#Project Highlights

15000x

Journals in library

8x

HEPA filtration units

5

Day period

Irradiation

to contaminated books


#Damage caused

A mould assessment was conducted to determine extent of mould contamination to books and building surfaces in a small libary room. The collection stored at the library is estimated to contain approximately 15,000 journals, books and micro-fiche. A large number of books is contaminated with active mould growth. Mould was also found on surfaces including shelving and micro-fiche cases. Secondary contamination to walls and surfaces was also most probable, so this was included in the scope of works. The cause was found out to be due to the air conditioning system.

#Works completed

•Installed HEPA filtration units to filter air of mould concentrations in the air during and in between days of remediation.

• Sealed air conditioning vents from spreading more mould. This was to be fixed by others.

• All affected books were HEPA vaccuumed and dry wiped with microfibre cloths, packed into boxes and sent for delivery to a third party irradiation facility

• all other books were also HEPA vacuumed and dry wiped. They were put back in place. 

• Clean shelves, surfaces, walls with HEPA vacuuming and wet wash wiping

• photographic documentation of book order, so that when books are returned, they can be put back in order

#Result

Mould levels were significantly reduced, and active mould growth was removed. The books were sent off to be irradiated to completely remove the mould from each page. The client was happy, the A/C system was fixed and the library was able to be used again. If you have any queries on mould growth and/or documentation remediation, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can do so by clicking on the button below. 

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