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Mould Surveys & Reports

Mould surveys can feel like a hassle, but they’re a very important part of keeping a property free of mould, prevent issues that could arise and protect the health of your loved ones or employees.

What are the signs of mould toxicity?

Here in the UK, household mould is a common problem due to our wet climate and ageing homes, offices, schools, and other buildings. If you suspect that you have mould in your home or workplace, you may be at risk of mould toxicity, which can lead to a range of health problems.

Some common signs of mould toxicity include:

Respiratory problems: Mould spores can cause respiratory problems such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may be especially pronounced in people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.

Allergic reactions: Some people may have an allergic reaction to mould spores, leading to symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.

Fatigue and weakness: Mould toxicity can also cause fatigue, weakness, and a general feeling of malaise. This may be due to the body’s immune system working overtime to fight off the effects of the mould.

Skin irritation: Exposure to mould spores can cause skin irritation, such as rashes or hives.

Headaches: Persistent or frequent headaches are common symptoms of mould toxicity, particularly if you are exposed to mould for prolonged periods.

Mental health problems: There is some evidence to suggest that mould toxicity may be linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

If you suspect you have a mould problem, it’s important to take action to address the issue as soon as possible. This may involve a damp and mould survey to identify the source of the mould, removing any affected materials, and improving ventilation in the affected area.

At Northern Restorations, we offer comprehensive and thorough mould surveys to help put you at ease.

The most common issues that we see include:

Damp damage can be dangerous.

What do our mould surveys include?

A mould survey, also known as a damp and mould survey, is an inspection of a property to assess the extent of any mould or damp problems. Our surveys are carried out by highly qualified professionals in accordance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines.

During a mould survey, our specialists typically start with a visual inspection of the property, looking for signs of damp and mould growth—particularly black mould—and any evidence of past flooding or water damage. Some signs of potential mould growth include water stains, peeling wallpaper, or musty odours.
Your Northern Restorations expert will also examine your property’s ventilation and look for any issues with plumbing, roofing, or other building systems that could contribute to mould growth.

But we don’t stop with a visual examination. We’ll bring an array of state-of-art diagnostic equipment to address your problem, such as moisture metres, hygrometers, thermal imaging, and borescopes to detect potential problems in your walls, floors, and ceilings that you can’t see with your naked eye.

Finally, our black mould surveys may involve taking samples for laboratory analysis to determine the specific type of mould and any potential health risks associated with it. Through these and other tests, such as monitoring your indoor air quality, we can determine whether your building has a potential health hazard. More importantly, we can more clearly identify the root causes of your mould problem and recommend appropriate mould removal services to make your home or business safe for occupants.

What do our mould surveys include?

Does a surveyor check for mould?

If you’re planning on buying a home or office building, a qualified surveyor can check for mould during a property survey. These surveys are typically conducted to assess the overall condition of the property, including any potential issues with damp, mould, or other environmental concerns.

In many cases, a surveyor may recommend a more-detailed black mould inspection if they suspect that the mould growth is extensive or if there are potential health risks involved.

Mould surveys are an important part of the process of buying or selling a house because mould and damp problems endanger both structures and their occupants, causing both structural damage and health issues. By having a mould survey done before buying a property, you can identify any potential issues and ensure that you are making an informed decision.

If we perform the survey, you will get a full report detailing the extent of the problem and any recommended remedial actions. This information can be used to negotiate with the seller and ensure that any necessary repairs are completed before the sale goes through.

The Northern Restorations Difference

At Northern Restorations, we know how important your home, property, and family’s well-being are to you. Because the presence of damp and mould can be detrimental to property and health alike, our mould survey services are responsive and cost-effective ways to help protect your biggest investments.

If you’re combating a persistent problem, we offer a range of solutions to detect and rid your property of mould. Our highly trained experts are available throughout West Yorkshire and northern England to perform a comprehensive inspection and analysis of your specific situation and offer solutions that fit your exact needs. It’s why housing associations and landlords throughout the area trust us to remedy their damp and mould issues.

With a keen understanding of the special needs older properties require to maintain personal and property health, we specialise in holistic restoration that comply with sustainable practices and owner preferences.

Whether your property is old or new, you can count on us for fast, friendly, and professional advice and guidance. For further information, call 01484 651744 or contact us here.

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Our Other Mould & Condensation Services

We perform mould remediation, removal and reporting all over Yorkshire. Our team have years of experience dealing with mould, so if you have any questions for us, then get in touch, we’re always happy to help!

Our mould removal services can quickly and effectively tackle mould infestations in any area of your home. We use cutting-edge methods to find contamination, isolate the affected areas & remove any mould from the surfaces. With our team’s expertise, we can also help prevent future outbreaks by controlling humidity levels with dehumidification equipment. Our mould removal services are the best way to ensure your home environment stays safe & healthy.

Condensation control is an important part of managing the indoor air quality of a property, as condensation build-up in a home or business can lead to the growth of mould and other allergens. We have a number of solutions to help you keep condensation under control that will save you money by preventing other issues – without costing the earth! Of course our team have years of experience with condensation, working & living in Yorkshire!

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