My Used House Mold Issue 1

Home Inspector with Westchester Home Inspector Compass Home Inspectors


There are a number of main things to look out for when purchasing a new home. Is well most of them are Used or “pre- owned” if you sell cars.  Keeping in mind Homes for sale in Westchester vary not only vary in style but the age of home as well.  Buyers sellers and realtors alike are becoming more concerned with is mold and its affects.


There are many different types of mold that can occur in a home and some can pose health concerns. Mold grows in dark and moist areas that are usually hidden somewhere but always have moisture of some type. The most likely was that moisture finds its way into the home is through faulty or leaky roofs and foundations or even plumbing leaks. The first step to stopping the mold problem is to stop the moisture and conditions mold needs to grow.


All of these areas should be checked over by an experienced mold inspector if there is any worry of mold beginning to grow. Most samples can be taken In less than ten minutes and have a minimal cost compared to the possible outcome. Mold can be an expensive problem to deal with so be pro-active about looking for it, it can save you money in the long run.


Note: Please do not use bleach to clean or remove mold whatever you do.

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