Mould Removal

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Moulds are a type of fungus that requires moisture and a food source to grow and reproduce by releasing vast numbers of tiny spores into the air which can be inhaled.

Due to New Zealand’s climatic conditions and construction failures, NZ has become an increasingly fertile ground for mould growth in at-risk properties. Some types of moulds produce toxic compounds. Stachybotrys chartarum (black mould) is a toxic mould that is associated with leaking buildings. The mould is caused by leaks that originate outside the building and from leaks with wet areas within the building, such as bathrooms.

If untreated, mould can cause a range of health issues such as respiratory tract infections, allergic reactions, fatigue, and headaches.

Mould growth can often be seen as surface discolouration on ceilings, walls and furniture, and there may be a musty smell.

Leave mould removal services to professionals

Not knowing the source and extent of contamination can lead to further damage if you try to remove mould yourself. A site inspection that includes moisture testing is critical. Our technicians are trained in the latest identification procedures of mould type and location, and can determine the moisture source.

Not removing all mould correctly will lead to mould recurring. Surface cleaning may appear visually to have fixed the problem but the mould spores will still be present.

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PRO Environmental Services provides a comprehensive scope of works and obligation-free quote to decontaminate the area/s identified in the site inspection.

The affected area will be sealed using specialised equipment to contain any further contamination during the remediation process. PRO Environmental Services uses proprietary chemicals that have been proven internationally to treat multiple mould types by destroying the root structure of the mould. Correct drying methods are an integral part of the process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mould Removal Services

What is Mould?

Mould occurs when there is too much moisture within a home. For most New Zealand homes, that comes from condensation. One report found that almost half (46%) of people were living in homes that were damp and mouldy.

What are the dangers of mould?

Touching or breathing in mould spores can cause a variety of issues:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Skin rashes
  • Respiratory infections or problems
  • A runny nose
  • Red, irritated eyes

For some people, the problems can be more severe. This can include asthma attacks. Those particularly affected include young children and babies, older adults, anyone with allergies or asthma, those with skin conditions (such as eczema), and anyone with a weakened immune system.

Can I perform mould removal myself?

You can do basic mould removal at home yourself. Simply wipe with white vinegar or a bleach solution (2 teaspoons of bleach per one litre of water). This is a good option if there is only a small amount of mould and if you are not at risk (such as having other health challenges).

However, if the mould is more than just surface deep or if it is severe, you might prefer to call a professional mould removal service.

What makes PROES different from other companies?

PRO Environmental Services offers expert mould removal in New Zealand homes. We will carry out a full site inspection and moisture test to determine the extent of the mould, and work to remove all of the spores in your property. Without such an in-depth cleaning, mould spores can quickly grow back.