Check for Mold Before Buying a House

Buying a new home? Have it tested for mold

Buying a New Home?

For many of us we dream about the day when we will have a home to call our own.

When looking for a new home, many veteran home owners are quick to give advice to make this stressful time easier to bear. You’ll hear all types of questions to ask your realtor, but one issue that is often overlooked is mold. We’ve got the questions to ask and measures to take to protect you from a potential disaster in the future.

First, it’s important to understand that mold is more than just an eyesore. Mold can lead to serious health risks and can exacerbate symptoms of other chronic conditions like asthma. The good news is, that you have already made the first step in avoiding mold in your new home. Mold is serious, but should you follow our advice you’ll be enjoying that new home without any worries about what could be lurking behind those walls.

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Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming well-informed about potential issues in a house, such as the possibility of water damage due to problems with the foundation, appliances, or roofing. This is particularly common in newer constructions. Awareness of these risks empowers you to scrutinize properties more thoroughly when attending open houses or property viewings with your agent.

Always inquire with your real estate agent during viewings; agents and sellers are legally obliged to disclose any known issues with the property, including past water damage or mold presence. Don’t hesitate to ask, “Has there been any mold here?”

If you’re serious about a property but concerned about mold, hiring a qualified inspector is crucial. The extent of any mold issues should guide your buying decision. Remember, the presence of mold doesn’t automatically disqualify a property you’re interested in. Services like mold remediation and mold removal are specialties at Flood Solutions.

Concerned about mold in your potential dream home?

Discovering your ideal home only to suspect it might have mold can be disconcerting. Consult your realtor and home inspector for guidance. If the home is too good to forego, consider negotiating a mold contingency in your offer, which allows you to proceed based on satisfactory mold inspection results.

Don’t let the stress of house hunting become overwhelming. Flood Solutions Inc. offers comprehensive support with mold inspections, testing, remediation, and removal throughout the home buying or selling process. Contact us for a free consultation at 760-532-3266.

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