The Safe Building programme is an adjunct to Safe Water in that it may be used in conjunction with it or as a stand alone regime, as it implies to make the building and its environs Safe.
Safe Building protocols allow for the integrity of a building or site be made, kept clean and environmentally sound. The protocols used primarily are the sampling, testing, cleaning and remediation of mould, spores and fungal contamination with certification of areas treat on final completion of the process.
What are Moulds, Spores, Fungi.
Fungi or more commonly referred as mould, is the oldest most prolific and resilient organism in nature. Fungi consumes nutrients, reproduce and develop wastes and offspring in the form of spores (seeds) and off gases. Spores can be dormant for years until the right conditions develop ( humidity, temperature etc). A single spore can generate 10,000 spores every 72 hours. Moisture (humidity) therefore is the main cause of problems with lack of ventilation. Without treatment and effective removal it cause much damage and health related problems in Buildings, Mobile Homes (caravans) and Public Transport Vehicles. It can be internal or external in its development on surfaces.
Allergenic Potential, sensitivity to moulds, are common and are asthmatic to allergy sufferers. Mould induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis is the most common diagnosis for these sufferers. Resultant main health problems and concerns can be induced.
Some moulds are classified as "Toxigenic Mould". These can produce poisonous compounds called Mycotoxins and are linked to long term illness. Contaminated buildings may contain in their environment, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Chladosporium, Stachybotrys and many more. All with resultant no go areas which have got to be isolated to meet with Health and Safety and personnel exclusion zones.
Many species of mould attack the human body, these are however in most cases little more than an ongoing annoyance. Some have unfortunately life threatening infections that lead to serious health implications for humans. Exposure to these indoors and contact with these strains of fungi is the leading cause for the transmission and resultant medical emergencies that have been seen.
This is usually set in a method statement before the carrying out of any work.
- Inspection - Structures/Buildings to ascertain the problems therein. Samples taken to indentify species.
- Remediation - Any visible signs of mould contamination is removed by engineers to careful protocol standards. Using HydroChem 1,2,3 etiquette programme applied to buildings and curtilages.
- Cleaner - Hydro TR 5
- Disinfectant - Hydro SQA
- Inhibitor - Hydro SAT
- Final Sampling/Clearance Certificate after inspection and remediation programme
- Warranty on work if full system applied and recommendations carried out as proscribed
HydroChem have the ability with its trained applicators to remove all mould, spores, fungi and algae contaminants from buildings and surrounds. The final Inhibitor treatment offers many years protection.