The Clear Mould fogging service is so effective that the treatment comes with a 3-month guarantee that the mould will not return.
Mould can be a health risk to tenants, and a risk to the value of rental returns, so it makes sense to treat and try to prevent the spread of mould in a rental property.
Mould is a clear sign of moisture. This could be occurring because the house is not ventilated sufficiently, it has a leak, or there is rising damp. When mould occurs in a rental property, disputes can arise over who is responsible and how to treat the problem.
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If your property has been recently vacated and there is an existing mould problem from poor ventilation, our Clear Mould fogging treatment will provide you with a comprehensive mould solution.
Mould will often leave discolouration and it is tempting to simply paint over the surface. But mould can’t just be painted over; if it is not killed properly before painting it will simply grow behind the paint.
The mould removal process
After the initial assessment, we will pre-spray all mould hot spots where mould is visually concentrated with our preparation solution.
This kills mould spores and helps prevent them from being released into the air, and also prepares the surface for Zoono® application.
We then use our industrial fogging machines to fog the entire space with Zoono®.
The process of fogging allows the product to dry-penetrate surfaces to inhibit and kill organic growth (such as mould) without damaging anything in the space.
Treatments usually take no more than 3 or 4 hours, and tenants can come back into the space shortly after treatment is completed.
Book a mould inspection
Want to know the cause and treatment for your mould problem? Book an inspection with us and we will provide you with a comprehensive report including:
Moisture readings for rooms in your home
Identification of the causes of your mould
A detailed quote for cleaning and removal
Recommendations to improve ventilation and reduce the chance of mould returning.
If you are concerned that your home may contain toxic black mould, we can also undertake the black mould swab test, which we send away for laboratory testing. (This test incurs an additional $100 charge.)
Once you have accepted our quote, we book a time convenient to you to remove the mould.
What actions can you take to prevent mould on your rental property?
- Check for leaking pipes and blocked gutters
- Insulate the property
- Provide window stays to encourage tenants to ventilate the property while not at home
- Book in a Clear Mould fogging service every autumn to minimise winter mould growth
- Don’t use gas heaters
- Don’t dry clothes inside
- Open windows regularly to properly ventilate the house
- Wipe damp window sills
- Run a dehumidifier
It is a good idea to educate your tenants at the start of the tenancy about strategies to prevent mould and dampness. Failure to do so may result in the tenant pursuing you in the Tenancy Tribunal court for personal belongings that have been ruined by mould. If you can’t prove it was the fault of the tenant, you may find yourself liable.
Sometimes neither the landlord nor the tenant is responsible for causing mould. Mould can result from positioning of a house that doesn’t get a lot of sun, or the true cause may remain a mystery. It’s important for the landlord and the tenant to communicate and take measures to try to identify the root of the problem.
In the meantime, it’s essential that the tenant cleans any build-up of mould. Leaving mould on ceilings and walls is a health hazard for all people living in the home.
Whether you’re a tenant, home owner or property manager, feel free to get in touch by calling 0800 399 378 or send us a message through our contact form.
We are happy to help provide you with a quote, a detailed assessment or indication of costs.