Aim of Remediation
Is to clean items to Condition 1 by physically removing fungal contamination and odours.
The purpose of this remediation is to return content items to Condition1 and pre-loss condition.
It does not necessarily mean that an item has been improved in appearance compared to its original pre-loss condition.
Our primary point of reference in relation to how we handle mould remediation is as per the
IICRC S520 guide.
Definitions you should know
(Normal fungal ecology): an indoor environment that may have settled spores, fungal fragments or traces of actual growth whose identity, location and quantity are reflective of a normal fungal ecology for a similar indoor environment.
(Settled spores): an indoor environment which is primarily contaminated with settled spores that were dispersed directly or indirectly from a condition 3 area, and which may have traces of actual growth.
(Actual growth): an indoor environment contaminated with the presence of actual mould growth and associated spores. Actual growth includes growth that is active or dormant, visible or hidden.
Porous – Materials that easily absorb or absorb moisture, and, if organic, can easily support fungal growth (e.g. clothing and other textiles, padded or upholstered items, leather, taxidermy, paper goods and many types of fine art).
Semi-Porous – Materials that absorb or absorb moisture slowly and, if organic, can support fungal growth (e.g. unfinished wood, masonry)
Non-Porous – Materials that do not absorb or absorb moisture, or those that have been surface treated and do not easily support fungal growth (e.g. finished wood, glass, metal and plastic)
Pre-Loss – The status of a building/content item prior to the claimed event caused damage or
HEPA - High Efficiency Particulate Air/arrestance which describes an air filter that removes 99.97% of particles at 0.3 microns in diameter. (Ideal for filtering mould)
For more see https://www.amtec.com.au/definitions/