There are so many things to remember when it comes to selling your home, but there’s one you shouldn’t forget. Before you list your home for sale, make sure to check it over for mold and mildew. Checking your home for mildew isn’t just a service for potential buyers, but also for you! Mold is dangerous for your health, and visible mold decreases the value of your home.
How do I find out if I have mold?
We have a post on surprising places mold can be hidden in your home, but there are often clear signs. Damp areas tend to harbor and promote mold growth, especially in warmer climates. Mold can also be identified by a musty smell or the appearance of spots on the walls or ceiling. If you suspect that you have mold, or even if you are sure, you can hire a mold assessor to confirm. They will be able to tell you not only the locations that are affected by mold, but also the severity of the mold itself.
What do I do next?
We don’t recommend DIY mold removal even though it may be tempting. This post explains why, but it boils down to a lack of efficacy. Mold will simply return if it is not thoroughly and entirely removed, so surface cleaning isn’t enough.
Document everything that happens with the mold from start to finish! Keep note of where it was, who removed it, and what the process was. This will be good for your records and help out future house owners so they can rest assured that any future problems are not the result of negligence.
Prevention is the best medicine
The best way to make selling your house with mold easier… is to never have mold in the first place! The quickest way to do so is to quickly remove any moisture or standing water you may find. If you’re concerned mold may be starting to grow, have it remediated as soon as possible before it has the chance to spread.
If you’re trying to sell your home, remember these three simple steps to make it easier:
- Always have an assessment if you suspect any mold
- Document everything
- Prevention is easier than treatment!
If you have any further questions about mold problems while selling your home, or you know you have mold, call the Flood Medix! Our team of experts will be happy to do an assessment and figure out the plan that works best for you. As always, check our blog for more resources, and have a wonderful day!