Things You Need to Know About Mold When Buying a Home

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After previewing a lot of homes you typically know when you have found "the one". As you walk through the property nothing changes that initial viewpoint until you notice a dark colored spot on the ceiling. Is it mold? Should you be overly concerned? Is it fixable? What do you do now?

While the presence of mold can be a serious issue, it can be resolved, often times quickly and fairly inexpensively too. The key is to find the water leak source, seal it, remove any damp materials, and replace them. If you do not have the skills to take on the task yourself, you can hire a mold remediation expert to solve the concern for you.

Mold typically is found in damp areas such as basements, kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms but it can also be found anywhere there are increased levels of moisture, water leaks, and condensation. The lower you can keep the humidity level, and the more direct sunlight the area has, the less opportunity there is that mold will grow.

Take the presence of mold seriously, but do automatically discount a home because it has mold. If you follow the advice in this real estate guide on mold you will gain a better understanding of what it is, how to mitigate it, and it may even help alleviate your fears about this fungi. Happy house hunting!

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