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

ALI Promoting Ladder Safety Month in March

BSM Staff | 02.22.24

CLEVELAND, OH -- March is National Ladder Safety Month, a time to raise awareness about ladder safety and encourage employers and their workers to engage in annual ladder safety training.

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Florida FMs to Meet at State Fairgrounds

BSM Staff | 02.22.24

TAMPA, FL – Attendance is free for next month’s Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance event at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa, where record attendance is expected April 17.

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Pfannenberg USA Unveils Green Cooling Units

BSM Staff | 02.21.24

LANCASTER, NY -- Pfannenberg, a manufacturer of thermal management and signaling technologies, has made a transformative leap in enclosure cooling technology, protecting vulnerable electronics while protecting the environment. 

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Midwest Growth, Cintas Acquires Kentucky’s SITEX

BSM Staff | 02.21.24

CINCINNATI -- Cintas Corporation has acquired SITEX, a Kentucky-based, family-owned supplier of uniform and facility service programs.

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AeroClave Opens New Channel for Disinfection

BSM Staff | 02.21.24

WINTER PARK, FL – A testament to the demand for cleaning and disinfection solutions, AeroClave, a decontamination technology provider, has formed a channel partnership with Hunter Apparatus, an authorized distributor of a wide range of emergency vehicles.

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