Remediation of Materials
Porous materials with mould damage to more than a small area (>1m2) should be removed and discarded. Materials that can be cleaned can be remediated if necessary. But should be discarded is possible. Porous materials that are remediated and returned to site should be dry and free of mould and with no remaining odour and should be periodically inspected to ensure the restoration was successful.
Mould Structural Cleaning Procedures
A Cleaning method should be chosen with the aim of producing the least amount of dust possible to limit worker exposure. More than one method may be necessary. Old buildings potentially contain lead based paints and should be properly assessed and remediated only by personnel specially trained in hazardous material handling.
Air Based Methods;
Air based methods physically remove contamination by vacuuming surfaces off to dislodge contaminants and include HEPA filter vacuum cleaning; air washing; laminar-flow; and down draft cleaning tables.
Liquid Based Methods;
Liquid based methods use water combined with the mechanical action of cleaning and include damp-wiping with a detergent, vinegar solution or alcohol solution; ultrasonic cleaning; steam cleaning; low pressure flushing and high pressure washing.
Non-Porous and Semi Porous Materials;
Non-Porous materials and semi porous materials that are visibly mouldy should be able to be cleaned and reused.
Ozone or Hydroxyl treatment is used for odour control, then the item must first undergo restoration by drying and removing the mould growth with the recommended cleaning methods.
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Mould & Fungi
All fungi are microscopic in size with most spores ranging in size from 2 to 20 microns. A Micron is 1/1000000 of a metre in size. There are an enormous number of fungi with over 6000 genera and only 69,000 species have been described out of an estimated 1.5 million species.
Many of the visible manifestations of fungi are commonly known and include yeasts, mould growth, mildew, large mushrooms, puffballs, and bracket fungi. These are all the result of the convergence of individual fungal units coming together to create larger structures.
The study of fungi is called mycology. A mycologist is a person who can identify fungal species and has an understanding of fungal ecology. The two main branches of mycology are medical mycology and environmental mycology. Only an environmental mycologist should be consulted for identifying indoor and outdoor fungal species for understanding the ecology of mould contamination in buildings.
Below are links to different services we provide, such as; mould remediation, mould removal, mould testing & sampling, laboratory testing, and mould containment preventions in areas such as; Orange NSW, Bathurst NSW, Cowra NSW, Lithgow NSW, Parkes NSW, Forbes NSW, Dubbo NSW and the Central West NSW.
The Fundamentals of Mould Remediation
In all situations concerning mould growth indoors that requires remediation, the underlying cause of moisture that is supporting the growth must be repaired or fungal growth will recur. There should be an emphasis in the remediation works for the cause of moisture damage to be permanently repaired so that water damage does not recur.
It should be kept in mind that the goal for mould remediation is not to sterilize surfaces, but to return surfaces to their normal state before mould contamination. In addition, the containment, PPE, hazard contamination, and cleaning guidelines in this document are not definitive. Each remediation job needs to be assessed on its own merits and the people performing the remediation work should ensure that adequate protection measures are taken.
Here are some services we provide:
- Carpet Cleaning Services (Standard or Premium or Dry Fusion?)
- Tile and Grout Cleaning Service
- Upholstery Cleaning (Lounges, Sofas, Dining Chairs & Office Chairs)
- Leather Cleaning
- Commercial Cleaning Services
- Regular Residential Cleaning
- Mattress Cleaning
- Rug Cleaning
- Move in/Move out | End Of lease Cleaning
- Car Interior Detailing | Car Detailing Services
- Post-construction cleaning
- Spring Cleaning Service
- Stripping & Sealing Floors
- Carpet cleaning and maintenance
- Meth & Drug Testing in Properties & Vehicles
- Water Damage Restoration | Flood Clean-Up Restoration
- Mould Damage Restoration & Property Inspections
- Fire Damage Restoration | Smoke & Soot Cleaning
McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.