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10 Questions to Ask a Mold Technician Before Buying a Home

Written by Christine C.

10 Questions You Need to Ask a Mold Technician Before Buying a Home

You have searched and searched countless hours with your star realtor and have found the perfect house. You made it all the way to the home inspection and are feeling optimistic about being able to call this property home; then the home inspector says “There is mold in the attic.” What do you do next?

I experienced this first hand in the purchase of one of my homes. We called a service, had the attic mold treated and that was it. Or was it? It turns out what I didn’t know was treating the attic wasn’t enough; my entire house had mold behind the walls and in the air ducts. The attic was just a visible symptom of a black mold infestation.

How many homeowners find themselves in my position? Treating the attic was good, but my family was still breathing and suffering from the remaining mold in my home. It wasn’t until months later when we started doing construction we discovered just having the attic treated was not enough. What if you don’t do any construction, how do you know if your house has a more serious problem?

Symptoms of Black Mold: Pur360 Is Your Cure

Health and wellness is another significant reason to ensure mold, bacteria and allergens are eradicated from your home. Mold symptoms such as chronic nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, skin rash, eye irritation sore throat and sneezing are just a few.

While most treatments only treat the visible mold issues with a chemical based product, the experts at Pur360 use a chemical free treatment that will infiltrate your entire home. This process guarantees to kill mold, bacteria and allergens in your entire house. This includes the visible as an attic or basement and the invisible such as behind walls, in air ducts and ceilings, as well as pet, food and smoke odors. All are eliminated in one 24-hour treatment.

Give Yourself Peace of Mind: 10 Questions to Ask the Mold Company

Don’t be tricked into a false sense of security. Be properly educated as to the full effects of mold in the home you are about to purchase. If mold is detected in the attic or basement, don’t forget about the rest of your home. Below is a list of 10 questions to ask the company performing the mold service:

1) What tests were performed to determine the mold levels in my home?

2) What mold types were found?

3) What areas of the home were tested?

4) What type of treatment are you using, chemical based or organic based?

5) Was the analysis completed by an accredited laboratory?

6) How can you ensure the treatment will kill all mold?

7) What type of warranty comes with the treatment or service?

8) Does damaged drywall need to be removed?

9) How long does the service take to be completed?

10) What caused the mold (i.e. leakage, venting, etc.) and have they been fixed?

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