21 July 2022
After months of torrential rain, property managers across New South Wales are being inundated with complaints from tenants about mould. And now, with temperatures plummeting, the problem is set to worsen.
Mould. It’s a word that evokes a feeling of dread for most property managers.
It’s important to figure out what’s causing the mould and fix the underlying problem – otherwise it will continue to occur, regardless of how thoroughly the affected area has been cleaned.
A leaky roof, broken pipes, cracked roof tiles and windows left open while it’s raining can all cause moisture to enter a property. Or tenants could be creating moisture themselves through air drying clothes indoors, running appliances without an exhaust outlet, or by over-heating in winter.
Unfortunately, once mould has taken hold, it can reoccur again and again. Mould spores can lay dormant when the environment is against them, but will be reinvigorated once moisture laden conditions are allowed to reoccur.
This is why it’s essential for property managers to take mould seriously to manage tenants’ expectations and protect their landlords’ investments.
Here are some tips if you’re faced with a mould problem in a property you manage.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure, so be sure to educate tenants about how their actions may be contributing to a mould problem.
Is mould an issue in one or more properties that you manage?
The MouldMen team will inspect, treat and provide you with a tailored Mould Management and Prevention Plan.
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