Mould Testing Sydney | Nanotise

Mould Testing Sydney

Mould Testing Sydney | Nanotise

Residential Mould Removal

Mould is a common concern for many homeowners, not only in Sydney but also across its suburbs. One of the most frequent questions people ask when faced with a potential mould problem is, “how do you test for mould in your house?” especially because Sydney’s unique climatic conditions can present its mould challenges. At Nanotise, based in Sydney, we aim to address all these concerns, offering comprehensive mould testing services.

How do you test for mould?

Mould, including the notorious black mould, can lurk in corners of the house without homeowners even being aware of its presence. The first step in identifying the problem is usually a visual inspection. Common signs of mould growth include discoloration, an earthy or musty odor, and visible growth on walls, ceilings, or other surfaces. But when you cannot see the mould or when it has spread extensively, you need more advanced methods.

There are multiple ways to test for mould:

  1. Home Mould Test: This usually involves a mould testing kit that you can purchase from a store. These kits generally allow homeowners to take samples from their house and send them for lab testing.
  2. Mould Testing Technician: For a more thorough inspection, hiring a mold testing technician is advisable. These professionals come equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to identify mould, even in the hard-to-reach places.
  3. Mould Toxicity Test: This is essential if you suspect that the mould in your home may be of the toxic variety. A mould toxicity test will determine the danger level of the mould spores in your environment.
  4. Surface Sampling: This involves taking samples from various surfaces in the home, such as walls, floors, and furniture. These samples are then sent to a laboratory to identify the type and concentration of mould.
  5. Bulk Sampling: This involves collecting pieces of material from the home and examining them under a microscope to detect mould.

Can you test air for mould?

Yes, air can be tested for mould. Air sampling can detect mould spores present in the atmosphere of your home, even if the mould isn’t visible. There are different methods for air sampling:

  • Impaction Samplers: These collect mould spores on a sticky surface.
  • Cassette Samplers: These use airflow to capture mould on a slide which can then be examined under a microscope.
  • Airborne Particle Samplers: These capture mould spores onto a culture dish which can be incubated to determine types and concentrations of mould.

How do you test for mould in the air at home?

To test for mould in the air at home, you can use DIY mould testing kits available in stores or online. These kits often include petri dishes filled with a growth medium. You’d expose the dish to the air for a set period, and then cover and allow it to incubate for a specific time. If mould grows, it indicates the presence of mould spores in the air.

Home mould tests can provide a basic understanding of whether mould is present in your environment. They are affordable and easy to use. However, they often don’t differentiate between types of mould or provide a measure of concentration. Given the wide variety of mould types and the differing health risks they pose, professional testing is recommended for a comprehensive analysis. Furthermore, interpreting results can be challenging without expertise, and there’s a risk of false positives or negatives.

For more accurate results, you should hire professional mould removal experts (Call us now on 1800 NANOTISE) who can use advanced equipment to detect and identify mould species and concentrations.

Is there a tool to detect mould in walls?

While there’s no single tool that can definitively “detect” mould through walls, several devices can help in identifying conditions conducive to mould growth or areas where mould might be present:

  • Moisture Meters: These devices measure the moisture content of walls, and since mould thrives in moist conditions, high moisture readings can indicate a potential mould problem.
  • Borescopes: This is a tool with a small camera on the end that can be inserted into tiny holes in the wall to visually inspect for mould growth in hidden areas.
  • Infrared Cameras: These can help identify temperature differences within walls, indicating moist or wet areas where mould might be growing.

Always remember that while these tools can aid in mould detection, confirming its presence and type often requires professional expertise and laboratory analysis.

How much does mould testing cost in Australia?

The cost of mould testing in Australia varies based on several factors, including the size of the area being tested, the type of tests being performed, and whether a professional technician is involved. On average, basic mould testing kits might cost between AUD $30 to $50. In contrast, professional mould testing services, including inspection and lab analysis, can range from AUD $300 to $1,500 or more, depending on the extent of the service. However, at Nanotise we offer free mould inspections in Sydney.


Not everyone needs it, but we’re able to provide a comprehensive range of air and surface sampling, which is sent to independent laboratories for analysis and reporting. 

Mould will keep growing until treated, so don’t delay – contact us now to arrange a FREE mould inspection.

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  • Safe, effective and long-lasting treatment of mould and odours
  • We don’t just kill and remove mould, we physically protect against it coming back!

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For those typing in “mould testing near me” or specifically “mould testing Sydney”, Nanotise is your local solution. Our team of experts ensures prompt and effective service, especially for Sydney residents.

Testing for Mould Exposure

Exposure to mould can lead to various health issues. Thus, it’s not just about testing your house for mould presence but also about ensuring that its inhabitants are safe. To test for mould exposure, there are specific tests that can check for mould toxins in the system. If you’re concerned about exposure, especially to black mould, seeking medical advice alongside household testing is crucial.

Mould Testing Kit vs. Professional Services

While a mould test kit can offer a basic idea of the mould situation in your home, professional mould testing services provide a more comprehensive overview. Not only can professionals detect mould, but they can also determine its type, source, and recommend the best course of action.

Why Choose Nanotise for your Mould Testing in Sydney?

At Nanotise, we understand the concerns that come with suspecting mould in one’s home. Whether you’re looking for a basic mold test or an extensive examination involving mold testing technicians, we’ve got you covered. Our commitment to Sydney residents is unwavering, ensuring timely and efficient services every time.

So, whether you’re concerned about potential mould toxicity, are looking for a mould testing kit, or need a complete house mould testing service, remember the name Nanotise. Located and serving the heart of Sydney, we’re here to ensure your home remains mould-free.

NANOTISE can help remove and eliminate mould from your home

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Nanotise is a trusted, second-generation family business making Sydney homes safer and more hygienic for almost 15 years.
No matter how big or small your mould problem, our 4-step process is the same and our methods and products are world class.

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We inspect your whole property – not just the parts where you can see mould. Unlike some mould companies, we check ceiling, sub-floor and wall cavities, as these spaces are often the original source of mould. We take photographs and moisture readings and issue you a comprehensive report within 24-48 hrs that includes our findings, a proposed treatment and itemised quote.

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Whether the job is simple or complex, our processes will physically destroy mould cells or render them inactive. For visible surface mould we apply an antifungal and antibacterial; for serious mould contamination, and for mould that’s in hard-to-reach ceiling, floor and wall cavities, we may also use chlorine dioxide gassing.

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Killing mould won’t physically remove it, so we hand clean to remove the mould from every affected surface; walls, ceilings, furniture, ornaments and items of clothing. Using our exclusive antimicrobial and antifungal, we disinfect and sanitise all affected surfaces.

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We use specially designed foggers to apply a long-lasting microscopic physical barrier to all surfaces. This hospital-grade silane quat antifungal technology is proven to defend surfaces against mould (and bacteria and viruses) for extended periods of time.

customer feedback

"We had a significant mould problem at our house that was causing health problems. Nanotise Mould Removal actually came and diagnosed the root cause of the problem. The mould was gone and it hasn't come back. Highly recommend."

Paul P.
Verified Customer

When you walk back into your home, you’ll be amazed at the difference that a Nanotise treatment can make. It doesn’t just look and smell cleaner – it actually feels better!

Bathroom Ceilings

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Mould is common on bathroom ceilings. A Nanotise treatment helps stop the mould coming back.


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Even if stains remain after cleaning stubborn mould, any surfaces treated by us will be safe for repainting.

Windows & Shutters

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Keeping windows and shutters free of mould reduces the risk of mould entering your home through the window.


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Mould in cupboards can quickly spread to clothing and personal items, especially if ventilation is poor.


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We treat a range of furniture. Mould on the lower parts of furniture can indicate mould in the sub-floor cavity.

Shoes & Clothing

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Depending on the level of contamination, we safely and effectively treat a range of clothing and accessories.

“Every day we make a real, long-lasting difference to the lives of our customers. We make homes safer for the people who live there. We work hard for that outcome and love that we can genuinely help.”
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As host of a prestigious Sydney Air BNB, we needed a quick, professional and comprehensive service. The Nanotise team went over-and-above to deliver an outstanding result. We opted for a full suite of services, including sanitisation, mould management and cleaning. I highly recommend them.
Leila Carey | EA to HNWI
For 8 months my 5 year old son had not slept a full night because of an ongoing respiratory complaint and he had not responded to specialist medical treatment. I called on No Germs who found that I had a mould problem which they duly treated. Within 3 days my son was sleeping right through the night. His respiratory ailment has gone.
Helen K | Homeowner, Northbridge NSW
We had an outbreak of Norovirus (gastro) among the children and carers totalling around 12 cases, and we closed the centre. I immediately contacted No Germs who responded straight away and came to treat the premises. We reopened the centre the following day and had no additional cases reported (even several weeks later).
Jeffrey Y | Director, Happy Faces
Early Learning Centre
Since 2009 No Germs have carried out regular treatments and servicing to enhance our already stringent protocols of food hygiene and sanitising, which has enabled us to ensure we offset any risk. I would highly recommend them and their services.
Dean M | Peppercorn Food Company
We had a significant mould problem at our house in Ryde that was causing health problems. We had tried to deal with the mould before and paid lots of money but the mould still came back. No Germs actually came and diagnosed the root cause of the problem. Peter arranged to improve the sub floor ventilation and then treat mould with a non-toxic solution. The mould was gone and it hasn't come back. Highly recommended.
Paul P | Homeowner, Ryde NSW
For the last 12 months we have engaged No Germs to treat production areas producing high risk products. APT results have validated their work and we have consistently been impressed.
Grant C | General Manager, Pioneer Poultry
No Germs have a desire to get in and get the job done, and take pride in their work delivering results. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other companies and in fact I have done so already.
Kevin B | National Quality &
Food Safety Manager, Green's Foods