The mention or sight of mold can put terror into the eyes of a homeowner. After all, mold in your home can make you and your family sick. If nothing else, it looks disgusting. It can also weaken your walls, ceilings, and floors. If you are trying to sell a house known to have mold, you might as well put a sign on your front lawn that reads “Not For Sale.” The following gives realtors and homeowners some help with being able to spot mold like pros. Once the mold is found and suspected, it’s good to get a professional involved right away to get rid it. The following are some telltale signs that there is mold in the home…
Spots On the Grout
Grout should always be either white or off white. If you see spots on the grout then that you know you have a mold problem. Be sure and clean your grout with natural vinegar and baking powder solution to clean it before a home inspection is scheduled.
When you start up the AC in the spring or summer and you smell a funny odor more often than not there is mold hiding in the unit. If that is the case it can easily distribute mold spores around your home. It is best to call a professional when the AC needs cleaning.
Dots and Spots on the Wall
Identifying the right type of mold, and understanding how to deal with it on your own is next to impossible. Before your professional home inspection start in the basement of your home and look for any sort of deformities, like bubbling or chipping on the wall or wallpaper. blackish or greenish spots on the walls are a dead giveaway that there is a mold problem. If or when you find one of these tell-tale signs hire a professional to do an in-depth inspection. They are the only ones who can treat the problem at the root. you will surely want this completed before you have an open house.
Spots on the Roof Insulation
Attics are one of the most common areas of mold growth in the home. Attics tend to have the perfect conditions for mold growth (hot, humid, and an abundant food source with the wood sheathing). Furthermore, most homeowners don’t ever go up in their attic, so the mold problem is allowed to grow undisturbed – often for years. Once a year is is wise for homeowners to check their attics and roofs. Potential buyers or realtors need to do an inspection if they plan on buying or selling a home. You will need proper tools and guidance for this inspection.
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