Airborne contaminants don’t just cause smells and damage to surfaces. They can also cause a number of health problems, including respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing and chest pain), skin reactions, headaches and more. In severe circumstances, long term impacts can include cancer, sight and hearing loss. There are a number of different contaminants that are common around the home and workplace. The WHO has identified a range of hazards including mineral dusts, chemical dusts, vegetable dusts, chemical fumes, smoke particles, mould and fungus spores. Safe Work Australia has also identified a variety of substances, including some metals and chemicals that were once common as building materials or finishes.
If you suspect you may have an air quality problem in your home or work premises, we can help. TCS offers advanced air sampling and lab analysis services, as well as surface sampling. With our partner lab in Sydney, we can identify the presence of substances in detail, right down to the genus of mould spores present. We provide thorough reports in a correct format which can be used in legal proceedings if necessary.
Once we’ve identified the problem, we can also provide thorough cleaning and decontamination services. These may include dehumidifying, water damage remediation, mould removal, air conditioner sanitising, and a range of other measures. We have the necessary protective equipment and machinery to deal with hazardous situations, and can recommend further protection measures to help prevent the issue recurring (if applicable). When this is complete, we will re-test the air/surfaces. You can compare the results and see the difference for yourself.
For more information on air sampling, including what can be tested for, please call 1800-CLEANUP (1800-253-268). We’re happy to provide free quotes.