assessment and remediation options with respect to
mould, and has completed many projects in commercial and residential
contamination in buildings can create problems for both building owners
and occupants. Mould can grow on virtually any water affected building
surface. Moulds can cause a wide range of symptoms in occupants,
ranging from headache and flu-like symptoms to serious and possibly
permanent health impairment.
there have been a number of high profile cases in North America
involving the presence of moulds contamination in private and public
buildings. The general public has major (and sometimes
disproportionate) concerns about mould exposure and so, dealing with
mould contamination in buildings requires sensitivity and clear
unique aspect of the internet age is
that information on health issues (supportable and otherwise) has
become democratically accessible. When we are asked to defend mould
response to public meetings, most of the health references quoted are
May Be Affected?
PHH has provided mould consulting services to a wide range of clients
including property managers, insurance companies, engineers, schools
hospitals, building contractors and homeowners. Mould may be caused by
building envelope failure, inadequate maintenance and sudden water
damage such as floods and leaks. Inadequate heating and insulation has
resulted in many residential properties suffering significant damage
from condensation. Even new properties under construction can be
impacted by mould growth if water damage occurs before the building
envelope is watertight.
Many insurance policies have mould exclusions, particularly relating to
pre-existing conditions. Some mould contamination may however be
covered under specific policies. It is important when choosing a
consultant or contractor that they are adequately covered (such as PHH)
for mould in their general liability and professional indemnity
We have conducted microbial projects in schools, office towers, public
facilities and industrial facilities.
Our services include:
- Awareness and Remediation Training
- Evaluating building and HVAC systems
- Microbial sampling and lab analysis
- Inspections and monitoring
- Microbial control programs
PHH Environmental has recently completed a number of major surveys for
mould growth in the UK.
For details of the
services PHH provide in relation to mould please contact us on 02920
49000 or email.