Averting Disaster & Keeping Your Business Open During Mold Remediation

November 17, 2016


One challenge faced by commercial mold remediation or mold cleanup specialists is determining if it is possible for a business to continue to operate while mold cleanup is in progress. It is essential that the mold remediation company understand how this issue affects small businesses.  Having to close up shop could spell disaster for many businesses. 

Companies which are not able to resume operations within 10 days are not likely to survive, says Michelle Sollicito in her book Business Survival: A Guide to Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery

Most Companies can Continue Operation During Mold Removal.

Small business owners must be diligent to hire a company that is capable of facilitating a safe environment for their customers, employees, and neighboring businesses. In Louisiana mold remediation companies must be properly licensed to perform these important services within State boundaries. 

The Toxic Black Mold Problem

Toxic mold is most associated with chronic symptoms of the respiratory system such as a cough and sneezing. Irritation to the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat are common. Eye irritation and various skin rashes are frequently reported. Toxic Mold Syndrome is the term being given to the widespread reports of a headache, chronic fatigue, and bleeding from the nose and mouth.

When testing indicates the need for any mold remediation from a commercial space, it is important for personal protective and containment standards to be followed precisely, to ensure the safety of all workers, employees, and consumers. 

Mold Remediation Containment Standards

When the occupants will be going about business as usual, it is critical that mold remediation areas are securely contained with negative pressure systems. This can be achieved with the use of established containment systems and high-efficiency air filtration processes. To make certain the air quality in the commercial building is safe, devices must evacuate air from the work area to into a containment and filtration system. Creating a negative pressure inside the area keep all toxins, and contaminants from entering the business and work areas. The exhaust and vacuum system should be equipped with high-efficiency particulate air or HEPA filters.  

Removal of excess mold from a commercial building does present unique challenges. Strategic planning and choosing a reputable mold abatement company, most businesses need not close their doors and risk the dire consequences of missed work. 

To find out how ServiceMaster Quality Services can help your business avoid disaster contact us today.


Topics: mold cleanup, mold disaster, mold remediation