Small remediation projects for mould removal can be undertaken by homeowners but when mould presence and growth is very extensive, it requires professional mould removal services. There are many factors that will affect the cost of mould removal like the amount of mould that has to be removed and level of development that may require replacement of structural materials. In some cases, mould removal may require the use of specialized protective and disposal equipment.
According to the suggestions of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if mould infestation covers 100 square feet or less, property owners can handle the task. If the area of infestation is larger than 100 square feet or mouldcan be found in separate areas in the home, professional mould removal will be required for the cleanup work.
Many consider mould remediation as too costly but the equipment used is also very expensive. Besides that, technicians have to be trained in the proper methods of mould remediation. One of the equipment used in mould remediation is the high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum that costs at least $10,000. This piece of machinery uses specials filters and a very powerful vacuum.
Material cost is often on a case-to-case basis. In some instances, mould has eaten away lumber, floor boards and sheet rock. This requires mould remediation through specially-trained technicians. If moulds are only present in carpets or small areas of the ceiling or walls, the homeowner can undertake the project using wet vacuum that can pull moisture from carpets and lumber. The wet vacuum can be rented for $30 a day.
If moulds infest carpets, drywalls and other porous materials, they have to be removed and replaced. After the cleanup, there should be no visible moulds or odour of moulds. However, it is important o fix plumbing leaks and other sources of moisture to avoid a repetition of the mould infestation.
Non-toxic chemicals, professional equipment and training make mould removal in Sydney the best in the industry. Mould removal virtually cleans away all traces of mould and bacteria from surfaces and difficult to reach areas including mould discoloration.