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What Factors Allow Mold to Grow in My Locker Room Showers?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Inside view of workout equipment in gym Keeping the shower areas of gyms free of mold is difficult. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Commercial Mold Remediation for Merrimack Gyms Stops Microbes in Their Tracks 

Locker room showers in gyms and Merrimack public facilities need to take mold remediation efforts seriously to keep the area safe and comfortable for customers. However, there are times when the microbial growth is more than daily custodial cleaning can fully mitigate. 

SERVPRO provides mold remediation for Merrimack businesses in need of a higher standard of clean. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified crews to perform mold mitigation services as well as remove any water damage that may be contributing to mold growth on your property. 

How Mold Accumulates in Locker Room Showers 

  • Ventilation limitations.Ventilation is a must for keeping relative humidity below levels that are ideal for mold growth. Water vapor from showers instead clings to porous surfaces like towels, rugs, and cleaning brushes. Keep porous items clean and dry to prevent the spread of mold.
  • Excess humidity.Too much humid air combined with hours of hot water usage a day can quickly lead to mold growth—lower mold risk by setting the AC lower or investing in dehumidifiers for your facilities.
  • Dirt buildup.Mold is not an indicator that your showers are dirty. Still, it cannot grow without the right environment and consumption of organic material like dust and dirt—clean showers daily, especially in hard-to-reach areas like ceilings and grout. 

SERVPRO’s Sanitation Measures 

Disinfection is key to eliminating or at least limiting, microbes and mold spores. After securing a mold-affected area for cleanup, SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools to combat shower mold, including: 

  • Agitating brushes to remove loose mold deposits
  • HEPA filter air scrubbers for catching and removing spores floating in the air
  • Wet cleaning with detergent solutions targeted at curbing microbial growth 

SERVPRO of Merrimack provides businesses with Faster to Any Size Disaster remediation and mitigation services when you call (603) 262-9293. 

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