Mould and Mould Inspection
First of all, mould inspections have to be properly performed by experts backed up with proper training and experience through past inspections. Obviously, training and experience are crucial in order to get the job done, so if you have neither then resort an expert. The first signs that mould inspectors look for involve past as well as current mould growth. A clear indication of leakage or damage in the water system would be the mould growth; anytime there’s a leak, expect the beginnings of mould growth soon. 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 mould inspectors have to search the entire house or building including the walls and other areas where you wouldn’t want any mould growing; the foundations and structural areas are a must to inspect since any wood decay in those parts are expensive and troublesome to fix. 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. Both of these moulds can be seen on wood stop and they typical stop growing when the wood has dried up, the only real damage that they can cause are black stains on the wood and nothing more. In case an inspector stumbles upon black wood stains, then they can extract a few samples and send them to the lab for further analysis in determining if one of these moulds are the cause.
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. If the mould inspector fails in locating and eliminating the unnecessary source of moisture, then the mould growth will regularly return and all efforts exerted beforehand in removing the built up mould will be put to waste. For people suffering mould growth in their homes and buildings, finding the source of the moisture is something that can’t be overstated.
Why are Mould Inspections Crucial?
Below are some of the most common reasons for mould inspections:
1. You have inexplainable allergic reactions like a runny nose or itchy eyes whenever you’re in a certain part of the house.
2. In order to be certain that the source of moisture has been removed and there are no residual mould.
3. To check if the building or house that you’ll rent or purchase doesn’t contain mould and moisture problems.