THE MOLD REPORT
Presented By D r . M o l d Certified Mold Inspection Company
Mold attacks Daniel
What if your
Volume 3, Issue 3
Island home dream home Is it Mold or not??
July 2008 has mold?
A Daniel Island South Carolina
family has basically been run out In a market where there are Is it mold or not? DISCLOSE, DIS-
so many homes for sale that CLOSE, DISCLOSE - Not matter
of their home due to mold spores how you size it up..... DISCLOSE.
are in poor condition such
growing throughout the structure. Agents are suppose to disclose any
as Bank Repos and Pre-
And this is no small matter. The substance that appears to be mold. So
Foreclosure Sales, Mold is report it to the seller first before you
mold is in the walls, under the often lurking. We hear so start to show it to the public. The
carpets. The house is pretty much much about Mold these seller should be aware that they will
toxic, apparently, and the owner, days, especially "The Black need to get it tested and if it is mold
Toxic Mold..." The first thing you will know and will definitely have
Benjamin Allen, says it's worthless. to disclose it to any interested buyer.
that comes to mind when
Buying or Selling a home? The Allen's have asked home- you think of Mold is usually If it is not mold, GREAT! But if it
tests out as mold have it remediated.
builder D.R. Horton to do some- the back stuff in the shower.
A mold inspection facilitates Remember if it is, you will need to
thing about it, but they're still Actually mold could be any- DISCLOSE it, not cover it
an honest assessment and where in your home and you
waiting on the company to send up! Because once it is suspicion or
evaluation of the property. may not even be able to see detected, it can become a delay in the
out an inspector to look at the
Consequently, it enables both its presence. There are sev- sale of the property. And not all mold
damage. eral types of mold but all like substances are really active mold.
the buyer and the seller to close
Mold is beneath the carpets, in the molds come from neglected Some states requires landlords and
a real estate transaction with sellers of residential and commercial
wall and its making his family sick. moisture in a home.
less uncertainty and fear. It property to disclose in writing the
His 3-year-old daughter Madeline As a home buyer don't be
can provide confidence, afraid to have a mold in-
presence or prior existence of mold.
is suffering the most. The disclosure requirements take
smooth the transaction, and spection. A home inspector effect after the state adopts standards
help both parties feel good "She’s had severe respiratory infec- may not always be able to and develops guidelines concerning
about the sale. The buyer has tions and has been in and out of spot mold. If you are con- toxic mold exposure limits and reme-
greater confidence that there is emergency rooms seeing doctor cerned about purchasing a diation.
home that may have mold Remember mold is dangerous and you
not some hidden problem that after doctor. They're trying to
spend the extra money for have to disclose any mold like sub-
will be expensive to fix, ad- narrow down what is causing this," stance. This is something bank owned
peace of mind. It is much
versely affect their health, Allen added. properties are not and should not be
cheaper to spend the cost of exempt from, if it is observed.—
and/or decrease the value of "When the mold inspector finally an inspection by a licensed Disclose. This is very important -
their new home. did came out, he was shocked," mold inspection company especially with the REO/Bank Owned
Allen said. which is approximately Properties - since they tend to stay on
The seller can show that they $500. For an air sampling the market a longer period of time -
Mold is growing behind the walls so
are not hiding any moisture and complete visual inspec- unattended, vacant and shut up. But
fast that if someone took off the do not think that mold is limited to
problems and that this is an tion throughout the property.
tape, spores would come flooding foreclosed homes.
open and honest transaction. Testing is roughly $175 per
out and add to the toxic levels in sample. It may seem like a
Both the buyer and seller can the home. The Allen's were forced lot of money to spend for a
benefit from a mold inspection. to leave everything behind. home that you do not even
own yet. I assure you that
The Allen's aren't the first to com-
you will be much happier
503.706.7070 plain to D.R. Horton about the
company's homes, either. ABC
finding out if there is mold Martin Kuna, CMI, CMRC
Dr. Mold Inspections
before you purchase rather
Call Dr. Mold for a mold News 4 says that at least 15 other than after. Mold remediation
lawsuits are pending against the and repair costs can easily
inspection, with certified
be over $20,000
Tina Maraj Shah, RE/MAX North Orange County
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I NSPECTION C OMPANY
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