Effective and Lasting Mould Removal in Adelaide
The reason that we see mould starting to form and quickly get out of control, is simply because mould spores are everywhere. 25% of the earth’s biomass is made up of different kinds of mould and mould spores. The spores are very small and float in the air. They are carried on clothing, they can enter the structure by simply coming in on a breeze. They may be present in furnishings, plants or even food that has formed mould colonies such as those seen on outdated bread or fruit. To flourish, they simply need the right conditions. This includes moisture, which, as mentioned previously, can come from excess humidity within the structure.
At Bensons Cleaning Services, we use the Goldmorr® range of products to kill the mould that is already present in your home and neutralise the environment so that it won’t come back. The products we use are tested and are extremely effective and safe for both you and your furnishings.
When you book mould cleaning services in Adelaide with Bensons, we will also advise you on ways that you can reduce the excess moisture and humidity within your structure which will aid in keeping mould at bay long into the future.
Certified Goldmorr® Master Technicians
As Goldmorr Master Technicians, we are highly trained individuals to identify and solve your mould problems. Our treatment often makes removing drywall from the home unnecessary, saving you time and money. In most cases, you will be back in your home the same day. As a Goldmorr® representative, Bensons is also trained to maintain your confidentiality at all times.
The most common causes of mouldTaken from the Adelaide Advertiser – August 04, 2012 Aside from a water intrusion event such as flooding, leaking roofs, damaged pipes or hot water systems etc, the most common cause of mold comes from air exchange issues. Air exchange issues arise when excess humidity is present. This is very common at times when the outside air is cooler than the inside air. This will result in condensation and subsequently an excess of moisture inside your home. In the winter months, this is very common with the use of furnaces and heaters. They warm up the air inside the dwelling, be it an office or a home, and if the outside air is cold we start to see moisture on the inside of the windows. We have all seen what happens when you leave a milk carton out on your counter, condensation forms on the exterior of the bottle or carton and before long it is sitting in a puddle of water. Technically, the temperature at which the condensation starts to form is called Dew Point. In the summer months, humidity due to weather will cause similar conditions to those that are present during the winter months that contribute to the ideal conditions for the growth of mold.
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Mould Cleaning FAQ's
The Goldmorr System will generally use only two products during the mould cleaning process. The first product is GM6000. This product is a Sodium Hypochlorite based product to clean the visible mould. It is used on hard surfaces only, such as walls, ceilings, tiles and concrete. It is common knowledge that Sodium Hypochlorite has associated VOC’s, similar to household bleach, however, part two of the process will neutralise those VOC’s. Importantly, unlike some other products, GM6000 will not remove the paint from your walls or ceiling.
Part two of our mould cleaning process is the most important. We will fog the entire structure with a product that will eliminate the spores. GM2000 is biodegradable, non toxic, low/non irritant and non corrosive. Best of all, it will eliminate the spores throughout your structure, thus preventing other colonies of mould being able to form in other rooms/areas.
GM2000 was first developed to combat the threat of Anthrax in the United States. It was extensively tested by both the military in the United States, by independent testing laboratories here on home soil in Australia and also in Singapore.
It achieved extremely successful results. Since anthrax is a spore, like moulds are, it has been modified for use in the mould industry. In the order of “hard to kills” Anthrax ranks at the top, mould, bacteria and viruses are further down the list.
When a Goldmorr Master Technician refers to fogging, it is the process by which the GM2000 is applied within your dwelling. The product is misted by use of a spray device and so can gain far greater and more consistent coverage of an entire home, similar to the steam created when you have a hot shower.
Safety testing of this product has included skin irritation testing, also known as Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion testing and showed results at no signs of erythema or oedema at any time with examinations conducted at 60minutes, 24,48 and 72 hours. What this means is that the product can be classified as a non-skin irritant product.
Further testing of the product regarding its biodegradability was conducted with the result described as “rapid and excellent biodegradability”. Our product achieved a degradation of 95% with a substance that has greater than 70% described as having excellent biodegradability.
Another test shows averaging >99.99% reduction when tested against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus (Pseudomonas, E.Coli, candida and Golden Staph).
GM2000 is being tested frequently for its efficiency in the elimination of mould. It is successfully used by Goldmorr Master Technicians in the United States where post remediation testing is mandatory.
This is simply because mould spores spread. They are carried on your clothing as well as being present in the air. If the entire dwelling is not fogged, then the mould will return in other rooms (under the right conditions).
We confidently use GM2000 knowing that you are extremely unlikely to have any reaction to it. We have performed many treatments with occupants who suffer from such ailments as asthma, multiple sclerosis and even clients who are going through chemotherapy. All have reported improvements in their own wellbeing following mould removal and fogging, with a lot of clients opting for an annual fog regardless of the fact that mould may not be present.
The latest technology in the fight against mould
Bensons Cleaning Services now uses the C2 FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera to help target the underlying causes for mould colony development. This hi-tech approach can show a representation of heat and moisture levels in a room and even detect trapped moisture through walls. Temperature and moisture are the key elements to creating an ideal mould breeding ground. With the aid of this device, a Benson’s qualified technician can determine the best plan of attack to deal with your mould problem today and reduce the chance of reoccurrence in the future.