A Few Mould & Condensation Facts


Below are a few facts about mould & condensation, facts as we understand them from our experience and training.

Black mould is class 1 hazard to health which is the same category as asbestos, the only difference is that once asbestosis has taken hold it rarely can be reversed, whereas with respiratory problems caused by mould, it will in the main clear up if you leave the premises for a few weeks ie go on holiday

We can eradicate your mould & condensation problem with our cost effective treatment, as long as the cause or causes of the contamination is found and eliminated.

An expert in the field of condensation has told me that from studies made, most people especially Landlords & Letting agents, talk about lifestyle causing mould problems.

But as he pointed out, for centuries we have dried clothes indoors albeit on clothes horses, overhead lines etc, we have always had baths, washed up, washed floors, in fact everything we now do, we always did.

The factor that has changed is that we now live in sealed boxes, with double glazing, sealed doors and electric fires.

A lot of rented properties have been modernised by the present owners and they do not realise that it is them, that have changed the property into a sealed box.


WHERE CAN THE MOISTURE GET OUT?

And why are property owners quick to blame the tenants etc. without reviewing the reasons why the problems are there in the first place.

All properties require correct heating and venting in order to stop this problem, all too often we see inadequate extraction in a bathroom, where does the steam go if it cant get outside?

All treatments carried out by It Has 2 Be Done will kill the mould spores and rooting system, whereas a lot of those that we do not use will only disguise and cover up the problem and not eradicate it, which means the mould could return and spread.

It Has 2 Be Done work very closely with all of our suppliers and manufacturers of the chemicals used in the complete eradication of mould. Our staff are fully trained in all aspects of black mould treatment and only use products that are recognised within the trade. (this is also specified within our insurance policy, that we can only use items specified for the purpose required, and must be a recognised product with all original labels attached).

It Has 2 Be Done will consider the following factors when considering which if any of our fungicides and treatments are suitable for use: -

- Approval for use under FEPA & COPR. And any other governing bodies,

- Appropriate approval for the intended use.

- The safety of preparation and application of the Fungicide.

- The chosen fungicide must present the least risk to human health whilst achieving effective infestation control.


LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and 1987 (as amended) (COPR) made under part III of the Food and Environmental Protection Act 1985 (FEPA) control the use by It Has 2 Be Done of pesticides and Fungicides so as to protect human, animal & plant health; safeguard the environment; provide for the safe efficient methods of controlling mould and provide information on pesticides and fungicides as required.

Only pesticides and fungicides that are approved and are recognised within our trade, can be used by It Has 2 Be Done (as stated on our insurance policy) for the use of mould control treatments.

Health and Safety in respect of pest control activities is controlled by The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and regulations made under the Act, this act applies to all chemicals used in mould and related treatments

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH) require that suitable and sufficient assessments of the risks to employees created by the use of substances hazardous to health are carried out.


SAFE USE OF MOULD CONTROL PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

Mould control products and materials must be used safely at all times in accordance with the requirements of the following: -

- Manufacturer’s instructions and hazard data sheets.

- The appropriate product COSHH Assessment

- The appropriate risk assessment and safe working arrangements

- It is a legal requirement that ALL products used by It Has 2 Be Done carry an HSE number where such numbers are issued to the products used.

Landlords, councils and housing associations are legally bound to clear any outbreak within a reasonable period of time from notice of the problem, under section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1998.



IT HAS TO BE DONE

Is an old business name for us and we are now known as

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