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Moulds, like most fungi, break down plant and animal matter in the environment. They can grow almost anywhere there is moisture and organic material such as in soil, on foods and plants and in people's homes just to name a few.

To reproduce, moulds release spores, which can spread through air and water or on animals.


Exposure to mould can cause health effects in some people. Mould spores are always found in the air we breathe but extensive mould contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mould can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms.

It is hard to say how much mould will cause health problems as some people are more sensitive to mould than others:

  • People with current respiratory conditions (e.g., allergies, asthma or emphysema)
  • People with a compromised immune system (HIV/AIDS infection, organ transplant patients or chemotherapy patients)

Always discuss your health concerns with your doctor because the symptoms of mould exposure could be caused by other exposures and illnesses.


Allergy and irritation are the most common symptoms of mould exposure. Less common effects of mould exposure include infections and illness. Serious infections from moulds are relatively rare and occur mainly in people with severely suppressed immune systems. Illness has been reported from workplace exposures to mould. Although symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms seen in people exposed to mould indoors include:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Eye irritation, such as itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation, such as a rash
  • Headache


Inspection Protection are IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians.

We have performed the smallest of mould remediation jobs to the bigger jobs where we have to remove all plaster to walls and ceilings and remove timber flooring and cabinetry. We have the expertise, experience and the appropriate tools to perform your mould inspection and advise on the remediation process.

- We investigate the cause of the mould growth (water and moisture) and perform mould inspections and reporting 

- We perform thermal imaging and moisture detection meter inspections and in worse case scenarios we use a borescope to look inside the wall cavities and areas that cannot be readily accessed without removing building materials to investigate the extent of the mould issues


Call Inspection Protection on 0487 772 757 or email to book in your inspection.

BEFORE: Mould to internal wall of bedroom

AFTER: Result of mould remediation works

About us

With over 35 years extensive experience in the building and construction industry, you can be assured that our knowledge and expertise will be invaluable when you appoint us to perform any of the specialised building inspections that we offer. We perform all inspections to the relevant International & Australian Standards/codes to ensure you the best possible service available.


"You wouldn't appoint your G.P Doctor to perform your open heart surgery.

You would appoint a specialist Heart Surgeon for what ever the $ cost may be.

We at Inspection Protection are your Specialist Open Heart Surgeons when it comes to your Building Inspections."

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Inspection Protection
Armidale NSW 2350
0487 772 757
Inspection Protection

Building Inspections Armidale

Pre-purchase property building inspections and reporting, water and moisture inspections and reporting, mould inspections and reporting, smoke alarm testing and compliance inspections, electrical wiring testing and compliance inspections, rental property independent inspections and reporting to protect your rental bond, meth residue testing and reporting of residential properties

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