Selling a House with Mold – Bedford, NH
The potential is there for mold to be found in nearly every home. Where there is any amount of moisture, mold can grow. However, the real estate community has become more and more aware of severe mold concerns. Mold can cause health problems and considerable liability issues for the sellers of homes containing mold. Selling a house with mold can cause many complications.
Dangers of mold
Mold produces airborne byproducts that can cause damage to lungs and can lead to general ill health. Mold does not necessarily affect everyone the same. If you are one of the lucky ones that isn’t that affected by mold you may not think about how harmful it could be to others. Asthma sufferers, people with lung complications such as COPD, emphysema and chronic sinusitis, to name a few, can be seriously affected by mold. People with allergies that affect their respiratory track and people with weak immune systems such as those undergoing chemotherapy can also have a serious reaction to mold.
Problems for home sellers
Mold can scare off any potential home buyers. Logically, why should they purchase a home with mold when they could find an equally good deal on a home without these issues? Also, if a buyer purchases your home and after the inspection, finds out there’s a mold problem, you could have an issue on your hands. Whether you knew about the problem beforehand or you just didn’t take the time and investment to resolve the problem, it could still lead to a conflict with the buyer. Another problem could be a price drop. No one is willing to pay a lot for a home with known mold issues. The price of your Bedford, NH home could drop significantly depending on the extent of the mold damage.
What to do as a home seller
Begin inspecting your home thoroughly for mold before you ever put it on the market. Mold cleanup takes time and you want the problem solved before it escalates into a financial loss or puts the future purchase and sales agreement in jeopardy. Get a mold inspection. If you have a problem, take care of it right away. If your house is free of toxic mold, you will have records demonstrating this fact to potential buyers. Document all repairs and testing results you receive; you will need proof that you have addressed the problem or you can prove that any mold issue in your home was properly addressed before it sold.
Bringing in a professional mold remediation contractor
If you think your home has a mold issue, call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services. They are a reliable IICRC certified team of individuals ready to help when they’re needed. With over 25 years of excellent service in NH, they can take care of your mold problems quickly and efficiently. They will use dehumidifiers to dry out the affected areas and use HEPA air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to ensure your home is clean. Elevated mold spore counts will be eliminated. Call Soil-Away at (603) 641-6555 for quick and effective mold removal.
Written by E. Aceves