Mould Remediation...

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Mould Remediation

Unfortunately sometimes material can become mouldy. This might be because they were in the path of a leak or flood, and/or kept in an unsuitable environment which nurtured mould growth over time.

It is very important that mould is dealt with quickly and safely. It poses both a risk of loss to the item, but should also be taken seriously as a health hazard to those handling and accessing this material.

Mould Remediation at Max Communications

At Max we offer:

  • Initial assessments of material and creation of bespoke condition reports and treatment plans.
  • Advice on storage and planning for further long term preservation.
  • This can be coupled with on site assessments of your current storage environment to assess where and how the initial mould problem began and how it can be mitigated for the future.
  • Surface cleaning of mould damaged items.
  • Repair and stabilisation of mould damaged items.
  • Replacing contaminated housing materials with new archival quality storage solutions where possible and appropriate.
  • Advice and planning on storage solutions for long term preservation.

Max provide a full range of conservation and storage services. For details please visit our conservation and storage page. We also offer comprehensive digitisation, digital preservation, archive management and digitisation project management solutions.

For more information please use the buttons below or call us on 0208 309 5445.

If you'd like to get in touch to find out more about our services please use the buttons below or call us on 020 8309 5445


I have worked with Max Communications and the team for some years. In recent work with their Archivematica iteration in the College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, and other digital work required by varying cohorts in Imperial, Max Communications have been responsive, innovative and demonstrated great problem-solving abilities. The Max Communications team, from the top down, is approachable, friendly and keen to help.

An example is in their engagement for some major confidential scanning projects. The projects were discussed, scoped and agreed to a high standard of hand scanning. Benchmarking was agreed to our satisfaction when the project started, with a fast progress time for the work. They provided rapid access to files, including digitising out of sequence, e.g. one such turn around for hand scanning, editing and proofing a large file was within 3 hours. The digital delivery was by secure online transfer, and the hard disks and hard copy delivered securely by courier.

On a lighter note, digitisation of 1960s academic cine film was carried out promptly and to a high standard, such that it can be reshown at a major conference

--Anne Barrett | College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager | Imperial College London