Why try buying or selling a house with moisture or mold issues? It is possible.
No matter how slight the chances of mold exposure, home buyers and sellers have every right to be cautious when mold issues might be present.
What to do to solve a moisture issue before it becomes a major problem
Ideally, you should begin addressing potential mold problems before you ever put your house on the market. Mold cleanup can take time, and you do not want buyers associating your home with ongoing mold issues if you can help it. For buyers, be aware that you can request a mold inspection before agreeing to the purchase of the home.
As a seller, begin by looking your home over as thoroughly as possible. Are there any areas where moisture tends to accumulate? Are there any places that you have not looked in a while, such is behind the water heater, in the basement or in the attic? Have you had any water damage problems, such as a leaking roof or a flooded basement? Examine your house from top to bottom for moisture penetration or accumulation. Not every home has a mold problem, or is even at particular risk of developing one. While every property has the potential for mold in small quantities, not all homes encourage serious mold growth. You should be able to determine where any major water infiltration has occurred, if any, and you should be able to see any major mold growth on exterior surfaces.
As a buyer, pay close attention during the walk-through for any signs of moisture, dampness or potential mold. Do not be afraid to bring in an inspector or request that the current home owners have the situation looked at.
Common Moisture Problems:
- Common Mold
- Dust Mites
- Black Mold
- Rot & Decay
Controlling Moisture, Mold, Rot & Dust Mites
Mold, rot and dust mites all have a common weakness: they all need ample moisture and humidity to survive. When humidity levels drop below 60% they will not be able to thrive. By sealing out humidity from outside air and installing a dehumidifier, you can protect yourself from mold and dust mite problems.
Water damage is the main cause of mold issues. Repair any such problems now, and keep an eye out for mold while making your repairs. If you discover an issue, it’s time to bring in a cleanup and removal pro like AquaGuard Foundation Solutions.
Solutions from AquaGuard Foundation Solutions
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we can help you find easy solutions for controlling mold, dust mites, rot, and humidity in your home. Our warrantied products can seal your basement or crawl space from outside humidity, while our ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifiers keep your space dry and healthier than ever. Address your moisture and mold problems head on, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a clean and certain sale. It is well worth a look for those people who flat out decide they will not buy a home where mold has been discovered.