Black lines in the shower, discolored walls, and black spots are all signs of mold growing in your home. It’s not pleasant to the eye, and it can also hurt your health. If you have a house with mold, you can experience allergic reactions such as flu, sneezing, and watery eyes. It is also not uncommon to smell bad odors in the house. You can typically identify the mold by its smell, kind of the smell of the standing water.
Mold starts growing within 24 hours after it founds a suitable environment for production. That’s why it is critical to clean the entire area after a water problem appears. We often forget to use air-humidifier. We fix the water problem but we forget to clear the moisture in the air which causes problems later on.
Types of Mold In Homes
There are various types of mold found in Utah households, and many of them are not dangerous. The most problematic nature is black mold. It can infect your lungs and the respiratory system. Asthma patients, infants, and older people can face severe health issues if such type of mold is present in your home. In severe cases, it can cause death because living in the infected environment can exhaust the immune system.
Most people don’t experience severe health issues. Mold is a minor problem in the house, and it can be fixed. However, it is not a small problem when you are selling the property. People are aware of the side-effects, and there is no reason for someone to purchase a property with mold. That’s why it is essential to identify the problem and repair the home before listing the home on the MLS. Dealing with the problem is easier if you detect it earlier, and apply proper remediation methods.
In some cases, the buyer identifies the presence of mold after you are ready to sell the house. Finding mold is not a deal-breaker. However, it’s enough to make the buyer think twice about the sale. Mold is always an indicator of the hidden problem. The inspection report will reveal the reason. At that time, you have two choices:
- You can repair the house. Re-inspect the property and sell the house when the issue is resolved.
- You can sell the home as-is. There is no need to repair the house. The buyer will handle the repairs.
Cost of Mold Removal in Utah
Invite a certified hygienist to visit the site. Initial inspection can cost you $300-$500. The expert will take the sample and will then guide you about the removal process, and the cost.
The question is, where do you see the dark spots? The cost of mold removal is associated with the area and the age of the problem. It can be challenging to remove mold from closed & hard to reach areas such as the attic, and, therefore, the cost increases.
If the cost is under a few hundred dollars, work on the issue yourself. Get the area cleaned, and then sell your home. However, in some instances, the cost can increase. Like said earlier, mold grows because of an underlying issue. Complete removal requires that you find the root of the problem and do the work to get rid of the moisture and the mold. If it is taking several hours and hundreds of dollars to complete the job, then it’s best to sell the home to a cash buyer.
Cash buyers have their expert teams, and they can deal effectively with the mold inside your house. The firm will purchase your home as-is for a fair cash price. You won’t have to make any repairs, and it won’t take more than 14 days to complete the sale. Most of the time, you can sell your home within 7-10 days without moving a thing and there are no commissions to be paid.