Mould Removal Perth. Some of the equipment used by MouldandMore
Moisture Meters are used to detect excess moisture in various materials such as , gyprock,, plaster ,carpet, concrete timber and upholstery. Some moisture meters will simply indicate whether a material is wet or dry whilst others will measure specific moisture content (a percentage). This is particularly useful for materials which have natural moisture content such as timber.
Moisture meters can be of penetrating or non-penetrating. A penetrating moisture meter has metal prongs which are inserted into the surface of a material. A non-penetrating moisture meter is used to determine moisture content without penetrating or damaging the surface of the material.
Another moisture meter used by MouldandMore is a hygrometer which is used to measure the relative humidity or moisture content of the air in the surrounding environment. The relative humidity inside a wet building or a building containing wet materials will generally be high and will decrease as the building and/or materials dry out. For this reason the measurement of the relative humidity can provide a good indication on the progress of the drying process.
DEHUMIDIFIERS & AIR MOVERS
A dehumidifier is used to dry a water damaged building or a mould infected building with high humidity, carpet, furniture or contents by drawing in moist air, removing water vapour from the air and then pushing out dry air. A water damaged building or a building containing water damaged carpet, furniture or contents will have a high humidity level. A dehumidifier works by reducing the humidity level and creating an ideal drying environment. Combined with the use of specialized fans (known as air movers) to control the movement of wet and dry air, the drying of a building or contents can be achieved quickly and effectively.
AIR SCRUBBERS & HEPA VACUUMS
Air Scrubbers are used to remove airborne particles from the air and they are useful in premises damaged by mould or fire and in premises contaminated by asbestos particles. An Air Scrubber draws in air from the surrounding environment; the air passes through Hepa quality air filters to remove fine airborne particles such dust or mould and then the air scrubber pushes out the clean fresh air. The use of an air scrubber can quickly improve the quality of the air in a contaminated environment.
Hepa Vacuums can be used in conjunction with Air Scrubbers to remove fine air-bourne particles from affected areas.
Ozone is a germicide which occurs naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. Ozone has the ability to oxidize or destroy contaminants without leaving chemical residue. Ozone can be used to sterilize the air and destroy odours, bacteria, fungus, mould and mildew. Ozone is formed naturally in the atmosphere by combining UV light and oxygen. It can also be produced through the use of ozone generating equipment. Ozone purification systems are used in the restoration industry to destroy odours and sterilize the air. Ozone is particularly useful removing odours.
HYGENIA SYSTEM SURE PLUS SWAB TESTS (Bacteria/Germ Testing)
Hygiena swab test equipment is used to measure bacteria levels and determine the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitisation. Hygiena hand-held swab test equipment measures ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which is found in the organic matter of all living things. Monitoring ATP levels on surfaces being treated gives a good indication of the level of cleanliness achieved and whether further sanitisation work is required or not.
Mould Sampling/Testing Equipment
MYCOMETER SURFACE & Air
Air and surface mould sampling can also be conducted if required and certified lab reports Detailing the species and concentration of mould can be provided.
If required a formal written report detailing the problem areas and recommendations will be provided.
IAQ (Indoor Air Quality Meter) Carbon Monoxide – Carbon Dioxide:
Formaldehyde: Detection Meter
Fogging is a revolutionary way of sterilising large areas in a short period of time, due to the fact that the vapour is capable of reaching every aspect of an area, evenly and precisely, including those places that are difficult to reach via conventional means. By effectively and swiftly decontaminating the entire designated area, the client can be confident that this cost effective process has fully sterilised the area, leaving it safe and clear to use within 1 hour, not days. How Long Does it Take?It only takes a short period of time to fog an area and, depending on the size of the area, will only be un-usable for less than one hour which is considerably less time than with other recognised methods of severe cleansing.The Fogging AgentThe vaporisation agent that we use has been formulated to be utilised in areas that are at high risk from cross-contamination due to a high movement (or flow) of people, and areas that need high levels of sterilisation such as: hospital wards, food preparation areas, aircraft, schools, care homes, hotels, pubs, offices and other commercial areas.How Does It Work?The fogging agent works by irreversibly binding to, penetrating and immobilising bacterial, viral or fungal cells; preventing them from replicating so that surfaces are disinfected and safe to use.Conclusion:The speed of the fogging process, the application, and the results, relieve you of an immediate and dangerous problem within a very short period of time, giving you the freedom and confidence to continue your work with the knowledge that all is safe and controlled
Borescopes Used To Inspect For Mould In Buildings
successfully used to conduct remote visual inspections for mould in buildings. Mould can develop behind walls, under floors and other impossible to view areas.