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Cellulose-based building materials frequently become wet. Condensation, thermal bridging, pipe leaks through full scale flooding allow mould to grow and double in size every 48 hours, getting “out of control”. Mould quickly changes these innocent building components to hazardous materials, posing risk to buildings and occupants.
In the Queensland climate, mould is a significant problem in the workplace or home where spores/fragments invade indoor air and surfaces, only to be later inhaled or swallowed. A long-established cause of allergies, and disease in sensitive people, recent Australian research showed that mould increases asthma rates in those without allergies too.
To compliment our asbestos and contaminated land services, Octief now offers a comprehensive cost-effective water-damage management program led by NABERS and Green Star Indoor Environment Technical advisor Dr. Claire Bird.
Octief’s unique program returns mould -contaminated buildings to operation and avoids business interruption. It reduces health and business risks to stakeholders from workers and building occupants to insurers through training, monitoring, site supervision and independent works clearance.
Claire’s extensive International experience in Environmental Microbiology and water damaged buildings enables her to provide this service to those repairing them.
For further information please contact Dr. Claire Bird on 1800 628 433.