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After a shutdown, it's time to re-open

Posted: January 18, 2022

Mold could be the most important problem. 

Many commercial companies, government buildings, and other facilities were closed for an extended length of time during the pandemic. Aside from the pandemic, a potentially worse issue with "re-opening" these previously unoccupied buildings could be the heightened "Mold Load." Facilities that have been abandoned will suffer comparable challenges as vacation homes or buildings that have an elevated level of mold growth, as experience has shown. 

What is the reason for this? To begin with, homes and structures are intended to be occupied. They're designed to get the right amount of fresh air, maintain a pretty steady humidity and temperature level, and get regular housekeeping. When a facility or residence is vacated, all of these things fall by the wayside. It's a little scary to think that every home and building is on the verge of a "mold bloom." To put it another way, a few more humidity points, a little less ventilation, and a few more temperature extremes can produce a slew of issues. Furthermore, all plumbing systems that have been neglected may have dried out P-traps. P-traps are the only thing that seals the indoor space from the municipal wastewater system, no matter how basic they are. For a healthy interior climate, the few inches of water at the bottom of the "P" are vital. They dry out since there is no additional water introduced through the floor drains, sinks, or other sources. This means that the sewage and the indoor environment are no longer sealed. Sewer gases, bacteria, and fungi will all reach the atmosphere. It's not a nice concept, but it's a fact. 

On their website, the Centers for Disease Control warns the public about the dangers of a closed or unoccupied facility. Returning tenants may be exposed to dangers as a result of a building's temporary shutdown or reduced functioning, as well as reduced typical water use. Before restarting a building after a long period of inactivity, inspect it for risks. It goes on to say that depending on the type of building, season, weather, and other factors, a protracted period for mold could be days, weeks, or months. When most buildings re-open, they will have a higher "mold load." 

What are the choices if it's too late to modify the HVAC, thermostat, or add water to the traps to stop the unhealthy condition? A NoMoldWNC "Pure Maintenance" treatment on a business or a home is the most effective technique to reduce a building's "mold load" before re-entry. In a re-opened facility, NoMoldWNC's proprietary two-step technique will eliminate all mold issues: a "New Beginning to a Healthy Lifestyle."

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