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What Should Staff Do While Waiting For Office Mold Remediation?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

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The Latest Advice For Chicago Businesses That Need Mold Remediation.

Any Chicago business owner knows that you have to consider your staff when disaster strikes your business premises. Even if the disaster is not immediately dangerous, such as fungal growth, you will still find everyone wants to know what should be done next. And several people will have an opinion on how to handle the situation. Clear guidance is essential.

When you are waiting for mold remediation in your Chicago offices, you want to ensure your staff does not accidentally make the situation worse.

What should my staff do while waiting?

While you wait for SERVPRO to arrive, please ask your staff members to:

  • Stay away from the area that has mold
  • Switch off the HVAC system
  • Try to limit the amount they move around the office

What should I discourage my staff from doing?

Several things can make a mold infestation worse. Ask your people to avoid:

  • Touching or disturbing the mold in any way
  • Attempting to wipe, brush, or blow the mold away
  • Applying cleaning solutions or bleach

All these things can make the situation worse. Touching, brushing, or blowing the mold encourages spores to detach and look for another place in your office to set up camp. Applying cleaning solutions creates more moisture, which promotes fungal growth.

Our specialist technicians will set up containment so mold cannot escape, and use air scrubbers or negative air machines to pull spores from the air. We also have powerful HEPA vacuums and professional cleaning solutions on hand, which are more effective than any over the counter products.

How can SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile help?

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) helps businesses prepare for all kinds of disasters, including mold growth.

To use ERP, download the free app, and set up an account. The app will guide you on a walkthrough of your facility to capture essential information. You can also input emergency phone numbers, details of the chain of command, and a plan for getting your business back up and running.

Do not forget to add us as your preferred mold remediation specialist so that we can reach you even faster in an emergency.

Your ERP gives your staff clear directions to follow. They will know what to do, what to avoid, and who to call while waiting for us.

For help with mold in your offices, call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville at (312) 509-5000.

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