Mould Removal Sydney
Proper mould removal is an important aspect of water remediation services. Although mould is often viewed as a health hazard, mould actually plays an essential role in maintaining the environment. However, mould in the walls, flooring or ceilings of a home or business should be removed for safety reasons.
What is Mould?
Mould is a fungus that grows on damp or dead organic materials like wood. Mould eats and digests organic material and reproduces by producing airborne spores. As the mould digests the organic material toxic by-products are released into the air. Research has shown that over a hundred species of mould are toxic to humans especially when found indoors.
Mould and Water Extraction
Mould removal and water extraction are often related as areas with standing water are prime breeding grounds for mould. Mould is also commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens. Any area that has high water usage is susceptible to the growth of mould. If water extraction is necessary mould removal may bse needed as well.
Problems Caused by Mould
Mould can cause numerous health issues and structural problems. Some types of mould even contain carcinogens. Some common problems caused by mould include:
- Damage to drywall, wood, and furniture
- Structural damage
- Stains and spotting
- Lung problems, infections, and difficulty breathing
- Sleepiness and flu-like symptoms
- Headaches and rashes
- Creation of a hospitable environment for rodents, roaches, dust mites and bacteria.
Mould usually appears as dark coloured spots on the wall and often has a foul smell. Although you may think mould removal is easy, proper mould removal requires more than just cleaning with bleach. Some species of mould are resistant to bleach, and dead mould may still be toxic.
We use state-of-the-art mould removal equipment to eliminate all traces of mould from your home. We employ a variety of tools including dehumidifiers, negative air machines, air scrubbers and air blowers. Our mould removal methods are guaranteed to eliminate dangerous mould from your home.
Mould removal and remediation includes many different services including:
- Initial examination of mould
- Testing of mould, spore and mildew type
- Spore, fungus and mould removal
- Dehumidification and air blowing
- Repair of mould and water damaged areas
- Disposal of contaminated materials
- Air purification
- Preventative anti-mould treatments
Mould often attacks those with a weakened immune system first. Young children, family members with already-compromised immune systems, the elderly, and your pets will usually be affected first. Left untreated, mildew and mould can wreak havoc on the health of your family. Allowing a professional to handle mould removal in your home is the safe way to handle mould removal. For more water damage Sydney information or services, please contact us at 0414 686 194. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.