Mould

Mould contamination of a property can be a serious problem because of the potential impact on health.

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The type and severity of the health problems depend on the type and amount of mould which is present, as well as the susceptibility of the individual. The young, old, and those with weakened immune systems are the most at risk. The reasons why Mould is a problem is because they produce mycotoxins which can be toxic. In addition, allergic reactions to mould are also common.

Mould is mainly caused by excess moisture. This moisture can be caused by condensation, high humidity, leaky pipes or roofs.

Finding and Identifying the type of Mould

Signs that there is a mould problem include visible mould, an odour, or the occupants reporting health problems. Mould may be hidden behind walls, in the ceiling space or other spaces.

Swab Sampling for bacteria and fungi is used when the mould is visible and is often a useful way to identify the causes and origins of occupational health problems.

The location of a hidden mould problem can be found by air testing (spore trapping).
Mould Photo 2A sample of air is taken using a spore trapper around areas where there is the potential for mould contamination. This technique can identify whether mould is present and the type of mould, even if it is not visible (mould could be in wall cavities or other hidden areas). Dead mould can still cause allergic reactions in some people; therefore, the mould must be removed, as it is not enough to simply kill the mould.

Mould Services

Precise Consulting offers a range of Mould services to ensure you get the right information to resolve the specific issues you are facing. The service lines are:

  • Mould Assessments – This service reports on the presence of mould in a property.
  • Detailed Mould Inspection – This service reports on the presence of mould, decontamination processes, recommendations of remediation as well as long & short term controls to prevent mould in the future.
  • Mould Clearance Inspection – This service should be utilised post remediation of the mould to confirm that the property is safe to reoccupy.

To ensure you select the best option give Precise Consulting a call on 0800 002 712 or you could email us at admin@preciseconsulting.co.nz.