When Your Windsor Real Estate Has Mold

Posted in General Blog | 25/06/2012

Windsor Real Estate

Windsor Real Estate

Mold, whether toxic mold or not, is a huge problem for Windsor real estate that is on the market.  Mold growing on natural materials will eventually destroy the area and too much of it starts degrading the air quality inside.

How does mold happen?  What can you do to avoid it?

Bathrooms with poor ventilation, leaky water pipes, flood damage and roof leaks are a good source of mold.  When any room is damp or there is ever any water damage or poor circulation of air, repairs should be made immediately.  In moist rooms, consider installing a dehumidifier and don’t carpet damp areas, as it’s a perfect breeding ground for mold.  Also, make sure any crawlspace under your home is well ventilated.

If mold penetrates your home, you need to clean it up before you put your Windsor Real Estate on the market.  Scrub mold with detergent and water after making sure the room you are cleaning is well ventilated.  Once the area has dried, add 1/2 cup bleach per gallon of water to kill any remaining spores.  Mold is likely to return unless you uncover the problem causing it.

Toxic mold is particularly dangerous.  These can cause serious health problems even to those that are suffering from no health issues. These toxins are linked to memory loss and lung problems in infants and the elderly.  While mold particles can’t be seen with the naked eye, this is why it’s a particular concern in a house that has experienced mold in the past.  Easily inhaled, these are a constant source of irritation for people as well as pets.

If your mold is severe, no amount of self-cleaning will work.  More than likely you will need to hire a mold remediation company.

So if mold is in the air with your Windsor real estate, find out where it’s coming from.  Your real estate agent should be able to help you determine how severe the problem is and recommend a specialist if necessary.  If you are considering buying a home that has had mold problems in the past, make sure you have a special contingency that allows you to back out of the deal if mold is detected and cannot be eliminated.

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