How we Treat Mould
The first step with mould remediation as with water damage restoration will always be to stop the source of the moisture that is encouraging the spread of the mould. There are various ways to do this and some of the treatment may include replacement of impacted areas, but this will normally be completed at the assessment stage.
By attending to these areas quickly and fixing these problems will help to prevent the further spread of mould and will make it possible to treat the mould in the worst affected areas. This is very important as mould can grow on porous surfaces in as little as 24 hours.
The area will then be dried which must be done carefully so as to prevent the spreading of dust and mould spores. Where the mould has set in under carpets, within the walls or in insulation, this might involve the removal of fittings and fixtures.
The next stages in treatment will often depend on the severity of the mould and the extent of the damage within your home or business. For small amounts of mould it will sometimes be safe to use simple surface cleaning with a sponge or a cloth and a cleaning product. In the past some methods of mould remediation have involved the use of fungicides and hot air, though these have been deemed unsafe for the atmosphere.
In more severe mould infestations, Flood Restoration Australia will ensure that strict guidelines from the IICRC S520 on procedures to remove mould will be undertaken.