Mold and mildew are potential problems for any surface and environment. As members of the fungus family, they appear in a variety of colors: brown, green, black, yellow, white, or pink. Sensitive people can really become ill from being exposed to these fungi; therefore it is important to control the spread of them. Prolonged exposure to mold spores can cause health problems such as respiratory problems and allergic reactions due to the mycotoxins it creates.
Mildew can damage grout and caulk causing it to crack and require replacement. Mold and mildew can cause surfaces to become slick or slippery. This can cause injury due to falls on pool decks, shaded balconies, patios, and walkways.
Environmental conditions encourage mold or mildew to grow on many types of exterior surfaces. Different varieties of mold and mildew exist that prefer a surface that is neutral or slightly alkaline; such as wood siding, concrete, brick, cement plaster, natural stone, and masonry. The presence of moisture, warmth and spores in the air combine and encourage growth in bathrooms and shower enclosures.
Preventing mold and mildew in your home means that the humidity levels inside needs to be monitored. Dehumidifiers are a helpful method to control excess humidity. It is important to fix any leaks in the kitchen or bathroom and have cooling and heating systems maintained and regularly inspected.
ecoTub Solutions can help keep mold and mildew at bay in your bathroom by thoroughly cleaning the porous fixtures where spores can hide. Our services such as grout repair, tile restoration, and replacement of caulking damaged by mold can help you regain control in fighting mold and mildew. We also professionally clean slippery pool decks and walkways and apply waterproof sealants to protect your investment and improve overall safety.