Homes left standing vacant for extended periods may end up being infested with mold, which can present a number of serious health threats.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 01, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and mold remediation services in the United States, is recommending that potential home buyers to be careful when considering bank foreclosures. Homes left standing vacant for extended periods may end up being infested with mold, which can present a number of serious health threats.
With the state of the current housing market, it has really become a buyer’s market, with folks able to secure very good deals on the home of their dreams. Bank foreclosures can many times offer a lot of house for a more than reasonable price; the result is people that are convinced to make a decision and subsequent offer quickly simply based on the attractive price. Unfortunately, far too often they overlook obvious problems with their prospective dream home.
Mold is a problem found in many homes that have been left vacant for extended periods. It can occur when what is known as the “stack effect” is interrupted. The stack effect is the normal circulation of air throughout the house as a result of occupants leaving and entering the residence on a regular basis. Once a home has been vacated, that circulation ceases, allowing air to sit, providing the setting for mold to occur.
Mold has become such an issue that some real estate agents even require clients to sign a release form before entering some properties, releasing the agent from any liability that may result from mold growth in the home.
Restoration Local, who offers mold as one of their many water damage repair and restoration services, advises home buyers to make sure and have their potential dream home properly inspected for mold, especially if it has stood vacant for an extended period of time. Mold remediation can be expensive, and doesn’t always work. Homes, businesses, and even entire city blocks have been condemned and demolished for no other reason than out of control mold growth.
Restoration Local also reminds home buyers that it isn’t enough to simply kill or remove the mold. The affected environment must be properly treated in order to prevent the mold from returning. Humidity levels must be brought down to acceptable levels and air properly circulated throughout the residence.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states, 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service in most cases.