It is exciting to buy a home in Maize, Kansas, and yet it would be naive to say it didn’t come with some stress. One of those stressful factors could revolve around the home inspection results. You might wonder what to do depending on those results in regards to mold. Neither buyer nor seller wants any surprises when it comes to mold.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION
One of the first things to discuss is what is actually included in a home inspection.
The standard home inspection will cover the condition of the home’s:
- Heating system
- Central air conditioning system
- Interior plumbing system
- Electrical system
- Roof and attic
- Visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors,
- And the foundation, basement, and structural components
BUT WILL THE HOME INSPECTOR LOOK FOR MOLD?
Every home inspection will identify issues with the property in Maize, Kansas, and the inspector will communicate the severity of the issues found. This is true of mold as well. During the home inspection, the home inspector may see obvious signs of mold or water damage and mention this on the home inspection report.
But it is important to remember that it is not the inspector’s job to look for mold. So while the home inspection report will clue you in about obvious signs of water damage and the possible presence of mold in a home in Maize, Kansas, they may not go out of their way to find it. And when these obvious signs are reported, it will not detail the severity or extent of water damage or mold contamination. There are some home inspections that do exclude mold altogether, so this is another factor to look out for when considering having a mold inspection performed as well.
WHAT IF SIGNS OF WATER DAMAGE AND MOLD ARE NOTED ON THE HOME INSPECTION?
If the home inspector has noted on his report that there are obvious signs of water damage and possible mold in a home in Maize, Kansas, this is definitely a time to have a mold inspection performed.
Other scenarios where a mold inspection is a really good idea, to name just a few:
- If there has been any water damage or flooding in the house
- If you notice signs of water damage
- If the home inspection excluded mold from the inspection
- If you or someone in your household has asthma/severe allergies
- If you live in an area with high humidity
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
Mold is very good at hiding and growing in places that are not easily detected. And unfortunately, mold is literally everywhere, and when mold spores meet the right conditions, it can begin to grow. As mentioned above, some but not all home inspectors will note when there are obvious signs of water damage and mold, but it is important to remember that not all signs of mold are obvious. And the long and short of it is, no one wants to buy a home in Maize, Kansas, with mold contamination, especially unknown mold contamination.
If you are considering buying a home in Maize, Kansas, and it has been noted on the home inspection that there are obvious signs of water damage or mold – or you are suspicious or cautious about possible hidden mold issues – a mold inspection will take the guesswork out of whether there is mold contamination or not. We can help with this. Please give FreshCo a call and we will schedule a mold inspection at your potential future home and give you all the details on if mold contamination is present.
“I was very concerned I might have had mold issues in my furnace vents. Thankfully none was found. A total inspection was performed.”
— Carolyn W. in Wichita, Kansas