Mould Survey London
What is a Mould Survey?
The presence of mould and related odours are often the manifestations of a number of underlying problems in a building. These will often include a constant persistence of damp and condensation in and around the affected area, often a lack of adequate clean air circulation and a tepid to cold environment.
All of these factors help contribute to the growth and proliferation of mould. Due to the well documented and often serious health implications mould can represent to you and your family, immediate survey and removal is strongly recommended. A mould survey investigates the source and extent of the underlying causes of a mould infestation within your property, as well as advising on an appropriate removal strategy.
Why do I need a Mould Survey?
Occurring where warm damp air condenses on cold, unventilated surfaces, there are a number of detrimental side effects to your health directly related to living in close proximity to mould and it’s spores. Such side effects can include suffering from persistent flu-like symptoms often with a heavy cough.
Mould has also been known to cause irritation and complications with those suffering from pre-existing breathing and skin conditions. with young children being especially at risk. If mould is located anywhere within a residential property or a space which is in regular usage, a survey and subsequent removal is strongly recommended.
What do I get with a Mould Survey?
With a mould survey, our surveyors will confirm whether condensation is occurring within your property, providing a comprehensive explanation to the cause and extent of the condensation and resulting damp. Further to this a full explanation of the steps required to undertake an appropriate mould removal schedule will be given. Often, the solution is simple and can be performed on site by one of our attending qualified surveyors.
If removal will require more thorough remedial actions, then a full report and recommendations will be provided. The goal of a mould survey is to advise and ensure removal of all mould colonies and spores as well as ensuring the prevention of re-contamination. Note, that in that case of serious contamination, immediate vacation of the property is often advised.
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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.