In the first installment of Quick Tips for Mitigating Mold on Pallets, we talked about the importance of vendor selection and explained why, contrary to popular belief, heat treatment is not an effective approach to restricting mold growth. We also looked at how softwood pallets might be a better option than hardwood if you have mold problems, and why companies should increase vigilance each and every year as the warmer weather of Spring arrives. In this blog, we continue our discussion by exploring handling and storage best practices, discerning the difference between mold and wood stain, as well as briefly touching upon the opportunity for chemical treatment of pallets as an alternative solution. Here, then, are some more crucial quick tips.
How do you prevent pallet mold?
In summary, the best path to ensuring mold-free pallets is to source dry pallets from a leading pallet supplier, and take precautionary measures during unloading and storage to keep pallets dry and well ventilated – especially once the warmer days of spring arrive. Understand the difference between mold and stain, and consider a chemical treatment if allowed. By applying these basic practices as outlined above, you can go a long way toward ensuring problem-free pallets for your supply chain.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
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