Don’t scrap that moldy pallet just yet... we might be able to save it!
The bad news is you found mold on your pallets. The good news is that mold grows on the surfaces of the pallet components. This surface growth does not structurally degrade the material - at least not in the short term.
If you find mold:
But wait... don't remove mold from pallets until you do this:
You should always check with your customers before you make any attempts to remove mold. Certain chemicals and even bleach can be used to try to remove existing mold. However, your customer may prohibit the use of chemicals on their pallets. The last thing you want to do is to make a bad situation even worse.
If your pallet mold issue is too overwhelming or requires a professional, reach out to Nelson Company. We can do a free assessment of the mold and work with you to develop a solution for your problem.
Are you having recurring pallet mold problems? We would love to help. Please describe your mold problem below and we will get back to you!
Post by: Rich Reiher, Vice President of Sales
11/7/2014 04:35:03 am
Hello! I need help. I think inhave moldy pallets but i am not sure. I thought at first it was just dirt but after brushing it out i could still see like a black stain. I am planning to repurpose these pallets I have extra for furniture (like a couch and such) but i dunno how to proceed regarding the possible mold prior to repurposing it. Thanks.
12/19/2016 08:06:48 pm
How can I submit pics?
5/15/2020 03:05:28 am
2/7/2017 01:44:42 pm
Amanda, feel free to send the pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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