A mould analysis survey detects the presence of mould and fungal growth in the environment, on surfaces, and within the materials of your property. Increased and prolonged mould development and fungal spore activity could potentially cause material decay and staining.
Mould analysis is an important step in quality control following post water damage restoration works, particularly right after instances “sewage/ waste /Category B or higher” water loss. Increased or extented exposure are related to multiple negative side effects to your wellbeing.
The main reason for mould is excessive moisture, either as a result of condensation or damp. Mould feeds off of this kind of moisture, so it doesn’t matter how many times you may paint over it, when you don’t solve the actual issues, it’ll carry on finding its way back.
Why Undertake a Mould Analysis Survey
Don’t just take our word for it. The NHS has a page centered on damp and mould as well as the detrimental effects they could have on your well being: “Inhaling or touching mould spores may cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Mould can also cause asthma attacks.”
If you plan to market your home, the finding of mould along with the damp issues that causes it can substantially decrease the value and attractiveness of the house. If you’re a property manager and you don’t do something to get rid of mould in one of your properties, you can get yourself charged in criminal courts for neglectfulness.
There are several benefits associated with performing mould analysis such as:
Mould diagnostics; for detection of mould and fungal growth, which isn’t normally noticeable to the naked eye. Tests can differentiate between fungal growth and staining. Can be performed together with home purchasing process.
Post remediation verification; to determine that cleaning works after water loss have been carried out to an acceptable standard.
Comparative testing; analysis of affected vs unaffected, complaint vs non-compliant areas.
Mould Analysis Results & Reports
When undertaking mould analysis, samples will be taken from the air and surface areas in an entirely non-destructive process. Our specialists are able to collect and examine samples and supply results on-site and advise on correct remedial actions. An extensive written report will then be supplied. The client could also decide on additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, by which material samples can be screened for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth.
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