Dampness or moisture can accumulate into building structures or finishing materials through leaks or due to condensation as a result of insufficient ventilation or faulty construction. Moisture from the ground may also penetrate into the building. Excess water stimulates the growth of moulds which in turn emit many different compounds and particles into the air.
In addition, dampness and moisture may cause materials to start breaking up chemically, releasing compounds as they degrade which would also pollute the indoor air. Inadequate ventilation may increase the level of these compounds in indoor air. A major concern associated with exposure to dampness and mould is allergic reactions, which can range from rhinitis, nasal congestion, and conjunctival inflammation to asthma.
Our team can help you determine the source of moisture in your building, measure humidity in the air and in the building materials and propose the appropriate measure to control moisture indoors. We also investigate the presence of mould, mildew and bacteria, by performing visual inspection of the problematic site and, if necessary by air, surface and bulk material sampling.