Part of the Standard Warranty Package which is provided with every full home inspection.
Mold grows in colonies and starts to form on a damp surface after 24 to 48 hours. It creates mold spores, which are airborne and can land on surfaces close to the original source, and spread quickly.
Mold comes with health risks, including runny nose, sneezing, red eyes, rashes, and then in more severe cases can lead to asthma attacks. For people with compromised immune systems it can be harder to live with. In some cases, it can potentially be toxic.
Areas that have had mold which has been dried out can still be an issue. Mold spores do need moisture to multiply, and removing excess moisture can help stop its spread. However, the mold will remain. It can also become active again with any sort of water – including high humidity or a pipe leak.
That’s why the Mold-Safe Warranty is one of the most popular pieces of our Standard Warranty Package.
If mold is found in your home, that was not present at the time of the inspection, you are covered for remediation up to $2000.
During the course of your home inspection and in your home inspection report, if there were no visible mold or moisture issues reported, this agreement covers the remediation (removal) of visible mold on surfaces permanently installed in the property.