In many indoor environments such as public buildings, residential homes, hospitals, food industries (production, processing and storage), food eating places (restaurants, hotels etc) monitoring, at regular intervals, of air or surface contamination by moulds and bacteria is recommended. Monitoring would help in detecting changes in microbial diversity and concentration and hence taking the necessary action before a major problem occurs such as a disease outbreak, spoilage of food in case of a food industry or a compromise in air quality.
The monitoring should involve visual inspection and sampling of air and surfaces. This does not have to be an expensive undertaking if conducted by a professional who understands the basic biology and ecology of micro-organisms.
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