Our Mould Cleaning Process
Mould cleaning is part of our whole mould remediation process which includes 3 stages
- Step 1 – Mould Assessment. Assess the damage, Inspect, Mould Sampling (if Required). Write Scope.
- Step 2 – Mould Containment and Air Filtration
- Step 3 – Mould Cleaning and Removal
- Step 4 – Structural Drying
- Step 5 – Post Mould Cleaning & Testing
How We do Mould Cleaning
We will now look at step 3. We cover step 1 in our Mould Inspection Service.
Mould Cleaning Porous Materials
Firstly, we will generally remove porous materials which cannot be recovered such as plasterboard and carpets. When mould penetrates the surface of these materials it can nearly be impossible for it to be removed effectively. Failure to remov these items can result in future mould contamination after the remediation.
We will always use a vacuum cleaner with a horses hair tip on it to ensure we can effectively remove the mould spores sitting on all the surfaces before the cleaning. This method is extremely important to contain the mould.
Mould spores tend to move throughout the property during mould cleaning. This is why it is important first to HEPA vacuum the surfaces to control the spread of mould.
I produced a video a few years back with David Lark from Mould Lab which explains the importance of HEPA vacuuming before mould cleaning: