Mould and water damage in a penthouse


Newly constructed properties suffer from leaks and mould problem probably as frequently as old buildings. The difference is that in the old buildings the water damage and mould often develops after a failure of particular components due to age or lack of maintenance in the new building the water damage is usually caused by inadequate [...]

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Rising damp and dry rot in a converted property


I have recently inspected and interesting residential property in the heart of French countryside. The house was a two storeys building with render stone walls and pitched tiled roof. It consisted of a kitchen and a dining room area and the new extension sitting room and an electric cupboard. The new extension was a conversion [...]

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Black water (Sewage) contamination after toilet overflow


Inner city London apartment has suffered from a black water (sewage water) overflow from a faulty toilet. At the time of the incident the properly owners were unfortunately on holiday and discovered the leak only after several week. By this time quite a substantial mould growth has developed on the affected flooring and plasterboard partition [...]

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One problem masking another causing IAQ problems


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 [...]

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Pest and Mould contamination after boiler leak


Water damage to the property is not usually limited to the immediately obvious water staining and possible material deterioration but sometimes escalates into a more complex issue affecting the indoor air quality in the whole property and having negative effect on the health of the  occupants. Water damage to a building is usually not a [...]

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Failed mould removal project

The amount of dust and debris on floor after deep clean

I have been appointed to carry out post project verification after a mould removal in a large property. A contractor has been appointed to thoroughly clean and decontaminate all internal areas of this property. The overall objectives were to reduce fungal spore level in the internal areas to normal conditions and remove any dust debris [...]

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Penetrating Damp – Mould Removal

Water penetration point

Failures in building envelope often result in water penetration through the building construction. Water penetration into the indoor areas may not be always directly visible but can manifest itself through development of mould. In my recent investigation I have encounter such a case.  Cracking of the external render has resulted in water penetration through the [...]

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Hospital mould removal


Our recent mould removal project took us to a large newly build hospital in the Midlands area. The hospital building project was very close to completion when one of the administrative buildings developed serious mould contamination problem. I was invited to investigate firstly the roof cause of the mound problem and secondly to suggest the [...]

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Mould remediation – insufficient drying

Severe secondary mould contamination of ceiling rafters

In January last year I’ve been called to assess mould damage to a two storey detached property. The plumbing system in the dated house has suffered and failure which resulted into flooding of the whole house. This incident has happen over Christmas period and the occupier of the house was not present in the property [...]

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