How Mold Affects Your Property Value

You’re getting ready to move out of your house, on to new opportunities and adventures. As you are preparing to list the property for sale, you discover a patch of mold in your basement. Panic and worry sets in. No one will want to buy the house now.

Don’t panic. MoldStar Remediation can help educate you about the effects of mold, and you solve your mold problem before you put your house up for sale.

How Mold Can Affect Your Property

Mold likes to hide in low-traffic, out-of-the-way locations that are prone to moisture buildups like your basement, attic, or crawl spaces.

There’s the surface mold that you can immediately see. It is easily identifiable by areas of discoloration on the walls and ceilings in moisture-prone areas. Mold is a tricky thing though. The real problem is the part that you can’t see buried beneath the discolored surfaces directly in the wood and drywall.

What Does Mold Do to the Value of Your Property?

When showing your home to potential buyers, first impressions are everything. Unsightly patches of mold can scare off potential buyers before they even know the true extent of the problem.

You can attempt to cover up the issue by bleaching surface stains, which will kill exterior mold, but each state has different laws about disclosing the presence of mold to potential buyers. Bleaching the outer wall, ceiling, or floor does nothing to treat mold beneath the surface.
An untreated mold problem can potentially lower the resale value of your property by thousands of dollars, and it puts bargaining power squarely in the hands of the buyer. The bottom line is that you stand to lose out on your investment come closing time.

How to Proactively Treat Moldy Areas

The truth is, most cases are not as serious or costly as they seem, especially if you look to proactively treat the affected area. MoldStar can help you fight off your mold problem and ensure that your property retains its value come sale time. We offer:

  • Mold remediation
  • Waterproofing services
  • Air quality testing
  • Crack Repair
  • Emergency water cleanup
  • Dehumidification
  • Customer education
With MoldStar, you can rest assured that the integrity of your house and the value of your property will remain intact. We will treat the existing problem fully, cleaning both the surface and the affected area beneath to make sure your mold problem is completely eradicated. Please call us today for a home evaluation, and take the necessary steps to get rid of your mold and keep it away

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