When you’re buying or selling a home in California, you end up having to pay quite a bit out of pocket in the process. You have closing costs, the home inspection, and more to consider. Often, people won’t opt for anything “extra” in the process because the costs really add up. And while a mold inspection isn’t generally part of the traditional home inspection, let our team at Wall 2 Wall Property Inspections give you a few reasons why you should consider going above and beyond.
1. Arm yourself with information.
The more you know in the real-estate process, the better equipped you are to make good decisions. As a seller, you may decide to do a mold inspection to head off any concerns you might have about that one time the basement flooded or about a dirty HVAC system. You don’t want anything standing in the way of selling your home, so you’re willing to go the extra mile. As a buyer, you may opt for mold testing so that you have more leverage when negotiating for repairs or remediation.
2. Protect your health.
Mold can do a number on your health and the health of your family. For some people, it causes minor nasal and respiratory irritation. For others, exposure to mold can be quite hazardous, especially if severe allergies are in play. If you think a home you want to buy or your existing home has mold issues, do yourself a favor and find out whether it has mold. That way, you can determine whether remediation is necessary.
At Wall 2 Wall Property Inspections, we offer mold inspections as part of our specialty services. You can opt to add it to your residential inspection, or you may decide to do it as an independent service. Either way, we’ll be sure to assess the property thoroughly and let you know whether mold exists. To find out more or to schedule mold testing in Santa Clara County, CA, contact us at (888) 991-9255.