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Mold Inspections Before Purchasing Commercial Properties

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold inspection before purchasing your home or commercial business

If you are in the process of buying a commercial property in West Dundee, IL, you probably have a few questions. One of those questions may be whether a mold inspection is needed before you go through with a purchase. The answer is more complicated than it may seem at first.

When you walk into a building, there are a few things that may push you toward having a mold inspection done:

• The smell of mold is present
• Water damage or plumbing leaks have occurred
• After mold removal, to determine that the mold is gone

There are a few other reasons you may consider mold testing options, but often the price is prohibitive. Because of that, it is not something you should do every single time. Instead, you should get an inspection if there is a convincing reason to do so.

Present, Visible Mold

You may think that seeing mold means that you need to do testing. However, that is not entirely accurate. If you already can see mold, there is no need for an inspector to look for it. The mold is present and needs to be taken care of, but testing would be an expense for no reason. Instead of spending money on inspection, use that money to have a professional remove the mold from the building.

Testing Kits

You can pick up a testing kit for mold at nearly any hardware store, so it may seem that this would be the way to go for testing. However, these mold sampling kits are not always easy to interpret for a layperson. They also don’t cover areas you may not test where mold may be prevalent or nonexistent.

If you are worried about a mold problem, a mold inspection may not be the answer. It can be better to go ahead and bring in a professional remediation team to review the issue and provide you with the best possible solutions.

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