Mould Inspections, Removal and Remedations
We deliver a comprehensive range of expert mould removal and remediation services, including our valuable Mould Inspection & Report package.
At All Aces, we are dedicated to assisting families and businesses who are struggling with mould growth. Our IICRC trained and certified technicians are available 24/7 to provide expert services in buildings across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Northern NSW. Our services extend to commercial and residential buildings, vehicles, building contents, and boats.
What is Mould?
There is an overwhelming variety of different mould species. Moulds are a fungus that reproduces by expelling airborne spores that attach to hosts upon contact. After establishing a host, mould will begin to devour its environment, eating a way at its new surrounds to sustain itself. These airborne spores are one of the reasons it is so important to contact processionals to address mould growth.
Mould can present a significant health risk to people and animals who reside near it. Not all moulds are dangerous or poisonous, however certain moulds are toxigenic, meaning they produce toxins harmful to those in close proximity. If present in a building, mould can cause multiple hazards that will have serious impacts on occupants’ health. Contaminated indoor air is a leading concern. You many experience symptoms before any visual mould growth is even evident.
All Aces uses the latest mould removal and remediation technologies to ensure our services reach maximum effectiveness. Mould is robust and thrives in damp and humid spaces. It grows both in- and outdoors, making it extremely difficult to properly eradicate. Simply scrubbing at visible mould does not remove it from the environment as this method does not account for airborne spores, those in out-of-sight places, or those in concentrations undetectable to the naked eye. Furthermore, dead mould spores continue to release mycotoxins which means physically removing the spores and not just killing them is crucial to securing the habitability of an environment.
The correct equipment, handled by professionals, throughout a complete, comprehensive remediation strategy provides the most effective mould removal solution.
Moulds present in structures may cause the following harmful reactions:
- Allergic reactions
- Lung infections
- Skin diseases like rashes and open sores
- Immunity deficiencies
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of appetite
- Short term memory loss
- Neurological and nervous disorders
- Chronic bronchitis
- Joint and muscle pains
Severe and high levels of exposure to mould may cause:
- Respiratory conditions
- Long term memory loss
- Bleeding lungs
- Brain damage
Causes of Mould in a Property
Mould is present in everyday external and internal environments but can amplify to dangerous levels under certain conditions. The primary factors supporting amplification are the presence of elevated moisture levels, water leaks in buildings, high humidity, and lood and storm damage that has not been effectively repaired. High levels of mould can appear within days of unaddressed water damage.
Our Mould Inspection & Report Package
Our Mould Inspection & Report Package brings one of our technicians to the site of the known or suspected mould growth. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the property, taking moisture and humidity readings, learning more about the history of the building and examining the space. We use the information gathered on-site to develop a comprehensive report that outlines the suspected causes of mould growth and a range of suitable mould removal and remediation strategies. Key elements of the report include:
- Identifying the severity and extent of mould growth
- Checking the humidity and moisture levels in the property
- Detecting the sources of moisture
- Recommendations for root cause rectification and symptom remediation
Root cause investigations can be aided by conducting laboratory analysis on surface and/or air samples collected from site. Determining the genera of the mould and overall growth, will ultimately allow us to better understand the toxicology of the environment and the amplification history.
Our Mould Removal & Remediation Services
Safeguard the wellbeing of your family and/or employees by allowing qualified technicians to properly treat the mould in your home or building in accordance with the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mould Remediation. All Aces technicians are experts in the field, with training from both the IICRC and Australian College of Environmental Studies. Core elements of our mould removal and remediation services include:
- Top down anti-microbial surface remediation
- Air scrubbing and treatments (hydroxyl, ozone, fogging)
- Remediation of leather, upholstery, rugs, carpets, walls, ceilings and floors
- Non-restorable contents removal
Tips for Mould Prevention
Controlling dampness is the key for proper mould prevention. Mould colonisation usually occurs in damp and poorly ventilated areas such as crawlspaces, in basements with poor foundation drainage and in attics and walls where water leaks from the outside.
Here are a few important steps to follow to help prevent mould in your building:
- Stopping leaks from the outside; repairing leaks in any plumbing or other structures that may lead to moisture build-up.
- Ensuring good ventilation, particularly in attics, crawlspaces, bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens.
- Routing water away from the foundation, with adequate and well-maintained drainage.
- Painting damp areas like bathrooms and outside shady areas with antimicrobial primers.
- Using lots of natural ventilation, an air conditioner or air dehumidifier during humid seasons to reduce moisture build-up.
- Avoiding the use of carpets in humid areas like bathrooms and basements.
- Using professional services to clean-up large areas of mould.
To get a quote and book All Aces’ expert help with mould removal call us on 1800 00 10 10 or simply book now.