Servicing South-East Queensland & NSW
Are you constantly sneezing when you’re at your workplace? The property may have a mould problem. At Efficient Hygiene Services, we have a qualified team of professional mould cleaners who can take care of the problem quickly. Serving commercial and industrial clients across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Tweed Heads, Penrith, Sydney and Parramatta, we will ensure any mould infestation is controlled and removed.
With over a decade of industry experience, our team adheres strictly to Australian Standards at all times, including IICRC s520. We begin our service by performing a comprehensive assessment of all areas where mould is visible or expected to be present. From there, we’ll start to remove the mould and treat any affected materials.
If you’re struggling with mould infestation at your business or office, give us a call on 1300 222 357.
Efficient Hygiene Services provides all outdoor and external surface cleaning to ensure your property is free of contamination such as dirt, leaves, bird droppings, mould and graffiti.
With the use of high powered 3000Psi pressure washers and the latest steam cleaners, EHS can restore your property back to brand new!
Mould is a common problem in homes and buildings. It develops in places with a lot of moisture, including roofs, windows, pipes, or areas that have recently experienced flooding.
Mould can also develop on paper and cardboard-based materials, meaning files, folders, and even ceiling tiles can all be affected.
Perennial mould problems in buildings are not uncommon. However, they are dangerous to your health. Therefore, our team provides a comprehensive service designed to clean up the mould and tell you how to prevent it from occurring again.
You can usually see external mould and it will be black, green, purple or blue depending on the species. You may also smell it when you enter a room – it has a musty, damp aroma. There are also some less well-known signs of mould, however. These include:
Naturally, mould lives in damp places, such as forests and rivers. Sometimes it can grow on rocks and inside caves if there is a source of food.
Mould reproduces by emitting spores. These tiny particles float through the air from mould outside and into your home, looking for opportunities to find a suitable habitat.
Mould only requires three things to survive: water, a source of food, and oxygen. Most homes already have the latter two, so water is all it requires to become established.
Once wet, mould can grow on nearly anything with natural compounds in it. Dust, drywall, carpets, upholstery, wallpaper and caulk are all suitable foods for the fungus. It can also derive energy from any paper or cardboard products in your home, including building materials.
By contrast, plants can’t usually grow in buildings. That’s because they require direct sunlight in addition to air, food and water, something that mould does not.
Mould and dampness can cause various undesirable health effects. Failing to clean it, therefore, is dangerous and can lead to several health conditions.
Mould, for instance, can cause:
People with allergies, immune suppression or underlying lung diseases are most susceptible to fungal spore infections. They may also find it more difficult to breathe.
Therefore, if you notice mould in your property, call our professional cleaners to remove it as quickly as possible.
Our mould cleaning service involves several steps. First, we inspect your property, which tells us what type of mould removal your buildings require. We perform a visual examination and use other techniques to identify the source of the problem. For example, we recommend repairing leaky pipes before attempting to clean any mould they cause.
We then move on to the mould removal process. We may use a variety of methods, including:
Once we complete the cleaning process, we apply some finishing touches, preventing mould from growing again.
There are several ways you can keep mould out of buildings. These include ensuring adequate ventilation, cleaning areas thoroughly after flooding, and fixing leaky roofs, pipes and windows quickly. You should also endeavour to control humidity levels in your house as much as possible. High humidity indoors combined with low outdoor temperatures can lead to condensation, providing mould with an opportunity to grow. Ideally, humidity should be between 30 and 50 per cent.
You can try to clean mould yourself, but you may find that it comes back. Once established, mould is difficult to remove. Getting rid of it often requires professional equipment operated by trained professionals.
When mould problems don’t go away after a thorough cleaning, it usually means that an underlying source of moisture remains. Water can enter your home and enable mould to flourish in various ways, including rising damp from the basement, penetrating damp from driving rain, leaky pipes, roofs and gutters, or persistent high humidity. Failing to deal with these issues will cause mould to return repeatedly.
Some people leave their homes because of mould while they wait for professionals to eliminate the problem. However, whether you go is a personal choice. People who are ill because of mould might want to move into temporary accommodation until professionals deal with the issue. Consult with your physician if you are unsure what to do.
There are mould tests available. However, if you see mould growing in your home, the best policy is simply to remove it. Most species are harmful to human health in indoor environments.
Scientists call mould toxins ‘mycotoxins’. Not all fungal species produce these, though several mould types do.
How much mould smells is not an indication of how dangerous it is. Therefore, you should remove any mould you find in your environment.
Some moulds contain toxins that might cause severe symptoms, such as memory loss, though these are rare.
Mould will grow in places with a lot of moisture, even if ventilation is good. However, you can reduce mould’s ability to grow by installing extractor fans in your kitchen and bathroom.