The costs depend on what you need achieved. Do you need testing and a written report, just advice, do you need just a verbal or a short written summary report and then cleaning, do you need us to liase with your staff or other contractors? Our fees depend on the level of service provided. A good guide to price is listed on our website under 'fees'. All our prices are industry competitive and reflect the high quality of our services and reporting standards.
For example, we will come out to your facility and test for biological hazards that includes:
* a full microbiological inventory of aerosol/airborne and surface contaminants
* a full indoor air quality assessment using laser particle counts
* complete building image-analysis using infra red thermography to detect or confirm obvious or hidden moisture levels
* a building evidence report of your contaminant locations
* treatment advice on disinfecting or reducing biological contaminants/bioburden
* assessment includes various levels of reporting and microbiological culture results showing you "what" is contaminating your building
* development of a realistic and practical 'scope of works' to achieve the agreed on, desired outcome
* implementation of agreed decontamination methods to return the building to a safe and hygienic state.
In order to treat your mould, we first need to know if there is a problem, the scale of the problem and the source location(s) of the problem. To do this, we first come to your premises and perform a preliminary assessment of the indoor environment. This includes a detailed review of the building characteristics as well as your experiences and any symptoms. We then quantitatively assess the potential biological impact based on measured indoor contamination using thermal imaging, microbial plate counts and point-moisture levels. This is supported by microbiological and biochemical testing.
We use industry best practice and disinfection/sterilisation methods to kill biological contaminants in situ and treat your indoor interior space using surface decontamination methods. These include: manual cleaning, chemical disinfection, ozone gas, hydrogen peroxide vapour, super-saturated steam vapour, copper-based biocide/fungicide, chlorine dioxide, HEPA vacuuming and carpet/hard-floor/soft furnishing steam cleaning, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), air scrubbers/HEPA filtration, and other available and proven technologies. We may also suggest drying using portable equipment and the use of dehumidifyers.
We aim to be price competitive without any loss of scientific accuracy, efficacy or credibility. It is always difficult to give a cost estimate, since the diversity and scale of microbial contamination and infection is "site-specific" and only an inspection can clarify price. Call or email us for specific pricing on your specific needs, we give obligation-free quotations in some cases! For example, many property managers send us photographs that they have taken or their tenants have taken during routine property inspections. Sometimes we can accurately quote from these. Give us a call or email, and we'll try our best to give you an accurate estimate over the phone.
We provide confidential and objective assessments of your indoor microbiological, chemical contamination or air quality situation. We provide you with expert advice, a scientific written report (if requested) showing you where and what is contaminating your indoor environment, and importantly, we give you an honest assessment of your risks. We'll then recommend a decontamination protocol along with a time-line. This will include a thorough assessment of your OH&S and Risk liability. We offer a complete service including: lab testing, evidence gathering, cleaning service/contractor management and re-assessement after disinfection/treatment/decontamination. We offer full written reports that are of use for Insurance, legal proceedings (e.g. VCAT/etc.) and Real Estate Property Management applications.
The specific characteristics and the extent of contamination as well as the immediate short and long term objectives of the occupants determines which chemicals or physical treatments are used. We have chemical treatments that use either toxic or non-toxic ingredients. These are based on industry best practice and are backed up by relevant and current scientific literature on their efficacy, safety and use.
In order to kill biological contamination it is necessary to apply a chemical or physical method that prevents the organism (fungus, bacteria) from multiplying. As such, all methods are toxic to the fungus or bacteria. However, we ensure that ALL OUR TREATMENT PROTOCOLS leave the building interior in a safe state, with no residual chemicals.
Of course safety is one of our primary objectives - all our methods are sourced from industry best practice and are backed up by scientific literature. We always perform a full Risk Assessment on all projects (big or small) for your peace of mind. We clean up after ourselves and do not leave or use levels of biocide higher than what will safely and effectively 'do the job'.
Yes, we treat ceiling spaces in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings and work spaces.
Yes, we often need to treat sub-floors and are used to working in confined spaces.
Yes, we can effectively treat mould on soft furnishings including couches, leather, curtains, carpets, etc. We recommend that clothes with visible mould be taken to your dry cleaner for assessment.
Thanks for your question. Allergic fungal sinusitis may be a potential problem in your new home, but there are always other environmental factors that could be responsible for your symptoms. The best course of action is to carefully inspect your home for any signs of dampness or water ingress, signs of visible mould or damp-affected building structures. We can come to your home to conduct a preliminary walk-through and perform other testing if it becomes likely that mould or other allergens within the home might be causing these symptoms in your family.
We first need to quantify why there are odours. This is approached by measuring for volatile organic compounds (VOC's), and then designing a treatment protocol that may invoke the use of air scrubbing, de-humidification or ozone-shock treatment to kill biological pathogens and neutralise odours.
Yes - we carry full Public Liability, Indemnity Insurance and WorkCover Insurance.
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