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When water enters a motor vehicle, absorption of water into door linings, seats, carpets…
When water enters a motor vehicle, absorption of water into door linings, seats, carpets, the sub-floor, the dashboard and other soft furnishings can cause serious damage. If left untreated, water absorption can result in mould growth and can cause further damage. Where possible, vehicles should be processed promptly in order to minimise further damage and reduce restoration costs.
Water damaged vehicles can generally be placed into two categories,. This determines which restoration procedures should be applied to provide the best result.
General Water Damage is classified as ‘clean water’ such as rain water that has entered via an open window, roof or door. Early treatment may only require drying the interior, followed by detailing. The result ensures that a high quality restoration can be achieved to bring the vehicle to pre-loss condition.
Vehicles that are affected with asbestos, often require alot of time and expertise to …
Vehicles that are affected or contaminated with asbestos often require a lot of time and expertise to clean thoroughly. There is no safe level of exposure to Asbestos and at Juvenaire, we ensure that every project is completed according to stringent government guidelines.
Due to the nature of this dangerous contaminant, we ensure that stringent Workplace Health and Safety processes are all in accordance with Asbestos regulations to protect our technicians and the vehicle occupant.
All vehicles contaminated with asbestos will be removed from site in accordance with Asbestos regulations.
Then the basic process will follow:
1. Containment of the vehicle to prevent further spreading of the asbestos fibres into the environment
2. Decontamination and removal of car parts
3. Testing the vehicle for traces of asbestos fibres
4. Disposal of non-salvageable car furnishings and parts (safely wrapped in EPA approved bags)
Forensic clean up includes the removal and decontamination of a vehicle …
Forensic clean up includes the removal and decontamination of a vehicle contaminated by blood, faeces, urine and other bodily fluids. Vehicles can become contaminated after a motor vehicle accident, self harm incident or other accidental defecation incidents.
If bodily fluids are left unattended, they may release protein odour. Protein odours can be difficult to eliminate and the sooner they are attended to, the greater the chances are of successfully removing them.
When restoring vehicles contaminated by bodily fluids, a stringent procedure is to be created to protect technicians from possible contraction of pathogens. If the vehicle is highly contaminated, surfaces that have been affected may need to be removed, wrapped for incineration and disposed.
As an industry leader in mould remdiation, Juvenaire has studied, trialled and implemented various mould removal methods. Through stringent testing these advanced methods have proven to be the most successful within the industry.
Benefiting from Juvenaire’s experience and with the license to use specialist mould removal cleaning agents, Auto-Decon services apply efficient and cost-effective mould removal techniques to affected vehicles.
A vehicle damaged by either General or Black Water can also lead to serious mould growth. Mould will grow on any surface that provides moisture and a food source and ultimately affects vehicle carpets, upholstery and other porous materials.
There are two types of odours, “real odour” a pure sensation of smell transmitted to the brain….
There are two types of odours, “real odour” a pure sensation of smell transmitted to the brain and ‘psychological odour’ or ‘heightened awareness odour’ that people think they smell based on experience, suggestion and past experience. The latter is the most difficult odour to address for the restoration technician.
As odour can be difficult to eliminate, each vehicle will be assessed individually. These are the steps that we undertake to:
- Discover the source
- Remove, clean and decontaminate the odour source with speciality cleaning agents
- Fog, mist, use heat gas technology or ozone gas technology processes to eliminate the final smell.
Each vehicle will be assessed individually, and a remediation plan is carried out specific to the vehicle.
The manufacture of illicit drugs especially methamphetamine, has increased in private residences, caravans, hotels, garages and inside motor vehicles. Manufacturing methamphetamine involves a cooking process where mixtures of dangerous chemical vapours permeates all porous surfaces.
This fills the vehicle’s interior with harmful chemicals. These dangerous chemicals emit fumes that are absorbed into exposed surfaces such as seats, carpets, roof linings and general contents. Determining the extent of contamination is necessary in deciding which internal structures and contents need a thorough clean or possible removal.