Mould is common in all types of building, particularly in autumn and winter. But it is easily controlled by improving ventilation and insulation and drying wet surfaces. But if mould has already begun to grow, it needs expert attention to ensure that the mould’s root system and active spores are removed.

Mould allergies have always been a serious problem for many people. Prolonged exposure, e.g. daily workplace and domestic exposure, can be particularly harmful.

Mycotoxins can be found on the mould spores, and, therefore, they can also be found on the material upon which the mould grows.
Routes of entry for these spores can be through ingestion, dermal exposure and inhalation, causing irritations of eye, nose, throat, and lungs. Environmental illnesses can be difficult for healthcare practitioners to diagnose. Those who are living in houses contaminated usually are aware of the fact due to the dramatic appearance of mould and the scent released from mould growth.

 

Our Mould Removal & Mould Remediation Services scope includes Commercial, Industrial and Residential areas in all Sydney.

Once the mould is removed Ecologistics undertake mould-remediation to ensure the cause of the problem is eliminated. Mould Remediation can take many forms including Sub Floor Ventilation, waterproofing, damp coursing, drainage and painting; just to name a few.

Ecologistics Mould Removal & Remediation have over 15 years experience in the safe and complete removal of mould using environmentally safe products and methods to ensure the job is done properly and with the safety of humans and pets in mind.

Mould Removal

Mould Removal

Mould Remediation

Mould Remediation

Mould Testing

Mould Testing

Our Services:

  • Identify moisture issues which have caused mould growth.
  • Assess why you have mould and who’s responsibility.
  • Identify what level and type of mould to assess possible health hazards and risk.
  • Provide detailed or expert witness report on findings.
  • Provide estimate on repair, drying and decontamination.
  • Provide decontamination of property.

Causes of  moisture problem:

  • Leak.
  • Flooding.
  • Rising or Penetrating damp
  • Poor Ventilation.
  • Construction or Design defect.
  • Life style issues.
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Mould Removal

Mould removal is the controlled removal of visible mould but so often the mould has released spores or fragments of spores after the application of bleach or poisons and even drying out.

The spores and fragments can be expected to move away from the source to varying degrees depending on air movement and of course quantity over time .

It should be recognised a cubic square inch of mould may contain 1 billion spores and as few as 500 per cubic meter can cause poor health.

Mould removal is recognised as the removal of the visible contamination but according to World Health Organisation, inhalation of invisible mould spores and bacteria fragments will be the main risk to health.

It is clear that surface cleaning will not remove airborne contamination.

The first issue is to identify the why mould has grown and in all circumstances it will be because a moisture source is available. This can be a little more difficult than looking for a leak and may include professional and competent investigation using a range of procedures.

 

Ecologistics will conduct a thorough inspection of your home or business top to bottom.

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Mould Remediation

Mould is a life form and although some moulds are toxic all are allergenic. Even the toxic moulds only produce toxins when under attack. Natural attack is from other moulds and bacteria and moulds can release very powerful toxins to fight each other which is why you usually only see one or two different types of mould dominating a damp or wet home. Other attack which may trigger toxin or allergen  release include drying or desiccation or the application of fungicides and poisons such as bleach. It is generally recognised that no chemical process can kill all mould and neutralise their allergenic or toxic properties in normal application protocols. Bleach for example may require total submersion of mould affected materials for 15 minutes or more and then requires rinsing in acetone to remove cancer causing residue. You might kill mould but the chemical toxins or allergens from the body of the spore will remain to be inhaled. You must remove the mould and this includes spores and their fragments and this can only be achieved by competent controls and thorough decontamination.

After being identify the source of the mould, Ecologistics will conduct a range of procedures to eradicate the problem.

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Mould Testing

There are many species of mould and a portion of those may be harmful while the rest may not be. When you see mould you are almost certain to be seeing a number of species of mould and not just one kind. It is possible to take air and surface samples of the mould and have it analysed in a certified laboratory. Mould testing and sampling requires specific meters, flow rates and agar plates. It is critical that an experienced Building Biologist assist in this regard. A lab report of the sampled mould is generated detailing the concentration and types of mould present. This is very helpful because it is then possible to determine the species that are harmful and the concentrations in which they are present. These types of reports are very common when proving that mould is a problem and can be linked to the adverse health effects being experienced by the inhabitants. Once again very common in rental properties when cleaning the mould is pushed onto tenants without addressing the source of the problem. By taking samples in various rooms or offices it can easily be determined whether cross contamination has taken place and how serious the contamination may be in different areas.

Just because you cannot see mould does not mean that it is not there. Airborne mould can spread to other areas and will bloom when conditions are good (high humidity, lack of ventilation, moisture and a food source are present). When you can see the mould and you are experiencing recurring colds, skin rashes, watery eyes and other respiratory symptoms it often indicates that mould is prolific. Mould dampens the immune system and besides giving you respiratory problems can render you more susceptible to other more serious health issues.

Moisture meters can determine whether a building material has enough moisture in it to maintain mould growth. By using these instruments it may be possible to trace the moisture path back to the source and determine the cause. Once the cause is established it can be addressed and the clean up can begin. Mould remediation can be a very complicated and costly exercise depending on the extent of the problem and professionals must be consulted.

 

After being identify the source of the mould, Ecologistics will conduct a range of procedures to eradicate the problem.

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