the following locations
- Brisbane & Perth
We’re committed to our readers and editorial independence. We don’t compare all products in the market and may receive compensation when we refer you to our partners, but this does not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn more about Finder .
Having mould in your home is perfectly normal. But when things start to get out of hand, you'll want to consider getting a professional involved.
Here's everything you need to know about mould removal cleaning services in Australia, including why it may be best to leave your handyman hat off and hire a cleaner to get the job done properly.
A mould removal cleaner removes and kills mould and mould spores with professional-grade products. The affected area is often treated with a fog to kill any existing mould spores and mould mites.
Prolonged exposure to mould can increase the risk of health problems such as asthma and allergies, not to mention its unsightly appearance putting a damper on your otherwise tidy space.
A mould removal cleaner can remove mould from a variety of surfaces including:
For a technical job like mould removal, it's best to hire a specialist. You can use online marketplaces such as Oneflare or Airtasker to find an expert in mould removal cleaning. You can post your job for free, get offers from professionals and choose the best one for the job.
Generally, you can expect to pay $20-$30 per hour for mould removal cleaning. The cost depends on the type of mould, the size of the infected area and how difficult it is to access.
Small spaces like a bathroom could cost from $50 while an entire house can be between $500 to $6,000.
For the sake of your health, you should choose a professional with a number of years' experience treating different types of mould. You can ask for reviews from friends or read verified customer reviews on online marketplaces.
The best mould removal cleaners will charge reasonable prices, can clearly explain what work is needed, will use professional equipment and practices and have years of experience.
The most important thing to know is that you should resist the temptation to clean the surface mould yourself. Once you've committed to professional mould removal, it's best to let them sort it out. Certain types of mould can be identified by what's found on the surface and if you wipe this away, you'll make identification more difficult.
Additionally, don't move anything from around the affected area. Moving things around can cause spores to spread and you never know what actually needs to be cleaned.
Most mould removal treatments can be performed in a single day which means you can return to your property that evening. In some cases, if the mould problem is severe, you may need to relocate for a night or two but this should be brought up at your initial inspection.
When hiring a professional for mould removal, here are some questions you might want to ask before they get started.
You will need to let your mould removal cleaner in and show them around but once they're ready to go, it's best that you find somewhere for you, your family and pets to spend the day. Smaller treatments might be faster and allow you to stay at home but at a reasonable distance from the affected area.
How do I spot mould at home?
Mould often starts as small little black dots or white specks on walls, furniture and contents and usually found in poorly ventilated areas, dark spaces or behind cupboards.
Should I really clean mould myself?
Some moulds can easily be removed with a little bit of elbow grease while other instances require a more skilful touch. If chemicals need to be used, that's when it's best to consult with a professional as some DIY mixtures can be tricky to work with.
Is mould dangerous?
If it's left untreated then, yes, it can be. Mould produces substances that can cause an allergic reaction or asthma attacks. Prolonged exposure can be the cause of reduced lung function.
Whether you own a domestic or commercial property, keeping up with maintenance should be a priority.
Learn about rangehood installation services and how to find a book a quality service online.
Learn about stove connection services, what they do and why you should use one.
How to find and book a quality artificial turf installation service.
Give your pooch the freedom to come and go as they please by installing a dog door.
How to arrange a professional furniture removal and disposal service in Australia.
Here's what you need to know about sliding door repair services, including how to book one.
Here's what to consider if you'd like to hire someone to get rid of your mattress.
A tent repair service can be a quick and cost-effective option if you find yourself with broken equipment.
Hiring an earthmoving contractor service doesn’t have to be complicated; we’ll show you all you need to know.
finder.com.au is one of Australia's leading comparison websites. We compare from a wide set of banks, insurers and product issuers. We value our editorial independence and follow editorial guidelines.
finder.com.au has access to track details from the product issuers listed on our sites. Although we provide information on the products offered by a wide range of issuers, we don't cover every available product or service.
Please note that the information published on our site should not be construed as personal advice and does not consider your personal needs and circumstances. While our site will provide you with factual information and general advice to help you make better decisions, it isn't a substitute for professional advice. You should consider whether the products or services featured on our site are appropriate for your needs. If you're unsure about anything, seek professional advice before you apply for any product or commit to any plan.
Products marked as 'Promoted' or 'Advertisement' are prominently displayed either as a result of a commercial advertising arrangement or to highlight a particular product, provider or feature. Finder may receive remuneration from the Provider if you click on the related link, purchase or enquire about the product. Finder's decision to show a 'promoted' product is neither a recommendation that the product is appropriate for you nor an indication that the product is the best in its category. We encourage you to use the tools and information we provide to compare your options.
Where our site links to particular products or displays 'Go to site' buttons, we may receive a commission, referral fee or payment when you click on those buttons or apply for a product. You can learn more about how we make money here.
When products are grouped in a table or list, the order in which they are initially sorted may be influenced by a range of factors including price, fees and discounts; commercial partnerships; product features; and brand popularity. We provide tools so you can sort and filter these lists to highlight features that matter to you.
We try to take an open and transparent approach and provide a broad-based comparison service. However, you should be aware that while we are an independently owned service, our comparison service does not include all providers or all products available in the market.
Some product issuers may provide products or offer services through multiple brands, associated companies or different labelling arrangements. This can make it difficult for consumers to compare alternatives or identify the companies behind the products. However, we aim to provide information to enable consumers to understand these issues.
Providing or obtaining an estimated insurance quote through us does not guarantee you can get the insurance. Acceptance by insurance companies is based on things like occupation, health and lifestyle. By providing you with the ability to apply for a credit card or loan, we are not guaranteeing that your application will be approved. Your application for credit products is subject to the Provider's terms and conditions as well as their application and lending criteria.