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Mold in your Restaurant Kitchen?

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Here is an example of mold found behind a vinyl wall coating in a commercial kitchen. SERVPRO of Greater was able to asses and remediate this issue.

Running a successful restaurant in Waco, Texas can be a source of great pride for a restaurateur. Hard work and dedication can lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career. However, discovering mold growth in your commercial kitchen can cause that happiness to come to an abrupt stop. But worry not, there are things you can do to avoid mold problems and keeping your restaurant clean.There are various ways mold growth can occur. In a commercial kitchen, the most common cause of mold is through the food you bring into your kitchen. Mold can grow quite easily on fruits, vegetables, breads and cheeses.Proper inspection of produce deliveries is essential before use in your kitchen. Look for abrasions, bruises, or already visible growth on your produce. Be mindful of expiration dates on food items and keep containers covered or sealed to prevent mold growth.Mold growth tends to occur in areas that are dark and damp and in a generally unused area. This may cause mold to go unnoticed until it has already grown significantly. A ventilation system that reduces the humidity in the kitchen can help prevent mold growth. Water is always present in a commercial kitchen, so be mindful of these damp areas that can be a breeding ground for mold.Keep your restaurant clean and mold free, so that you may enjoy the fruits of your labor. But if a mold problem does pop up, know that SERVPRO of Greater Waco is here to help in any way we can.If you suspect you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Greater Waco at 254-224-5999 for a free commercial mold inspection.

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