Mould can be a real problem for hundreds of breweries and distilleries around the world. It is a particular problem in the UK, where the climate and weather patterns result in the perfect conditions for damp and mould to set in. Interiors of buildings will often see damp on the floors and walls and mould forming as a result of these damp conditions. Mould removal techniques can help breweries and distilleries get these problems under control.
Mould Removal is Necessary
In the past, many breweries and distilleries have faced an ongoing battle in the form of condensation of the walls and floors of their factories. There is a lot of heating of liquids that happens during the brewing and distilling process. Naturally some of this is going to escape and start to build up around the inside of the building. If left unchecked, this can lead to permanent damp on the inside of the walls and on the floor. These warm, damp conditions are the perfect breeding ground for mould to start growing. Once mould sets in it is very difficult to completely eradicate, and will require specialist mould removal treatment to get rid of it altogether.
Mould Removal Techniques
Mould removal techniques usually include some form of bleaching on the floor, walls and surrounding areas in the brewery or distillery. This is always a bit of a cover up, as it will remove most of the existing mould but won’t do anything to further prevent the build up of mould inside the building. Mould can be tricky to eradicate, and will almost always return if it is only bleached or cleaned away.
Ventilation and Mould
Whether your distillery is in an old traditional building or located in a nice new building, mould can still pose a threat. In older properties, the mould is generally a factor due to the fact that the building may not be very efficient at retaining heat, or perhaps has some rising damp issues. Even in a new building however, mould can still appear. Usually, this occurs because the building is too modern, which seems strange, but it is usually down to building improvements. Things like the type of insulation used can have an effect on ventilation and relative air humidity inside the building. Even double-glazed windows and draft proofing, while beneficial to heat saving, can increase the amount of trapped moisture in a building.
Industrial Ventilation Systems
In some cases the ventilation systems installed in larger buildings, like those used for brewing and distilling operations, may not be up to the task of removing all the moisture effectively. This is especially true when the building creates a lot of excess moisture, exactly the scenario that breweries and distilleries create. They pump out a lot of humidity into the air that gets trapped, and if the ventilation systems are not up to the task of removing all the air, then it will condense onto walls and surfaces and that is when mould starts to take hold.