Mushrooms belong in a field, on the shelf in a supermarket or even in a risotto. Where they don’t belong is in your bathroom! Melbourne renter Ebony Rehannon found this out the hard way when her rental house turned into a breeding ground for mould and fungi. 

It’s every renter’s worst nightmare. Two weeks after moving in Ebony noticed mushrooms growing out of the cracks in her bathroom tiles and mould overtaking her walls.


Mould isn’t only unsightly; it also poses serious health risks when inhaled on a regular basis. Unsurprisingly, Ebony fell sick with a lung infection and was forced to move out of the property in order to recover.

Exposure to fragments or spores can inflame the airways, cause throat irritation, chest tightness and other serious respiratory conditions. Prolonged exposure can have a serious impact on lung function and cause chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma.



Warm, damp and poorly ventilated environments are the perfect breeding ground for and bacteria. All rooms, especially wet rooms, such as bathrooms and laundries require adequate ventilation to ensure micro-organisms cannot survive and thrive.

Open windows allowing natural airflow and ventilation fans can be used to remove the dampness from the air and keep any growing micro-organisms at bay.

Mould-Resistant Products

If you are building or renovating your house you should research ways in which you can stop the growth of mould. There are now materials such as mould-resistant drywall and sheetrock on the market. You can also use mould inhibitors in your paint and on your carpet which brings us to my next point!

Clean Fibres

Fabric furnishings such as carpets, curtains, lounge suites, mattresses and towels can host a magnitude of bacterial nasties. These furnishings need to be cleaned regularly and treated with solutions designed to repel bacteria.

If you don’t want to play host to any unwanted microscopic guests HealthGuard® has solutions designed to protect your home.


HealthGuard offers a range of solutions designed to safeguard your home, office building or hotel against nasty mould and bacteria.

HealthGuard® Premium Protection is the world’s first combined anti-fungal and anti-bacterial treatment. Our solution has been scientifically proven to eliminate mould and bacteria in homes and offices.

HealthGuard® is a globally trusted brand that can offer your business an exclusive point difference in the marketing and promotion of your furniture, furnishings and other products. Give your customers the peace of mind of knowing their purchase is protected by Health Guard’s Certificate of Excellence.

For more information about our microbial solutions please get in touch with the friendly team at head office.