Mould can be seriously detrimental to health. It produces allergen spores, irritants and mycotoxins. Continuous inhaling or touching of these tiny mould spores may cause allergic reactions, skin rash, and in acute cases, asthma attacks. Depending upon a person’s immune system and their sensitivity to mould, it can affect the respiratory tract. Symptoms of mould exposure include having a runny nose, headache, sore throat, sneezing, coughing and dry or sore eyes. Some types of mould, like Aspergillus, can cause a serious health condition known as aspergillosis. Mould can also set off the production of bacteria and microbes, which may trigger an inflammatory response in some people. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), increase in microbial agents produced by mould may increase the risk of bronchitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic fungal sinusitis and other lower respiratory tract problems.
If you encounter mould outbreak and the mould is visible, it needs to be treated immediately by a professional. The presence and level of mould contamination can be identified via mould inspection. Experienced mould sampling professionals collect and analyse mould samples for accurate results.
All readings and samples collected during the mould inspection process are sent to our laboratories who are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). The mould samples are analysed in our labs for total colony forming units or total spores count with identification of mould species or genera.
NCPI has highly experienced and qualified mould sampling professionals. Our experts make use of specialised equipment to carry out the mould inspection and testing process. We have years of experience in designing mould sampling protocols, analysis, and reporting. With our services, you can have absolute confidence in NCPI.
If you are a commercial building or property owner and suspect a mould problem, we can help! We operate across all states and territories of Australia. Contact us on 0413 952 683 to discuss your specific requirements and get a free consultation from our experts.