Property damage due to inadequate construction and leaking services

enclosed toilet cistern

I have been called in to evaluate the extent of water damaged to the newly building designer property in the London area. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate the extent of the water damage to the property, identify whether the property is contaminated by black water (sewage water), evaluate the levels of mould [...]

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Mould remediation guidelines – Part 1- New York City Guidelines


Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation  of  Fungi in Indoor Environments New York City Department of  Health and Mental Hygiene (November 2008) Open original document .... NEW YORK city has developed formal mould remediation guidelines in 1993 and since then these guidelines have been subjected to several revisions namely in 2000 and in 2008. The principal [...]

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Deep clean of soft furnishing – Clean verification

Post clean - 97% reduction in mould sporesa nd other particulates was acheived

Evaluate cleanliness of a particular area or an item can be sometimes very difficult and daunting task. More so, if the items to be evaluated are complex and constructed from porous materials. There are virtually no guidelines on what is considered to be clean and what not, with the rare exception of industrial clean rooms, [...]

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Fine particle dust – respiratory and neurological irritation

Air management during decontamination efforts

I was contacted by a gentleman who was suffering from unknown and rather severe respiratory irritation whenever he spent some time in his home. His symptoms have appeared and then gradually worsen since he moved into his new home. The property itself was about 30 years old but has been newly refurbished and re-fitted with [...]

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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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