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Mould and Health Issues Hong Kong

John Herbert, hong kong energy saving expert, BEAM expert
John Herbert
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Flooding, condensation, or water leakage risks causing mould on walls, floors, ceilings, or inside suspended the ceiling, that moisture is the main driver for mould in buildings, causing mould that can cause health issues in buildings.

Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould purple problem, hotel photo



Water damage, water ingress, or damp can create the perfect environment for mould to grow inside your building, about 1% of the population are believed to be sensitive to mould.

Health Impacts of Mould

Whether caused by flooding, condensation or water leakage the resulting mould can impact your health.

the Artist Norm Yip found mould in his studio causing his health to suffer.......read the SCMP article, March 2019

You do not need to inhale spores or their mycotoxins, direct contact/touching spores can cause a rash for some people.

Everyone is different, with a varying sensitivity to mould, so individuals, in the same building, may have no symptoms or suffer from a range of different health problems. Medical advice reports a range of health impacts caused by mould including:

  • tiredness
  • fatigue
  • lethargic
  • eyes irritation, red eyes
  • headaches
  • rash, eczema, hives, skin irritation
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • throat irritation
  • respiratory problems
  • nausea
  • depressed/unmotivated
  • unable to sleep
  • brain fog/loss of focus

  • Mould issues are not confined to old buildings, in new buildings, poor construction methods or sub-standard materials can leave new hotel owners with mould problems.

    We use high resolution thermal camera (infrared camera) to identify hidden damp and moisture, the first step to resolving mould problems.

    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould purple problem, hotel photo

    Above Photo: Hotel room purple mould growing under window



    Mould a living organism, once mature it releases microscopic spores into the air, these spores drift around on air currents in the room, or air currents created by fans, until they can settle. And given the right environmental conditions, spores will grow, reproduce and release spores into the air, continuing its life cycle.

    mould is airborne



    However, for some people, particularly young children and sensitive adults mould spores can cause health problems, including alleries, headaches, resiratory problems which may cause further complications often requiring medical treatment.

    To stop mould indoor requires cutting off its food and water, simpler said than done. Our expertise is water, we idendify the source or sources of damp or moisture causing mould.

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    hotel and hotel room mould problems
    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould problems
    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould problems
    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould problems
    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould problems
    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould problems
    Hong Kong hotel and hotel room mould problems

    Mold Needs Water

    Surface mold does not tell the whole story, the source of the water or moisture causing the growth of mold is critical. Our infrared thermal imaging camera can reveal the extent, even if the owner is unaware. Yes, we have found water damage in walls, that nobody knew were damage, but we found it!

    We use infrared thermal camera for our expert mold inspections, so we can identify the source and extent of hidden moisture, water and damp problems in buildings that cause mold.

    Call +852 2335 9830 to order a mold investigation today!

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    date: 10-08-20
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