How do you know if you need expert mould removal?

January 15, 2024

You may need expert mould removal to ensure stubborn mould growth on your property. Here’s the difference an expert makes, and when you might need one.

Mould is a persistent, serious problem for many New Zealand homes. Even with the implementation of the Healthy Homes standards, an estimated 28,000 homes across the country still deal with constant mould and dampness. While many people will work to remove the mould for themselves, there may be a time when you start to wonder if you need expert mould removal, and what a difference that could make.

Whether you’re an owner-occupier, a renter, or a business dealing with mould on your work premises, it can be an ongoing challenge that’s not just unsightly to look at, but damaging for health and wellbeing as well.

Why hire an expert mould removalist

The challenge when it comes to mould is that it’s not like removing dust and dirt. By wiping it or cleaning it up, you might only truly be removing the physical appearance of mould, but not the spores that cause it to grow in the first place. As a result, the mould can quickly grow back.

The difference with an expert mould removalist is that we have the right specialised knowledge and equipment to not just remove the physical appearance of mould, but to contain and eliminate the mould spores to avoid regrowth.

Additionally, our mould removal experts will complete a site inspection to determine the root cause of the mould growth – moisture. With that information, you can make changes to eradicate the cause itself to avoid further new growth.

When you should hire an expert

If you have been cleaning the mould in your property regularly and keep dealing with recurring patches, it might be time to hire an expert for a clean that will completely remove the spores to stop them from coming back.

Another sign you may need a mould removal expert is if the mould is growing in large patches. This would make for an even more difficult DIY removal job, which would likely just see the mould continue to grow after you’ve removed it.

Most importantly, you should hire a mould removal specialist if your health, or the health of someone living or working on the property, is at risk. From minor symptoms to debilitating respiratory tract infections, mould can have serious health consequences if left unchecked.

PRO Environmental Services for expert mould removal

PRO Environmental Services has the expertise, knowledge and equipment for mould removal in New Zealand. We operate across the Wellington region, in the Wairarapa, Kapiti, Waikato, and Auckland.

Contact us today for a free quote, or get in touch with any questions.