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Preparing Your Home for Sale: Removing Mold From Your Home

Even though the economy is unsteady, people are still going through various changes in their lives. Whether a family expands with the birth of a new child or the last child leaves the home and the parents become “empty nesters”, the need for space (or the desire for less space) remains prevalent today. While it is not easy to sell a home today as it was five years ago, there are some measures you can take today to make your home as appealing as possible to a potential buyer.

Week 1 – Removing Mold From Your Home

Mold CleaningMoney Saved by Using a Professional Mold Removal Service: $8,750 – $57,000+
Replacing roof shingles (without a warranty): $6,000 – $50,000 (depending on roof)
Replace drywall and shower tile: $100 – $200 per wall
Doctor visits to the allergist and medicine: $100+
Replacing an HVAC system: $2,500 – $7,000

Occasionally, mold can be found in the bathroom, in a windowsill, shower curtain or on the walls. This mold can be wiped off the surface with a damp cloth and cleanser (such as Windex or bathroom cleaner). It forms as a result of having excess moisture in cool places. Preventing mold growth requires controlling the moisture source. This may be as simple as using a dehumidifier or fixing a simple leak. If the mold issue has started to grow beyond solving with household cleaners, then it is time to bring in a professional.

Our mold cleaning services include drying the moldy surfaces and disinfecting damaged areas. The technicians then dispose contaminated materials in sealed bags as part of the mold and mildew remediation (removal). Proper disposal of contaminated materials to prevent releasing mold particles into the air is an important part of mold damage restoration.

Why shouldn’t I (DIY) remove mold from my home?

We would not recommend cleaning extensive mold from your home. Improper removal can resettle mold all over your home. It is best to leave this specialized job to the experts.

Who can you recommend to remove mold from my home?

RestorationMasterFinder.com is a great resource for professional mold remediation in your area! Simply visit the website, select your state from the menu and click on the featured service provider closest to your home.

Restoration Master Finder’s mold removal services also prevent future mold growth by offering tips to fix water leaks, control humidity and maintain proper indoor air circulation. For complete mold cleaning services and mold remediation services, contact your local ServiceMaster specialist.

Source: HomeWyse.com

About the author

Luke Armstrong

Expert in emergency fire and water restoration services, fire cleanup and water damage cleanup, mold removal, as well as commercial and residential cleaning services, including carpet, upholstery and furniture cleaning. Contributor to several restoration and cleaning blogs.

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