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Fungal Frontiers: Innovative Solutions in Mould Remediation

by Kimi

Many people attempt mould removal themselves when they spot the fungus growing in their home. However, the DIY mould removal hacks they tend to try are usually not that effective. Cleaning mould yourself without proper training and protective gear can be dangerous, too.

Professional cleaners like ICE Cleaning, have access to specialist tools and methods that can eliminate all the mould in your property thoroughly and efficiently.

Keep reading to learn about the innovative mould remediation solutions the specialists employ.

HEPA-rated vacuum

To remove loose mould, professionals tend to use a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) vacuums. The filter traps lots of very small particles down to 0.3 microns. This means they remove 99.97% of dust, bacteria, pollen, mould, and any other particles of that size or larger.

Mould removal professionals use HEPA-rated vacuums to suck up loose mould in the first stage of the treatment process.

It also returns clean air so the cleaners are not exposed to harmful mould spores during the remediation. Air scrubbers that contain HEPA filters are used to remove mould spores in the air, too.

Protein swabbing

Mould cleaners may also use protein swabs before the treatment to assess the severity of the mould on the affected area. Following the remediation, they will use them again to ensure all the mould has been removed from the surface.

Fungicidal washdown

Cleaners will have access to highly effective, specialist mould removers, too. Fungicidal washdowns use chemicals that penetrate deep into the surface, killing the mould at its root.

They may then apply fungicidal solutions that create a barrier on the surface to prevent future mould regrowth.

Fogging with a ULV machine

Most mould is invisible to the naked eye whether it’s on surfaces, in the air, hidden inside walls, or behind furnishings. Ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging aerosolises an antimicrobial pesticide evenly in a room. It creates a mist that penetrates, immobilises, and then destroys mould cells.

There are other types of fogging that can be used for mould removal including dry fogging and ozone generators, and each has its own benefits. Dry fogging, for example, can penetrate materials and tackle hidden mould growing inside surfaces whereas ULV fogging is ideal for disinfecting surfaces.

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