A mould investigation survey finds the existence of mould and fungal growth in the air, on surfaces, and inside the materials of your home. Increased along with long term mould growth and fungal spore activity might cause material decay and discoloration.
Mould Survey is an important step in quality control following post water damage and mold remediation 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 primary reason behind mould is excess moisture, either coming from condensation or damp. Mould feeds off of this kind of moisture, so it doesn’t matter how many times you paint over it, if you don’t take care of the main issues, it will keep on coming back again.
Why Should You Have a Mould Survey Completed
Don’t just take our word for it. The NHS features a web page dedicated to damp and mildew and the unfavorable side effects they can 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.”
If you intend to market your property, the discovery of mould along with the damp issues that causes it can substantially decrease the value and attractiveness of your property. If you’re a landlord and you don’t act to fix mould in one of your properties, you could find yourself sued in criminal courts for neglectfulness.
There are several benefits of executing Mould Survey such as:
Mould diagnostics; for discovery of mould and fungal growth, which is not always apparent to the human eye. Tests can differentiate between fungal growth and staining. Can be performed as part of property 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.
Mould Survey Results & Reports
When undertaking Mould Survey, samples will probably be obtained from the air and surfaces in an completely non-destructive process. Our technicians will be able to obtain and analyse samples and supply results on-site and offer advice on correct restorative actions. A comprehensive written report will then be supplied. The client could also decide on additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, where material samples can be examined for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth.
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