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I'd pressure spray to get rid of the majority of the mildew. Bleach isn't necessary or as effective in terms of removing the mildew... it will kill it, but not really remove it. Once you've gotten rid of the bulk of the mildew, you can wash the surfaces down with bleach, which will reduce the amount of bleach required to do the work.
No matter what you do, you're probably going to have to sand all the teak a bit, since it's been sitting neglected for two years... so the minor damage from the pressure spraying should be covered by the sanding you'll be doing prior to re-finishing the teak.
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