When you are buying or selling your home and have your home inspected one of the things that need to be looked for is Mold.

Mold is everywhere

    1. Mold is indoors and outdoors.
    2. Mold is in the air.
    3. Mold is on plants, foods, dry leaves, and other material.

Exposure to mold

  1. Mold can cause health issues.
    1. For some people,a small exposure to mold can trigger an Asthma attack.
    2. For others, symptoms may only occur when exposure levels are much higher.

The importance of mold in real estate transactions

  1. Media exposure
    1.  A lot of attention has been given to mold issues lately, so it’s a common concern for homeowners and buyers.
    2. For homeowners, a mold inspection will either put your mind at ease or make you aware of any problems that could cause delays or affect negotiations with a buyer.

Should you be concerned?

  1. Long term health effects
    1. Exposure to mold can cause respiratory problems, mainly asthma attacks. Exposure to mold can cause pulmonary infections.
    2. For homeowners, a mold inspection will either put your mind at ease or make you aware of any problems that could cause delays or affect negotiations with a buyer. 
  2. Long term health effects
    1. Exposure to mold can cause headaches and runny noses.
    2. Exposure to mold can cause skin lesions.

Mold in a home is a very serious issue

  1. Mold is everywhere, the level of mold spores directly effects the severity of the symptoms.
  2. Not only does mold cause health issues, it will destroy the material that it is attached to.
  3. If a home is suspected of having a mold issue it should be tested. The testing is relatively inexpensive and the results with a detailed report are available in three working days.