We’re amongst the UK’s leading specialists in detecting the sources of damp and moisture build-up or condensation, which can lead to mould , combining a complete diagnostic procedure with a plan for restorative actions, in addition to a system to eliminate the mould problem.
Mould is among the key aspects in the increase of asthma and other respiratory illnesses in recent years and there is a renewed focus by landlords to make sure that their tenants aren’t afflicted with these inadequate living conditions. The causes of the mould problem need to be uncovered and fixed or the mould will return quickly. Care also needs to be taken whenever getting rid of mould from a residential or commercial property.
Benefits of Undertaking a Mould Test
Conducting a mould test is a vital step in quality control following post water damage remediation works, especially following instances “sewage/ waste /Category B or higher” water loss. Increased or prolonged exposure are linked to multiple detrimental side effects to your health.
Mould diagnostics; for discovery of mould and fungal growth, which isn’t normally visible to the naked eye. Evaluating can differentiate between fungal growth and stains. Can be executed together with home buying process.
Post remediation verification; to identify that cleaning works after water loss have been performed to a sufficient standard.
Comparative testing; analysis of affected vs unaffected, complaint vs non-compliant areas.
What a Mould Test Entails
When undertaking moud survey, samples will likely be removed from the air and surfaces in an completely non-destructive process. Our experts can gather and examine samples and provide results on-site and offer advice on correct remedial actions. A comprehensive written report will then be furnished. The client may also go for additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, in which material samples can be examined for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth.
Mould Test Reports
After the survey a complete report will be issued to the landlord, homeowner, plumber or other instructing party, which will give a full analysis of the causes of damp and mould, and a course of restorative action will be proposed which will remove the problem, by getting rid of the mould. However, the damp that causes the mould must also be eradicated so our programme will likely suggest methods for removing the damp.
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