This busy, commercial property is in a suburb, just south-east of Melbourne’s CBD.
We were contacted by one of our property management clients to investigate mould at the property. Upon consultation with the current occupants, it was established that the property was being used as a tropical aquarium and reptile shop.
Our technician attended and found excessive visible mould on most areas of the property, particularly the upstairs storerooms; four storerooms in total. Our state-of-art equipment was used to determine that the humidity from the downstairs tanks were the cause of the mould.
With the tropical fish tanks operating in the premises, the water heaters will maintain the tropical temperatures. The high temperature water will evaporate, causing higher humidity. This, along with periodically refilling the tanks, to maintain a certain level, provided an ideal environment for mould growth.