A Mould Inspections is a non-invasive visual examination of a area of the building to identify and report on conditions that have led to water intrusion, water damage and conditions conducive to microbial growth.
Persistent dampness and microbial growth on interior surfaces and in building structures should be avoided or minimized, as they may lead to adverse health effects.
Building standards and regulations with regard to comfort and health do not sufficiently emphasize requirements for preventing and controlling excess moisture and dampness. Microbes propagate rapidly wherever water is available. The dust and dirt normally present in most indoor spaces provide sufficient nutrients to support extensive microbial growth.
Indicators of dampness and microbial growth include the presence of condensation on surfaces or in structures, visible mould, perceived mouldy odour and a history of water damage, leakage or penetration. Thorough inspection and, if necessary, appropriate measurements can be used to confirm indoor moisture and microbial growth.
The mould report includes a full description of where the mould was found, how it is entering the building, identifies the type of mould and advises of remedial action to be take in order to eliminate future mould growth.
The inspection report shall give an account of:
- moisture intrusion,
- water damage,
- musty odours,
- apparent mould growth, or
- conditions conducive to mould growth
A Mould Inspections is valid for the date of the inspection and cannot predict future mould growth. Because conditions conducive to mould growth in a building can vary greatly over time, the results of a Mould Inspections (examination and/or sampling) can only be relied upon for the point in time at which the inspection was conducted.