Mold Inspections: Why Are They Needed?
Mold inspections are many times overlooked by property owners, especially during the critical due diligence periods of inspections when purchasing a new property. Home inspectors are normally trained in the structural and mechanical elements of a property. A thorough home inspector will point out any visible signs of mold, however, they are not trained to look for hidden mold. This is important when purchasing a property, especially a property that has been recently rehabbed and there is a potential for trying to hide a mold problem with cosmetics. In addition, we recommend mold inspections for property owners that suspect that they have a mold problem, but there are no visible signs of mold present. This is more of a common problem than you may think. Since mold likes to grow in damp, dark places it tends to spread the most rampant in places like wall cavities, attics, crawl spaces and areas that are not usually seen.
About The Mold Expert – Ben Fetzer
Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of FreshStart Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. In this video, he will share stories, tips, and insider industry information to help you make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 13 years in the industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI for mold removal, mold testing, mold inspections, indoor air quality, and water damage restoration. His history of high integrity and honesty has made him a leader in the mold remediation industry with award-winning customer service! Providing customers an outstanding customer experience has produced a consistent history of 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!
Video Transcript for Differences in Mold Remediation Companies:
Good morning Kansas City! Ben Fetzer with FreshStart Restoration. It’s a beautiful day here in Kansas City! Going to shoot a quick video. People ask me often should I get a mold inspection? I am purchasing a property I’m already paying for a home inspection. Why do I need a mold inspection and also? Understand the benefits real quickly. Home inspectors are great especially when they are competent and they’re good at what they do. They’ll save you tens of thousands of dollars in potential expenses to your property. And I totally promote them. A mold inspection in addition to that is beneficial because of a couple of things. Number one a home inspector is going to go through and if they see visible mold they’ll point it out and put it on the report and then recommend me in the first place or a professional be called out as a result of what they found with visible mold.
What they usually don’t see is signs of hidden mold. That’s something that takes the experience with the mold removal process and the mold inspection process to be actually uncovered. Take somebody who’s seen it before and knows the signs when they walk through a property that is something just doesn’t look right. There is a wall that’s out of place. This wall is brand new with brand new drywall the rest of it’s obviously older, wasn’t replaced. Why did that happen?. Why does this baseboard not match the rest of the baseboard? It’s newer versus the other side of the room. There are little signs that pros like me are able to identify when they’re doing a mold inspection and can hopefully uncover something that has happened that is going to result in hidden mold being uncovered after you buy the property.
So that’s the main reason that a mold inspection is beneficial to a buyer in a real estate transaction. The second main reason that air quality assessments are beneficial is simply when someone is bothered by the place they live and it’s harming them or it’s affecting their health and they’re not sure why. Mold is one of the things that could be affecting your health. And find out if you have any mold in your property. Doing some air testing to determine your spore levels or spore levels in the property elevated above a normal level or are they normal. It’s just one piece of the puzzle when you’re trying to determine is your house or your property making you sick. Mold inspection and mold testing definitely help. So hopefully this little video gives you some information. There’s a whole lot more to know and that’s why you can certainly look us up at moldkansascity.com, moldkansascity.com.
You can get a phone number if you want to give us a call. We want to talk to a mold professional talk to you myself and give you a lot of pointers and answer any questions you might have. We’ll go from there. Have a great day and we’ll talk to you soon.