There are various types of mould with different levels of toxicity from the harmless to the highly dangerous ones. There are vital procedures that have to be taken to establish the type of mould on your property.
- Examine the mould infestation.
- Evaluate the Damage caused.
- Eradicate the mould infestation (along with remediation)
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EXAMINATION OF PROPERTY IN LONDON
The visual examination of the property is the first step in the removal process that is undertaken by our contractors, and it takes an expert working with the latest technology in equipment and aids to identify the type of mould infestation and its causes. There are cases where our specialists found that the mould wasn’t even the problem in the first place which made them recommend other service professionals to handle such cases. So be rest assured, if your property doesn’t have a mould problem, we will let you know.
The examination can last between one to two hours. This is dependent on the property size, the degree of mould infestation and the methodologies and equipment needed for a proper analysis. The examination process includes
- An appraisal by our trained mould specialist
- Examination of the interior and exterior of the property.
- Conducting tests to detect the presence of other irritable substances like CO, CO2, VOC, Radon etc.
- Test of air quality and ventilation
- A survey of the property and its occupants.
- Making a report that details the specialist’s observations on your property.
- Measuring the presence of particles with a laser counter reader
- And much more.
How Does Mould Grow?
Mould growth occurs when there is a water source or moisture present in an environment with limited or no sunlight. Building materials such as gyprock, wood, carpet, and other household or residential material that are exposed to moisture in an indoor environment provide an ideal place for mould growth to occur.
What are Mycotoxins
Mycotoxins are “low-molecular-weight chemicals” constructed by moulds, however only a particular species produce specific mycotoxins under certain circumstances. For a toxic effect to happen to an individual, three circumstances need to be attained, (1) a toxin must be present, (2) there must be some form of exposure, (3) and the individual must receive an ample dose
Signs of Mould in your property
If you notice any of the following symptoms, it is very likely you have mould: A damp odour, visible ‘furry’ texture on surfaces of varying dark green/blue or black colour, condensation on walls or surfaces, visible health implications which are similar to hay-fever.
It’s vital to note that not all mould outbreaks is the same, so avoid exposing yourself to them. A specialist should be able to advise you on the next actions to take based on the mould infestation discovered. If the toxic level of the infestation is high, the specialist might recommend that you and your family should temporarily leave the property to avoid any health complications.
EVALUATION OF DAMAGE
The evaluation of the damage caused is usually done at the same time as the examination. This is done so as to determine the next step to be taken to remedy the situation caused by the infestation ranging from simple removal of the mould and remediation to structural repair or even demolition and reconstruction of the physical structure affected. It is vital that this is done by one of our company's trained mould specialist with expertise and experience.
Many people have reported being ripped off by other damp specialist services that recommended more work than was necessary to be done on the structure in their quest to get more money but we will never do that as we stand for honesty and integrity in our service delivery as well as being dedicated to helping you make the most of your budget.
Every treatment process is a unique one due to the extent of damage caused by the infestation and the type of mould involved. This process, both the removal and remediation, calls for the expertise of somoen who has ben trained in this field.
What's the difference between mould removal and mould remediation?
The difference is the effort involved in them. Mould removal is concerned with the removal of the mould but mould remediation involves the removal of the mould as well as the trace of the source of the mould and taking care of it so that it doesn’t reoccur. Some of these sources include moisture leaks, Water issues, problems with ventilation systems, contaminated carpeting and furniture and infected floors and wall cavities among others as well. There are many places both indoor and outdoor that act as sources for infestation on a property.
Mould remediation in London involves the use of the latest technology, methods, and equipment to treat the sources of these infestations. They include the following processes –
- Chemical and organic antifungal and antimicrobial treatment.
- Using specialized methods and equipment for the disposal of hazardous materials.
- Restriction of spores with negative air chambers
- Setting up chemical and physical blockades to stop the spread of the irritants causing the mould.
- Fogging and deodorizing the atmosphere using specialized equipment.
London is an incredible city which is a fabulous host to tourists. Immersed in history, this big city is brimming with culture and art and of course the world famous Big Ben. The Palace of Westminster is commonly known as the Houses of Parliament and is the largest Palace in the country. Don't think for a moment that the Westminister Palace is not susceptible to mould infestations as it only needs the right atmospheric conditions to thrive.
The British Medical Journal reported, Damp Housing, Mould Growth and Symptomatic Health State 24/6/89, confirms that active spores, even in small concentrations, are detrimental to the well being of adults and children.
The importance of not removing mould yourself
Here are 4 main reasons why removing mould yourself is a bad idea
- Not knowing the type of mould and causing damage to your health. While many moulds are fairly harmless, some forms of black mould are extremely toxic and can be easily spread around the home.
- Thinking You’ve Found All the Mold When You Haven’t. Although this is not always the case, often when you see mould in your home, there is actually more that you can’t see with the naked eye. Mould spores are very tiny, very light, and spread very easily from one area of the home to another.
- Not removing all mould correctly will lead to a recurring more reoccurence. You may have wiped away the surface of the problem, but the spores will still be present and respawn. You will need more than just surfaces cleaned or potentially removed to get rid of the issue. You will also need to check your air quality to ensure the mould won’t return after it has been removed..
- Thinking bleach will kill mould. Sometimes it does, but not always. It depends on the type of mould, as well as the surface on which the mould is growing. To be certain of killing it, use an antimicrobial cleanser instead of bleach.
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