Do you need Mould Removal, Mould Cleaning or Mould Remediation?
Whether you are a Home Owner, a Property Manager, a Construction company or an Insurance Company executive, Mould is not just a nuisance but a potential health hazard as well.
Call Ministry Of Cleaning at 0470450390 or contact online.
We are Mould Removal and Mould Remediation experts in Melbourne. Our services include identification of Mould, source of Mould growth, Removal of Visible Mould, Anti-Microbial fogging to sanitise air and tips to prevent further mould infestation and growth.
What is Mould and How is it caused?
Mould is a fungus that looks terrible and can cause major health risks if not checked and removed. It is caused by excess moisture in damp and poor ventilated areas mostly bathrooms, laundry etc. Generally, mould requires moisture and an organic surface to grow on.
Other cases of Mould growth will be from water ingress due to burst pipes, overflown laundry or bathrooms etc. All of these events can cause mould growth on walls, Ceiling, Floors including Carpets.
Mould can blacken the shower tiles grout lines and silicone sealing. It shows up as black spots on the ceiling and walls. It releases microscopic spores that can cause bad odour and allergic reactions.
How do I identify if it is mould?
The most common visible mould is called mildew. It starts as tiny, usually black spots and then grows further into large mould colonies. Shower grouts with mildew might just dirty.
To distinguish, just put a few drops of bleach on shower grouts and leave it for 10 min. If the blackish grout lines lighten, it is mildew, otherwise dirt. Be careful when using bleach, as bleach can harm your skin as well as floors if spilled.
How is Mould Removal Melbourne done?
A common question that we are asked is what type of mould we can remove. We remove all types of mould including the highly toxic black mould also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum.
We use four steps for the effective Mould Removal process.
Inspection: Our professionals will first identify the areas having mould growth and the level of mould growth. We use professional equipment to measure the moisture level. For wet areas, we need to dry them first using our industrial fans. Depending on the amount of water or moisture, it might take a few hours to a few days to dry before we can progress to the next step.
Mould Cleaning: We will then clean the affected areas using professional methods to remove all visible mould. Some parts of the affected area might need more work than other areas. For example, if the carpet has been stained by excessive mould, it might be beyond recovery and need replacement.
Fogging Treatment / Remediation: After cleaning, we spray indoors with a special agent to reduce excess invisible mould spores from the air. This improves air quality and reduces the chances of future mould breakouts. This is also commonly called decontamination fogging. Windows or doors should not be open for up to 3 hours as advised by the technician.
Prevention: We guide you on how to keep your property mould free. After 3 hours, you can re-enter premises, and open the doors, windows or any exhaust fan.
What do I need to know if I want to attempt Mould cleaning myself?
Before you consider cleaning mould yourself, you need to know the below:
Don’t rely on bleach to clean mould, as it is not effective in removing mould. It takes the colour from the surface because of its bleaching nature and makes it worse by hiding the roots of the mould.
Failed mould removal attempt disturbs mould, which releases mould spores and mycotoxins that can cause respiratory, allergic or other illnesses in humans.
Though half the battle is won by cleaning visible mould, it is important to treat air-borne & invisible mould spores.
How to Prevent Mould in your homes and offices?
Well ventilated places will rarely get mould issues. So, if possible, open doors and windows for at least 10 to 15 min a day. Turn the exhaust on while or after bathing, washing and cooking activities.
Mould sometimes can grow back after cleaning. For small areas of mould growth, you can try mould treatment at home.
For large areas of mould growth, call mould removal experts.
Specialist Mould Removal Service For Real Estate Agents & Landlords
We have been working with various property managers across Melbourne to restore their properties back to mould free condition and make their tenants and landlords happy.
Free Mould Inspection Melbourne
In most cases, repainting is unnecessary after we clean mould
We prioritise jobs for our regular property managers
We get your tenant back into the property the same day
Other professional cleaning services that we offer:
The short answer is No. Paint doesn’t kill Mould. Yes, you will not see the unsightly mould for a short while but it continues to grow under the paint and continues to pose a health risk for the inhabitants and soon will show up again.
Should I continue to stay in my mould rental property?
No! If you suspect a mould problem in your rental property, raise it with your landlord or property manager. Since Mould can affect the health of the residents, it is in their best interest to get the mould issue remediated professionally to avoid any legal ramifications down the line should it impact the tenant’s health.
Can I clean the Mould myself?
Though minor mould issues can be attempted as a DIY. However major mould breakout is best left to mould removal professionals.