Mould spores can cause allergic reactions, especially to people with asthma, allergies or a compromised immune system. Many health and safety officials and building inspectors require that the indoor environment be free of mould. How much mould may be allowed indoors to consider it normal? If you are faced with a question like this than engaging a mould consultant may be justified.
A site assessment always begins with a visual inspection to identify visible mould and water damage. A moisture meter or thermal imaging camera is used to identify building materials containing excessive moisture.
AESA’s consulting services in the fields of mould and fungal contamination include the following:
- Conducting limited and/or comprehensive mould assessments,
- Collecting bulk samples to identify visible mould growth on indoor surfaces,
- Performing moisture mapping, and obtaining temperature and relative humidity measurements,
- Collecting air samples to assess the concentration of airborne fungal spores within a structure,
- Analysing samples at NATA accredited laboratory, and
- Preparing a report.