Mold - Mildew and Bacteria Guide for Buyers

Posted by Alan Zunec on Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at 3:27pm.

Mold, Mildew and Bacteria are all pollutants.  Some of these elements can be found in any home.  Your goal should be to recognize the causes and signs of these along with to minimize their entry or keep it away from your home.  All of are exposed to biological pollutants.  Some people do not experience any adverse health reactions from certain pollutants, while others might react moderately or worse from the same exposure.

FUNGI AND BACTERIA NEED MOISTURE TO SURVIVE

To Minimize the chances of your home becoming a breeding ground for any fungus , you must address conditions that contribute to water penetration and high humidity conditions.  Here are some recommendations to control moisture and help prevent the growth of fungi or other biological pollutants.

Humidifers can promote mold and mildew growth and help spread spores throughout the house if not properly maintained.  These units must be serviced regularly.

Condensate collection pans under the indoor oil for air conditioning units provide a perfect environment for bacteria. Check and , if accessible, thoroughly bleach-clean them as needed.

Bathrooms and laundry areas, particularly, if unventilated or poorly ventilated , encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Venting( including bathroom exhaust).

Major systems such as furnaces, heat pumps, and central air conditioers, should be inspected and cleaned annually before seasonal use.

Why it is important to have a home inspection

The purpose of an home inspection to make sure you know what you are buying. To examine readily accessible systems and components of building with pure integrity and with finding the problems potentially with any home. Home care knowledge and tips are really important and I suggest you always use the value of a professional you may hire.  A skilled professional can make your life and future home quite a good understanding of what you need to keep up the maintenace of your home.

Home Improvement and Repairs go hand in hand

By staying on top of much needed repairs , you will be eventually able to sell your home for top dollar in any market condition.  Big ticket items are what most consumers look at.  Electrical, windows, roofs are items that are not cheap, but do require a lot of upkeep for the lifetime of your home.  Changing out dated kitchens , for new and functioning, really can help with the resale value in the near future.  Always look for new and improved tips and tools to help with your troubleshooting.

 

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