Damp and mould removal and remediation services
Rainbow International are one of the UK’s leading experts in providing comprehensive mould remediation & removal services; diagnosing the causes of damp and condensation, which can lead to mould, combining a full diagnostic process with a plan for remedial action, along with a programme to eradicate the mould problem.
Insurers, homeowners, landlords and tenants can all benefit from the comprehensive damp and mould remediation & removal service offered by Rainbow International, across the UK
Mould is classified as a category one 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.
The Rainbow system incorporates a 3 level process when considering Damp and Condensation issues in any property in the process of mould removal, and damp removal.
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Condensation and damp can often lead to mould in a property, which is a major health hazard and can lead to loss of revenue for social housing providers and landlords.
Prior to any survey we will carry out a full risk assessment including an assessment of ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials)
Rainbow’s fully experienced technical team will then carry out a survey on the property, to identify possible causes of damp penetration and condensation inside the property. They check the following:
General state of repair of the property – evidence of poor maintenance, often the source of water ingress and penetration into a property, including:
Internally the Rainbow technicians will check for visible damp conditions and evidence of mould contamination.
Damp and mould will often be concealed within the building structure – for example in cavities, under floorboards and behind skirting boards.
Wherever mould is evident, there is usually much more of it hidden within the building structure. We employ a wide range of sophisticated technical equipment to identify and analyse the contamination in these hidden areas, such as Endoscopes and Borescopes with attached inspection cameras which allow a detailed internal visual inspection in hard to access areas, without major disruption or damage to the building and its contents/décor.
Following the survey a full report will be issued to the landlord, homeowner, plumber or other instructing party, which will provide a complete analysis of the causes of damp and mould, and a course of remedial action will be proposed which will eradicate the problem, by getting rid of the mould. However, the damp that causes the mould also needs to be eradicated so our programme will also suggest ways of getting rid of the damp.
Upon approval of the summary of works Rainbow will commence the treatment, which depending upon the nature and severity of the damp and mould will include the following treatments:
Concern about indoor exposure to mould has been increasing as the public become aware that exposure to mould can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms including allergic reactions
Mould is one of the major factors in the increase of asthma and other respiratory diseases in recent years and there is a renewed concentration by landlords to ensure that their tenants are not affected by these poor living conditions. Landlords and homeowners often underestimate the severity of mould and the degree of difficulty in diagnosing the causes of this extremely unhealthy condition.
The causes of the mould infestation need to be identified and corrected or the mould will return very quickly. Care also needs to be taken when removing mould from a property.
Simply cleaning with bleach and water will not kill all the mould, and will trigger the release of its spores, agitating the problem and promoting re-occurrence. Mould remediation requires removing the mould carefully and correctly to eliminate the spread of the spores, so that other rooms or locations around the problematic areas are not exposed. This often requires containing the mouldy materials and removing them from the structure.
Damp diagnosis and mould remediation should always be performed by trained professionals who understand the processes and procedures for the successful elimination of the problem.
Rainbow International has many of these trained professionals within the nationwide network, who are fully trained in all aspects of damp diagnosis and mould remediation.
They will inspect your property and issue a full survey outlining the cause of the damp conditions and then propose a recommended course of action to eradicate the mould and the conditions in which it thrives.
I was very pleased with the cleaning and I was particularly pleased with your fast reaction in mobilising your people to return and clear up the snagging.
Site Manager, Arnold Clark
There are ways to remove mould by yourself; however, having a professional remove it completely is the best way to protect yourself and your home. You can risk breathing in spores if you disrupt the mould during cleaning, and at-home remedies aren’t always 100% effective at removing all of the moulds from the surface. However, if you’re having company or you’re spring cleaning, and you’d like to get rid of the appearance of mould quickly, you can take some DIY action. Using water and bleach-based mould cleaner, use a soft brush to scrub away the mould. Make sure you let it dry thoroughly though as if damp remains the mould will grow back.
Getting rid of mould permanently requires the use of a professional mould removal service. If you need to remove mould quickly for appearances, there are mould cleaning solutions, such as scrubbing it away with mould remover bleach. However, these types of DIY efforts will not effectively remove the mould spores that will hang around and create new mould patches on the surface. If you want to be sure mould won’t be returning to your home, get in touch with Rainbow International, which can restore your home and declare it mould free with expert cleaning solutions.
The time it takes to remove mould from your home can vary depending on several different factors. Mould removal services often have to assess the location of the mould, how much mould is present, if it is growing in less visible areas of your home, and the type of material it is growing on (eg. wallpaper, plasterboard or wood). Once these factors have been determined, the mould removal can begin and can take anywhere from one day to up to a full week.
There are a variety of health issues that can arise as a result of staying within proximity of mould. If you have mould in your home, Rainbow International highly recommends avoiding sleeping or spending a lot of time in the room or areas that mould inhabits. Exposure to damp and mouldy areas can inflict a variety of health effects onto you, including allergy-like symptoms such as congestion, wheezy breaths and itchy or red skin and eyes. If you have black mould in your home, it’s highly recommended that you do not spend any time in the areas affected, as black mould is toxic and can severely impact your health in a short time.
Removing mould requires a professional mould removal service to ensure that no mould spores are hanging around and that you won’t see any more growing once they have left. However, air purifiers will not remove mould, but they are a good preventative method to avoid mould growing in your home. Air purifiers can catch mould spores floating in the air, which stops them from reproducing and spreading further throughout your home. So, you won’t see any existing mould disappear from your home thanks to an air purifier, but your home will benefit from any further mould spores causing problems. If you are worried about mould growth, air purifiers are also best used alongside chemical preventatives, such as surface treatments.