Stachybotrys contamination of an inner city townhouse

feature

I have  recently been appointed to carry out an investigation of a possible mould contamination in a stylish inner city townhouse. The property occupants have been suffering from bad musty odours for several months and have started to experience some odverse health symptoms. The facility management company in charge of the property has failed to [...]

Mould contamination due to building structural failure

feature

Old period buildings often suffer from small structural failures due to ground subsidence, timber sagging or material deterioration. These common failures are usually quickly recognised and repaired by the property owners. The situation get sometimes a bit more complicated if properties are tied in long term maintenance contracts. Even though the maintenance companies are trying [...]

Poor air qaulity in the office environment

feature

Office environments are places which often suffer from indoor air quality problems. The reasons for poor  air quality can range from insufficient fresh air supply, poor air filtration, off gassing from furniture and fittings, contaminants introduced by maintenance or cleaning personnel,  building services failures, contaminants introduced by occupants them self, computers, photocopiers and  many others. [...]

One problem masking another causing IAQ problems

1

Water leak in any property can have a have a long lasting effect and some unforeseen consequences. In this particulate case a substantial mould contamination to the part of the property was triggered by relatively small water leak to a modern boiler situated in the loft of a small bungalow. The leak has caused saturation [...]