Mold and mildew are common enemies in commercial building bathrooms. Due to higher foot traffic and the occasional leaky faucet or messy visitor, you can develop these types of fungus quickly from water damage. While mold and mildew can be removed with chemical products and some elbow grease, it is much better to prevent it from developing in the first place.
Below are three different strategies to implement in your daily maintenance routine to keep mold and mildew out of your restrooms:
Ensure proper ventilation
Ventilation is your first defense against mold and mildew growth in your facility. Fungus thrives in a damp, dark environment, but with proper ventilation, water will evaporate quickly and mold won’t have a chance to thrive. This is important not only in your bathroom but in kitchen spaces where water and other contaminants also cause mold growth.
Fix leaks immediately
Leaky faucets and drains are another common culprit of mold growth inside the bathroom. They can become especially problematic around toilets, as they are less likely to be noticed and cleaned as thoroughly as the sink. If you see or receive a report of a leaking pipe or faucet in the bathroom, call for service that day. The longer you let the leak drip, the more likely you are to experience mold and other problems, not to mention the water you waste.
Clean your restrooms with antimicrobial cleaners
Most commercial cleaners use some sort of antibacterial or antimicrobial chemicals in them to ensure they are properly sanitized at the end of the day. If you’re using an all-purpose cleaner, you may want to consider switching to prevent mold and mildew growth. You’re not just trying to kill germs, but kill the microorganisms that grow into visible mold and mildew. By using the right cleaners on a daily basis, you can kill mold before it starts to grow.
Mold and mildew can be health hazards if it persists in your restrooms. Don’t let this affect your indoor air quality or guest experience – contact MaintenX today for help removing mold and mildew from your facility. We offer maintenance programs to fix faucets and leaks and service ventilation systems for proper care of your bathrooms. To learn more, contact your local MaintenX today!