Mould contamination of a property is a serious problem because of the potential impact on human health.
Health problems depend on the type and amount of mould, as well as the susceptibility of the individual. Those with weakened immune systems (including the young and old) are the most at risk. The reasons why Mould is a problem is because they produce mycotoxins which can be toxic to humans and animals.
In addition, allergic reactions to mould are also common.
Mould is mainly caused by excess moisture. This moisture can be caused by unusually high humidity, condensation, as well as leaky pipes and roofs. As moisture is necessary for mould spores to grow, and so removing the excess moisture and its source will often eliminate the risk of further mould formation.
Identifying and Locating Mould
Mould can either be visible or through an odour. Mould may be hidden in an obscure place, such as behind walls or in the ceiling space or other hidden spaces.
Swab Sampling for bacteria and fungi is used when the mould is visible and is often a useful way to isolate and identify the causes and origins of occupational health problems.
The location of a hidden mould problem can be found by air testing (spore trapping).
A 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, mould must be removed, as it is not enough to simply kill the mould.
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