Although water is an important part of life, it can also be a huge cause of destruction for a building. Even worse, water damage will destroy your prized possessions in the home or commercial property. Consequently, it compromises the structural integrity of the property. Water damage shouldn’t be taken lightly. Even if the basement has flooded with just an inch of water, it is a breeding zone for mould and other fungi. Which is toxic to human health. Equally, mould will destroy your walls, carpets, flooring and furniture. It also causes poor air quality which is usually followed by respiratory problems such as asthma among others.
Following flood damage in the home or at your business premises, our priority is to return the affected property to its pre-incident condition as quickly as possible, minimising secondary damage, efficiently, effectively and with the minimum of disruption for the customer.
If you are affected by a flood in your home, an escape of water from plumbing installations, and need urgent or emergency advice on cleaning up after a flood, contact Fast Track Restoration today.
Our Fast Track Restoration technicians are IICRC Certified professionals trained to recognise the remediate your mould issues in a safe and contained manner.
Mould growth can occur as a result of flooding, sewer backups, plumbing and roof leaks. Mould persists in poorly ventilated areas such as damp basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Not all mould looks the same – there are many different species in a variety of colours and textures. If left untreated, mould can be destructive to property and poses significant health risks to people. Allergy sufferers, small children and the elderly are most susceptible to the dangerous effects of mould contaminants.
Mould spores are a common occurrence in household and workplace dust. When mould spores are present in large quantities, they can present a serious health hazard causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Some moulds can also produce mycotoxins that can lead to neurological problems and in some cases, death.
There is no magic spray that permanently eradicates mould. The only solution is following the ANS/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (2015) & ANS/IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mould Remediation (2015) guidelines and recommendations.
Our Fast Track Restoration professionals are highly trained in the process of mould removal. To properly remove and remediate mould our technicians first seal off the contaminated area(s) to prevent the mould from spreading then remove all heavily affected materials and clean the surrounding area with specialized anti-microbial chemicals and agents. During this process, we also run specialized equipment to clean any mould spores in the air. This is an important step because often mould can be removed off surfaces but remains in the air. It is imperative that once you determine there is mould in your home or business, mould removal is completed by the professionals at Fast Track Restorations. Improper mould removal and remediation in the process of cleaning mould can increase the level of its existence in your home or business and expedite the harmful growth. Instead of saving your property and your health and those around you, improper mould removal could be the reason for cross contamination and further damage to your property and family or occupant health.
Fire restoration services or smoke damage in the home or at your business premises, our priority is to return the affected property to its pre incident condition as quickly as possible, minimising secondary damage, efficiently, effectively and with the minimum of disruption for the customer.
Fast Track Restoration has 10 years experience Fire Damage Restoration, has a wealth of technical experience and knowledge, and is used by many of the Melbourne’s major insurance companies on their policyholders claims. A professional fire damage restoration is essential following an incident in the home to return the property to its pre-incident condition, promptly, reliably and cost effectively.
So if you are affected by a fire in your home, and need an urgent or emergency advice on cleaning up after a fire, contact Fast Track Restoration immediately.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning:
HVAC cleaning is not something that is on the top of anyone’s daily agenda. However, the amount of debris, dust, mould, and bacteria that form in the duct work of homes and businesses over time can become dangerous to not only your equipment, but your health as well. Although it is more prominent when the air or heat is running, even when it is off, you are still breathing in all that is laying around in the duct work.
The air in a home is more polluted than the air outside and is the culprit for many illnesses. When breathing in these dangerous pollutants, they can bring on colds and flu, allergy attacks, and even affect the lungs as well. We use the highest of technology to clean your duct work and free them of any and all debris that may be floating around. By using the positive-negative method, we are able to vacuum out all of the debris that is in the ducts as well as clean the vents. This gives you peace of mind that you are breathing clean air.
Infrared thermography (thermal imaging) is the most pragmatic and cost effective method to detect water ingress, leaks, subterranean materials and anomalies, and structural cracks in buildings and fixed structures.
Fast Track Restorations specialise in diagnostics, renovation and remediation, as well as thermal imaging analysis, thermal imaging water damage and leak tracing, and thermal imaging assessment for forensic purposes, both within the private and commercial sector.
Our qualified Water Damage Restoration Technicians provide crucial diagnostic information both on site and in the form of a supporting reports which assist contractors with their work, provide crucial information for insurance claims, and reduce overall costs, negating the need for disruptive inspection methods.
An infrared camera (thermal imaging) can show exactly where problems lie; by locating and monitoring thermal gradients, our specialists can preempt electrical, structural or mechanical faults, as well as track the extent of structural or water damage, which could be paramount to damage limitation.
Other methods for leak detection, other than thermal imaging leak detection, may involve destructive works. With thermal imaging, we rely up on the temperature differences of structural materials vs the leak source/ water. With thermal imaging leak detection, we look at the density of materials with regard to their ability to emit energy or retain energy. The water an object is, the denser it is, and therefore the longer it takes to change temperature. Our infrared camera, will track the dampest areas back to their source, and we can therefore get to the bottom of where the leak is!
Dry Ice Blasting:
Dry Ice Blasting is a pressurized method for the removal of surface contaminates such as mold, grease, paint, oil, gas, chemicals, barnacles, etc. from the most challenging, almost impossible cleaning jobs.
Will Dry Ice Blasting work for you: A cleaning or stripping project that is anything but typical is a candidate for dry ice blasting. Some projects cannot allow any water whatsoever during cleaning. Some projects cannot allow chemicals or toxic fumes, for a variety of reasons. Some projects are awkward, inaccessible or susceptible to damage. Fast Track Restoration will remove ANY CONTAMINATE from any surface, whether RUST, MOULD, PAINT, CHEMICAL BUILDUP, GRAFFITI or FIRE DAMAGE.
Instead of using hard abrasive media to grind on a surface (and damage it) the dry ice blasting process uses soft dry ice, accelerated at a very high speed. This creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the contaminate off the underlying substrate. This soft media can be very gentle or very powerful! A skilled and experienced dry ice blasting technician will know what adjustments are necessary. Our team practices safety and are trained to make a difference on any project.
Dry ice blasting has many benefits over traditional blasting media.
Here are a multiple options:
1. Superior Clean
2. Non Abrasive, non flammable and nonconductive
3. No secondary waste cleanup required
4. Can get into tight spaces that many other methods can not
5. Environmentally friendly
6. No exposure to chemicals or grit media
7. Clean enough for the food industry, strong enough for everything else
Water leaking in your property means your water bill is rising faster than you would like – hurting your bank balance
Central heating system leaks could leave you and your family with no heating – in the dead of winter
Central heating systems that are being refilled constantly suffer from oxidization – rusting your radiators & pipes from the inside out!
Water mains supply leaks can quickly cause subsidence of land including footpaths, driveways, gardens – or your house!
Internal water leaks from pipes, tanks, underfloor heating & central heating systems cause an untold amount of damage to your home including damage to walls and floors – costing hundreds to rectify!
You family and yourself become at risk of a multitude of health problems affected by damp including asthma – children and the elderly are most at risk.
Your property becomes a comfortable home for many insects, bugs & mites who thrive in damp & dark conditions – under your floors and in your walls. What may seem like a small problem, a simple water leak can rapidly become a huge problem with extremely costly consequences.
Here at Fast Track Restoration , our priority is on locating & repairing your water leak as soon as possible in the most cost effective manner for you.
Standing water can destroy materials as strong as wood, plaster, drywall, and even concrete. But the moisture this water leaves behind is cause for alarm too. Even small amounts of dampness and humidity can allow decomposition to continue. When conditions are humid and moist they encourage the growth of mold. Once mold begins to grow it can hurt your health and require an extensive remediation project. Don’t discount the presence of moisture after any kind of water damage. Seek out structural drying from Fast Track Restoration so that you can get serious about returning to normal.
The right time to get started with structural drying is the minute the standing water is gone. The longer building materials remain moist, the more extensive the water damage will become and almost immediately after a flood mold can begin to grow and spread. It is a mistake to wait weeks, days, or even hours to get started with structural drying. We understand how essential a fast response is, and we never keep our clients waiting
Structural drying is just one component of an entire process that is important from beginning to end. First, you will need to get rid of any standing water and stop whatever source is supplying that water. Then, you will need to get rid of anything that has been too damaged to save. Depending on the scale of the damage, that can mean a major disposal. Finally, you will need to get serious about structural drying, possibly mould remediation, and odor neutralization. With just one call to Fast Track Restoration you can get all the help you need exactly when you need it.
The tricky thing about moisture is that it can literally hide anywhere and everywhere. If any source of moisture is missed, it can throw off the entire restoration effort. You know things are being done right when you work with Fast Track restoration because we have years of experience working on countless structural drying projects. Our team knows how to work fast, safe, and without omissions. If you want to entirely erase the signs of water damage from your home or business, trust Fast Track Restoration to provide you with the highest-quality structural drying services.
Sewage damage is something that every person should take incredibly seriously, as if left too long it can cause lasting damage to a property, as well as be extremely dangerous. The water contained in the sewage can cause stains on the carpet and upholstery of your property. The sewage will contain germs and bacteria that can be breathed in and can cause illness; therefore this is a problem that must be resolved quickly.
Our team of BioRecovery Technicians will remove gross filth, disinfect dry affected areas, remove affected building/source materials and contents for cleaning or disposal. We can also clean and sanitise the HVAC system in the event it is impacted.
Graffiti is a major headache, but removing it doesn’t have to be. However, don’t just call in any sandblaster or powerwasher service. Although they may be able to remove the paint, they will probably end up permanently damaging the underlying surface with harsh blasting materials and high pressure.
If you need graffiti or other paint removed from stone, brick, concrete, cement, asphalt, composites, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, plastic or wood, Fast Track Retoration along with World’s Best products can quickly and safely do so without damaging the underlying surfaces. Our state-of-the-art equipment and chemicals allow us to delicately remove a layer of graffiti from a painted surface without damaging the original paint, or we can dial it up to take off layers of paint to discover the actual underlying surface.