Surveys are not very helpful

One cause
affects many

Mould formation is a problem with which almost every building has to contend these days. It is usually discovered by tenants or residents. It is reported to the home owner. And now begins the search for the culprit:
the client or contractor, the sealant manufacturer, the tradesperson, the state with its regulations or how about the residents themselves?  A clear answer will only be found in the rarest of cases. Even surveys often fail to shine a light on it and legal battles cost a lot of money.

The mould health risk

Health risk
Mould

Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of mould. Fungus is suspected of triggering or amplifying respiratory problems, irritation and allergic reactions in skin and lungs via its spores and toxic metabolites. It is still unclear which concentration in the air leads to medical complications. However, people whose health is already weakened are particularly at risk. Although the studies have not produced measurable results that could lead to the establishment of limits, indoor mould is a serious hygiene problem that should be solved before it leads to illnesses.

Structural damage

Losing value through
mould formation

A building that is infested with mould can only be sold or rented out with significant price reductions, if at all. Regardless of the health risk, the unpleasant smell and aesthetic detriment can prevent potential interested parties from making a favourable decision. And if the fungal mycelium has managed to penetrate further into the building's structure, only costly repairs can help.