A mould investigation survey discovers the existence of mould and fungal development in the environment, on surfaces, and within the materials of your residence. Increased along with long term mould development and fungal spore activity could cause material decay and staining.
A mould check is an essential step in quality control following post water damage and mold restoration works, particularly soon after instances “sewage/ waste /Category B or higher” water loss. Increased or extented exposure are linked to multiple harmful side effects to your well being.
Why Does Mould Occur
The main reason for mould is excess moisture, either as a result of condensation or damp. Mould feeds off this particular moisture, so no matter how many times you paint over it, if you don’t take care of the main issues, it is going to carry on coming back.
Don’t simply take our word for it. The NHS features a webpage centered on damp and mould as well as the negative consequences they’re able to have on your wellbeing:
“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.”
Why Should You Have a Mould Survey Completed
If you plan to sell your house, the finding of mould along with the damp problems that causes it can drastically reduce the value and appeal of your house. If you’re a property manager and you don’t do something to resolve mould in one of your properties, you can get yourself prosecuted in criminal courts for neglect.
There are many advantages of undertaking Mould Check which includes:
Mould diagnostics; for discovery of mould and fungal growth, that isn’t normally visible to the human eye. Testing can differentiate between fungal growth and stains. Can be executed together with home purchasing process.
Post remediation verification; to determine that cleaning works after water loss have been performed to a satisfactory standard.
Comparative testing; analysis of affected vs unaffected, complaint vs non-compliant areas.
What Will a Mould Check Report Contain
Whenever performing mould check, samples will likely be extracted from the air and surfaces in an completely non-destructive process. Our professionals have the ability to obtain and evaluate samples and provide results on-site and advise on suitable restorative actions. A comprehensive written report will be furnished. The client can also opt for 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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