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When Mold Checks Into Your Wilmington Hotel

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Hotel Front Desk.  Man and woman talking to agent behind desk Mold will keep hotel guests from returning. SERVPRO can remove and remediate the mold.

Mold Damage Remediation in Your Wilmington Hotel 

When you welcome guests to your Wilmington inn, the rooms or suites must be fresh, sanitary, and sparkling clean. Unfortunately, opportunistic mold spores give those in the hospitality industry a run for their money when conditions are right for microbial proliferation. Mold spores coexist with us always, but when dry cause little concern. If an unnoticed spill or small leak in a guest room moistens mold spores, the pristine state can transform in a matter of 24 to 48 hours into an incubator for a microbial infestation. 

Your housekeeping staff is not well-prepared to manage mold damage remediation in Wilmington. Conventional cleaning techniques ironically, can make a mold infestation worse. Often the strategy used to eliminate the mold is to scrub areas with a diluted bleach solution. Although this approach briefly lightens any mold staining, the concoction does not penetrate deeply enough to kill the hyphae of root-like structures mold colonies develop. 

Mold makes itself known with a distinctive and unpleasant musty odor. SERVPRO might also contract with a licensed mold testing service to help determine the extent of the mold growth. If your hotel has the odor and staining in a bathroom the grout lines holding tiles in pace can show cracking, allowing water to seep into the cavity between walls. Sometimes successful remediation result indicates partial demolition of the wall or ceiling. 

The SERVPRO mold remediation team employs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-developed protocol for commercial and school buildings when abating mold damage. We contain the area to prevent drift of moldy materials to other areas in your hotel. Plastic sheeting sealed by the action of negative pressure air scrubber technology ensures the perimeter is secure. Technicians scrape or brush off the mold, using HEPA-filtered vacuums to clean up the residues. The air scrubber pulls contaminants through another set of HEPA filters before exhausting the air outside.  

SERVPRO removes and discards significantly infested porous materials, following local hazardous waste regulations. Light infestation responds well to soda blasting, gently abrading off the mold and inhibiting the deep roots from regrowth. A final treatment with an EPA-registered antimicrobial minimizes the chance of further mold growth as long as the original moisture issues are discovered and eliminated. 

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington has effective options for hotels struggling with mold damage. Call (302) 762-8080 for a sustainable approach to mold remediation.

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