Summer is the worst season for mold and mildew. Not only is high humidity an issue in bathrooms, but people tend to close their windows to keep the heat out. This stagnant humid air makes it easy for mold and mildew to flourish.
Depending on what’s growing, you may need mold remediation or tile and grout cleaning. Our mold removal contractors can handle both. Please contact our office today if you have any additional questions regarding mold or mildew in your home.
Getting Rid of Mold & Mildew
Continue reading to learn how to get rid of mold and mildew in your bathroom.
Mold vs. Mildew
Mold and mildew may both grow in humid places, but there are several key differences.
- Fuzzy or slimy
- Colors vary from dark green to black to red
- Grows everywhere
- Musty smell
- Powdery or fluffy
- Grayish-white to brown color
- Grows only on surface
- Foul smell
How to Get Rid of Mildew
Mildew tends to look like grayish-white specks on your shower tile and grout. Yet, it can also turn brown over time. If you have mildew, you can heave a sigh of relief. Compared to mold, mildew is much less insidious. While mold spreads everywhere, mildew stays on the surface and is easier to clean.
We recommend making a cleaning solution that’s one cup bleach per one gallon of water. You’ll then need to scrub the solution on your walls to remove mildew. If you don’t notice a difference, call our tile and grout cleaning contractors today.
Sometimes it makes more sense to hire professionals than to clean mildew yourself. For example, a lakeside cottage may have a lot of mildew after being vacant for several months. Each situation is different. If you suspect you may have more mildew than what you can handle, give us a call. Our tile and grout cleaning specialists will be more than happy to get started.
Grout is porous, which means it has tiny holes that absorb dirt and stains. This is why we not only clean, but seal grout so it’s less vulnerable to staining. Over time, you’ll appreciate not having to clean your bathroom tile and grout as often.
How to Get Rid of Mold
Bleach and water often aren’t enough to remove mold. This is because mold is a symptom of a larger problem — trapped moisture. Until you remove the source of water, the mold will return, grow, and spread to other areas of your home. For example, you may have mold inside your bathroom cabinets and walls and not even know it!
The best way to remove mold in your bathroom is to give us a call. We follow standards set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. That way, you can have peace of mind that youris being handled the proper way. Call us today to learn more about our .
Our mold and mildew contractors in Lansing and Kalamazoo work hard to earn your business. Whether you have mold or mildew, we’ll be happy to make your home a clean, safe environment again. To request a quote for tile and grout cleaning, call the Camelot Service Company at (866) 323-2335.