The Sims 4 For Rent Mold Guide: How to Get Rid of It and More

If you've got mold, here's how to deal with it in The Sims 4 For Rent.

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Just like real life, rental units can present a variety of problems, such as electrical outages, broken plumbing, and even ghosts. For those plagued by mold, here’s how it affects your sim and how to get rid of it in The Sims 4 For Rent.

How Mold Works in The Sims 4 For Rent DLC: Types and Effects

Mold is one of the Lot Challenges that can be assigned to a rental unit. There are two different types: Allergenic and Black Mold.

Allergenic Mold looks like green specks. These can be hard to see on patterned floors, especially green rugs but can cause your Sims to become Dazed due to Sporeosis, making them likely to fail tasks or be unable to focus. The longer they’re exposed to mold, the longer they’ll have Sporeosis stacked. My Sim had it for over three days at one point!

Black Mold is a dark pile and can be fatal if left unchecked. At that point, your sim can end up as a Mold Ghost. When a ghost, you’ll be able to spread spores from the grave. If that’s your aim, you’ll need to remain in close proximity to any Black Mold Pile. You’ll know your sim is close to death when mushrooms start growing on them.

How to Get Rid of Mold as a Renter

As a renter, mold piles can affect your mood, how well you function, and the actions you can take. When your sims live in a unit that has the potential for it, you’ll need to take care of a couple extra things while living there to help prevent it.

  • Take out of the trash frequently.
  • Mop up puddles immediately.
  • Keep plumbing clean.

Even when you maintain a spick and span abode, there’s still the chance that a mold pile can appear. I only noticed a pile when my sim woke up with Sporeosis and couldn’t scrub off the spores in the shower. Due to the angle I was playing at, I didn’t see an area on her living room rug. I would use those as hints to go looking for where the mold is.

How to Get Rid of Mold as a Property Owner and Landlord

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As a Property Owner and Landlord, you may get called by a tenant to deal with the mold issue at their unit. You can head to the location yourself to take care of the issue or call a company to potentially take care of it.

As soon as a Mold Pile is present you want to clean it up. You can either:

  • Burn it.
  • Scrub it away.
  • Use a Mold-B Gone Bomb for 250 simoleons.

If you use the treatment, any effects that were plaguing your sim will disappear. If you scrub it, you can then wash away the spores in a shower or bathtub. This option won’t be selectable if any piles are close. Using fire to cleanse the area will start a house fire, which can spread to your sim. You’ll also have the fire damage to deal with after, but the mold will be gone.

Regardless of being a renter or owner, you can’t permanently remove mold from the property. The best you can do, as long as it’s set as a Lot Challenge, is deal with the situation when it spawns.

How to Add Mold to a Unit for Challenges

Mold is an optional trait that can be added to increase the difficulty. Known as Challenges, these traits must be added to rental spaces you build or takeover. Only some of the places that are included in Tomarang already have it implemented. If you want to experiment with it on your property, then you’ll need to add it.

To include mold for your unit, you want to follow these steps.

  • Go to Build/Buy Mode when on the Rental Property.
  • Click on the House icon on the left side of the screen.
  • Under Unit Configuration, select the cog icon for Settings.
  • Click on the Trophy and choose Mold.

You can also use this method to remove Mold as a challenge from a plot you own if you’re over dealing with it.

That’s all there is to know about Mold in The Sims 4 For Rent. If you’re wondering how to become a landlord or how to create the best units possible, check out our guides library for help.

About the author

Ashley Erickson

Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.