The Certificate of Sanitisation detects the presence of mould and fungal growth in the air, on surfaces, and within the materials of your property.
Prolonged exposure to damp, mildew and mould growth could result in the failure of building materials and surface finishes. This can include discolouration and staining to decorated walls and ceilings, as well as the decaying of woodwork, plaster along with other building materials.
Mould is a type of fungus. It is not the same as plant or bacteria. Mould requires water and food to develop. This is much like us. Mould thrives in temperature ranges in between 5 to 40 celsius & humidity above 60%. This level of humidity provides adequate moisture to allow mould to formulate and thrive.
After water damage remedial works have taken place, a certificate of sanitisation offers a standard of quality assurance, particularly if the property has been exposed to sewage or waste leaks. Increased or prolonged exposure are linked to multiple detrimental side effects to your health.
How Does Mould & Mildew Form?
When air can not circulate around a property properly and the air is poorly ventilated, mould can occur. Black or green spots will appear within the woodwork or wall surfaces of your property. The mould and mildew may appear behind furnishings or within cupboards.
If a property has high quantities of moisture, this may cause a wide array of medical problems for occupants. Woodworm and wet or dry rot can appear when high moisture levels are present over an extended period.
Why Get a Certificate of Sanitisation
Diagnostics: oftentimes mould or other fungal growth can go undetected and can not always be seen. By testing the area, we are able to reveal whether or not the problem is fungal growth or simply staining. These tests can be performed on behalf of would be property buyers as part of a survey.
Post remediation verification: this is to ensure that any clean up works are carried out to a satisfactory standard.
Comparative testing: assessment of affected vs unaffected, compliant vs non-compliant areas.
What Takes Place During the Inspection Process
Using non-destructive surveying techniques and instruments, samples are taken from both the air and surfaces. In some cases, our specialists are able to provide results on site and provide advice on the best course of action to take to remediate the problem. Upon completion, a full and well laid out and easy to understand report will be provided.
The client can also opt for additional invasive material testing as part of the survey, in which material samples can be tested for penetrative mould infestation or fungal growth
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