Mould Analysis London
What is a Mould Analysis?
A mould analysis survey detects the existence of mould and fungal development in the environment, on surfaces, and within the materials of your residence.
Increased and prolonged mould development and fungal spore activity may cause material decay and staining. Mould analysis is a crucial step in quality control following post water damage restoration works, especially right after instances “sewage/ waste /Category B or higher” water loss. Increased or prolonged exposure are linked to multiple unfavorable side effects to your health.
The main reason for mould is excessive moisture, either via condensation or damp. Mould feeds off this moisture, so irrespective of how many times you may paint over it, if you don’t fix the actual problems, it’s going to carry on finding its way back.
Why Undertake a Mould Analysis Survey
Don’t just take our word for it. The NHS features a webpage aimed at damp and mould as well as the detrimental effects they could have on your health: “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 sell your home, the finding of mould and the damp issues that causes it can significantly reduce the value and attractiveness of your home. If you’re a property manager and you don’t do something to fix mould in one of your properties, you can get yourself prosecuted in criminal courts for negligence.
There are various benefits associated with undertaking mould analysis which include:
Mould diagnostics; for detection of mould and fungal development, that isn’t normally noticeable to the naked eye. Tests can differentiate between fungal growth and staining. Can be carried out together with property purchasing process.
Post remediation verification; to identify 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 Analysis Results & Reports
When undertaking mould analysis, samples will probably be taken from the air and surface areas in an completely non-destructive process. Our professionals will be able to collect and analyse samples and supply results on-site and advise on appropriate restorative actions. A thorough written report will then be furnished. The client may also opt for additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, where material samples can be screened for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth.
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