Are you thinking of buying a home here in South Florida? Then there are some things you will need to know – specifically about mold. There are some home inspectors out there who will try to trick you into getting unnecessary and expensive mold tests, but luckily, we can help you know when you actually need to get these tests.
The way these inspectors work is that they scare you into thinking that some dust could be toxic mold, and make your order an expensive test to make sure it’s not. In fact, in the State of Florida, only licensed mold assessors are allowed to give these tests, so these inspectors are not even supposed to offer them. Instead, they are supposed to refer you to a knowledgeable service like iMold, who really knows mold.
It’s important to note that the root of this problem is not home inspectors – it is online companies that offer you and them expensive testing kits and even mold warranties, which promise big payouts if mold is discovered in your home at a later date. In many of the situations that an inspector will recommend one of these expensive tests, an actual mold expert would recommend a different course of action.
For example, they may become confused about mold that has settled on dust which is on a metal surface. Mold doesn’t grow on metal, but is attracted to organic materials like dust. In that case, what would be required is to clean the metal thoroughly, thus removing the mold and dust. If the area is so dusty that there is a lot of mold, it’s time to call in the mold remediators. The main point is that mold experts – not home inspectors should be the ones to give you expert opinions on mold. If you are thinking of buying a home call us to take a look and make sure there are no mold problems lurking.
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