Health effects due to exposure to mould can be numerous. Regardless of the type of mould or severity of experienced health impact, mould growth inside a building should be considered unacceptable from a health risk standpoint. Several government agencies and special interest groups have developed guidelines for the proper assessment and abatement of mould contaminated buildings. In Canada, recent guidelines have been published by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) entitled “Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry” (March 2004) while in Ontario the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) has published “Mould Abatement Guidelines” (April 2010).
These guidelines are similar in nature and incorporate elements common to several other guidelines issued by groups such as Health Canada, the Manitoba Department of Labour, the New York City Department of Health, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Common to all is the need to abate mould contaminated building materials under controlled conditions, with the extent of safety measures employed based partially on the extent of contamination. In general, the more extensive the mould contamination, the more stringent remediation methods, engineering controls, and worker protection are required. These requirements have generally been distinguished in the guidelines by employing different levels of abatement (e.g., Level 1, 2, or 3).
Premier building surveyors are experienced with completing mould assessments in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial settings. Owners, property managers, and insurance companies rely on Premier’s quick response time, to ensure that any mould related impact is identified, the extent and cause is understood, and tenant or employee concerns are addressed within a reasonable timeframe. Mould projects will be overseen by a project manager with Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) training.
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