29July

New Home Purchase & Mold

 

Buying a new home can be both very exciting and  overwhelming. However, if there is one word that can be said about the home buying process it would be CAUTION! Over the last month I have received numerous calls from new home buyers that have unbeknownst to them bought into a home with a severe mold problem. The dialog many times sounds like this “I just recently purchased a new home and upon moving in we started to feel adverse health symptoms that we never experienced before moving into the home. Additionally, on occasions  we noticed a musty smell. When we first visited before buying the home, we noticed a musty smell. However, several people close to us , including our real estate agent, as well as, our home inspector said the house just needs to air out and it was nothing to worry about” Sound familiar?      

The purchase of a home is for most people one of the largest transactions and investments that they will make in their life time.  Hiring experts to help identify the potential problems in the home is good money spent. It is important to stress that although home inspectors are extremely important experts to source when buying a home, they are not environmental experts. Ninety percent of the time, when we are called into a property sales transaction that has a mold problem, the buyer says the home inspector did not say anything about mold nor did they see it. The reason that many home inspectors don’t say anything or see it is because they are not experts. Relying on home inspectors to identify mold in the home would be liken to going to a dentist to have your eyes checked. The best defense against buying a home with a mold problem is to source an experienced Certified Mold Inspector who can assist you in identifying those areas of the home that may be impacted.   


At Certified Mold Inspections, Inc you can feel comfortable knowing that we have the experience to assist you in identifying potential problems in the home you may be looking to buy. Certified Mold Inspections, Inc employs a wealth of tools and technology to identify past or present water intrusion and suspect mold growth. Certified Mold Inspections, Inc. can assist by conducting, where accessible, an evaluation of both the interior and exterior of the property using state of the art equipment.  In addition to following the most current generally acceptable testing methodologies to detect if the property currently has an unusual mold condition. The specialists at Certified Mold Inspections, Inc can help by inspecting & testing your indoor environment with a variety of high tech equipment. Equipment such as Infra-red imaging which is a non-evasive device used to scan around ceilings, walls, windows & doors looking for potentially hidden moisture that ordinarily with the naked eye and feel of the touch you may not detect. At Certified Mold Inspections, Inc our mission is customer satisfaction. All test samples are sent to an accredited lab for analysis.  Once the results are reported by the lab, we take the time to explain in detail the results of the samples collected. A detail report with observations and considerations for next steps are available with every inspection and testing project. We develop a sampling / test strategy to either validate or dismiss the presence of an unusual mold condition and if detected create a detail scope of work that includes industry expert consensus standard of care remediation protocols. A great document to ensure the sellers are performing proper remediation in the impacted areas of the home.

If you are in the process of purchasing a home and want to protect your family  and your investment, consider a mold inspection from Certified Mold Inspections, Inc. Certified Mold Inspections is dedicated to the inspection and testing for molds within your indoor environment. Whether it is a home, an office or a commercial property you can depend on Certified Mold Inspections.

All Inspections & Testing procedures are performed by trained & certified mold environmental specialists. Certified Mold Inspections, Inc is also proud members of the Indoor Air Quality Association, the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey & more. For more information about mold please visit our website at www.findingthemold.com.