Mould and Damp Survey Services
We use the latest diagnostic technology and investigative methods when conducting our professional non-destructive investigation of your property to identify all sources of water penetration and condensation in the building. Once the root cause of any mould issues are identified, air samples are taken throughout the property to understand the levels of mould contamination and health risks.
Our mould inspection, mould testing, and sampling protocols are based on established investigation methodologies, government issued guidance documents, and international ISO and ASTM standards.
What is involved in a mould & damp survey?
Our expert mould & damp technicians will perform a series of diagnostic tests to determine whether your building poses a potential health hazard due to mould.
Our comprehensive mould inspection involves the following:
- Detailed inspection of the building and its surroundings
- History of water penetration or flooding
- Consultation with occupants
- Making non-intrusive surface measurements and gathering surface samples
- Monitoring your indoor air quality
What are the benefits of a mould & damp assessment?
By instructing Sysco Environmental to perform your mould survey, you will benefit from:
- A high-quality service provided by qualified and experienced surveyors.
- Survey, sampling and analysis carried out to international standards (ISO).
- In-depth mould sampling in key areas of the property.
- Accurate identification of the root cause of mould and damp.
- A damp survey of the property.
- A thermographic survey of the property.
- Employee, visitor and occupant health risk evaluation (WHO, COSHH regulations).
- Accurate, reliable, and defendable data.
Our team will provide you with reliable information about the indoor air quality in your building, the magnitude of air contamination by airborne moulds, clearly identified root causes of the problem, and we will suggest the most appropriate remedial measures.
Although we can assist you with the treatment of the existing contamination, Sysco Environmental does not engage in actual building work, damp proofing or other major remedial works which may be required. This approach allows us to remain independent and impartial and represent your interests in dealing with relevant authorities should the need arise.
In our mould & damp report, we will clearly state if the property is deemed habitable or not. Our assessment will be based on the guidance published in the 'Housing Act 2004: Housing, Health & Safety Rating System'. We will also provide you with information regarding identified mould species - important information used by medical practitioners when dealing with mould exposure cases.
Why choose Sysco Environmental to conduct your mould & damp survey?
Sysco Environmental is considered to be a mould specialist, and we are confident that our company is the perfect solution for your building assessment needs.
Our laboratory specialises in the enumeration and identification of mould from non-culturable spore trap samples. We perform analysis of the samples for the purposes of clearance verification following remediation projects, or indoor air quality investigations.
We can perform analysis from commercially available samplers such as Versa Trap, Air-o-Cell, and Burkard, and our laboratory performs analysis in strict accordance with the following standards:
- International ISO 16000-20 Indoor Air, Part 20: Detection and Enumeration of Moulds - Detection of Total Spore Count.
- D7391-09 Standard Test Method for Categorization and Quantification of Airborne Fungal Structures in an Inertial Impaction Sample by Optical Microscopy.
What other mould services do Sysco Environmental offer?
Home testing for mould to find out what your exposure may be is increasingly important. Sysco Environmental offer a range home testing kits to help you understand if mould is a concern.
The standard test kit is designed for self-analysis. Place the included plates in key areas of concern, with one outside to act as a control measure. Follow the easy-to-understand instructions and cultivate the mould in a warm and dry environment to assess your potential exposure levels.
Alternatively, our Mould Test Kit Plus includes full mould identification analysis at our laboratory with a short report provided about what moulds are detected in your home or business.
We also offer tape lift sampling and analysis which is ideal to identify the mould species of contaminated surfaces.
To further enhance mould investigation and indoor air quality surveys, our laboratory can offer total viable mould and bacteria sampling and analysis for your project.
Please contact us to speak with a friendly expert to discuss the mould & damp issues within your building.
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