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Mould cleaning & remediation principles today involve the proper assessment, containment & control of hazardous mould spores, air filtering, effective treatment solutions, property repairs & contents decontamination.  Restoration not only requires specialized knowledge & equipment but diligent & professional technicians to effectively manage mould removal & cleaning.

Blueys Cleaning Solutions  technicians have the training, experience & utilize advanced specialized equipment to successfully restore your property to a safe & hygienic condition for current & future occupation.

All restoration duties adhere to recognised industry practice, as detailed within the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification IICRC S.520 Standards & Australian mould guidelines for remediation strategies, where it is our ability to identify the source of contamination, provide a thorough risk assessment & manage each stage of remediation to achieve a successful decontamination result that sets our company apart from other providers.

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Mould Removal & Cleaning Issues

Mould is a natural part of our environment & naturally part of the ecosystem in an outdoors environment.  The significance of mould growth as an essential element in organic breakdown & regeneration continues to fascinate scientist worldwide, as mould species number in their thousands with varying attributes & functions they can undertake.

The problem exist for human occupation & indoor living environments, as our structures are predominantly made of natural & man made natural materials, that mimic the ecosystems organic material where mould growth naturally occurs. Some species of mould therefore if found indoors can adversely affect human health & damage structures.

We live with mould in our environment & have come to endure low level exposure in the outdoors through the passage of time, the problem being faced now is that indoor living environments affected by mould growth place significant exposure to our heath in confined spaces on a daily basis.

Mould FACTS – A Natural Concern

  1. Mould, mushrooms & yeast are all types of fungi.
  2. Fungi are found indoors & outdoors.
  3. Mould comes in various colours & appearance  – furry, slimy or powdery in texture. Some species have a musty, stale & earthy odour, that is the indicative of ‘viable’ mould growth & active contamination, both air borne & surface damage.
  4. To grow, mould needs water, oxygen & food. It can grow almost anywhere there is water (moisture), high humidity or damp conditions. Some species prefer dry conditions that cause ‘rotting’ of timber structures, both dry & wet rot.
  5. Mould releases spores as it grows into the air that can contaminate other areas, whereby inhalation of these spores is a known medical fact of lung disease.
  6. Some people are allergic to mould. The most common symptoms of mould exposure are coughing, congestion, runny nose or breathing difficulty. Mould may cause severe symptoms for asthmatics & cause allergies such as severe rashes.
  7. Mould can produce toxins (mycotoxins) that cause severe illness or even death resulting from severe asthma conditions or allergic reactions if over exposure occurs
  8. Bleach & other chemical remedies may inhibit certain mould varieties in the short term, but even mould remnants (spores & hyphae) contain mycotoxins that are hazardous to people if not removed sufficiently.
  9. Painting over mould growth will not kill it or seal it up.
  10. Mould spores are microscopic, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
  11. The best treatment is to remove the source of contamination & locate moisture sources.
  12. Therefore, before mould remediation, you should detect & repair the source of moisture damage first, otherwise the mould will return.

Why mould grows indoors

Mould growth results predominantly from water damage, leaking pipes, roof leaks, air conditioner contamination, flood damage, sewage overflow, rising damp, poor air circulation & high humidity. Left undetected mould growth occurs quickly feeding off natural fibres & building products, such as carpet linings, timber & other building materials. Most occupants clean the superficial visible growth, often referred to as ‘black mould’ whereby viable mould growth or colonies in undetected areas will continue to release spores into the indoor environment that contaminates other areas & effects human health.

Insurance Claim or Natural Disaster

Mould is predominantly caused by excess moisture & active colonies of mould spores contaminating a structure, that can be contributed to a natural disaster, damaged structures or biological hazards. Mould related claims are quickly becoming a concern for insurance  providers worldwide as secondary claims for contamination & mould related illness is costing billions of dollars & most importantly lost lives due to  inappropriate drying of wet materials, removal of contaminates, assessment of mould & restoration methodology. Contact your provider to discuss your individual circumstances for peace of mind.

Where to find mould

Common areas for mould growth consist of both visible & hidden locations, where most people treat obvious contamination without considering discrete areas. If mould returns after cleaning external damage, growth is likely to be hidden, under carpets, in walls, roof spaces, air conditioner units & ducts, sub floors, or inside cupboards & fixtures.

Testing Services

Blueys Cleaning Solutions utilize ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) monitoring to gain an appreciation of contamination levels in a structure. ATP test provide instantaneous results of pathogen levels in structures or surfaces to assist the technician with determining the extent & potential hazards that exist for occupants.

In conjunction with property examinations, moisture evaluations & external assessments we are able to offer a thorough remediation plan to solve mould related issues. In severe cases an Indoor Air Quality Hygienist (Industrial Hygienist) may be required to assist with remediation plans & final assessment.

For further information on mould related illnesses contact your local health physician to discuss your concerns.

At the end of the day, you don’t have to put up with the routine of running around & cleaning those unsightly mould stains that just keep coming back. Knowing that this is a sign of a serious level of mould growth & contamination that can lead to prolonged medical conditions, shouldn’t you contact a professional ? Give you local Bluey’s technician a call today, for peace of mind.

Call our team today, we know you won’t be disappointed.

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