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Heritage Preservation in Rochester: Reflecting on 2011’s Preservation of Century-Old Documents

In June 2011, Rochester, Victoria, faced a devastating flood that submerged historical treasures held by the Rochester Historical Society & Pioneer Society. This natural disaster left historical custodians grappling with the potential loss of invaluable documents and century-old photographs. Recognising the urgency of the situation, and due to the Historical Society relying on the public

Safeguarding Investments: The Crucial Role of Emergency Water Damage Preparedness

In the world of property management, safeguarding investments is not just about maintaining curb appeal or keeping up with market trends. It is about being prepared for the unexpected, especially when it comes to emergencies like water damage. It’s crucial to understand the significant role that emergency water damage preparedness plays in protecting your clients’

The Importance of IICRC Accredited Restorers

When deploying restoration specialists to your clients, ensuring that professionals are equipped with the right knowledge and skills is paramount. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) plays a pivotal role in setting industry standards and ensuring that restoration teams meet these benchmarks. The IICRC and Industry Standards: The IICRC is a globally

Steps to Take When You Suspect Mould Growth

Swift action is crucial when suspecting mould growth. Learn the key steps from identification to professional removal, health considerations, and legal insights. Ensure a mould-free home for your family’s well-being with proactive measures.

Understanding Smoke Damage and Its Effects on Your Property

Uncover the often underestimated aftermath of smoke damage following a fire. From invisible threats to visible indicators, discover the comprehensive approach to remediation services offered by experts like Steamatic. Embrace advanced technology and proactive measures to safeguard your property against future fire and smoke damage.

Steamatic Australia Partners with Restoration Industry Association for Positive Change

In the pursuit of fostering positive change and promoting unity within the restoration industry, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Inc. Australasia Advocacy Movement. As an expression of our commitment to this cause, we proudly stand as a double platinum sponsor for this influential advocacy movement. Restoration Industry

Steamatic’s Commitment to Rochester: Restoring Homes and Rebuilding Lives

Rochester Floods In October 2022, Rochester, located approximately 180 kilometres north of Melbourne faced an unprecedented challenge when the Campaspe River broke its banks, causing extensive flooding and leaving over 500 properties in distress. Despite the logistical hurdles posed by limited access to the flooded area, Steamatic, in close collaboration with insurance companies, dedicated their

Steps to Take When You Discover Water Damage in Your Home

When water damage strikes your home, immediate action is crucial. This blog outlines essential steps to take when you discover water damage, including how to address a leaking ceiling and restore water-damaged ceilings. Trust Steamatic for comprehensive water damage restoration tailored to your needs.

The Different Types of Water Damage and Their Consequences

Discover the nuances of water damage and safeguard your property from potential hazards. In this blog, we delve into the different types of water damage, focusing on issues like leaking ceilings and water damage to your ceiling. Understanding the consequences of water damage is crucial for timely intervention and effective restoration. At Steamatic, we specialise in comprehensive water damage restoration services, ensuring your property is brought back to its pre-damaged state.

Ensuring Business Continuity: Steamatic Your Ultimate Disaster Response Partner for Environmental Control Failures

In the intricate world of environmental control, businesses face the constant challenge of maintaining optimal conditions. Whether it is server rooms, manufacturing facilities, or healthcare settings, the unexpected failure of environmental control systems can be a critical threat. In such moments, having a trusted partner becomes paramount. Enter Steamatic – your ultimate disaster response partner,

Recovering from a Fire: Steps to Take After the Flames are Out

Recovering from a house fire requires swift action. Collaborate with fire officials, document damage for insurance, and engage Steamatic’s expert fire remediation services. Secure the property, remove soot and smoke residue, and address water damage promptly. Steamatic’s professionals use advanced techniques for odor elimination. As initial steps conclude, focus on structural repairs with Steamatic’s close collaboration. Prioritize fire remediation to expedite recovery and create a safe, habitable space. Contact Steamatic for comprehensive fire remediation services and expert assistance in restoring homes and lives after a fire.

How to Identify Mould in Your Property

Unravel the secrets of mould infestations with our comprehensive guide. From identifying visual cues and musty odors to decoding health symptoms, we empower you with DIY removal techniques. Explore the importance of professional remediation, ensuring thorough inspections and safe removal practices. Swift action is key—reclaim your living space, safeguarding both property and well-being.

Restoration Over Replacement: Building a Sustainable Future After Disasters.

In the face of disasters like floods, fires, and water damage, the immediate response often revolves around replacing damaged contents and buildings. However, at Steamatic Australia, we believe in a more sustainable approach – restoration before replacement. There are many compelling reasons to restore contents and buildings as the preferred choice, not only for the

Steamatic’s Category 5 Emergency Response: What if my property is damaged during Cyclone Jasper?

As Cyclone Jasper intensifies in the Solomon Sea, the looming threat of a direct hit on Queensland has authorities on high alert. In times of such crises, the importance of organisations that specialise in disaster recovery and restoration services becomes crucial. Steamatic stands out for its Category 5 emergency response capability, showcasing a commitment to

The Dangers of Mould in Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide

Mould, a household menace, poses health risks like respiratory issues. Recognising symptoms is key. Professional mould removal is vital for thorough eradication. Choose certified specialists for a systematic remediation process. Safeguard health by addressing mould dangers promptly. For expert assistance in Australia, contact Steamatic, your trusted partner for mould-free homes.

The Importance of Prompt Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can strike your home or business at any time, and when it does, immediate action is crucial. Whether it’s from a burst pipe, a leaky roof, or a natural disaster, water damage can wreak havoc on your property if left unattended. In this article, we will emphasize the significance of addressing water damage

Why Immediate Flood Restoration is Crucial for Your Home

Disaster can strike when we least expect it, and when it does, it can leave behind a trail of destruction. One of the most devastating disasters a homeowner can face is flooding. Whether it’s caused by heavy rain, burst pipes, or a natural disaster, the aftermath of a flood can be overwhelming. That’s where Steamatic

Steps to Take When Your Ceiling Suffers Water Damage

Water damage to a ceiling can be a distressing situation for homeowners. Whether caused by a burst pipe, leaky roof, or plumbing issue, addressing the problem promptly is crucial to prevent further damage and potential health hazards. In this guide, we will outline the essential steps to take when your ceiling suffers water damage, ensuring

Steps to Minimise Flood Damage to Your Home

Floods can be devastating for homeowners, causing significant damage to properties and belongings. However, by taking proactive measures, you can minimise the impact of floods on your home. In this article, we will discuss important steps you can take to protect your home and reduce the risk of flood damage. By following these guidelines, you

How to Remove Moulds: Specialist Treatment for Effective Results

Moulds can be a persistent problem in many homes and buildings, causing not only unsightly stains but also potential health risks. If you’re dealing with mould growth and want to tackle the issue head-on, it’s crucial to understand the importance of effective treatment. While DIY methods may offer temporary relief, seeking specialist treatment from professionals

The Importance of Hiring a Mould Specialist for Your Home or Business

Mould is a type of fungus that can grow in moist areas of a building. While not all mould is dangerous, certain types can pose a risk to your health. Hiring a mould specialist is essential for detecting and addressing mould growth before it becomes a problem. Here is everything you need to know about

The Importance of Acting Quickly After a Flood

Floods are natural disasters that can cause significant damage to homes and businesses, resulting in devastating financial and emotional consequences. In Australia, floods are a common occurrence, especially during the wet season. The aftermath of a flood can be overwhelming and stressful, but it’s crucial to act fast to prevent further damage and protect your

Common mould Exposure Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

I. Introductionmould exposure is a common problem that affects many people. It occurs when mould spores are inhaled or come into contact with the skin. mould is a type of fungus that can grow in damp, dark places such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. While mould is a common occurrence, it is important to recognise

What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

Water damage is a common issue faced by homeowners in Australia, especially during the rainy season. One of the most common signs of water damage is a water-stained ceiling. If left unattended, it can lead to bigger problems such as mould growth and even structural damage. So, what should you do when you have water

Water Damage Restoration: How to Get Your Home Back to Normal After a Flood

I. Introduction Any home or structure is susceptible to water damage, which is a major problem. Several things, including plumbing leaks, natural calamities, and broken appliances, might contribute to its occurrence. The effects of water damage can include everything from small cosmetic problems to significant structural damage and even health risks like mould growth. This

What is Mould Remediation? How Much Does It Cost?

Mould remediation is essential for maintaining a healthy and safe environment in homes or buildings. Mould can grow quickly and cause damage to the property and health risks for the occupants. In this blog post, we will cover the causes and signs of mould growth, health risks associated with mould exposure, the mould remediation process,

The Hazardous Reality of Mould Infestation and Safe Elimination Techniques

Mould, a pervasive issue in many dwellings, particularly those with high humidity or moisture levels, not only mars the appearance but also poses a threat to one’s well-being if left unattended. In this piece, we delve deep into the symptoms of mould exposure and the most effective ways of removing mould from your walls. Recognising

Safeguard Your Ceiling from Water Damage: Causes, Signs, Prevention, and Solutions

Ceiling water damage is a significant problem that can be costly. It is vital to understand the causes, signs, and prevention of water damage to keep your ceiling safe and intact. In this quick reference guide, we’ll outline the definition of water damage to a ceiling, its various types, the reasons behind water leaking from

Steamatic Restored 18 floors of a Water Damaged Apartment Complex

Water damage can be a homeowner’s nightmare, especially in high-rise apartment complexes. Recently, we were called upon by an Insurance Loss Adjuster to address the aftermath of a burst pipe in a well-known high-rise apartment building. This incident led to extensive water damage across multiple floors, affecting common areas and residential units.  The Initial Challenge:

Water Damage – 3 Bedroom Apartment

Steamatic was called to attend to a water damage ceiling at commercial property with accommodation apartments.  A burst pipe caused water leaking from ceiling which then, in turn, caused the ceiling to collapse.  Resulting damage were carpet water damage and mould remediation was required to the walls. The apartment was 3 bedrooms and the whole

Getting Cars And Parts Clean Is a Messy Affair, But It Doesn’t Have To Be!

Abrasive-blasting parts in a cabinet is an excellent way to get them clean. Such cabinets are sealed but the area in which they’re located often ends up getting pretty messy. And using a sandblasting gun on a car body in a curtained area may be effective but the clean-up isn’t much fun. On the positive

Best practices for mould remediation

Extended exposure to high levels of moisture will lead to mould growing under coverings of floors, inside walls and in other areas where it is hard to reach. Some types of moulds aggravate damage to furnishings, destroy wood, and put the integrity of a structure at risk. If there is a quick response to mould

Steamatic Best Practices in Mould Remediation

Assignment of water damage project to Steamatic. Mould discovery while mitigating water-damaged area. Verification if the mould is event-driven or a pre-existing one. Communicate square meterage to the insurer affected by the mould and repair of the water source. Cease all work and ask for direction from the stakeholder/s (MIP’s) If the area is less

Water Damage: Causes, Signs and Solutions

Any kind of water damage however big or small can have a negative impact on your home or business. One of the most common problems in a building, water damage is often one of the most overlooked as well. Many homeowners, business owners, and tenants are guilty of seeing water leaking from the ceiling but