Choosing An Inspector
Some moulds can have health
impacts for some people. We all breathe mould spores everyday.
Visible mould in buildings is often an indicator of some combination
of poor construction detailing, inadequate building maintenance
and/or inappropriate building operation and/or hygiene. Your
inspector needs to commence differentiation between these
contributors through a thorough understanding of the
<house-as-a-system> [HAAS] approach. HAAS is a building science
approach that recognizes the ecology of buildings, i.e. the
interrelatedness of all building purposes, elements, attributes and
processes. Make sure your inspector is specifically trained in this
Details related to ground-sealing, drainage, envelope issues,
building materials, air sealing, heating and ventilation all impact
mould production and visibility.
Maintenance to stabilize or enhance the above building elements and
processes must be ongoing and done correctly.
Operation of the building to optimize hygiene and ventilation is not
readily understood by all building “professionals”, as proven by
conditions we routinely encounter.
Meeting the building code does not ensure a mould-free building.
Media induced mould hysteria masks a lot of real information re:
mould populations and habitats.
Further information can be
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