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Residential Mold Removal Tips

[ 0 ] May 6, 2010 |

Residential Mold Removal

Residential mold removal is a must no matter what type of home you’re planning to own. And while it’s pretty obvious that older homes can become very susceptible to mold, even more surprising in the fact that a brand new home that has just been built can as well.

Black mold can be extremely dangerous and is often a common problem for those who live in a climate with a lot of humidity. Black mold is very toxic and can cause respiratory problems, nausea, dizziness urinary tract infections, memory loss, nose bleeds, ear aches, blurry vision, hearing loss, and other serious health related problems when you’re exposed to it.

So, if you’re thinking about purchasing an older home, you’ll want to  request to have a professional inspection done for mold before you make that final deal. Otherwise, you may be in for a really nasty lawsuit if you purchase the home and discover it has some serious structural damage due to mold.

And if you do find that the home you’re interested in does have mold, the inspector can advise you as to whether or not you it will be worth hiring a professional mold removal service to save your dream home or at the very least have the prior owner foot the bill.

Even a new home is in danger of becoming a breeding ground for many types of mold. In fact, there are some types of drywall that can actually absorb moisture and give mold a place to grow. And while you may not even see the mold until after the home is built, you’ll definitely want to find out what types of materials are being used to build your new dream home.

Keep in mind however that older and new homes inspections shouldn’t just consist of just single family dwellings. Mobile homes and even RV homes can become susceptible to problems like water damage mold due to the simple building materials used and harsh weather conditions.

Renting a home can also be just as frustrating if you’re not prepared. And while most landlords may not be agreeable to an inspection for mold should you decide to rent a home, you can easily tell if there is a problem if you smell a musty aroma anywhere in the home or you visually see mold on the ceilings or walls. If however, you’ve already rented the home and discover a mold problem, you can always call the city and explain the problem if the landlord refuses to have the mold removed.

In addition, if you’ve moved into a home that you’ve purchased and discovered a mold problem that’s been happening for a while, you may be able to recoup some losses from the damages done by the mold and services needed to repair those damages, depending on your state’s laws.

Or if you know that the mold clean up won’t be too serious, you could always just do the work yourself and forget about it or you could hire a residential mold removal company to help you get your home feeling like a true home again.

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About Editor: The Mold Removal Review is a division of a U.S. Gulf Coast based consumer advocate information provider whose goal is to provide consumers with up to date information on high-demand goods and services related to mold removal. View author profile.

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