Toxic Black Mold Inspection, Testing, Removal, & Prevention
in Midwestern and Eastern USA and Canada by Environmental Hygienists and Industrial Hygienists Phillip & Divine Fry

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Email phil@moldinspector.com   ►Phone USA 1-810-639-0523 or 1-480-310-7970
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Home Purchase and Mold
Questions About Buying Homes with Possible Mold Contamination

Q.  I was interested in buying a property but I found out that the property was infected with mold they said they have cleaned it. They will provide me with a certificate. But now  I am scared that it might have some spores in AC ducts that will start the new growth of fungus. Is it possible to get rid of every single spore of fungus? What kind of preventive measures do I need to take if I buy this property besides monitoring? Do you think if the leakage is repaired and if the house is well aired that could prevent the mold growth or it will come back year after year? How much do they charge if I need an inspection done before I buy the property? [Nov. 21, 2002]

A. Your number one priority is to hire your own independent, answers-only-to you, certified mold inspection company to do a complete and thorough water damage and mold examination of the home being purchased, and to conduct mold sampling tests in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment and ducts, and everywhere else in the home. Get an extension of time in your purchase contract of at least two or three weeks so that you can have a thorough mold investigation, complete mold testing, and get the mold test results back from the mold laboratory to which the mold inspector sends the collected mold samples for mold lab analysis and mold species identification. The physical inspection will cost about $300 to $500. Mold tests [including laboratory mold analysis] are $75 to $125 each upward.  If that seems expensive to you, far more expensive is to buy a home that has hidden mold contamination. Mold removal can be so expensive that it costs more to do it than the house is worth! To find a capable and experienced Certified Mold Inspector in your area, please visit: Inspector Directory.

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Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Solutions

Phil can help you fix your own property’s mold problems at low-cost, more safely, and better-in- results than what is done by many mold inspectors and mold contractors.  How can Phil help you?

     1. Read Phil’s five plain-English,
mold advice books to master mold inspection, testing, removal, remediation, and prevention for your house, condo, apartment, office,  or workplace.

     2. Buy do-it-yourself, affordable mold test kits, mold lab analysis, video inspection scope, mold cleaner, and mold killer, for the  successful toxic and household mold inspection, mold testing, mold species identification and quantification, mold cleaning, mold removal, and mold remediation to find mold, kill mold, clean mold, and remove mold from your residence or commercial building.

     3. Get FREE mold advice, mold help, and/or answers to your mold questions, by emailing mold expert Phillip Fry at
phil@moldinspector.com. You can also email pictures of your mold problems in jpeg file format as email attachments.

 

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