Damp Diagnosis & Mold Remediation Service
Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public become aware that it can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms including allergic reactions.
Mold is one of the major factors in the increase of asthma and other respiratory diseases in recent years and there is a renewed concentration by landlords and social housing providers to ensure that their tenants are not affected by conditions which can cause a health risk. Landlords and homeowners often underestimate the severity of mold and the degree of difficulty in diagnosing the causes of this extremely unhealthy condition.
The causes of the mold infestation need to be identified and corrected or the mold will return very quickly. Care also needs to be taken when removing mold from a property. Simply cleaning the surface contaminated may not kill all the mold, and could trigger the release of its spores, aggravating the problem and promoting re-occurrence.
Mold remediation requires removing the mold carefully and correctly to eliminate the spread of the spores so that other rooms or locations around the problematic areas are not exposed. This often requires containing the moldy materials and removing them from the structure.
The spores released by mold have been identified as a major reason for the increase in asthma:
- Mold is classed as a category one risk to health, as assessed under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System 2004, which is the same class as asbestos.
- The Environmental Protection Act (1990) defines mold as a statutory nuisance that must be treated.
Damp Diagnosis and Mold Remediation should always be performed by trained professionals who understand the causes, processes and procedures to enable the problem to be successfully brought under control.
Interior Era is fully trained in all aspects of Damp Diagnosis and Mold Remediation. They will inspect your property and issue a full survey outlining the causes of the damp conditions and then propose a recommended course of action to eradicate the mold and the conditions in which it thrives.
Our full survey will include a structural diagnosis for faults and the potential of water ingress which can cause damp living conditions.
Damp and condensation have caused a severe mold infestation to the decor and contents of the home on the pictures above.