Mould growth is caused by excessive moisture in the air of the surrounding environment. This excess moisture is usually caused by things such as leaking pipes, flooding and/or improper ventilation. Mould spores thrive on moisture as it is the key element in mould growth. Due to this, the mould spores have become extremely good at searching for and finding moisture in even the most unusual places. This causes mould to spread very rapidly throughout dark, moist spaces that do not receive proper ventilation. Many people underestimate the rate at which mould patches will spread, often ignoring small mould problems assuming that they have plenty of time to get them under control. By doing this they are creating a much bigger problem for them selves in the long run, and potentially harming themselves and their family if the mould is in fact toxic (e.g. Black Mould).
Our Mould Removal process consists of 5 stages:
1. Inspection – Our Mould Pro experts will search your property for visible growth, invisible mould spores and high moisture levels (by using humidity meters). Once we have thoroughly analysed your property we will determine the correct cause of action needed to be taken in order to remove the mould and prevent its return.
2. Correction – We will stop any direct moisture sources that may be occurring such as, sub floor water seepage, leaking pipes, leaking ceiling, leaking gutters etc. Each customer will need a specific course of action for mould removal based on their situation, so the specifics of each job will be arranged once the initial inspection is complete.
3. Removal – The process starts with a mist spray of our non toxic, non hazardous mould removal agent. The product is then spread across all surfaces and extra scrubbing is undertaken on areas with visible mould growth. During this process air purifiers will be used to capture airborne mould spores, removing them from the environment completely rather than just moving them from once space to another.
4. Dry Out – If moisture levels in the property are particularly high (e.g. after a big flood), we will place dehumidifiers throughout the home to ensure that the building structures are properly dried. If moisture is left in the air then moisture can continue to thrive and grow again after a removal process.
5. Prevention – To ensure that the mould does not come back, the original root cause of the mould growth must be rectified. As each case is unique, we will advise you on the process that needs to be undertaken in order to achieve this on a case by case basis. Often it will involve increasing ventilation, drainage improvements, dehumidifiers etc.