Are your tenants showering with the door open?
Using data collected from environmental monitoring devices in a property, you are able to clearly see when bathroom humidity is increased by showering.
When doors are left open after showering, humidity across a whole property is affected, and can lead to an increased risk of damp and mould.
By understanding when this is happening, housing providers can educate their tenants and ensure that disrepair claims are mitigated.
Are your tenants cooking without lids on pans?
Humidity can be influenced by various factors, including cooking practices such as cooking without lids.
In-property environmental monitoring can show you when spikes occur in a day, giving you the information to understand what is causing an issue and issue education problems, mitigating the risk of disrepair claims.
Are there ongoing infrastructure issues you don't know about?
Infrastructure issues can go unnoticed for a long time, until they start to cause issues that lead to damp & mould.
In-property environmental monitoring can help you pick up on infrastructure issues before damp and mould occurs, and mitigate the risk of disrepair claims.
Identifying Damp and Mould
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Testing emergency lighting equipment is a time consuming and costly job. It is often left to the facilities manager or buildings manager who have not always been given the training required to take on such an important responsibility.
There are also other drawbacks to manual testing, including:
Manual testing disrupts normal building use, and takes the facilities manager away from other tasks, since it requires tested areas to be vacant for 24 hours following a duration test.
Lack of maintenance planning
A lack of fault and repair history for the light fittings makes future maintenance planning difficult and inefficient.
Records are often poorly kept, if at all, and standardised records and management processes are often lacking.
Damp and Mould Risk
Identifying the causes of damp and mould is difficult, but humidity is a key factor.
Humidity can be influenced by three factors:
Failing building infrastructure
Highly efficient building insulation upgrades without the corresponding ventilation upgrades
Mould likes warm and humid conditions to grow and spread.
Mould thrives in the following conditions:
Humidity levels above 60%.
Temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees.
Mould spores will begin to grow rapidly 24 to 48 hours after these conditions occur. As this temperature is the average comfort setting for houses in the UK, managing the humidity is the only option when tackling damp and mould issues.
No landlord wants to supply a sub-standard home, but how do you know where the problems lie?
Without data and telemetry to identify the real cause of damp and mould, housing providers and their tenants are left at risk the effects of damp and mould.
BCM is the fully agnostic heating monitoring and controlling device, helping you to understand how heating is being used and its impact on a situation.
MultiDOT is the in-property temperature and humidity monitor. Devices are placed around a property and give an understanding of the environmental conditions and risk factors affecting damp and mould.
The Surveyor Cube is the all-in-one kit for in-property environmental monitoring.
Designed to be easy to install, and simple to use, Surveyor Cube can start to provide you with data immediately.
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