Buying a home anywhere in Central Florida, whether it's communities like Plant City, Lakeland, or an area like Winter Haven, is a time of exciting transitions, especially if you’re moving into your own home for the first time. There’s so much to consider and so much to do and coordinate that sometimes, important things end up getting forgotten about or pushed back.
One important thing that should not be forgotten is to have a mold inspection performed before you move into your home. Mold can cause health issues for you and your family, among other things. Here are a few reasons you should always have a home inspected for mold.
According to the Center for Disease Control, mold can cause a myriad of issues if it’s left untreated. These issues include:
Mold is not something you want to have in your home, especially when it causes these sorts of issues. Another issue to consider if you have children is that the CDC found mold exposure at younger ages could lead to potential asthma development.
If you’re buying a home, you want to make sure it’s sound. If there are hidden mold patches from water damage that you don’t know about, they could be causing damage behind the drywall or between your walls and roof because the moisture buildup also makes it a perfect place for fungi to grow. Fungi can cause wood rot, among other issues.
If this gets into the floor supports, you could be looking at a very costly repair bill. It’s best to be proactive when checking for mold.
If you smell something musty, there’s a good chance you have a mold issue. Another sign of mold is seeing spots on walls. These spots can be any color and the CDC does not recommend that you try to test for the type of mold.
It’s best to call on a professional like True Builders who can recognize the mold and figure out the best strategy for removing it.
By using a trained mold inspector, you can find these issues before you buy a home. If you do end up buying a home without a mold inspection and find the issues later, then you’re the one stuck with the repair bill.
If you have found the home of your dreams and it does have mold, rest assured that there are professionals who can help you remove that mold. At True Builders, we know exactly how to handle mold issues and stop them before they get bigger.
We can help you assess any potential mold situations and keep you and your family away from this potential health hazard. If you’re thinking about buying a home and need to schedule a mold inspection, then call us today at (863) 647-1800. We can set up a consultation and give you an estimate!
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