Re: Mold, should I buy AS IS ??? - Posted by MoldisSporatis
Posted by MoldisSporatis on July 27, 2007 at 05:38:28:
If you bring a “mold expert” into the fold they will find mold – no matter what or where – they will find it and tell you it’ll co$t $4,000+ to remove it. Ju$t before they go in, they will have you $ign a waiver $tating they cannot be re$pon$ible for any regrowth, etc…
We are aware of two “mold expert$” that have taken people on thi$. One wound up being on the BBB hit list and wa$ kicked out of the BBB. Did the work but never produced any “lab re$ult$” for the client – ever – before or after a$ agreed. $ince $kipped town. The $econd wa$ a crock – trying to dry out the interior$ with monster dehumidifier$ but the door$ and window$ open. (Maybe that led to the local drought?) $econd “expert” wound up overchargig and ha$ $ince not refunded any of it.
From watching thi$ happen we have learned:
(1) Clorox and lot$ of it.
(2) Never $ay “mold”.
(3) Realize any mold “expert” will find mold. Period. It i$ everywhere. They want your money. Period.
(4) Mold can be like radon ga$ – can’t see it, can’t $mell it, but for $5,000 we can get rid of it (and not be held liable if we didn’t get rid of it.)
(5) There are very rare circum$stances where the mold i$ $o perva$ive you may have to get $pecial attention (like if the entire ba$ement is coated with no doubt thick goo mold or the upper floor$ are coated all over.)
(6) Clorox and lot$ of it.
THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT NOT DOING IT YOUR$ELF. HIRE A “MOLD EXPERT” AND THEY WILL FIND IT EVEN IN THE DESERT HERE, ON THE $UNNY $IDE OF A ROCK.
There are products less corrosive than clorox (MicroBan, etc.) Some deck washes are made for this. So if your deck has visible mold or mildew (mold), do you have to report it and get a “mold expert” to spray the fluids they bought at the local Lowes or Home Repot?
Mold is everywhere, very few cases where you need to spend your annual income to have it remediated.
Never say mold.