Has a recent home inspection turned up mold in your dream home or in the home you are trying to sell?
Gordon Mycology Laboratory, Inc. recognizes the demanding pace of real estate transactions and has developed services geared to meet those needs. Whether you are buying or selling, you may want to have the house inspected for mold for a variety of reasons.
Would you like to make the sale of a house proceed more smoothly? While suggesting cosmetic improvements to your sellers is helpful, you may also want to recommend a mold inspection. Determining if a home has a mold problem before it goes on the market can save everyone time, money and the possibility that the sale may be delayed while waiting for an inspection. If there has been a history of water intrusion, roof leaks or high humidity in a basement it is a good decision to have the home inspected before it gets listed. The public has become increasingly aware of “toxic mold” and “black mold” in the last few years. If a home inspector sees evidence of moisture or potential mold growth, everything can come to a halt with the real estate process. The information in the GML reports can ease the minds of both sellers and buyers and keep the process moving forward.
Are you thinking of selling your house but have not yet put it on the market, it is the perfect time to have GML perform a comprehensive mold inspection. Why not find out if you have a large problem that needs extensive remediation, a small mold problem that is easily remedied, or no problem at all? Many homes do not have mold problems but the heightened awareness of “black mold” and “toxic mold” has caused home buyers to be on alert. Before the time crunch begins and you are in a panic to find someone to test and then remove mold, you will already know the condition of the house and how to proceed.
By having GML inspect your home before it goes on the market, you could be saving many thousands of dollars. We can provide you with necessary information regarding the potential mold problem in your home, remediation actions needed, and we can recommend companies that have shown long-term proven success in the mold remediation industry. Our experience in the real estate world has shown us time and time again that if a problem is found early on, the sale usually proceeds more smoothly. Often times we get asked to inspect a home in the middle of a sale, sometimes just days before papers are passed. Because real estate is often time sensitive, we see unnecessary delays and sometimes buyers will walk away from the deal because they want to move forward immediately without the hassle of a mold problem added to the situation.
A small investment now can prevent a large expense later. GML can quickly set up an appointment to visually inspect the house and, if necessary, collect samples to confirm, identify, and document the presence of mold contamination. Our comprehensive report will include interpretation of laboratory results (if samples are collected), a complete and detailed guide to the appropriate remediation, and mold prevention tips.
You may have children or family members who have asthmatic or sinus conditions or maybe someone moving into the house is already sensitive to mold allergens or other mold chemicals. Why not find out if there is a mold problem before you actually buy, or worse, move into the house? No one wants to inherit someone else’s problems, but if it happens to be a mold problem, it could end up costing thousands of dollars and potentially risk the health of those who will be living in the house. Once you know the extent of the mold problem and get remediation quotes, you can present our report to a company you are comfortable with, knowing they will follow our specific recommendations.