For many, mold in the house could be the last thing one would think of while purchasing a new property. As an embryonic buyer, you’ll probably spot the significant changes or additions you need to make in your “soon-to-be” home. Storage, furniture, ventilation, electrification, and flooring could be on the house checklist, but molds. Indeed, all these lookouts are a crucial part of the residential property inspection Dubai, but it isn’t wise enough to overlook the presence of mold in the house.
Molds include all kinds of microscopic fungi, which are spotted anywhere. They grow up to any shape and size if not treated in time and can hamper the quality of the house. Usually, these microorganisms can be found in damped surfaces, for example- bathroom walls and trim around windows. In appearance, molds can be like furry black stains or blemishes of black, orange, brown or green.
In the rawest form, molds can make their way to a home or place through open windows, doors, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Even dirty clothes, shoes, bags or even our pets can be carriers of mold in a house.
Is mold such an essential factor?
Well, certainly a YES!
These damp environments that provide the perfect backdrop for molds to grow are not a good sign of healthy living. Molds may lead to a bundle of health hazards to sensitive people, for example- stuffy nose, red or itchy eyes or skin rashes. They may indirectly and, in the long run, affect the house's structural integrity as it consumes organic materials like fabric, wood, and drywalls. Some of the frequent household molds include- Acremonium, Alternaria, Mucor, Penicillium, Trichoderma and Ulocladium.
Today when we talk about numbers, almost every house has a mold. The only thing required is sharp eyes to spot these undesirable patches. The massive growth of these molds can result in add-on expenses that will go into treatment and repairs down the road.
Sadly, spotting molds could be a task to remember for the naked eye. It requires qualified and experienced house inspectors to access and tap hard-to-reach areas that are otherwise missed at the first instance. Let us now look at some significant factors to understand why a mold inspection is a must before signing a house deal. Without further ado, let’s jump straight to the reasons.
1. Safeguarding family health-
Molds significantly impact the health of the residents living in that house. The health implications caused by these unpleasant patches are long-term. Some molds are toxic to human beings and may cause skin allergies. They certainly affect air quality and may lead to headaches, rashes, respiratory disorders, fatigue, coughing and sneezing. Older adults and younger ones are more susceptible to these health problems. Some even more dangerous and toxic kinds of molds can lead to severe chronic health problems like- kidney damage, liver problems, toxic nervous system, complications in pregnancy, and even cancer. Therefore, a mold inspection before buying a property can save you from several health issues and ensure a clean and healthy house environment.
2. Secure your investment-
Making a deal of the property with mold contamination may pose a significant threat to your investment. Why?
Mold removal may consume much of your precious money, which could otherwise be utilized in some or other productive work. Infestation spots will ultimately hamper the structural integrity of any building and property. And when it’s Dubai, skyscrapers with utmost comfort and luxury are the ultimate pride of the people of Dubai. GTA Inspectors- the best property inspector in Dubai, never miss a spot to find these unwanted environmental contaminators, even from the most inaccessible areas of the property.
3. The ease of Mold Inspection-
A mold inspection is a quick and easy process to undertake. A trained and experienced mold inspector will reach the site, perform the examination on the scheduled appointment, and ask questions(if any) about humid regions. They walk through the premises and figure out the hotspots where they can be or are most likely to grow. These inspectors may use humidity readers to check the moisture levels of the walls and surfaces in different house areas. They may conduct air quality checks for dust, carbon dioxide, radon, Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs), and other chemical compounds.
4. Easy removal process-
Mold inspections can help rule out future problems that may arise in the course of staying in that place/ house. Instead of dealing with future severe conditions, removing them before you decide to move in is better. A renovation of the place may indeed be a better option. And as they say, prevention is better than cure.
5. Beneficial for future negotiations-
Professional mold inspection reports help know and understand the presence of mold in the home and make way for negotiations when making a deal with the seller.
There’s no harm in organizing a professional mold inspection for any property you are interested in buying. Connect with GTA inspectors- the property snagging & inspection services in dubai and get a detailed and fair mold inspection to prevent your unnecessary future investments in the property purchase.
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