Checking For Mold
We all know Spring is when the real estate market "blossoms" with new listings, all new and sparkling after a long winter. Maybe you've spent time cleaning, painting and otherwise preparing your house for sale. What you may have overlooked though, is the presence of mold and/or moisture stains that can suggest mold is present. This would be a red flag to any buyer and could stop a sale in its tracks, if not handled properly.
Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems.
Consider these facts:
-Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
-Mold spores thrive on moisture.
-Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas. Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Our highly trained Project Managers use state-of-the-art technology to take moisture readings that can indicate the likelihood of mold.
Armed with that knowledge, you can then make an informed decision on the next steps for the sale of your home.
If you think you have mold, or have any other mold-related questions, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich at 978-356-7077.