Mold can throw a catastrophic wrench in the home buying an selling process. Here are steps you can take to avoid this nightmare situation and guidance on what to do if mold is found in the home.
Although mold can be found almost everywhere, you don’t want to find it in your home. Mold is a red flag to buyers, and may cause them to reconsider purchasing your home. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home in the near future, the presence of mold can be harmful to you and your family.
Here’s what you need to know about mold.
Dangers of Mold
Mold is unsightly, but that’s the least of your problems if you discover it in your home. According to Cheryl Hoerr, fellow at the American Association for Respiratory Care, it is usually found in dark, damp, areas of your home that can be difficult to access. “Mold can grow and spread rapidly and become an issue before homeowners are even aware that there might be a problem,” she warns. And the longer it grows, the more spores are released into the air. “Longer exposure time and higher spore levels can exacerbate existing breathing problems, and may even cause healthy people to develop chronic breathing problems or other allergic sensitivities.”