A Diagnostic Approach to Condensation and Mould

Make data your friend! Develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to understand more deeply a clients condensation and mould problems and how you can better remedy the issue with our condensation, atmospheric moisture and mould training course. 

Open to both PCA members and non-members alike, This one day course provides delegates with the ability to analyse raw information collected by atmospheric data loggers, and present this in a way that can illustrate clearly to the homeowner or property professional what is happening in the occupied house. It will also assist in devising rectification strategies and help allow practitioners to take the guesswork out of atmospheric moisture monitoring.

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Structure of the diagnostic training course

The training day will be a mix of classroom lecture and practical, hands-on sessions.

The morning will focus on: data collection, understanding the relationships between moisture production, vapour pressure, air movement and relative humidity.

The afternoon will focus on: how to use and place data loggers and temperature recording devices and to utilise spreadsheets and laptop computers to interpret and manipulate raw figures collected from site.

Topics covered will include:
  • Understanding relative humidity, vapour pressure and environmental moisture
  • Water vapour in buildings and its origin
  • Mould growth, biology of mould and toxic moulds
  • Measuring environmental moisture
  • Assessment of collected data
  • Case studies
  • Practical assessment of environmental moisture
  • Use of hygrometers, surface temperature thermometers and data loggers
  • Analysis of data loggers and production of data in graphical form

Upon completion of the condensation, atmospheric moisture and mould course, candidates will receive a certificate of knowledge and attendance.

Benefits of our diagnostic course

  • The knowledge gained from the course will put you at the forefront of the industry at a time when condensation problems are becoming an increasingly common problem.
  • The drive to make homes more energy efficient will also result in your skill-set being more in-demand than ever before.
  • You can choose how your training is delivered, whether that is at our dedicated training facility, or if it is more convenient for you and your team then we can come to you and provide in-house training.

Complete moisture management training

Our condensation training can be taken on its own or in conjunction with our other moisture management suite of courses. Other courses you may be interested in attending are:

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Residential ventilation masterclass

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Summary: Dates and fees
Level: Surveyor
Duration: One day
When: April 2020 – Thurs 16th
November 2020 – Weds 11th
Fees: Members: £185+ VAT, non-members: £240+ VAT

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What candidates have said about the course

“Excellent course – best one I have attended in relation to this subject.” (course delegate)

Contact us about our condensation, atmospheric moisture and mould training

For more information about the course simply give us a call on 0844 375 4301 or complete our online enquiry form below. Alternatively you can reserve your place on your preferred dates straight away by by completing the booking form.

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