial water damages strike. While residential and commercial water damages do share many similarities, there are also some notable differences that our team of professionals is trained to handle:
Limiting Business Interruption
One of the biggest concerns for business owners and leaders after a water damage occurs at their property is how the situation will affect their flow of business. Upon arrival, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County’s team will inspect the entire property and determine if any of the structure is still suitable to continue business activity. This process limits the amount of business interruption incurred, resulting in less lost sales potential for the business owner
Legal and Environmental Concerns
Depending on the type of business housed within your commercial property, there may be legal or environmental concerns that arise when mitigating your water damage. Our team follows guidelines and procedures set forth by the IICRC, Local, State, and Federal authorities, and are always mindful of concerns from your stakeholders.
If your commercial property has suffered a water loss, know that SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help! Serving Cantonment, Century, and Surrounding Communities, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and ready to respond. To learn more about our services, please give us a call at 850-466-3089.
Deep Cleaning and Sanitation Services for Your Pensacola Area Business
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers a variety of cleaning, sanitation, and disinfectant application services!
As our communities adapt to the many changes associated with Coronavirus concerns, most business owners recognize and understand the need for professional cleaning and sanitation services for their business. A recent study indicates that 64% of people are more likely to enter a business with a decal confirming it has been professionally cleaned.
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers a full line of commercial cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfectant application services, providing a safer environment for your day-to-day business interactions. With our new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program we can bring a higher standard of clean to the shops, restaurants, and businesses in the Pensacola community. When a guest sees the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield on the facility they are walking into, they will know that your business is committed to a higher standard of clean. Going beyond standard janitorial cleaning, this program includes:
- Cleaning processes and procedures that adhere to the standards set by the CDC and local authorities.
- EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade Disinfectants that are National Sanitation Foundation certified for direct food contact surface use. Safe for you – not for viral pathogens.
- Cleaning of all touchpoints and surrounding surfaces.
- Disinfecting of non-porous surfaces.
To learn more about our viral pathogen and commercial cleaning options, please visit our Commercial Cleaning webpage, or give us a call at 850-466-3089. SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers a higher standard of clean for Pensacola, Cantonment, and surrounding areas.
Commercial Loss in Century? We're Here to Help!
Has your business suffered damages from water, fire, storms, or mold? Give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County a call at 850-466-3089.
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is proud to offer services for commercial property damages caused by water, fire, mold, or storms in the Pensacola area. Our experienced team, along with a network of nearly 1,700 franchises nationwide, provides 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, emergency response, and can help limit business interruption by quickly addressing your damages and working toward a resolution. To best assist you and your property, we consider a variety of factors, including size of loss, to formulate a specific plan for your business needs. We categorize commercial losses into three size categories, which helps us mobilize labor and resources to begin making your loss “Like it never even happened.”
Level 1 Loss – a level one commercial loss typically involves 15,000 or less affected square feet. This can be the entirety of a small commercial structure, such as a small office building or daycare center, or only a portion of a much larger structure that has sustained damages. A level one loss generally requires less labor and resources to address than level two and three losses.
Level 2 Loss – a level two commercial loss typically involves between 15,000 to 60,000 affected square feet. This can encompass the entirety of a medium sized structure, such as a small shopping center, or once again, be only a portion of a much larger structure that has sustained damages. Depending on the type of loss, and severity of damages, level two losses can vary greatly in the amount of labor and resources necessary to mitigate the structure.
Level 3 Loss – a level three commercial loss typically involves over 60,000 affected square feet. Large churches, schools, hospitals, and multi-unit office buildings are just a few examples of properties that, depending on how much of the building is affected, could possibly fit into the level three loss category. These “large losses” generally require the highest amount of resources and labor and are often managed by a SERVPRO Large Loss Team.
If your commercial property has sustained damages, know that SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help. Give us a call at 850-466-3089 to learn more about the various commercial services available for your and your business!
Caring For Your Commercial Property
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help with all of your commercial clean up and remediation needs!
Along with providing clean up and remediation services for residential structures, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is also equipped and prepared to respond to your commercial property needs, no matter the size. As a local team with national resources, we can provide quick emergency response to begin mitigating your damages. If reconstruction is needed, we can also provide those services as a Licensed General Contractor. Whether your property has suffered a catastrophic multi story water damage, or a minimal one room electrical fire, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help. Our team holds multiple certifications and licenses, giving us the knowledge to properly handle whatever property damage situation may arise with your business.
If your commercial property has suffered fire, water, or mold damages, give us a call at 850-466-3089. Serving Pensacola, Cantonment, and Century, Florida, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is “Faster to Any Size Disaster!”
Preparing Your Escambia County Business For An Emergency
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County can help you prepare your business for an emergency situation!
Hurricane Season began June 1st, and as many in Northwest Escambia County and surrounding areas know, not being prepared can come with devastating consequences. At SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County, we offer a FREE tool, known as an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for commercial properties to be more prepared in case of damaging events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, property fires, or large water damages.
SERVPRO’s ERP provides a digital “one stop shop” for business owners and managers to retain key contacts and pertinent information about their company. Your local SERVPRO Marketing Representative can assist you in locating and marking various important areas in and around your property, compiling vendor lists and emergency contacts, and uploading important property documents to the ERP. This service is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection via an app and can provide critical information in the event of an emergency.
Interested in learning more about SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile? Give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County a call at 850-466-3089. Our team is prepared to help protect your important information and your property in the event of a major storm or other disaster.
We're Prepared for Any Size Job!
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Faster to Any Size Disaster! Give us a call at 850-466-3089, We're Here to Help!
With the backing of over 1,700 franchises nationwide, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County has the experience, expertise, and equipment to take care of your commercial water, fire, or mold damage, no matter the size. As an IICRC Certified Firm, we have the training and knowledge to property analyze the damage situation, scope the work to be completed, and execute the work plan, keeping you informed and up to date every step of the way. SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County uses industry leading equipment and technology to expedite the job process and can even help with the insurance paperwork and process. We understand the stress that can come arise from damage to your business, and we strive to provide the highest quality restoration service to alleviate those worries. When disaster strikes your commercial property, give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County a call at 850-466-3089, We’re Here to Help!
We Offer Commercial Duct Cleaning
Does you Commercial Property need Duct Cleaning Services? Give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia a call at 850-466-3089!
Along with providing fire, water, biohazard, and mold clean up and restoration, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is proud to offer Commercial Duct Cleaning services for your business. Unclean duct work and HVAC units can result in poor air quality, increased chance of mold growth, and unpleasant odors in the air. If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:
- Dirt and debris
- Other contaminants
As a NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certified franchise, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County can inspect your HVAC system and ducting, helping you decide if duct cleaning is an appropriate step for your commercial building. Along with routine filter changes, duct cleaning can improve the quality of the air you breathe, as well as increase the longevity of your HVAC system. For more information on Commercial Duct Cleaning services, give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County a call at 850-466-3089, We’re Here to Help!
Commercial Cleaning Services
SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help with your deep cleaning needs in Century, Cantonment, and Pensacola, FL!
Keeping your commercial property clean and well maintained is a top priority for many business owners and managers. Business cleanliness provides a safer working environment for employees, as well as extends the longevity of your property. Along with providing fire, water, and mold restoration services, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County also offers a full line of specialty cleaning services that go beyond everyday janitorial duties:
Whether caused by a disaster event or everyday wear and tear, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County has the specialized cleaning services needed to keep your Pensacola, Cantonment or Century, FL property business ready. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and Here to Help. Give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County at 850-466-3089 for all your commercial deep cleaning needs!
Preventing Mold Growth in Your Business
Is your Pensacola, Cantonment, or Century business in need of mold remediation? Give SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County a call at 850-466-3089!
Mold, in general, is a very common occurrence in Florida. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that some mold, over time, may cause structural damage to wood along with damage to furnishings and finishes. Commercial mold growth could also take a toll on your staff's health if not taken care of properly.
Use the following tips to help prevent mold growth in your business:
#1: Keep the Kitchen Clean
Refrigerators are a prime breeding ground for mold due to the high humidity. When left sitting for long periods of time, containers of leftover food inside the refrigerator may sprout mold which can them spread to shelving, seals, and even outside of the refrigerator. Kitchen trash cans also offer a prime location for mold growth to begin, as food particulates and liquids often seep through the liner into the container. Institute a kitchen cleaning schedule to help combat mold generation.
#2: Watch for Leaks
Leaks from plumbing, windows, and roofs can lead to significant water damage in your business as well as an increased risk of mold growth. If you aren’t regularly inspecting your property, it’s easy for these leaks to go unnoticed until they create a larger, more costly problem. Common signs of leaks to watch for include decreased water pressure, discoloration or staining of ceilings and walls, and unexplained puddling of water on the floor.
#3: Run a Dehumidifier
High humidity levels can lead to moisture retention and mold growth. Humidity is an extremely common cause of mold for businesses in Florida. To combat this issue, run a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in the building. Dehumidifiers work much like air conditioners—warm, moist air is drawn into the dehumidifier by a fan. The moist air then crosses over the dehumidifier's refrigerant cooled coils, causing the moisture in the air to condense on the coils within the machine.
#5: Take Care of Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system can quickly distribute mold spores throughout your building if there is a problem. Make sure your HVAC system receives regular inspections. Sometimes moisture can condense inside HVAC ducts which can lead to mold growth inside the ducts. Make sure to keep the HVAC drip pans clean and unobstructed. And, don’t forget to replace your filters as needed.
If you suspect mold has infiltrated your property, call SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County at 850-466-3089, We’re Here to Help.