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Charlottesville Residence: Home Selling/ Mold Remediation

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Charlottesville Residence:  Home Selling/ Mold Remediation If the house you are trying to sell has mold, call SERVPRO of Charlottesville to Remediate! 434-977-5850

Are you trying to sell your house this spring?  We receive numerous calls this time of year from people who are trying to sell their house but need to have mold remediation done before the interested buyer will sign the contract.  SERVPRO of Charlottesville is HERE TO HELP!

Here are some things you need to know when it comes to mold remediation on the house you are trying to sell:

  • Address the Source - If the mold is coming from a leaking hot water heater, no matter how many times we come out to remediate, if the leaking hot water heater does not get fixed, the mold will keep returning.
  • Depending on the severity of the mold that is present, it may be necessary to have an Industrial Hygienist come in to test for the types of mold present as well as how high of a count of mold spores are present. Our general rule of thumb is if you have a span of more than 10 square feet of mold, you probably need to have mold testing done.  Having this information will allow us as mold remediators to take the necessary steps to get your home back to preloss condition.  The final step is to have the Industrial Hygienist come back out and test again to ensure that we have brought the mold spore count back down to an acceptable level. 
    • Fun Fact: Mold is Everywhere.  Click here to learn why we do not claim to be a Mold Removal Company but rather a Mold Remediation Company.
  • We do not test for mold. As a professional mold remediation company, it would present a conflict of interest if we were also the Industrial Hygienist that came in behind ourselves to test the site and claim it as being cleared.  We want to avoid any appearance of false test results in order to clear our own work.

Taking the 3 points listed above into consideration, please be sure to allow for enough time to:  Address the Source, Have both Pre and Post Mold Testing done, as well as the Mold Remediation Process.  We know a quick sell is important to you and your satisfaction in our mold remediation service is important to us.        

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