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. Mould inspections are not the most enjoyable DIY project on your list and you might not get the job done since you don’t have proper training. Signs of mould growth in the past and the present are some of the first factors that mould inspectors look into. 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. Considerable amounts of mould can cause allergic reaction for people who are highly sensitive and they can even be the cause of a person’s developed sensitivity to mould if they’re exposed long enough.
Mould inspections have to be conducted within the building, inside the walls and other areas where we wouldn’t want any mould growth going; these areas include the frame of the house. Some mould growths are actually normal enough that you won’t have to panic after seeing them. 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. 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.
The majority would say that a mould inspector’s main task is to pinpoint the cause of the excess moisture, since it is the main cause of the mould growth; without moisture, the mould wouldn’t stand a chance. 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 is a Mould Inspection Crucial?
Here are some of the most common reasons for hiring a mould inspector:
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 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.