Andrew Dorazio
Founder of Dorazio Real Estate
I am a former Army officer, real estate investor and agent in the Chicagoland area looking to help people find their dream homes or expand their real estate holdings.
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    What Happens If Mold Is Found During Home Inspection

    What Happens If Mold Is Found During Home Inspection

    Mold sucks. It can hurt you and can kill a real estate deal really quick. Some mold is scary and some not as much. I am no mold expert (we know this) but I have seen a few things. Just yesterday I toured a house with a basement that had an active mold problem. Very easy and obvious to find this stuff when it is right in front of you.

    Got Mold In The House?

    Often when we conduct inspections, we find evidence of mold in attics. Not as easy to spot. Attics tend to be super-hot and damp and can be excellent breeding grounds for mold.

    So two basic tips here:

    1. Surround yourself with the right people to help identify, assess, and mitigate any mold problems so you know what you are dealing with (inspectors, mold mitigation experts etc.)
    2. Don’t panic. There are usually ways to solve these problems—some are more costly than others, but you do likely have options. So managing your emotions and expectations is important, either for yourself or your clients. 

    Mold can be a scary thing to find, it is also something that doesn’t get better with time. So addressing it quickly (if necessary) is important. If you need a recommendation for someone in the Chicagoland area that can help in this department, let me know and I will connect you!

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