Mould testing Mould in NZ properties has become an increasing problem in the past few decades. Over the last 30 years we have found there has been a change in the way we live in our homes. This is mainly because we are more security-conscious and have all windows and doors locked preventing air movement throughout the home, also the relative Humidity in homes have increased assisting in the growth of mould. There have also been changes in the building industry with the way houses are built and the materials used. There is a lot more Cellulose based products. Houses are now basically sealed boxes encouraging mould to grow.
What Mould Testers DO! Inspecting Go into homes, look for and find mould. We do this using sophisticated Moisture testing equipment and infra red Cameras. If there is moisture or leaks, we will determine where the moisture is coming from. If you need a plumber or a builder we can advise. Testing Some moulds are toxic so testing identifies the type of mould. We will advise on the type of testing that needs to be carried out. We will supply a written report on how to remediate.( a scope of works) What type of testing do we do?
Air sampling if there is a danger to peoples health living in the property as required.
Cellotape sampling off walls and ceilings
Bulk Sampling if it is curtains and other materials.
Instant testing identifies whether the mould is toxic or not, although it wont tell you what type of mould it is or the spore count. Apart from instant testing, all testing is done in an approved Lab either here in NZ or Australia.
We will explain to you the steps in the removal of all mould that we have identified in your property and assist to ensure there is the least inconvenience to you our client. At times it may be necessary to seal off parts of the property to prevent cross contamination from one room to the other.
We will assist in finding an appropriate contactor with a scope of works, to remove all mouldy materials and treat all areas where mould has been removed from, ensuring there are no further spores in the affected areas.
We will do post remediation testing as required to ensure the mould does not return. Once mould is established it is very difficult to eradicate. All contaminated materials have to be removed safely, the remaining areas dried, cleaned and treated and checked.
Our clients are: Home owners, tenants, landlords, prospective buyers. Our aim is to improve indoor health and assist with prevention of the breaking down of building materials
Our qualifications are IICRC Water Restoration Tech, Residential Mould Inspector, IICRC Mould Remediation.