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Mould can be a toxic and dangerous living substance that grows in damp and dark environments with very low air and humid conditions. It is imperative to recognize the mould growth in your homes or other spaces and understand its potential health hazards. In most cases mould growth is identified after it's widespread and which cannot be controlled and eliminated by the homeowner on their own. Book a Mould Assessment Service with Mould Pro; we will assess the mould damage and suggest the right mould removal process before it could cause any further damage to your health.
One of our Mould Accredited Technicians will attend your property to conduct a visual inspection to determine the extent of the mould contamination. The mould growth occurs if there have been plumbing leaks or water ingress issues and there is a suspicion that elevated mould may exist in the air, subfloor, ceiling or behind walls. We will then commence the assessment by moisture testing, humidity testing, and thermal imaging of the surfaces to determine any underlying moisture issues that can’t be seen with a naked eye. Once we have identified that damage and cause, we will provide a detailed report and scope of works with recommendations to remediate the property and keep the mould from reproducing.
As part of our service, we will advise you of the steps that are important to stop any further moisture or water ingress as this is very important to stop any source of moisture to stop mould growth. The mould growth occurs if there have been plumbing leaks or water ingress issues and there is a suspicion that elevated mould may exist in the air, subfloor, ceiling or behind walls. Each customer will need a specific course of action for mould removal based on their situation, so the specifics of each job will be arranged once the initial inspection is complete.
The remediation process starts with setting up negative air machines or air scrubbers to collect all airborne contaminants to provide a safer environment for our technicians to remediate your home. Secondly, any water or mould damaged porous or semi-porous materials will be removed and disposed of such as plasterboard or fibro wall or ceiling sheeting, carpet and underlay, smooth edge, laminate flooring, etc. The third stage is to HEPA vacuum all affected surfaces to remove all surface spores to prevent any further airborne contamination. The fourth stage is to treat all affected surfaces by applying an anti-microbial solution to the surface and damp-wipe with a micro fiber cloth or mop. This process will ensure that all surface mould contamination has not only been killed but more importantly removed. The fifth and final stage is called fogging. This is a micro-mist treatment that kills all airborne contaminants and surface contaminants that we can’t get to or see with a naked eye. This procedure is only effective provided air scrubbers are used during the process to suck up all spores as we are killing them because there is no point fogging only to kill the spores and leave them on the floor or contents. After all, dead spores still release mycotoxins the same as live mould spores. The key to Mould Removal is just that, REMOVAL. Not Killing.
If moisture is evident, it must be dried out. We have air movers (blowers) and dehumidifiers which we will bring to the site to dry out the building to ensure that your building structure is dry. Otherwise, the mould will continue to grow. You mustn’t try and dry out the infected areas before the mould being removed as you may help spread mould spores further.
Now it is time to make sure that our mould removal is permanent. This can only be achieved if the original root cause has been rectified. We will advise you on what needs to be done to achieve this. The most common preventative maintenance requirements are Subfloor ventilation, rising damp treatment, drainage improvements, landscaping improvements, the introduction of dehumidifiers, repair of guttering and downpipes, improving overall ventilation and airflow, cutting back of trees, and bathroom ventilation just to name a few.