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Controlling Mold Growth

Not only can mold cause a health code violation, but it can also damage your inventory and cause illness among your employees and customers. In a cool, humid environment, mold is inevitable — but in your commercial business, it’s the last thing you want to see. Mold thrives in a humid environment; there needs to be about 70 percent humidity for mold to be able to grow. While this is manageable in some lines of business, if your inventory includes floral arrangements or fresh fish and meat, it may not be possible to lower the humidity level. All Temp, your trusted experts in Orlando refrigeration, can help you take steps to prevent mold growth in your commercial business. 

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Ensure Airflow

Proper airflow can help dry up any extra, unwanted moisture in the area, which can prevent mold from growing and spreading. Ensure that all components of your commercial refrigeration unit, including the evaporator, fan, and condensing coil, are working properly to help regulate airflow. 

Minimize Condensation

Condensation is a sure sign that there is moisture in the air — which leads to higher humidity levels. Minimize condensation by ensuring that your walk-in cooler, freezer, or floral refrigerator is free of standing water.

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Keep Doors Closed

When the door to your commercial refrigeration unit is left open, it allows the environment of your walk-in cooler to be changed by the outside temperature and humidity level. An inconsistent environment can lead to the growth and spread of mold.

Regular Cleaning

Any spills of food or liquids that occur on either the floor or shelves should be cleaned quickly and completely. Spills can encourage mold and bacteria to grow; by cleaning spills, you are taking away mold’s food source, making it harder to grow. Be sure to clean all of the nooks and crannies in your unit.

If you think you’re suffering from mold growth, contact the Orlando refrigeration experts at All Temp. With over 20 years of experience, we will be able to locate the source of the contamination. To learn more about the services we offer, give one of our experts a call at (407) 857-7800.

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