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Celebrating Allianz Ambassador Mollie O’Callaghan’s Road to the Paris Olympics

We are incredibly proud to announce that our Brisbane Branch Manager, Nick O’Callaghan’s daughter, Mollie O’Callaghan, has qualified for the Paris Olympics! Mollie, who is also an Allianz Australia Insurance Olympic Ambassador, has secured her spot as one of the Top 24 swimmers, ready to represent Australia in multiple events. This marks her second Olympics,

Frank Van Zant’s Visit to Steamatic Australia: Elevating Mould Remediation Training and Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

We have the privilege of hosting Frank Van Zant, a formidable figure in the restoration and disaster recovery industry, this week for an intensive mould remediation training session. Frank, Steamatic Inc’s Director of Training, who flew in from Texas USA, is a globally recognised expert. His visit has brought together team members from across Australia,

Protecting Your Birds: Steamatic Australia’s Biohazard Cleaning Can Assist in Avian Bird Flu Prevention

In recent days, the community of Meredith and surrounding areas has been alerted to an outbreak of High Pathogenicity H7N3 Avian Influenza (HPAI) affecting poultry. This highly contagious disease poses a significant risk to bird owners, including poultry producers, bird keepers, and pet bird owners. As the situation unfolds, it becomes crucial for everyone involved

Maximising Industrial Equipment Longevity with Laser Cleaning Technology

Industrial and mechanical equipment are the backbone of many businesses, ensuring efficient production and reliable operations. However, the longevity and performance of these assets heavily depend on proper maintenance, inspection and cleaning practices. Traditional cleaning methods, such as abrasive blasting and chemical cleaning, while effective, can sometimes cause wear and tear on equipment surfaces over

Aged Care Facilities: The Crucial Duty of Care to Protect Residents Through Regular Mould Checks

In aged care facilities, ensuring the well-being of residents goes beyond providing medical care and social support. One critical aspect that is often overlooked but holds significant importance is regular property inspection. Mould, a common yet potentially hazardous substance, can pose serious health risks, particularly to the elderly. Thus, aged care facilities have a duty

Emergency Restoration Partnerships: Why Steamatic Should Be on Your Radar

In the ever-evolving landscape of property management and risk mitigation, having a reliable and proficient emergency restoration partner is indispensable. At Steamatic, we pride ourselves on standing out as a beacon of excellence in our sector, offering comprehensive services that extend beyond mere restoration to encompass a full spectrum of recovery solutions tailored for both

Steamatic Global Recovery: Expert Project Managers Simplify Complex Burst Pipe Restorations

When a burst pipe wreaks havoc in a multi-story building, the expertise of Steamatic Global Recovery’s project managers is crucial. They provide rapid response, coordinate multidisciplinary teams, and navigate insurance claims, ensuring efficient restoration with minimal disruption. From advanced moisture management to adherence to industry standards, Steamatic’s professionals transform potential disasters into manageable situations, restoring properties to their pre-damage state swiftly and effectively.

Insider’s Guide to Understanding Insurance Compliance in Water and Fire Restoration

Insurance compliance in the restoration industry is a critical aspect that ensures service partners meet the standards set by insurance companies.

The Science of Mould Removal: What You Need to Know

Learn about the science of mould removal and how to protect property. Steamatic offers restoration services to prevent, eliminate, and remediate mould issues. Contact us for comprehensive solutions.

Dry Ice Blasting: A Quick Read Guide

Dry ice blasting is a cleaning method that has revolutionised various industries with its efficiency, environmental benefits, and non-abrasive process.

What Happens After a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire?

From smartphones to electric scooters, bikes, golf carts, mobility aides and vehicles, lithium-ion batteries power our modern world. While they offer numerous benefits like high energy density and lightweight design, they also pose significant fire hazards due to thermal runaway. Thermal runaway occurs when a batteries internal temperature increases rapidly, triggering a chain reaction of

Why is PPE and Containment important in Mould Remediation?

When it comes to mould removal, ensuring the health and safety of both our employees and our customers is paramount. Two ways we achieve this, is through the diligent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the necessity for us to install compliant engineering controls, such as containments for the remediation zone.

Why Insurance Companies Choose to Partner with Steamatic Australia.

In the competitive landscape of insurance collaborations, choosing the right restoration partner is critical. Learn why Steamatic Australia emerges as the preferred choice for insurers, offering comprehensive services, nationwide coverage, advanced technology, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. From prompt responses to tailored partnerships, discover how Steamatic streamlines claims handling, ensuring efficient restoration and enhanced client service.

Steamatic Australia’s Earth Day 2024 Beach Clean Up

On Earth Day 2024, Steamatic Australia proudly organised a beach clean-up on Friday, May 3rd, as part of our ongoing commitment to the environment. Led by our dedicated team members, this event aimed to address the pressing issue of waste pollution and underscore our responsibility to protect the planet. As a company deeply invested in

Steamatic Perth Leading Efforts to Restore New Build Properties Affected by Polybutylene Plumbing Failures

In response to plumbing failures wreaking havoc in newly constructed homes across Perth, Steamatic has been diligently restoring properties to their pre-event condition. With a surge in incidents primarily attributed to polybutylene piping issues, countless homeowners find themselves grappling with the aftermath of burst pipes, flooding, and extensive property damage. Recognising the urgent need for

DIY vs. Professional Mould Remediation: Making the Right Choice

Explore the differences between DIY and professional mould remediation to determine the ideal solution for your home. Delve into cost considerations, safety factors, and the
expertise offered by services like Steamatic.

Dealing with Fire-Damaged Belongings: Restoration or Replacement?

Explore the crucial decision between restoring or replacing fire-damaged belongings. Gain expert insights to navigate the recovery process effectively.

The Steamatic Group of Companies Showcases at Sydney Build 2024: Understand how our Collective Expertise Makes Us a Go-To for Property Restoration.

As Sydney Build 2024 approaches, the Steamatic Group of Companies prepares to demonstrate its collective strength in property restoration. The collaboration of our major division’s expertise uniquely positions the Steamatic Australia Group as the go-to for property restoration post a disaster event. Unveiling the Steamatic Australia Group’s Collective Expertise The Steamatic Group of Companies integrates

Salvaging Damaged Documents: The Power of Vacuum Freeze-Drying in Document Recovery

In the wake of disasters, whether natural or man-made, the loss of critical documents can be catastrophic. Vital information, historical records, and sensitive materials can be irretrievably damaged if not properly preserved. This is where innovative technologies like vacuum freeze-drying step in to save the day. Steamatic Australia stands at the forefront of document recovery,

A Quick Read Guide to Content Restoration After Water Damage

In the wake of water damage incidents, the restoration process extends beyond just structural components. One critical aspect often overlooked is the restoration of property contents affected by water ingress. Whether it’s cherished personal belongings or vital business documents, the recovery of these items requires a systematic approach and professional expertise. At Steamatic Australia, we

Steamatic Gold Coast Powers Factory with Solar Energy

  In 2022, in a move towards sustainability, Steamatic Gold Coast transitioned its factory to operate entirely on solar energy. By harnessing the power of the sun, which is plentiful on the Gold Coast, and utilising cutting-edge battery technology, Steamatic Gold Coast has reduced its carbon footprint. This demonstrates its commitment to the local environment

Coastal NSW Flood Disaster: Steamatic Australia’s Successful Rapid Restoration

As Coastal NSW faced a deluge of rainfall over Easter, communities were thrust into the throes of widespread flash flooding – the last thing they wanted over the long Easter weekend! Declared a natural disaster by the state of NSW, the entire NSW coast bore the brunt of at least 200 millimetres, and in some

Understanding the Vital Impact of Soot in Fire Damage Restoration

Explore the significance of soot in fire damage restoration and the challenges it presents to property owners. Discover effective remediation strategies for addressing soot contamination and restoring properties to their pre-event condition.

Top 3 Reasons to Mitigate Water Damage Quickly

Discover why rapid response is vital in water damage restoration, preventing mould growth, preserving structures, and salvaging belongings. Learn about expert strategies for effective mitigation and restoration.

Laser Cleaning: How It Works

Laser cleaning utilises focused laser beams to remove contaminants from surfaces. The laser energy is absorbed by the contaminants, causing them to evaporate or thermally decompose, leaving behind a clean surface. This process is highly precise and can be controlled to remove specific layers of contaminants without damaging the substrate. Laser Cleaning Advantages: Precision: Laser

Navigating Flood Damage Without Insurance: Tips and Solutions

Floods can wreak havoc on homes and properties, leaving behind a trail of destruction and devastation. For many homeowners, the aftermath of a flood can be financially crippling, especially if they do not have insurance coverage to mitigate the costs. In Australia, where floods are not uncommon, the need for effective restoration solutions becomes even

The Importance of Hiring Reputable Water Removal Specialists After a Disaster Event

Deploying reputable water removal specialists following a water disaster event, such as a burst pipe, water leak from storm damage, or from rising flood water, is crucial for several reasons: Expertise and Experience: Reputable water removal specialists possess the necessary expertise and experience to effectively assess the extent of water damage and implement the most

Responding to Cyclone Jasper: Steamatic Cairns’ Resilience in the Wake of Australia’s Wettest Cyclone

Severe Tropical Cyclone Jasper made history as the wettest tropical cyclone in Australian records, surpassing the infamous Cyclone Peter of 1979. As the cyclone intensified, reaching Category 4 status, sustained winds were estimated to reach 220 km/h (Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC)). The economic toll of Jasper’s wrath has been significant, with the Insurance Council

Discover Steamatic Australia’s Leading Restoration Solutions at Steadfast Convention 2024

Excitement is in the air as the Steadfast Convention 2024 approaches, set to take place at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre from March 24th to 26th, 2024. The event brings together more than 2000 industry leaders, innovators, and professionals in the insurance and underwriting industries from across Australia. The theme, ‘Connect’, is to emulate our united front,

Beware: Bubbling Laminate Flooring Could Indicate Water Damage

Have you recently noticed strange bubbles forming on your laminate flooring? Before you dismiss them as a minor inconvenience, it’s crucial to recognise that these bubbles might be a warning sign of a more significant issue lurking beneath the surface – water damage. Laminate flooring is known for its durability and resistance to moisture, but

Is it Mould or Mildew? How to tell the difference.

In the realm of indoor environmental hazards, mould and mildew are common culprits that can wreak havoc on properties and health alike. While often used interchangeably, distinguishing between mould and mildew is essential for effective remediation and prevention strategies. At Steamatic Australia, we specialise in mould and mildew removal, leveraging our expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and

The Health Risks of Mould Exposure

Uncover the silent health threats of mould exposure, affecting respiratory and skin health. This comprehensive guide explores DIY mould removal steps for smaller areas and emphasizes the importance of professional intervention for extensive infestations. Prioritize safety with protective gear, identify sources, and follow proper cleaning procedures. Take control of your indoor environment, safeguarding both your well-being and the integrity of your home.

How to Safely Dry Out a Water-Damaged Area

Discover the essential steps to safely dry water-damaged areas, with a focus on intricate carpet restoration. Swiftly assess, extract, and dry for a healthy home environment. Timely action and meticulous care are key to minimizing the impact of water damage and ensuring the longevity of your property. Explore the guide for expert insights on handling various water damage scenarios, from burst pipes to leaky roofs.

Emergency Water Extraction: Steamatic’s quick response extraction

In times of water damage emergencies, swift and effective action can make all the difference. At Steamatic Australia, we understand the complexities involved in extracting water from properties and the crucial role it plays in mitigating damage to property and contents. Whether it be from a flood, burst pipe, or malfunctioning equipment, Steamatic employs advanced

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 Leaking from Ceiling: Steamatic’s Swift Response to Water Damage at Commercial Property

Steamatic was called to address a severe water damage ceiling at commercial property with accommodation apartments. The issue originated from a burst pipe, which caused significant water leakage from the ceiling. This leakage ultimately led to the ceiling collapsing. The resulting damage was extensive, affecting not only the ceiling but also causing water damage to the

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