Get a mold inspection before you show your house

ATKINS_CSI_20110325_143403_01 So, you are selling your home and with the market the way it is today, you wonder if it is necessary to have your home inspected for MOLD. Some property owners fear the consequences of a mold inspection before a real estate transaction. This fear is unfounded since mold inspections have become more common place in the last few years. Especially here in the southern California. A properly conducted mold investigation provides an honest assessment, which in the event a problem is found, allows the owner to rectify the situation and provide a clean bill of health for the home or property.

We have, in the last few years, been called in at the last minute to come perform an inspection so the home can close on time. In a number of these cases, the closing had to be moved back a few days to get the final inspection report. Our inspections consist of a full evaluation of the property with an infra red camera, inside and outside, in the crawl space or attic (if necessary), and checking the entire inside of the home. We check all walls, under all sinks, around all toilets and shower enclosures, the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedrooms and of course, the main part of the home. What we are looking for is moisture. Moisture is necessary for mold growth along with the sheet rock or the wood. If we find moisture in the home that is high enough to sustain mold we will take  pictures of our measurements to include in the report and  lab samples as needed.

So, why should you call a mold inspector before you show your house. One, to ensure that the home is clear of any mold. Two, if there is an issue we can formulate a protocol to eliminate the issue before a buyer walks in the front door. Three, you receive a written report that will give the buyer more security in purchasing your home.

We work throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties and will go where we are needed within a 50 to 75 mile radius. Have your Real Estate Professional give us a call and we will answer any questions they might have for us.