Cleaning mould or removing mould on walls has proven to be a challenging task for most homeowners. There have been numerous terms used to describe mould or microbial growth, and that is why as professionals at All Aces Cleaning & Restoration, we receive endless calls that pertain to mould. We provide excellent services when it comes to cleaning mould. A lot of property occupants, insurance companies, realtors, and other business around Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, and Gold Coast face tricky questions when it comes to dealing with microbial growth. Some of the common questions include; What are the causes of mould? Is it possible to kill it? How hazardous is cleaning it in relation to my health? I have been using bleach to eliminate the mould but it keeps coming back, why?
As a starting point, it is important for you to understand the facts on how and why microbial growth occurs. Moulding is the microbial growth of microorganisms that results from alternating changes to a particular environment. These changes may range from lack of air circulation in poorly ventilated areas to leakages in a premise that leave dampness or even inadequate sunlight that creates dark sections in a home. A combination of two or all of these factors creates conducive conditions for microbial growth by providing the necessary moisture and humidity for the reproduction of microbial growth spores.
Cleaning Mould on Walls
All homeowners out there need to realise that no amount of cleaning, bleaching, use of clove oil or eucalyptus oil, or any other cleaning product will kill the microbial growth in form of mould. Any attempt to clean yourself the mould on walls in the affected areas only serves in spreading the microbial growth, as you will probably apply the incorrect cleaning procedures. Furthermore, you are likely to use cleaning products that will only remove the colour of the moulds but not completely eliminate the microbial growth, which will grow back in no time. To effectively combat the mould problem, you need to identify and remove the source. This calls for a professional mould inspection to be conducted, so that you can embark on cleaning mould with the right information. This means that, unfortunately, there are no quick fixes when it comes to removing microbial growth.
A particular job comes to mind when talking about mould/microbial growth. It was in a building that was located on the riverside of Brisbane suburb at St. Lucia. The structure experienced a water leakage and the occupiers did not bother to have it dried by a professional restoration company. This left the premises with high moisture content and very humid conditions. The underlay, the subfloor, the walls and skirting boards, all indicated a higher than acceptable readings of moisture. There were watermarks on the walls and roof ceilings, which the owners thought were superficial and could be eliminated by simply painting over them.
As you can see from the photos that I have provided, there were even microbial growth on the contents of the premise. In this instance the carpet, underlay, smooth edge, and the board skirtings; all needed to be removed so that the structure could be HEPA vacuumed and treated with anti-microbial. In addition, the structure needed to be dried for a period of 5 days with professional drying equipment and dehumidifiers to remove all excess moisture.
If you have any concerns with cleaning mould or removing microbial growth, kindly give All Aces Cleaning & Restoration a call and one of our friendly staff will be able to assist you. At All Aces Cleaning & Restoration, we strive to be different from our competitors by offering a professional service. Besides this, our office staff is put through the same courses as our experienced technicians. They give accurate information so you can make informed decisions relating to your own specific circumstances.