Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
The Virginia real estate market is filled with homeowners desperately searching for buyers to take their property off their hands. While selling a home can be very frustrating and difficult, many variables must be considered in order for a buyer to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars to a real estate investment. Perhaps this is why some sellers are overlooking one of the most important variables of the process: home inspection.
SI Restoration’s recent publication featured on si-restoration.com, “Certified Mold Inspectors,” is the mold expert's public statement regarding the crucial relationship between inspectors, property owners, and realtors. According to the publication, “Certified mold inspectors are highly trained professionals who possess credentials that must be earned by extensive learning and experience on the job.”
Home examinations, especially mold inspections, must be carried out by certified, independent industrial hygienists or property inspectors. Home buyers and sellers in Virginia must be very careful to hire an inspector with close ties to the real estate agent. While having solid partnerships is one of the keys to a successful home sale, a close relationship between a home inspector and real estate agent could result in hazards like mold growth to go overlooked.
According to a recent report filed by the West Virginia Record, a costly oversight of toxic mold growth came after a local real estate agent recommended the use of a home inspector who had a business relationship with the realtor. SI Restoration, an industry leading expert in mold remediation, has responded to the influx of events that mirror this case by suggesting the exclusive use of independent mold inspectors.
Some certifications which property owners and buyers can look for are Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists (APIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), National Association of Mold Professionals (NAMP), and the Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization (MICRO).
Certifications and other credentials should be cross-referenced with Virginia state regulations and guidelines. Among these guidelines are licenses which allow residential and commercial mold remediation experts to perform services in Virginia.
About SI Restoration:
For more than 22 years, SI Restoration has provided water damage, fire restoration, mold remediation / removal, hoarding cleanup, flood restoration repair, smoke damage and other restoration services. The company services commercial, industrial and residential customers with an IICRC certified staff. To learn more about SI Restoration, please visit si-resotration.com.