Selling your home takes a lot of work.
You’ve probably had to touch up some paint, upgrade appliances and maybe you’ve even improved the landscaping to add value in order to make a profit.
But now the home inspector has discovered mold, and you fear that all your hard work—and the pending home purchase– is going out the window.
What do you do next?
Don’t worry, mold removal services near you are available through First Call Cleaning and Restoration.
We’ll take a look at the steps you should take when mold is discovered to help salvage your situation.
The 4-1-1 on Mold Removal
Before you grab that bottle of bleach and start attacking your mold problem, there are a few important principles that you need to know.
First, it’s important to realize that mold removal is not a do-it-yourself job. And while you may be able to see some of the mold, there’s likely a lot more lurking where you can’t find it.
Second, some home mold remediation steps that you think are useful, actually aren’t helpful at all.
For example, many people believe that bleach kills mold… and it does. However, it only kills live mold. This doesn’t account for the spores that can be “set loose” and contaminate other areas of your home.
Bleach is also a powerful substance with fumes that can harm your lungs if not handled properly.
In fact, if you’ve had any water damage to your home and haven’t sought water damage restoration services, you’re creating a perfect breeding ground for mold spores which can reproduce exponentially.
Why You Should Trust Mold Removal Services to The Professionals
So why turn to a professional water damage restoration and mold removal company like First Call? Because we have the tools, expertise and experience to clear your home of mold in time to secure that pending home sell.
Six Reasons You Should Trust Mold Removal to the Professionals
- We use a containment chamber when we clean all areas. This prevents any microscopic contamination. The last thing you want is for mold to spread from one part of your house to another.
- We have access to top-of-the-line equipment, such as industrial strength dehumidifiers.
- We use HEPA air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums
- We’re able to remove even the most microscopic contamination
- We also use an antimicrobial chemical that cleans any remaining mold or mold stains
- We use a sealer to make the treated area more water-resistant to decrease the chances of mold returning.
Don’t Forget Air Quality Testing
Once the mold is removed, it’s important that you take advantage of air quality testing services.
This will help assure those who are considering purchasing your home that you have done due diligence to ensure that it is safe and mold-free.
Even if you don’t have mold in your home, you should still consider air quality testing.
Because according to the EPA, indoor air can have five times more polluted air than the air outside. Poor air quality not only can trigger allergies, but it can also cause serious problems in people who have asthma.
Mold Does Not Discriminate
No home is immune to mold.
Mold occurs in houses of all sizes and all price ranges. All mold needs is a bit of moisture to feed and grow exponentially.
If you’re selling your home when you discover mold, it will have a big impact on the asking price for your house. In fact, you should not be surprised if some potential buyers consider backing out when they learn you have mold issues.
Even worse, if they believe you have not been forthright about mold issues and they are discovered later, there could be legal ramifications.
More and more realtors are aware of the dangers and health problems that arise from black mold.
You can’t address the problem by hiding from it—you have to tackle it head-on.
In short, you want to be sure your mold problem is resolved before you sell your house.
If You’ve Discovered Mold, Let First Call be the Right Call
We understand. We’ve conducted mold removal, water damage restoration and air quality testing for hundreds of clients of all sizes. From schools and universities to industrial warehouses to suburban homes, we have the equipment and expertise to tackle any job, no matter how small or large.
But we believe it is truly our customer service that sets us apart from the rest. This philosophy lies within treating others as we’d like to be treated and placing the needs of the customer first.
Contact us today and discover why First Call is the right call.