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Mold Testing & Remediation

If you’re following our article series on mold, then you’ve learned about the dangers of selling a home with a mold problem as well as how to go about discovering whether or not your home has a mold problem to begin with. Both issues are incredibly important and so both articles are worth reading (if you haven’t already) before continuing forward with today’s article.

Because you are now aware of the problems with mold, you might want to know how you might go about ridding it from your home. If this is true, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we are going to look at various things you can do if you’ve discovered mold in your home and want to make sure that it leaves and never returns.

Step One: Test!

The first thing to do, and we discussed this in our last article, is to get a professional mold inspection. This is a great idea if you even suspect that mold is present in your home. A mold inspector will come to your home and take numerous samples of the air from various locations. These samples will then be tested to discover whether or not there are dangerous mold spores floating in aggressive numbers throughout the rooms of your house.

Step Two: Remediate!

If the answer is, yes, there are, then the next step is for a full remediation process. One of the benefits of having your home professionally tested is that it is often the case that the same companies that do the testing will do the remediation, cutting down on the number of different people tromping through your home.

While neither the testing nor the remediation is cheap, both are essential steps to take if you want to ensure that your home is mold-free and ready to land on the market.

Mold remediation is a somewhat time-intensive procedure, and usually follows a standard two-step process. The first step lies in treating the mold with various chemicals, killing all of it and preventing it from spreading more spores. The second phase, also chemical based, is to treat the areas where the mold was seen growing in order to ensure that the toxic organisms do not return.

Document Everything

Keeping track of all that is being done with the mold remediation work is a very important element of this process. Prospective buyers will appreciate seeing the care you put into the place and knowing that their new home is going to be free of the negative health effects associated with mold growth. Full documentation will also protect you from any possible legal action that a buyer might try to make against you when it comes to the existence of mold.

Although spending more time and money on a home you are hoping to sell is nobody’s idea of a good time, it is vitally important to eradicate all traces of mold if you hope to receive the appropriate price for you home. The expense will prove itself to be well worth it.

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