IoT technology is transforming the way that properties are managed. Phil Copperwheat, Information Systems Director at goldeni highlights how this cutting-edge innovation can revolutionise the handling of damp and mould within residential settings. 

Damp, and the resultant mould, can be a persistent problem in residential settings. These issues pose significant risks to the well-being of tenants, but they can also result in costly building repairs for landlords. However, IoT monitoring makes it possible to detect when conditions may lead to dampness, allowing tenants and property management teams to work proactively to prevent the problem from developing.

Poor ventilation, high humidity levels and low internal temperatures can result in the development of condensation, which is a key cause of damp. Placing discrete and cost-effective IoT sensors throughout a property makes it possible to continually monitor these levels to ensure they remain within their optimum range. Should the sensors detect that the levels have become undesirable, tenants will be alerted through a dedicated app, like the goldeni Home Health app, to take action before a problem arises. 

For example, if the sensors detect that the humidity and CO2 levels are high, the app may suggest that the ventilation in the property is improved to allow the moisture to disperse. Alternatively, if the sensors identify that the temperature has dropped below the desired level, the Home Health app may advise tenants to turn up their heating system. 

At present, damp and mould represent the highest reason for disrepair claims and so by taking early action to avoid the development of these issues, it may be possible to significantly reduce claims associated with damp and mould. Data-driven behavioural changes such as these can result in safer and healthier environments for tenants and limit any damage to the property and building fabric. The early detection or prediction of damp and mould can also dramatically cut costly property repairs and extend the life of the property.

IoT technology presents an opportunity for tenants and landlords to work together harmoniously and proactively,” says Phil Copperwheat. “Through a collaborative approach, IoT sensors and apps like goldeni’s Home Health make predicting and managing damp and mould easier than ever before. By enabling early action, this cutting-edge technology can contribute to the creation of healthier environments for residents as well as reduced maintenance costs, implementing IoT technology an essential next step for landlords and property managers.

Further information about how goldeni’s technology can help you be proactive and predict the potential build-up of damp and mould within your residential properties please contact the team on