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Top Reasons to Have a Black Mold Inspection

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

Black Mold in Fort Worth, TX.

Black mold, is a common problem in homes across the country. It can cause health effects.  It has a similar appearance to several other types of mold, making it difficult to identify. That’s why it is important to have your inspector check for black mold before purchasing a home.

Avoid Health Effects

Uncovering the problem during your inspection gives you the chance to have it corrected before you are exposed to it, so your whole family stays safer by avoiding the potential health effects of mold.

Walk Away from a Dangerous Home

If your inspection uncovers a black mold problem, it gives you the chance to walk away from a potentially negative situation. Some people choose to buy homes with known mold problems and hire a team for black mold removal in Fort Worth. However, these homes aren’t for everyone. If you have a young baby or an elderly person in your family, it can be especially concerning because of the potential health effects.

Spot Water Damage

Another good reason to check for mold when buying a home is because it is often linked to other significant problems. Where mold is present, you will often find other signs of water damage, including stains on the walls or soft spots along the floor. Water damage can even weaken the home’s structure, sometimes from the foundation up. Don’t expect the seller to always disclose this information.

Find Plumbing Damage

Often times mold and water damage are signs of problems with the home’s plumbing system. These problems can be difficult to spot on their own during an inspection, whereas mold is relatively easy to find. If you find a wet patch or mold along a wall, there’s a good chance there is a leaky pipe on the other side. This gives you a good indication of the condition of the plumbing system, and the house’s overall maintenance.

Save Money

Spotting mold during your inspection is a good way to save money on the purchase. In many cases, the seller will drop the price dramatically in order to entice you to buy it. Or the seller may agree to arrange black mold removal services so that you won’t have to pay for the restoration yourself. The same goes for any other water damage or plumbing problems that you encounter during your mold inspection. The more the seller repairs, the less money you’ll have to spend restoring the house after you buy it.

If you believe your future home has a black mold problem, contact the professionals at SERVPRO for more information. 

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