MouldIssuesinHotels

Mould Issues in Hotels

Mould

Everyone has encountered mould.

Mould is like an evil spirit, a zombie, a ghost or bad karma that just won’t go away.  It can be hard enough tackling mould issue in a home, but in places of business such as hotels, an ongoing battle against mould can have severe business and cost implications.

Travel sites such as TripAdvisor are awash with negative comments about stuffiness, bad smells and mould in hotel rooms, crippling customer ratings, hotel image and bookings.

The manpower, chemical usage, eradications procedures needed to combat mould can be extremely time and money consuming.  Mould can quite literally eat into bottom lines.

What is mould?

MouldSo what is this evil entity, mould? Simply put, it is a fungus that develops from airborne spores.  When airborne spores find a perfect environment to live, they settle on the surfaces and grow.  Mould fungi need three things to live: Air (oxygen), Water (liquid or humidity), Food (organic matter).  So, wherever there is air, moisture and food to feed on, mould can take root and thrive.  The hotel room (especially one in a tropical climate), therefore, can be the perfect nest for mould.

How does mould grow?

mould on wallNatural humidity of a tropical climate will always be a source of moisture and will always provide a healthy foundation for mould to grow on.  Thus, hotels in such a climate must always remain hypervigilant against the onslaught of mould growth.  What adds to this natural humidity is the issue of fluctuating climate control within a hotel room itself.   Aircons are not always kept on or always maintained at a consistent temperature.  In order to save costs, unoccupied hotel room aircons are often turned off.  Guests often adjust temperatures to their liking, or turn aircons off completely.  And it is not uncommon for them to open windows to either ventilate or to simply enjoy the ocean breeze for example if the facility is a resort.  All of these dramatically fluctuating temperatures in hotel rooms result in: condensation.  And this further fuels mould growth.

Where do moulds “live” ?

hotel roomFood for mould is abundant.  As long as there is organic material, mould can eat it.  Dry wall, wallpaper, carpeting, linens, fabrics, foam, wood – these are all abundant in hotel rooms and they are all food for mould.  In fact, aircon ducts themselves are wonderful breeding ground for  mould too.  That musty, stuffy, unpleasant smell that hangs in the air despite all of the cleaning is mould thriving somewhere, either visibly in the corners or on the fabrics, or invisibly in the aircon systems, behind the wallpaper, in the foam of the chair cushions.  And while some clients may tolerate this rather foreign or unpleasant smell for a few days, many will not.

Some common ways to kill moulds

ventilation fanThere are, of course, various ways to prevent and combat mould, but as hoteliers know, most of the tools at hand are temporary and/or extremely cost prohibitive.  Dehumidifiers, for example, certainly contribute to the fight against mould.  But dehumidifying constantly on a large scale 24/7 has its limitations.  Quality ventilation also can play a key role in the battle against mould, but both of these – especially in South East Asia – are an ongoing uphill battle against mould as moisture is just inherent in the environment.  Constantly disinfecting and killing mould with chemicals is often just a plain must. Repainting damaged furniture and walls are also common. Full renovations and refurbishments are also at times a necessity as well.  But again, these tactics are costly, time consuming, and ultimately do not provide true victories.

Medklinn Air+Surface Sterilizers fill the gaps of these limitations

Hotel room with MedklinnMedklinn’s entirely unique and patented Cerafusion technology works by emitting Active Oxygen into an indoor environment continuously – effectively and efficiently destroying all forms of pollutants including gasses, Volatile organic compounds, viruses, bacteria, allergens and bad odors. And yes, it has been clinically proven to destroy moulds and spores,  not only in the air but on all living space surfaces, all at a molecular level.  Active Oxygen is an entirely chemical free and natural element that is created by Mother Nature within nature itself.  The earth creates Active Oxygen within its environment to constantly clean and heal the earth from contaminants – a process that without the earth could not exist.  Medklinn’s Cerafusioin technology recreates this Active Oxygen to sterilize indoor living environments just like Mother Nature does to clean the earth’s environment.  It is currently the most powerful, natural and effective cleaning system known to mankind today.

This means that mould is continuously being destroyed and will cease to grow.  No chemicals, no manual labor, no costly refurbishments.  Medklinn can eradicate your hotel mould problems starting today and effectively end the battle against mould for good.


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