Selling A Home With Mold in Houston

selling a home with mold in Houston

When you think of mold, usually the first thing that you think of is something that is disgusting. The second thing is usually something along the lines of “I hope that isn’t mold growing in my house”. The fact is, mold is a common problem for many houses in Houston. Our humid weather makes it a breeding ground for the fungus to flourish. On top of that, we have had no shortage of flooding the last several years. As we all know, if you don’t properly dry out a home after a flood, mold growth can very quickly get out of control. Typically, the problem is cleaned up by professionals right away. However, some properties have much larger problems and need to simply be sold right away, as-is. It can prove to be difficult to find a buyer for a house with mold problems. Keep reading to learn more about selling a home with mold in Houston.

Mold Remediation

Cleaning up mold can be expensive. It isn’t always about what you can see, it is about what is growing inside of the walls. There are some aspects you can take care of yourself, such as scrubbing the mold from the walls, floors, and ceilings, however, there is often much more to deal with underneath the surface. Cleanup and restoration companies can cost a fortune, but in many cases, their services are worth it. Once the job has been completed, schedule an inspection and get it in writing that the problem no longer exists. Any porous or absorbent materials should be disposed of as it is near impossible to fully remove the mold spores. Do everything in your power to not come into direct contact with the mold. Breathing it in can cause serious health problems. Always use a mask and gloves when doing any of the cleaning yourself.

Additional Property Damages

Mold is caused by water and excessive moisture. If these conditions exist in your house, it is likely you are dealing with an even larger problem. Maybe you had a pipe burst or AC problems, or a small hidden leak, that has been dripping into your walls for months, rotting away the wood, drywall and compromising the structural integrity of the house. The damages can snowball and get expensive fast. Water damage is no joke. Once the cleanup has been completed, it is imperative you find the source of the problem so you can immediately put a stop to it!

Selling As Is

We have helped homeowners who were facing all kinds of difficult selling situations. We have seen it all and will help you by paying a fair and honest price for your house as is. even if you have mold and water damage. Selling your house as-is is the easiest way to combat a problem with mold. We are ready to buy it right now so you can collect your proceeds from the sale and move on with your life. Mold can be a huge hassle. It can lead to many other problems with your house if not taken care of correctly. By selling your house right away, you will no longer have to deal with the hassles and headaches.

If You List…

If you decide to lit the house, it is important that you are upfront with your buyers. You will need to disclose any repaired or ongoing problems and the steps you have taken to remedy the situation. Obtain a Certification Of Repair and have the information as to what has been done at your immediate disposal. It is very important that you disclose everything to potential buyers as to avoid a lawsuit down the road.

Final Thoughts

In Houston, we have seen no shortage of mold over the years. We saw major mold issues in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey.  Having mold in your home can pose a real threat to your ability to sell it the traditional way. If you would like an offer on your house, as it is right now, give our team a call to learn more about how we can help you. There is never any obligation. Brilliant Day Homes

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Kevin Bazazzadeh

Kevin is the co-owner of Brilliant Day Homes, and primary author of the Brilliant Day Blog. He uses the blog to help educate home owners on the details of real estate to help them make the best decisions with their biggest asset. Kevin grew up around real estate investing and spent summers working on rental properties for his dad, who runs a home renovation company with Kevin's brother. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Savannah, and children Isaac and Amelia. He also has a passion for volunteering and usually spends several hours each week doing so.

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