Mold: A Serious Health and Wallet Concern!

These days everyone is paying more attention to their health. So the question is: why not take the same care in maintaining your living area? There are all kinds of health concerns in the home, some are easy to deal with, some are not so simple. One of the more controversial health hazards in the home is the presence of mold. Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that requires a dark, damp atmosphere in which to grow. Mold grows on organic materials such as wood. This means that there are quite a few spots in your home that mold could likely grow on. Now, if your home is watertight, as it should be, then mold will not be a huge concern. The presence of mold is usually an indication that there is a leak of some kind, somewhere in the home. Ideal places for mold to grow are in the attic, basement, kitchen and bathrooms.

Another place that mold can find a foothold is in appliances such an indoor vented dryers or humidifiers. What you should look for is locations in your home that are moist on a regular basis. Mold is most likely to aggravate those who are allergy-prone or those with compromised immune system. The presence of Mold brings a host of allergy-like symptoms like itchy eyes, congestion, runny nose and sneezing. People who have existing respiratory conditions will likely to be sensitive to the growth of mold.

The real concern with mold is that it can easily take hold in a home and not be easily detected. This is why it is critical to ensure that your home is dried properly and those lingering damp areas are not infected with mold.. A lot of the time, mold can grow in little corners and in areas that never get looked at and by the time it is noticed, its out of control. Keep the temperature and humidity low. Mold thrives in a warmer moister atmosphere. If you find any objects or items that have mold on them, its a good idea to simply throw them away. If you cannot throw them away, freezing them will kill all the active mold spores. After this simply make sure the area is bone dry, if you keep the area dry, chances are that mold will not develop.

We see a lot of homes in any given week and a surprising number of them are contaminated with mold and homeowners have no idea how expensive mold remediation is! We at DC House Buyers was about to purchased a home in NE DC in March 2016 but upon further inspection we have to cancel our contract because the tenants that had been living in the house failed to inform the landlord that the house had a serious mold issue. After our contractor inspected it and we had a mold remediation specialist look at it  the cost for removing/remediating the mold was $22,000!

Homeowners are then shocked at the price we are able to offer them so to avoid any shock or depreciation to the value of your home please check regularly for MOLD and if you identify some mold make sure you handle the situation immediately or it will cost you greatly in your health and or wallet down the road.

However, if you have a home that is infested with mold and want to sell it quickly and hassle free contract us by filling out your property information by clicking here, or call 202-888-0560.

About Sir Ashley Harrison

Sir Ashley Harrison is a full-time real estate investor and non-practicing attorney. He does deals throughout the country.

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