Mold Rehabs - Posted by Kevin TEXAS

Posted by Randy on October 06, 2003 at 16:24:58:

There are 119 posts in the Archives on the subject of mold. Basically the costs can run from simple clean up (good household detergent and elbow grease) to professional services costing several hundred dollars. One very good product to seal the area and prevent mold from recurring is called KILZ, available at paint stores.

Mold Rehabs - Posted by Kevin TEXAS

Posted by Kevin TEXAS on October 06, 2003 at 15:23:10:

Anyone have experience with rehabbing Mold houses? What are your costs to Rehab vs conventional Rehabs? How do you determine the home to be Mold free with out breaking the piggy bank? Do you find resistance from potential buyers of your rehabs? Do you have trouble with getting the homes insured after Rehab? Thanks!!!

Re: Mold Rehabs - Posted by Jane NV

Posted by Jane NV on October 07, 2003 at 09:44:40:

We did a mold rehab. The house had a mold “expert” come through and estimate mold remediation at approx. $60,000-$75,000 for a 1440 sq/ft house. Included clean up of the mold, tearing out carpets, and a new roof. We bought the house when seller drastically dropped the price after this report. Mold clean up cost us approx. $150.00 between some bleach and some subfloor we bought to replace the affected wood and $5400.00 for a new roof. Didn’t have any trouble selling the home. We did disclose there had been a mold issue. We told buyers we welcomed any inspections they wanted. The buyers only got a structural inspection. We had gotten the pest inspection. Both inspections came out clear for any water or fungus issues. Insurance doesn’t usually become a problem unless the home had a claim on it due to water and mold issues.

Re: Mold Rehabs - Posted by RichV(FL)

Posted by RichV(FL) on October 06, 2003 at 20:19:14:

Kevin,

I’m with the others, Kilz, Clorox and X-14 will get rid of that mold problem, with out spending a pretty penny with some “Mold specialist” rip off company.

Trust me I live in Florida, the land of humidity and mold spores. (and rip off artists) :slight_smile:

Great Success,

RichV(FL)

Re: Mold Rehabs - Posted by Carlitos

Posted by Carlitos on October 06, 2003 at 18:10:01:


The Newest Insurance Crisis

Re: Mold Rehabs - Posted by Bill

Posted by Bill on October 06, 2003 at 17:35:20:

Just fix the water leak, rip out the moldy drywall or floor and replace. Spray some clorox on it and move on the the next house.