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An Easy Guide To Preventing Mold From Water Issues

Jul 18, 2008
For anyone who owns a home, the possibility of selling that home sometime in the future is usually a possibility. Keeping your home in as good repair as you can is vitally important to the resale value if the time to sell does come along. Homes must undergo rigorous inspections these days when they are being looked at for purchasing. There are many factors that can decide whether your home will sell for the price you are asking or not.

The structure of the home alone includes several things such as the condition of the roof, the walls, and the flooring. Many times the landscaping around the foundation of the home can cause structural damage and once it has taken place it can be expensive to have repaired. Roofing issues can be expensive to repair as well when they have been ignored long enough.

Of course, the state of the electrical wiring and even cosmetic issues can present problems that need to be attended to before you try and sell a home. Another major concern that is being investigated in homes today is the possibility of mold. Mold is caused by the presence of water or moisture somewhere in the house. It can be caused by small leaks in the plumbing that go unattended, it can be found in a basement or attic because of moisture or leaking, and it can get into the walls and flooring from either of these things.

Flooding for one reason or another can cause mold to begin growing and take hold in a home too. If you ever experience flooding of any amount, it is wise to have a water damage specialist in to check out the damage and possibility of mold growth. Even if the water is removed promptly, there could still be a risk of mold if everything is not dried out quickly and thoroughly. Hiring a professional is the best way to correct any damage from a flood that was caused by a natural disaster or from a plumbing break.

Other water issues like leaks can usually be handled by the home owner or by hiring a plumber. A home should be inspected occasionally to ensure that new water issues do not develop. The roof and crawl space needs the same occasional attention. If you have a basement that allows water to come in or just dampness, this should be addressed to stop the moisture and the development of mold.
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