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Ice Cleaning delivers mould remediation services for London Museum Of Water and Steam
Following an extended period of closure due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, London Museum of Water and Steam appointed Ice Cleaning to provide a specialist mould remediation service to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and safety were achieved for returning visitors.
Based in South-West London, the popular tourist attraction is home to the world's largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, with thousands of people visiting the museum each year to learn about the history of London's water supply.
Ahead of reopening its doors to the public, London Museum of Water and Steam appointed Ice Cleaning to deliver a bespoke mould remediation service throughout its Georgian pumping house, which was split into four stages to ensure maximum efficiency.
The team of highly trained technicians used a HEPA-rated vacuum to remove any loose mould, which was then supported by the application of an antimicrobial agent. The affected areas were also wiped down to remove any surface mould, with the team conducting a high-performance fogging service to kill any airborne mould spores.
As part of the service, all affected areas were also treated with Ice Cleaning's unique and persistent Ice Shield solution, which guarantees full surface protection against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi for at least 28 days.
"Ice Cleaning took on a challenge at our museum, working around the original cast iron engines that were the first to pump clean water into London,” says Melissa Maynard, freelance project manager at London Museum of Water and Steam. “Its technicians were respectful of these artefacts and the historic building, and quickly ensured that the mould was a thing of the past."
Independently tested and proven to be a superior method of treatment for removing mould in environments with medium levels of bacteria, Ice Shield's high performance fogging method delivers the highest standards of cleanliness and enduring protection and was applied free of charge as part of the service.
Upon completion, London Museum of Water and Steam received a 28-day decontamination certificate that evidenced the continued defence against the recurrence of mould and bacteria.
Zac Hemming, managing director of Ice Cleaning, comments: "Many tourist attractions like London Museum of Water & Steam suffered greatly from long periods of closure during the pandemic. Therefore, it was vital that all necessary precautions were taken to protect the health & safety of both the public and its employees when the museum was able to open its doors once again.
"Using innovative techniques and industry-leading equipment, our team of highly trained experts were able to successfully remove the mould, both on the surface and in the air, transforming the Georgian pumping house into a safe and clean environment for visitors and families to enjoy.
"Several steps were taken to avoid potential hazards arising during the process, which included our technicians carrying out a comprehensive risk assessment prior to beginning the work and wearing personal protective equipment whilst dealing with any harmful chemicals."
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16th December 2021