Lascar Data Pad review for damp diagnosis junkies.

Condensation problems are growing, as are mould issues and complaints.  Those of us involved in damp diagnosis sometimes use data logging equipment to measure humidity and temperature in and outside houses, to help build a picture of why condensation and mould is happening. I use Lascar data loggers and have just bought Lascar’s latest offering; […]

Part 1 of a review of Caoimhin Connell’s presentation to the Property Care Association

November 15th 2011 and I was down at Huntingdon racecourse for the long awaited presentation by Caoimhin Connell. Caoimhin is an experienced and eminent occupational hygienist from the US and was a guest of the Property Care Association.  He came over to talk to us about moulds because many of us openly admitted that we […]

A trip around Envirovent’s Harrogate facility

I enjoyed a trip around Envirovent’s base in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the other day. Envirovent North’s Owner, Stuart Wright, invited me and was clearly very proud to show me around. I was surprised to find that the building houses an assembly plant, where the company’s range of Positive Input Ventilation, extraction fans and heat exchangers […]

Why Yorkshire’s new houses and flats get damp and mouldy

  Modern buildings are often poorly ventilated and tenants end up complaining about damp and mould. It’s a real problem for Yorkshire’s landlords and homeowners, who can’t be expected to know how important ventilation is; it isn’t written on the door when they arrive. Most of my ‘damp’ surveys are the result of mould growth, […]

Toxic mould is a myth – but would you want to live here without sterilising first?

This week I’ve been involved in an interesting mould remediation job. That doesn’t mean that the odd patch of mould is anything to fear; mould spores are everywhere and it’s impossible not to breath them in; every second of the day. However, there are times when some care is needed. . In industry, the toxic […]

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