Mold can be a health hazard and pretty disgusting to deal with. However, it’s not the end of the world! Below we’re going to discuss what you can do to deal with your mold house in Lancaster.
Mold is a very common problem in households across Central PA. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that almost every home over a few years old has mold somewhere, whether it’s visible or not. While small amounts of mold or mildew are normal, they can cause huge issues if they get out of hand. In these cases, the cost to mitigate the problem can often be steep and sometimes it’s better to just sell the property rather than deal with the issue. That said, it can be tough to find a buyer for a house with mold issues. Below we discuss some tips of how to deal with your moldy house in Lancaster.
Costs of Clean-Up
Taking on a mold clean-up project can be quite costly. Sadly, the mold that you can see typically only tells part of the story as what you can’t see (the inside of walls, crawl spaces, etc.) can have even bigger issues. Again, depending on the scope of the problem, you may be able to take care of some mold removal by yourself. Household bleach is an effective killer of surface mold in addition to many products available at your big box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes. That said, if the problem goes beyond surface level, you’ll likely need to call in some backup. Restoration companies who specialize in mold and water damage can be very expensive, but in many cases, the only option to definitively deal with large mold problems. NOTE: Once the job has been completed, schedule an inspection and get it in writing that the problem no longer exists! This can be a huge issue if you don’t completely fix the problem and then go to sell the house. The buyer can order a mold inspection and if the problem still exists you can still be on the hook to spend the additional money to fix it.
Finding the Cause or Further Damage
Mold doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. Where there is mold, there is water or moisture of some kind which can often indicate a larger issue that will need to be addressed. Make sure that before you start handling the mold, that you’ve identified and remedied the cause. Maybe it’s a leaking pipe or air conditioning unit. Perhaps it’s a hidden leak that’s been going on for months, dripping down walls and rotting away everything in it’s path. The damage can quickly get to be exponential when the issue isn’t found or addressed. Make sure that identifying the source is your top priority so that your mold problems don’t snowball!
Selling to an Investor
At We Buy Lancaster Houses, we have helped homeowners who were facing all kinds of difficult selling situations. We have seen it all and will help you by paying a fair price for your house in AS-IS condition. This includes mold problems and all of the underlying issues. Selling your house as-is is the easiest way handle the mold issue and hand the problem off to us. We are ready to buy it right now so you can cash out and get rid of the headaches once and for all. Mold can be a huge problem and a difficult one to solve. By selling your house to We Buy Lancaster Houses, you can trust our experience to make the entire process of selling your moldy house as fast and easy as possible.