February 2024

February 2024

Inside the February Issue

 

 

Why DIYers Should Not do Extensive
Water Damage Clean Up

Cleaning up mold by do it yourselfers can be done for small areas of growth, such as mold on the grout between kitchen tiles, or even occasional small amounts of mold on a window sill.

However, the team from SERVPRO of Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande reminds us that mold is a sign of excess moisture and potential water damage and to exercise the proper caution.

Mold thrives in damp, warm places, which is one reason we find mold growth in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Mold spores are natural and are everywhere and rarely cause serious problems unless they find the perfect environment. A perfect environment for mold includes one in which the spores are allowed to spread.

Occasional mold in the corners of showers or on the grout between tiles is usually nothing to worry about and cleaning it can be a simple, but cautionary, job.

The EPA recommends that the following precautions be taken when homeowners or residents decide to clean up occasionalmold themselves:
• Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
• Wear protective gear including safety goggles, rubber gloves, and an N-95 respirator.
• Ventilate the area. Proper ventilation is important for keeping the area dry and discouraging mold. Proper ventilation is also critical while cleaning to reduce the chances of inhaling mold spores. Full story »

 

 

today's news

Valcourt Group Buys Pureview

BSM Staff | 02.28.24

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The Valcourt Group, a provider of waterproofing, window cleaning, and facade restoration for commercial properties, has acquired Pureview Building Services, LLC, based in Boston.

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Tennant Teams With Brain Corp on NexGen Robots

BSM Staff | 02.27.24

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tennant Company, a manufacturer of solutions to reinvent how the world cleans, has joined Brain Corp in an exclusive technology agreement to accelerate the development and adoption of the next generation of robots in the floor-cleaning industry.

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ASSP Publishes First Standard on Heat Stress for Construction

BSM Staff | 02.27.24

PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations.

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JJ Keller to Host Environment of Care and Life Safety Webcast

BSM Staff | 02.26.24

NEENAH, WI -- To help staff at healthcare facilities better understand their regulatory risks and responsibilities, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is providing a complimentary webcast covering the most pressing challenges in the Environment of Care and Life Safety.

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AC Controls Buy Expands Kele’s Automation Svcs

BSM Staff | 02.26.24

MEMPHIS, TN -- Kele, Inc., a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC, has acquired AC Controls and AC Technical Services, a distributor and rep of industrial process and combustion applications.

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