What You Need to Know About Mould Inspection
First of all, mould inspections have to be properly performed by experts backed up with proper training and experience through past inspections. Not everyone can perform mould inspections and it’s not exactly the best DIY project out there. Signs of mould growth in the past and the present are some of the first factors that mould inspectors look into. Any mould growth in the past may be an indication of underlying water problems, thus the mould may return during recurring leaks. Not only can the mould growth cause health problems for those that are already allergic to mould but a person’s can unknowingly develop sensitivity to mould if they’re exposed for lengthy periods of time.
The areas inside the walls and the foundation or frame of buildings and homes should be prioritised by mould inspectors; these areas are critical and any damage to them would be troublesome to fix, so damage prevention is crucial. Keep in mind that not all mould growth is considered alarming, some are quite normal. Two of the most common moulds found on lumber, two by fours and other structural framing are called Ophiostoma and Ceratosystis; they are also known as lumber yard mould. A favourite area of these moulds would be the sap of the wood, but once the wood has completely dried then the mould stops growing; they don’t really cause any serious damage except for a few black stains on the wood. Mould inspectors who find black staining on the wood typically extract a few samples and send them to the lab to be tested; this is done in order to determine if the mould falls in the regular category.
It’s crucial for the mould inspector to pinpoint the cause of the excessive moisture; water is one of the main causes of mould growth, without water no mould will survive. By failing to pinpoint the cause and source of the moisture, expect regular recurrence of mould growth in the future; all the attempts and efforts in getting rid of the mould before would be put to waste. We can’t stress enough how important it is to find that source of moisture, searching for it is a priority.
Why are Mould Inspections Crucial?
Below are some of the most common reasons for mould inspections:
1. You, or a household member, experience allergic reactions in specific parts of the house; these allergic reactions typically include sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose.
2. In order to verify if there are no residual mould growths from earlier incidents and to see of the source of the moisture has been stopped.
3. To make sure that the house or building that you’ll be renting or purchasing doesn’t have existing problems with moulds and moisture.