Mould Investigation London
What is a Mould Survey?
A mould investigation survey finds the presence of mould and fungal development in the air, on surfaces, and within the materials of your property. Increased and long term mould development and fungal spore activity may cause material decay and staining.
Mould Survey is a vital step in quality control following post water damage restoration works, in particular following instances “sewage/ waste /Category B or higher” water loss. Increased or extented exposure are linked to multiple unfavorable side effects to your well being.
The main cause of mould is excessive moisture, either from condensation or damp. Mould feeds off this particular moisture, so regardless of how many times you may paint over it, when you don’t deal with the underlying problems, it is going to persist in coming back again.
Should You Have Mould Investigation Carried Out
Don’t just take our word for it. The NHS features a webpage specifically for damp and mildew and the unfavorable consequences they’re able to 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 plan to sell your house, the discovery of mould as well as the damp problems that causes it can significantly decrease the value and appeal of your property. If you’re a landlord and you don’t take action to get rid of mould in one of your properties, you could find yourself prosecuted in criminal courts for neglectfulness.
There are various advantages of performing Mould Survey such as:
Mould diagnostics; for discovery of mould and fungal development, which is not always visible to the human eye. Testing can differentiate between fungal growth and stains. Can be performed together with house buying process.
Post remediation verification; to determine that cleaning works after water loss have been completed to an acceptable standard.
Comparative testing; analysis of affected vs unaffected, complaint vs non-compliant areas.
What Will a Mould Investigation Report Include
When performing Mould Survey, samples will likely be obtained from the air and surface areas in an entirely non-destructive process. Our technicians have the ability to obtain and analyse samples and provide results on-site and offer advice on correct restorative actions. An extensive written report will be furnished. The client could also decide on additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, where material samples can be tested 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.