Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mould damage and mould remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mould from a building. This is a fallacy. Mould spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:
- Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mould exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.
- There is no practical way to eliminate all mould and mould spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mould growth is to control moisture.
- If mould is a problem in your home or business, you must clean up the mould and eliminate sources of moisture.
- Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mould growth.
- Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mould growth by: Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture, generating sources to the outside, sing air conditioners and de-humidifiers, Increasing ventilation, using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
- Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth and mould damage occurring.
- Clean mould off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as carpet or ceiling tiles, that are mouldy, may need to be replaced.
- Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces such as windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors by adding insulation.
- In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting by areas with drinking fountains, sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation.
- Mould can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are moulds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.
Sewage Cleaning Australia have a tried and proven regimen of mould removal and remediation in all locations across Australia; no region is too remote for our experienced and expertly trained remediation technicians. By following stringent procedures, our team of mould removal experts can ensure the safety of our non-toxic, non-allergenic products and provide ongoing protection to help prevent re-infection of the affected areas.
We use advanced moisture-testing equipment on the building structure to determine its moisture content. After a thorough investigation, we then bring in specialised airflow equipment that ensures mould spores are contained and the job is completed in the most efficient way. Finally we determine the correct drying method for the situation and specify the most appropriate drying equipment. The last stage is a rigorous programme of clearance testing.