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Commercial Mold and Mildew

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Does your commercial building or business deserve a deep cleaning, fresh-smelling, comfortable bathroom? If you suspect mildew in your commercial bathroom, a professional mold removal company can give you a mildew clean room and provide the preventative services you need. Your SERVPRO professionals are here to help you identify and remove mildew.

Identifying Bathroom Mildew

Mold is a type of fungus that grows from tiny spores that can glide and float in the air. These spores travel through the flow of air and can grow rapidly in comfortable temperatures ranging between 40 and 100 degrees. Warm, damp areas with dim lighting are perfect for the growth of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are very adaptive and can grow in a range, especially in areas that hold moisture such as carpet, wallpaper and insulation, and upholstery.    

Bathroom mold and mildew can typically be seen and identified easily. However, mildew surfaces can be difficult to distinguish from dirty surfaces. Here are some other signs to determine whether your bathroom needs professional cleaning:

  • Musty odor
  • Mold in the corners
  • Mildew along with grout or caulk
  • Standing water on the floor or another surface

These signs typically point to mold or mildew growth. Whether it’s already happened or not, it’s important to thoroughly clean the areas where moisture is very prevalent. Mildew can quickly damage water barriers throughout your commercial bathroom, including mold and grout.

Replacing Grout and Caulk due to Mold and Mildew

While mold cleaning solutions and mildewcide are effective molds and mildew cleaning techniques, sometimes the problem is deeper than a surface solution can handle. In that case, it may be time to completely remove and replace your grout or caulk.

Grout in between bathroom tiles and caulk along the edges of fixtures are common areas for mildew to grow in a commercial bathroom. Because of the porous nature of grout, it’s essential to completely remove it and replace it to ensure a thorough cleaning.

However, improper removal and installation of these materials can compromise the waterproof barrier and allow water to collect behind sinks, under toilets, and in corners of your commercial bathroom. Choose your local SERVPRO professional remediation service to maintain the high cleanliness of your business bathroom.

Completing Commercial Cleaning

Cleaning your commercial bathroom and keeping it dry to prevent further mold growth can be a tough job. So, working with a company that is Here to Help and is capable of inspecting and removing mildew from your property. When you choose a mildew clean and prevention service, you’ll keep your location protected and comfortable for your customers and coworkers.

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