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Mold can destroy building materials and personal property.


For most families, their home is their single largest
investment. Many structural defects contribute to water problems
in the home. Water intrusion can lead to microbial growth that can
cause costly damage to your most valuable possession.

Protect your financial future! Consider the following two important
points:

1. Donít sell a home with undisclosed issues or risk selling
a home with a latent mold problem. Have us inspect your
property to reduce your liability!

2. Donít buy a home with existing mold problems. This
could greatly reduce the value of your property, subject your
family to health problems, force you to incur huge clean up
costs, and make your home tough to insure or sell in the
future.



Is your home safe from water intrusion and mold growth?

Please consider the following issues:

Roof Leaks

Damaged, worn, or improperly installed roofing materials can lead to
roof leaks and water intrusion in the structure. Moisture breeds mold.

Improper Grading

One of the best ways for water to enter the home is via improper
exterior grading. When the land surrounding a structure slopes toward
the outside walls, water from rain and landscape irrigation can
penetrate the home and promote mold growth.

Rising Dampness from Foundation

Dampness from the foundation can be caused by a number of factors
including poor crawlspace ventilation, support beams touching soil,
and foundation cracks. Dampness leads to mold.

Plumbing Leaks

Many plumbing leaks are noticeable and many are not. Undetected
leaks in a home, no matter how minor, can lead to massive moisture
intrusion. Many times these leaks will not be noticed by the
homeowner until major water damage has occurred. Hidden water
intrusion will lead to a mold problem.

Misaligned Sprinklers

Are your sprinklers hitting the side of your home or causing excessive
moisture? This can lead to mold problems in your home.

Poor Caulking in Shower and/or Tub

Showers and tubs must be well sealed to prevent moisture intrusion.
Excessive moisture in the surrounding building materials can lead to
fungal growth in your bathroom.

Suspect Odor

Molds often emit musty or other strange and unpleasant odors. If you
have odors of this nature in your home, you might have a mold
problem.

Plants/Trees Touching Exterior of Structure

Plants and trees that come in contact with your home can trap moisture
against your home and allow for moisture intrusion into the structure.
This foliage can also block out sunlight that assists in drying these
exterior walls. Wet walls can breed mold.

Following are some helpful links:

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home