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Will I be Closed Permanently Because of Mold Damage in My Nashua Catering Kitchen?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

black mold growing up a wall Commercial kitchens can create the optimal environment for mold to grow in. Contact SERVPRO for mold damage mitigation and inspection services.

Commercial Kitchens Can Struggle with High Humidity and Plumbing Issues that Create a Perfect Environment  for Mold -- Inspection and Remediation Are Nashua SERVPRO Specialties

Mold spores are everywhere in the environment, even in Nashua commercial food preparation areas. Before mold growth on surfaces begins, the spores must absorb moisture. Kitchens have many opportunities for settled or airborne spores to find water:

  • Spills
  • Steam from cooking 
  • Dishwashing equipment 
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Inefficient humidity controls, including missing, poorly operating, or inconsistently used exhaust fans

How Do I Respond If I Think I Have a Commercial Mold Problem?

You work hard, succeeding in making your business the answer for catering excellence in Nashua. Needing mold inspection and remediation creates stress and worry. The media hypes mold damage in Nashua, but SERVPRO has the training and experience to resolve the issue and get you back to creating memorable meals for your customers.

How Does the Mold Inspection and Remediation Process Work?

Many mold remediation jobs begin with the customer pointing out visible mold colonies or an unpleasant, musty odor characteristic of mold growth. We start in that area and inspect carefully for additional mold damage, including checking in recesses and building cavities nearby. Then we proceed to remediate the mold by following protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Containing the outbreak

We wrap the space in 1.6 mil polyethylene, installing a negative pressure air mover to seal the perimeter and force the contaminated air through HEPA filters.

Removing the mold

Mechanical brushing and scraping is the best technique for nonporous surfaces. If the mold infiltrated porous materials, we sometimes can remove the active mold and incapacitate the hyphae (rootlike mold organism structure) using abrasive techniques like soda or dry ice blasting.

Containing and disposing of the debris

We place mold and moldy materials into doubled bags and follow legal regulations to discard the waste appropriately.

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces

Vacuuming with HEPA-filtered equipment and wiping the affected areas with EPA-registered products to clean and disinfect for the finish.

Note: Merely broadcast spraying with an antimicrobial is an inadequate response. Mold is challenging to control without physical removal as the hyphae can remain entrenched and ready to regrow colonies. 

Consult with the experts at SERVPRO of Nashua when you need mold inspection and remediation. Schedule an assessment at (603) 889-2311.

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