When purchasing a home, the goal is to get a comfortable house that fits your lifestyle and needs.
More importantly, you want to ensure the home is a good investment by minimizing the elements of surprise down the line by carrying out a home inspection before sealing the deal.
While a general home inspection will help uncover and address the defective areas of the home’s structure, it might not help you identify hard-to-find mold problems. A mold inspection is never part of the general home inspection.
However, a mold inspection can help determine if the house you’re about to buy has mold.
Mold has many serious health issues and structural damage to the home, particularly wood features.
So, if you go into a mold-infested home without addressing the problem, you risk exposing yourself to a lot of danger. And the biggest issue is that mold grows rapidly in favorable conditions. For example, in a matter of three days, a little mold has the potential to cover a whole basement.
To be on the safer side, we recommend conducting a mold inspection. Plus, if the inspection report indicates mold growth, you can negotiate with the seller to cater for mold removal or cancel the home purchase.
If still on edge about a mold inspection, look at the following signs to check if the home you’re about to purchase might have mold issues:
- The house has musty odors
- Check for evidence of water problems such as water spots and stains, buckling floors, peeling wall paint, etc.
However, sometimes you may not be able to identify the signs, so the best way to be sure is to have a mold inspection.
Let Us Help You with Mold Inspection and Remediation
At 330 Inspection Services, we do more than just home inspections. We can help you keep your home mold-free. Our mold and remediation services also include:
- Mold cleaning
- Mold treatment
- Mold removal
- And more
Call us if you need our services in Jacksonville, FL, and the surrounding areas.