Green Building Solutions International

Mould Inspection and Assessment

With a non-invasive infrared survey Green Building Solutions will assess moisture levels of walls, ceiling and floors, locate unwanted moisture and existing mould growth, and test air to identify the variety of mould spores. Determining the type of mould spore is important because types of mould are indicators of water damage and potential health hazards.

As our understanding of both acute and chronic health problems associated with indoor pollution increases, the importance of managing moisture infiltration into buildings becomes very critical. Water damaged building materials and furnishings, if not appropriately handled, can become significant sources of microbiological contamination in building environments leading to potential health problems for occupants ranging from simple irritation to allergic responses to hyper sensitivity diseases.

Why should your building have a Moisture Infiltration Inspection?

Moisture Infiltration is a serious problem for building owners. It can shorten the life of the structure, increase energy costs and adversely affect the indoor air quality of the building or home. Owners may not see or smell evidence of a moisture infiltration problem until water leakage has caused widespread damage. Window, door and roof leaks as well as defective plumbing, cracked and delaminated plaster rendering , structural deficiencies or improperly installed mechanical or electric equipment are frequently causes of water intrusion and moisture problems. Because water has a unique thermal ability to retain heat, water leaks and moisture infiltration project an identifiable thermal range. This is good news for building and home owners because problem areas can be found and then resolved.

Why have a Professional Mould Assessment?

Mould is a cause of increasing concerns, with many case studies linking mould to a wide range of adverse effects on respiratory health. Moulds can produce adverse health effects in humans through exposure by inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Because molds produce allergens and irritants, it is common for exposed individuals to experience: hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and red eyes, skin rash, aggravation of asthma, nasal and sinus congestion, as well as irritated eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Excessive exposure to legionella mould spores can lead to contacting legionnaires disease.

When you suspect mould, the first step is a professional mould assessment. Mould spores, mould colonies and damage are often not visible on wall and ceiling surfaces until damage has reached a significant level and may be creating unhealthy air quality. Green Building Solutions uses high resolution infrared imaging and air quality sampling to immediately provide non-invasive evidence of potential conditions that lead to mould.