Thanks to boarded-up, unoccupied foreclosure properties, real estate has become a roulette wheel where the buyer better be aware of the mold situation. Because those closed up properties aren’t completely unoccupied==when the electricity moves out and the moisture and spores and humidity and yummy sheet rock are locked in together, you have a perfect recipe for that unwanted occupant: mold.
Foreclosed homes need to be inspected for mold, that’s all there is to it. Especially if there has been rain. Especially if it is an older property with potential leaks. Especially if it is a newer property built to be air tight, which has spent a season locked up with humidity trapped inside. Especially if there is a basement. Especially if…
We should just make a generalization then, that if you’re looking at moving into a foreclosure, ripping out and replacing mold-infested sheet rock and wood can cost thousands of dollars and you want to do your best to be protected against those costs. Get the property tested so you’re not walking into a bad situation, blindfolded.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.