Mould Check London
What is a Mould Check?
A mould check survey detects the existence of mould and fungal growth in the environment, on surfaces, and inside the materials of your home.
Long term mould growth and fungal spore activity may cause material decay and staining. A mould check is an essential step in quality control following post water damage restoration works, specifically right after instances “sewage/ waste /Category B or higher” water loss. Increased or long term exposure are linked with a number of damaging side effects to your well-being.
The primary reason for mould is excess moisture, either coming from condensation or damp. Mould feeds off this kind of moisture, so regardless how many times you paint over it, if you don’t fix the actual problems, it will persist in returning.
Why Should You Have a Mould Survey
Don’t just take our word for it. The NHS features a page specifically for damp and mildew and the unfavorable side effects they can 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 are planning to sell your home, the finding of mould as well as the damp issues that causes it can substantially decrease the worth and appeal of your property. If you’re a landlord and you don’t do something to resolve mould in one of your properties, you could find yourself charged in criminal courts for neglectfulness.
There are numerous advantages of undertaking mould check which include:
Mould diagnostics; for detection of mould and fungal development, which is not normally noticeable to the human eye. Tests can differentiate between fungal growth and stains. Can be carried out as part of home buying 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 Check Results & Reports
Whenever undertaking mould check, samples will likely be taken from the air and surface areas in an totally non-destructive process. Our technicians will be able to obtain and analyse samples and provide results on-site and advise on appropriate remedial actions. A thorough written report will be supplied. The client may also go with further invasive material testing as part of the survey, by which material samples can be examined for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth.
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I contacted James de Miguel after a recommendation from a friend. My brand new house developed a series of cracks on the exterior walls and after numerous failed attempts by local builders, surveyors and even the original architect, to try and identify the cause of these cracks I had no clue what to do next. Thankfully, James was able to identify the exact cause of the issues and handed me a detailed report on what had caused the cracking and the next steps to take in order to remedy them. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
I have been working with James de Miguel for a few years now and can honestly say that I have not come across a more savvy surveyor when it comes to fault finding. James is switched on, his reports are always on time and he has never failed to deliver. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a definitive answer as to what exactly is going wrong with their building. I now consult with James on all projects I undertake as his input is vital to the success of my projects. A big thank you to James and his team.
I have been building houses for over 10 years and from time to time, new builds develop faults that can be tricky to trace. We brought in James de Miguel to provide us with a report on where we were going wrong with a rather complicated new build that involved a basement that was allowing water ingress. Within half an hour of being on site James and his colleagues identified the issues and provided the exact steps to fix them. Without his survey, I feel we would of been chasing our own tails for days if not weeks, trying to find out why we had so much water ingress. James has saved us time and money and we are very grateful that we found him.