Mould & Damp Surveying Solutions
Dangers of Mould & Damp
Mould thrives in various indoor settings, infiltrating buildings and homes effortlessly. It flourishes in environments abundant with moisture, often colonising areas adjacent to leaks in roofs, windows, pipes, bathrooms, basements or locations struck by flooding. Further to this, the presence of mould can bring with it health risks and complications to those working or living in its vicinity.
Our expert team has many years of experience addressing mould and damp issues within different building types, and during this time we have seen it all from basement floodings to fungi growth. The fall out from a flood or longstanding damp can have a detrimental impact on a business but with an initial survey we can provide you with impartial peace of mind regarding the job you are tackling.
What Types of Mould are Harmful?
There are four types of mould which are known to produce mycotoxins, which can be harmful to humans, these include:
- Stachybotrys chartarum
Freedom From Damp
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 has also now been in force for over 5 years, meaning landlords must ensure their properties provide “freedom from damp” to tenants, don’t let this aspect of the Act be a source of concern.
Hydro-X Air specialises in the meticulous surveying of indoor air quality, an essential step in pinpointing issues prior to rectification. We provide a range of report options to our clients which include TVC measureents for active airbourne mould.
If your premises is struggling with mould and damp it is likely that you are putting either yourself or those working or living in the premises at risk of respiratory health complications. Our expert team offer nationwide coverage with many of the team specialising in indoor air quality surveying.
What does a Mould and Damp Survey include?
The basic scope of a Mould and Damp Survey consist of as a minimum:
- Visual inspection
- Photographic report
- Temp and RH readings
- Extraction fan air flow
- Basic recommendations
The scope of a detailed Mould and Damp Survey consist of:
- Basic Report
- Referenced to legislation/guidance
- Dust and CO2 readings
- Quantified laboratory mould and bacteria analysis
- Detailed conclusions and recommendations
If you have any questions regarding mould and damp or you are not sure what you need to do to maintain safe, clean and efficient building, do not hesitate to contact us.