Tips On A Mold Inspection For Tucson Home Buyers
What Tucson Home Buyers Need to Know
A Mold Inspection in Arizona isn’t common. But should the home inspector identify mold, they will bring it to your attention and include the finding in their report.
If that happens, it is wise to have a separate mold inspection done.
The challenge is the timing. The “Due Diligence” section of the contract sets the time to complete ALL inspections.
The “standard” inspection period is 10 days. But as a buyer you could extend it. Say, to 15 days.
So, if you are buying an older home, scheduling a mold inspection right away is a good idea.
Should mold be present, request the Seller of the home have the mold analyzed by an licensed company. And, based on that mold inspection report, the seller take actions to mitigate the problem.
As with all Tucson Home Inspections, the mold inspector will provide a written report of their findings.
It is worth noting that there aren’t many Mold Inspectors in Tucson. So if mold is suspected, plan ahead and schedule one early in the inspection period.
Tucson mold inspections should only be conducted by an industry-certified and experienced company with the background and merits that promote consistent quality.
However, should one be needed we will suggest companies we have previously worked with.
The Buyers Inspection Notice And Seller’s Response – BINSR
Should mold be detected, the Tucson Home Buyer should request the Seller undertake proper mold remediation. This request is made using a “standard” Arizona Department Of Real Estate form. The Buyers Inspection Notice and Seller Response form.
It is affectionately known as the “BINSR”.
Other Inspections To Consider
Tucson Termite Inspection and Tucson Roof Inspection also provide valuable information to the Buyer’s purchase decision. Some Buyers want to have a Tucson Radon Inspection or Tucson Pool Inspection.
Tucson Home Inspection should always be completed and may identify the need for other inspections such as a Tucson Structural Inspection. Should the property have a septic system a Tucson Septic Inspection will be required.
After You Buy Your New Home
Mold is a dangerous substance. It can cause allergies, mar wood, drywall, carpet and more.
Not to mention it can be the source of chronic health problems.
It is important to be vidulant to spot any signs of mold.
Here are 4 areas of the home are the most common ones where you may see mold growing.
1. Underneath Sinks
Even a tiny leak or drip beneath your kitchen or bathroom sink can lead to mold in a lower cupboard. Make sure that your pipe joints are tight and not leaking.
Check in the back of your cupboards for moisture.
2. Around Windows
Older windows may leak rain and drip into the woodwork and window frames. Mold can grow in the woodwork, within the surrounding walls and deep behind the wallboard.
3. Beneath Carpeting
A small spill that is not cleaned up can lead to mold growth in carpeting. And the pad beneath the carpet can take days to dry out.
If something spills, clean up right away.
4. In Showers and Tubs
Showers and tubs are the most humid rooms of the house. You may see mold damage in the walls and ceiling around them as well as in grout and caulking.
Let your shower or tub air out after using it, and clean it with a bleach-based cleaner on a regular basis.
Of course, these are not the only places where you may find mold in your Arizona home. It can be around appliances such as the refrigerator.
All it takes is sitting water or high humidity to start the growth of this problematic fungus.
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