Certificate of Sanitisation London
What is a Certificate of Sanitisation?
A Certificate of Sanitisation detects the presence of mould and fungal growth in the air, on surfaces, and within the materials of your dwelling.
Lengthy periods of exposure to damp, mildew and mould growth can often cause the failure of building materials and surface finishes. For example discolouration and staining to decorated walls and ceilings, in addition to the decaying of woodwork, plaster along with other building materials.
Mould is a type of fungus different from plant, animal or bacterias. Mould and midew requires water and food to grow. This is just like us. Mould and midew thrives in temperatures in between 5 to 40 celsius & humidity above 60%. This degree of moisture provides plenty of moisture to allow mould to develop and thrive.
Following water damage remedial works have happened, a certificate of sanitisation provides a standard of quality assurance, in particular when the property has been exposed to sewage or waste leaks. With increased exposure comes increased risk of side effects that can be harmful to your health.
Why do I need a Certificate of Sanitisation?
When air can not circulate around a property properly and the air is poorly ventilated, mould can occur. Green or black spots may appear on walls and ceilings or on woodwork around your property, particularly behind furniture or other poorly ventilated areas. The mould and mildew may possibly appear behind furniture or within cupboards.
If a property has high amounts of moisture, this may cause a variety of health problems for occupants. Woodworm and wet or dry rot can appear when high moisture levels are present over an extended period.
Diagnostics: for detection of mould and fungal growth, which is not always visible to the naked eye. By testing the area, we are able to reveal whether or not the problem is fungal growth or simply staining. These tests can be performed on behalf of would be property buyers as part of a survey.
Post remediation verification: this is to ensure that any clean up works are carried out to a satisfactory standard.
Comparative testing: assessment of affected vs unaffected, compliant vs non-compliant areas.
What do I get with a Certificate of Sanitisation?
Using non-destructive surveying techniques and instruments, samples are taken from both the air and surfaces. Our technicians are able to collect and analyse samples and provide results on-site and advise on appropriate remedial actions. A comprehensive written report will then be provided.
The client can also opt for additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, in which material samples can be tested for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth.
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