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Mould Removal & Remediation

We will carry out a survey of the property to identify possible causes of damp penetration and condensation inside the property and recommend if any Mould Removal & Remediation action is required.

JHE offer a service of diagnosing the causes of condensation, which can lead to mould, combining a full diagnostic process with a plan for action, along with a programme of Mould Removal & Remediation to eradicate the mould problem.  Insurers, homeowners, landlords and tenants can all benefit from the comprehensive service offered across the UK.

Mould is classed as a category (1) risk to health, as assessed under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System 2000, which is the same class as asbestos. The Environmental Protection Act (1990) classifies mould as a statutory nuisance that must be treated.

JHE has a proven tried and tested process when considering Damp and Condensation issues in any property.

Testing Services

We can provide the following:

  • UKAS registered Laboratory testing and Analysis
  • Protein swab testing
  • Air monitoring/sampling
  • Analysis of biocontaminants
  • Sampling of Air Conditioning ducting surfaces
  • Reassurance air testing
  • Colony forming unit count
  • Bulk or  substrate samples
  • Tape lift sampling.

Mould Removal & Remediation: JHE Environmental use a unique patented product which is proven to kill 99.9% of Mould Spores and Fungi and more importantly it is harmless to human, animal and plant cells.

Unlike some other Biocides and anti Mould products, our process kills the mould rather than just clean or bleach the surface.

While Mould is unsightly it is also a recognised health hazard which the World Health Organisation state may trigger asthma and cause skin (Eczema) and respiratory sanitisation and/or immune system system responses including respiratory infections and rarely hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic alveolitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic fungal sinusitis.  Severe reactions are rare but possible.

A person’s reaction to mould depends on their sensitivity and other health conditions, the amount of mould present, length of exposure and the type of mould.  The moulds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals.  The term “toxic mould” refers to the production of mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death.

  • Mould Removal & Remediation
  • Cost effective and safe removal of 99.9% of mould species
  • Free survey and testing service
  • Cost effective and proven system

Aspergillus various species but some can produce Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin and these are carcinogens.

Penicillium can produce Ochratoxin and is linked specifically to damage of kidneys and liver and depleting the immune system.

Stachybotrys and Fusarium can produce Trichothecenes which are known to be used in weapons of mass destruction.

The extent of mould growth can generally be categorised into 3 levels:

Level  I (Small Scale) Less than 1 square metre
Level  II (Medium Scale) between 1-10 square metres
Level III (large Scale) greater than 10 square metres

Consideration is to be given regarding the position of the mould in the building and appropriate measures and precautions are established regarding the controlled removal method, to prevent the dispersion of mould to other areas within the building and the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning System (HVCA)

Each Mould Removal & Remediation project is regarded as unique and therefore all remedial methodology is ‘task specific ‘for that project.

We are fully trained to:

  • Safely and successfully clear and clean Mould by using an established remediation methodology as part of our Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Technicians use of personal protective equipment ( PPE) when in contact with Mould and the use of HEPA vacuum and air movement and control systems
  • Follow an agreed method on containment, repair, cleaning and disposal of Mould contaminated materials from within the building.
  • Erection of screening, protection, enclosures for containment of mould spores and dust whilst carrying out the Mould remediation work.
  • Adhere to the agreed route of transporting the material from the area of work to the appropriate specific mould waste container.

Our in depth condensation /damp surveys are carried out by placing remote electronic internal and external environmental data recorders in the areas where condensation requires monitoring.

These are totally safe and unintrusive to the occupants.

Over an agreed period time, we collate the data that our loggers provide and using our bespoke computer program to generate clear indicative graphs for our clients of the environment of the property which when analysed will provide a comprehensive report of the days and times that the condensation is formed and its relation to the usage of the property at that time.

Our monitors record when the environment encourages the growth of mould including the date and time specific areas of the property enter into ‘the mould growth’ zone on the survey graphs.

We can provide the following:

  • UKAS registered Laboratory testing and Analysis
  • Protein swab testing
  • Air monitoring/sampling
  • Sampling of Air Conditioning ducting surfaces
  • Reassurance air testing
  • Tape lift sampling.