Mould & Damp
Mould is a soft black, grey, green, or blue substance that sometimes forms in spots on old food, damp walls or clothes. Damp is moisture diffused through the air or a solid substance or condensed on a surface, typically with detrimental effects, such as mould growth.
The Airtopia test determines the level of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) — gases produced by growing mould — found in your house. Our analysts are looking for mould and damp, which can affect your health and wellbeing.
According to the NHS, if you have mould and damp, you're more likely to have respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Mould and damp can also affect the immune system. Visit the NHS’s webpage to learn more about how mould and damp affect your health.
Fortunately, both mould and damp can often be treated without calling in professionals. There are early signs that might indicate damp and simple steps you can take to prevent or solve the problem.
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