Dampness and Mould Investigation
Moulds are microscopic organisms – a growth of long chains of fungi cells which produce a potentially harmful substance called a MYCOTOXIN. Mould spores are easily detached and made airborne during everyday life.
Water damage and humidity, if left untreated, can contribute to mould growth. The public are now more aware that exposure to mould can cause a wide range of adverse health effects. When inhaled, even in small amounts , mould can cause allergic reactions, respiratory tract irritation, headaches, chronic fatigue, breathing difficulties, fever, lung infections, bleeding lungs, hemosiderosis, increased symptoms in those with asthma and others illnesses. Indoor air quality is of paramount importance to our health.
Dampness and Mould Investigation and Restoration
The Mould will grow and multiply whenever conditions are right. Mould requires nutrients, MOISTURE, time and the appropriate temperatures in order to grow. Moisture control is the key to mould remediation. Mould must be physically removed as Mould is Toxic dead or alive.
Atlas Restoration is an IICRC certified firm, we are trained in Microbiology to eliminate the source of moisture and safely removing mould.
Our Dampness and Mould Remediation service requires several stages:
● We develop an accurate project cost estimate
● We determine a realistic completion schedule
● We commence work immediately upon authorization
● We control Moisture and Relative Humidity levels
● We install controls to safeguard the Health and Safety of all Occupants
● We remove building materials/contents which are non-salvageable
● We decontaminate affected contents (if salvageable)
● We physically remove visible mould
● We apply Biocides and Anti-microbial treatments
● We deodorise affected areas
● We test and monitor Moisture and Humidity levels
DAMAGE MANAGEMENT AND DISASTER RESTORATION SERVICES
Our teams of experienced sewage remediation technicians are fully trained for damp proofing and are proficient with hospital grade anti-microbial sanitizers, cleaning agents, drying equipment and techniques. Equally important to a timely response is accurately categorizing the waters contamination level. The IICRC standards classify water sources as sanitary and unsanitary water categories. A categorization of the level of contamination of water in a damaged structure is required to perform loss assessment and evaluation activities. The category of water contamination must be considered so that procedures can be established for processing water-damaged structures and materials safely.
Sewage backflows are a severe health threat to indoor environments and also to the people who reside in them. Diseases caused by sewage or sewage contaminated water includes but is not limited to campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis, Escherichia coli diarrhoea, encephalitis, gastroenteritis, giariasis, hepatitis A, leptospirosis, methaemoglobinaemia, poliomyelitis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, paratyphoid fever, typhoid fever, yersiniosis. Particularly at risk are small children, the elderly and those with immune system or respiratory problems. The longer the contamination continues to persist, the greater the potential for microbial development.