"Why do I have mold?", is a common question we get from people who discover mold in their homes. The short answer is that 95% of the time it is a moisture or a water problem. Yes, mold can come back after remediation if you do not fix what caused the mold. It can also come back if the mold was not properly remediated (wiping with bleach is not mold remediation).
Thousands of mold inspections and remediations have allowed a broad evaluation of mold growth patterns. You can't be a good mold inspector if you are not accomplished in mold remediation. Getting down and dirty remediating mold allows you to witness first hand how mold growth has occurred. Remediating often times requires you to open up walls to get at the mold growth and you obtain a perspective as to how/why mold grows.
For instance, wood studs allow mold to grow more aggressively than metal studs when you have a wet area. Floating concrete slabs can enhance mold growth on ceilings. When there are areas of termite damage you should expect to find mold growth as termites like a moist environment, like mold. Did you know that your beloved mulch beds around your home can aid in humidity in a basement and crawlspace? Thus, creating an ideal environment for mold growth. Also, the dehumidifier bucket that you got sick of emptying (filled with water every 2 days) now sits unplugged in the basement, ruining your line of defense in controlling moisture and keeping mold at bay. These factors as well as a host of other environmental and degrading building in fracture are the common culprits that cause mold to grow in a home.
(For example, lack of drainage and added mulch beds led to mold growth)
Curren Environmental does mold remediation to homes that have had mold remediation previously and the mold grew back, meaning remediation was not successful. This happens due to top lack of following proper mold remediation protocols, using inferiors products to prevent mold growth from reoccurring and lastly removing the moisture source (many times there are more than one source) identification. (Curren had one project where there for four sources of moisture that fueled the mold growth.)
Mold growth is typically found in homes when the property is being sold. It may not be bothering the seller, but it may affect the buyer. Everyone has different intolerance and tolerances to mold growth, one of the reasons there are no federal regulations governing mold growth. Mold growth can be a huge real estate deal breaker. If it wasn't it would be on the sale sheet, showing the moisture or water issue and where the area of mold growth.
No, mold growth will not be on the sale sheet. It is best to remediate the mold growth before the property is on the market, removing the issue in its entirety.
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