Carrying out a Damp and Mould Survey

carrying out a Damp and mould survey

History of water damage inside the property Today we travelled to Leamington Spa as we were contacted by a client who had concerns in regards to water damage, damp and mould. Our main objectives of this assessment were to evaluate the extent of the water damage within the property, identify the root cause of the [...]

Assessing Indoor Air Quality in a School

Assessing indoor air quality in a school

Concerns regarding Indoor Air Quality Employees working in an IT technical support room in a school, had made reports of frequent eye irritations, dizziness, headaches and migraines. Their employer contacted us and requested that we carry out an assessment of the indoor air quality to see if this was the cause. The property was a [...]

Occupational exposure to noise in Whitley Bay

occupational exposure to noise

Control of noise in the workplace Our acoustic technicians carry out full monitoring and assessment of employee noise exposures, in accordance with the current Noise at Work Regulations. Individual tasks/jobs are assessed for risk of hearing damage and specific advice is then provided on any actions that may be required. Today we travelled to Whitley [...]

Is poor indoor air quality to blame for respiratory irritation?

is poor indoor air quality to blame for respiratory irritation?

Is poor air quality at fault for respiratory difficulties? Occupants of a residential property based in St Albans had observed that the symptoms of their asthma had increasingly worsened since they moved into the property 12 months ago. They asked us to conduct an assessment of the indoor air quality to see if this was [...]

Indoor Air Quality assessment in Bedford

Indoor air quality assessment in bedford

Why is good indoor air quality important? Good indoor air quality is important, mainly for our health. Most of us spend a significant amount of our time indoors whether it be at home, in an office or other workplaces. Poor indoor air quality can cause a number of symptoms such as; headaches, allergies, fatigue, eye [...]

Indoor Air Quality Assessment in Margate

Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Concerns regarding damp in a dental practice Our client based in Margate contacted us with concerns regarding damp in their dental practice. They instructed us to carry out an indoor air quality assessment in relation to biological contaminants. The dental practice is a three storey terraced townhouse which consists of four levels, the ground and [...]

Exposure to Hazardous Substances in Wednesbury

Adequate control of substances hazardous to health We were called to a workshop based in Wednesbury, that specialised in the manufacturing of intrinsically safe electrical equipment. Our client was concerned about the concentrations of hazardous substances, which his employees were being exposed to during their working day.  The site consisted of one open plan unit, [...]

Mould investigation at a development site

Mould investigation at development site

Evidence of mould contamination  A large developer contacted us and requested us to evaluate an occurrence of mould contamination on a new development site. The development is a former large factory which is being refurbished into a combination of retirement residential apartments, care units and a range of welfare facilities for the elderly. Due to [...]

Indoor air quality assessment in regards to Formaldehyde

assessing indoor air quality in regards to formaldehyde

What is Formaldehyde and where is it found? Formaldehyde has many medical and industrial applications. The ubiquitous low-molecular weight substance is volatile and can be found indoors as well as outdoors. It is found extensively in textiles as well as in building products used in commercial and residential buildings. Millions of us are unknowingly exposed [...]

Mould investigation in a period building

Mould investigation in a period building

Are period buildings prone to mould? Old, dusty and damp period buildings provide perfect conditions for mould growth. In such buildings mould can be found growing on wall surfaces, the ceiling and on interior decorations. The main reason for this is usually the deterioration of building materials used in the construction all those years ago. [...]