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3 Ways to Prevent Mold in a Restaurant

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Food preparation, storage equipment and the moisture of a dish tank can combine to create a high humidity environment that is conducive to mold. There are ways to prevent mold, and mold testing is advisable after any major flooding or leaks. Here are three ways to prevent mold growth in a food service environment.

1. Monitor spots where moisture tends to collect. Moisture is a primary factor in promoting mold growth. Regularly clean these places and look out for signs of mildew or mold. Check underneath sinks and around refrigeration units to make sure that condensation and humidity are not creating an environment in which mold will multiply.
2. Maintain the ventilation system. Restaurant ventilation systems should be clean and operating as intended. Proper ventilation reduces the amount of moisture and other contaminants in the air that can encourage mold to grow.
3. Eliminate old or improperly stored food. A restauranteur’s primary concern should be preventing mold on food. One of the best ways to do this is to keep walk-ins and other refrigeration and food storage areas clean and regularly cycle stock.

Mold thrives in environments with moist air, low light and low traffic, so nooks and crannies can be prone to developing mold. In addition to these general guidelines, it is important to address water damage as soon as possible. If you have recently experienced flooding or a severe leak, it is a good idea to have testing done to make sure that mold is not developing

It is difficult to eliminate mold without the specialized equipment and techniques used by clean-up and remediation specialists. If you are concerned about signs of mold growth in a restaurant in Murphy, North Carolina, check for visible mold or contact an expert to determine whether mold is present. Do not attempt to search for hidden mold, as you may spread spores.

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