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Mould Removal Gold Coast

Sick of seeing mould pop up in all areas of your commercial property? Get in touch with the team at Efficient Hygiene Services! Our specialist technicians serve clients across Brisbane, Maryborough, Hervey Bay the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Tweed Heads and Sydney, providing mould remediation services for commercial and industrial buildings.

Adhering strictly to Australian Standards, we always disinfect all affected materials, surfaces and objects. Our comprehensive range of services also includes:

  • Removing all contaminated materials – wallpaper, insulation, timber, concrete & carpet, etc.
  • Liaising between owners & tenants
  • Conducting air purification services
  • Arranging a site inspection with property owners & insurance assessors
  • Ensuring the relevant permits & safety requirements are met
  • Conducting ongoing visual assessments
  • Preparing a report of the remediation work
  • Providing recommendations for ongoing mould prevention & control

Mould Removal Gold Coast & Surrounds

EHS provides effective, long-lasting mould remediation Gold Coast homes and businesses can rely on. Our experienced team has the knowledge, experience and equipment to remove mould from a wide range of surfaces and properties. Our expertise makes us a popular choice with businesses across the Gold Coast, as well as a dependable source of high-grade mould remediation services for homeowners and landlords.

No matter where the mould is located or what sort of mould it is, we’ll make sure it’s removed. In addition, we can also recommend preventative measures that will significantly reduce the risk of the mould returning.

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While undertaking many HVAC-R mould remediation jobs over the years, we have gained the experience to confidently and comprehensively complete mould remediation works for residential, industrial and commercial properties.

EHS are qualified to undertake mould remediation works due to our highly qualified and trained staff with the IICRC and following industry best practice guidelines such as the IICRC S520 and S500.

EHS follows a strict proactive project management plan before undertaking mould remediation projects with a main emphasis on containment and PPE. EHS ensures that all areas that are being worked on are contained using correct set up containment areas including dirty areas and clean areas with the use of HEPA filtered air filtration devices.

EHS works closely with our clients to deliver the fast and highest quality service as possible. EHS can safely assess your building to determine where the mould and moisture is coming from, how we will prevent it and how you as a building occupier can take the necessary steps from preventing it happening again.

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Efficient Mould Removal

At Efficient Hygiene Services, we know that microscopic spores exist everywhere naturally. This makes it almost impossible to remove all traces of mould from your property! However, our team will remediate the mould in your building to a safe and normal level using scientifically proven techniques.

We know commercial properties are different everywhere, so no two services will be the same. We will take the time to assess your area and determine the best remediation method. To book in a service, call us on 1300 222 357. We also provide comprehensive mould cleaning in South-East Queensland and NSW.

What Causes Mould?

Mould spores are naturally occurring pieces of organic fungal life that can be found in low concentrations in almost any air sample. In normal concentrations, mould is unlikely to cause any problems. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, the number of mould spores can multiply dramatically, increasing the concentration of mould spores in the air to an unacceptable level. The leading cause of mould build-up is moisture – mould thrives in wet, damp or humid conditions.

There are all sorts of property faults or circumstances that can lead to the damp conditions mould needs to multiply swiftly and spread. These include:

  • A flood or leak
  • Poor ventilation, particularly in rooms that experience high levels of humidity (notably kitchens and bathrooms)
  • Damp in the walls or ceiling, often due to structural deficiencies
  • High humidity levels
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Why Does Mould Need To Be Removed?

A background level of mould spores in an air sample is normal and doesn’t require remedial work. Unacceptably high levels of mould spores can cause some, or all, of these problems:

A high concentration of mould spores in the air can cause respiratory (or worsen) respiratory problems in vulnerable individuals. Some people have an allergy to mould, causing them to suffer acutely when levels of mould spores are high.

In addition, some forms of mould are extremely toxic to humans. Prolonged exposure to a toxic mould (such as Stachybotrys Chartarum) can cause serious and long-lasting neurological and respiratory symptoms.

Mould growing on a wall or ceiling isn’t an inert entity. Mould spores gain nutrition from organic material. The spores land on organic material in the property and release enzymes to break it down. The broken-down material is then ingested. If you’ve got a mould infestation, the mould is literally eating your property! Organic materials such as cellulose (which is found in a wide range of surfacing and insulation materials) and timber are particularly vulnerable. Left unchecked, mould can cause serious structural damage.

The structural damage is compounded by the high level of moisture the mould needs to thrive – this means a property with a mould problem frequently has underlying structural damage due to the unwelcome presence of excess moisture.

Mould has a distinctive, damp, unpleasant odour. Even if unsightly patches of mould aren’t visible, the smell is enough to create an unpleasant atmosphere in a property.

Air in the workplace is required to meet specific levels of cleanliness. Business owners that fail to address a mould problem that is causing poor air quality are in breach of health and safety regulations. Homeowners will naturally want their home to be a fresh-smelling, healthy place to live, which is why tackling the air-quality problems caused by mould is a priority.

Mould patches on walls or ceilings are horrible to look at and can seriously reduce the value of your property.

Mould Prevention

There are a number of precautions property owners and building managers can take to reduce the risk of a mould problem developing. Some of these include:

  • Ensuring that rooms are correctly ventilated.
  • Keeping humidity levels low. Installations such as extractor fans or dehumidifiers can go a long way toward removing excess water from the air.
  • Ensure the structural integrity of the building. Ensure any leaks or dampness is investigated & remediated ASAP. Mould is an almost inevitable consequence of a long-term damp problem. Keeping a building in good repair is the best way of preventing mould from taking hold.
  • If a building is flooded, ensure it’s dried professionally.
  • Schedule air quality testing regularly. An increase in spores can be detected long before signs of mould build-up appear.

Remember that mould will return if the underlying cause of excess moisture isn’t treated. As part of the service we provide, we will identify what’s causing the excess moisture that’s leading to your mould build-up.

Furthermore, we will recommend suitable remedial action to treat the cause of the dampness. Once the source of the unwanted moisture is found and resolved, you’re less likely to experience a future outbreak.

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Signs That You May Have Mould

If you notice any of these signs, we recommend giving us a call for an expert opinion. We will attend promptly on-site and determine if you have a mould problem. If you have, the sooner it’s identified, the faster the mould can be eliminated. Look out for:

  • A smell of dampness. The “damp” smell people mention when visiting a disused building, for example, is the smell of mould.
  • Black patches of mould. These may be obvious or may be hidden behind radiators, in insulation or in unfrequented parts of a property.
  • Musty-smelling A/C. It’s possible to have mould build-up in ductwork, as well as in rooms.
  • Discoloured walls or floors.
  • Bulging walls or sagging ceilings. These usually indicate a significant damp problem, which is a precursor to a mould problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

When there is a combination of water, food and oxygen, mould can grow. It spreads through moisture, so it’s vital to keep your property as dry as possible.
Regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces is the best way to prevent mould growth. If there are any water leaks or spills, be sure to clean up the moisture right away.
Yes, it can. Being surrounded by mould can cause various health issues — such as nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing and even respiratory infections.

Mould removal is the process of cleaning (removing) mould from an affected area. In contrast, mould remediation is a two-part process that incorporates mould removal. In addition, remediation covers the identification and resolution of the cause of excess damp that has led to the mould outbreak.

To learn more about mould remediation on the Gold Coast, call us today on 1300 222 357.