MOULD AIR QUALITY TESTING
We are now able to offer mould air testing for the home. Our tests detect actively growing mold by determining Mould VOCs (MVOCs) which are produced as mould grows. The sample obtained is sent to an accredited laboratory that has been successful in pioneering this type of advanced sampling technology. Please contact us for a quote, the price is dependent on where you are located and if we have an environmental practitioner available to undertake the testing. We produce a comprehensive report once the sample has been analysed.
Mould testing can be combined with a damp survey or other services we offer such as HHSRS assessment or housing disrepair survey.
MOULD HEALTH EFFECTS
If you have damp and mould in your home you are more likely to develop respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system. The most vulnerable groups are likely to be affected are as follows:
Babies and children
People with existing respiratory conditions
Those with weakened immune respone.
Moulds produce allergens (substances that can cause an allergic reaction), irritants and sometimes toxic substances.
Inhaling mould spores may cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Moulds can also cause asthma attacks.