In recent times there have been significant storms and flooding in Australia with a serious impact on dwellings and communities. When carrying out flood repairs to a building, after prioritising health and safety, there are precautions to be taken, and consumers should be aware of the serious impact of mould and other effects of exposure to water damaged buildings. This may be a health risk for you and your family. Currently no Australian standard exists for the professional restoration of water damaged buildings and a new Standards Australia technical committee has been formed to describe the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing water damage restoration work in residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
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Consumers’ Federation of Australia engages with these issues by supporting the representative appointed to the new technical committee MB-094 Mould and water restoration as part of the CFA Standards Project. Technical committees develop standards, these are documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines and mean that consumers can have confidence that products and services they use are safe, reliable and of good quality. CFA representatives on standards committees ensure the interests of the consumer are considered in the development of the standard. Find out how you can get involved by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.