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Why Good Ventilation is Not Enough to Stop Mould Growth

Open the windows more often. Keep the exhaust fans running. These are the most common advice you’ll hear about stopping mould growth. However, these ventilation tips are not enough to stop the moulds from harming your health. It’s especially the case with people who have asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions. They are vulnerable to the spores being produced

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Why Should You Be Concerned About Condensation & Moulds

Most people think that the home is the safest place. But your residence or apartment building could also be the safest place for other organisms such as moulds and fungi which can cause strong allergic reactions to the occupants. In fact, right now up to 40% of new residential buildings may have mould issues. This is what happens if

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

We’re all aware of the hazards in our workplace and any place outside our homes. But are we paying enough attention to where we live? Are we sure that our homes are not making us sick? Toxins, pests, lead, asbestos and moulds in your home can affect your health. These invisible things (or hidden from view) could actually have

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The 3 Most Common Floor Tiling Defects and Complaints

Aside from poor aesthetics, floor tiling defects may also signal more serious structural problems. In the construction industry (and perhaps all other industries), how you do anything is how you do everything. A major defect in one area could also spell defects on the whole structure. Although there are cases when the problem is just isolated, it’s still important

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Keep Your Building Free from Damp and Mould: Here’s How

How to keep your building free from damp and mould? First, a comprehensive damp and thermography report is important in designing corrective and preventive solutions. Then, those solutions should be successfully implemented to prevent possible harm to occupants and other users of the building. What causes dampness in buildings? Dampness is a huge concern because of mould growth (damp

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3 Wall Tiling Mistakes Your Contractor Might Have Left

Yes, there are probably a few wall tiling mistakes left behind by the contractor in your apartment building. Mainly it’s because of poor craftsmanship and failure to adhere to building codes. Whichever is the case, you need to spot those mistakes and correct them early on before they cause inconveniences to your building occupants. 1. First mistake: Lack of

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Why an Asbestos Clearance Certificate is Required?

Why an asbestos clearance certificate is required? This is to ensure that all pieces and fragments of asbestos are already removed. Without the clearance certificate after asbestos removal procedures were performed, people will not be allowed to enter the area or building. After asbestos removal Whether it’s a residential or commercial premise, the clearance certificate is required after the

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Beware of These 3 Common Defects in Building Construction

Common defects in building construction include waterproofing failures, tiling defects and inadequate moisture protection (damp coming through floors, ceilings and walls). These defects result to expensive repairs and even hazards to the end users of the building. For instance, deficient waterproofing can lead to extensive damage of walls and floors. In addition, the water seeping through could serve as

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How to Stop Damp Coming Through Walls?

How to stop damp coming through walls? It starts with determining the cause of dampness (condensation, water penetration, porous walls, pipe leaks). This can be accomplished through a non-destructive method such as Thermography Inspection and other means. Once the cause is identified, reliable and cost-effective solutions will then be promptly provided. For example, the structural dampness might be primarily

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How to Spot New House Construction Problems

How to spot new house construction problems? The recommended way is to request for an inspection. Professionals will then detect problems in tiling, waterproofing and even possible termite damage. Common problems with new homes such as: Improper tile installation (cracks and gaps will result) Waterproofing issues (failed waterproofing membranes, the residence might become inhabitable) Termite damage (this still occurs

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