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3 Strategies for Preventing Mold in Your Restaurant

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO if you notice mold growth in your business.

Keeping your Fallbrook, CA restaurant clean is probably a high priority for you. Not only is cleanliness necessary for following local and federal food handling guidelines, it can make a positive first impression on customers who come to dine for the first time. One major factor in keeping your restaurant clean is preventing mold growth, and there are several strategies you can use to help keep your business fungi free.

1. Keep Humidity Low

High humidity can contribute to the development of mold, especially in spaces where there is also plenty of moisture. Your walk-in coolers, dishwashing areas and prep areas may all be vulnerable, so monitoring the environment in these areas is wise. Ensure that there is plenty of ventilation, keep windows open and mop up dishwashing or prep food water spills right away so mold does not have the chance to take hold and spread.

2. Maintain Your HVAC System

Mold spores exist naturally in the air; however, when they are given the right environment in which to settle and grow colonies, their spread can happen quickly. These spores can travel faster when they invade your HVAC system, so having it checked, cleaned and maintained at least twice a year can go a long way in preventing mold. Have a qualified technician check for air conditioning leaks that may encourage mold growth and have repairs or improvements made as needed.

3. Have Your Building Inspected for Leaks

Hidden leaks in your restaurant can create significant water damage over time and give mold the ideal environment in which to thrive. To find and resolve leaks, call in a qualified water damage and restoration company that can also advise you on how to solve any water leakage issues. Remember to have both the inside and outside of your property inspected, especially if you run water lines to manage patio misters or other water features for your restaurant.

One important aspect of keeping your Fallbrook, CA restaurant clean is preventing mold growth. Fortunately, taking a few simple proactive steps can stop the growth of fungi before it affects your business. Visit http://www.SERVPROfallbrooksouthoceanside.com for more information on mold. 

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