Home Inspections Los Angeles, CA
Several new home buyers recently discovered from the photos in their home inspection report that black discoloration on the surface of a wall appeared to be mold. Next they asked why the mold wasn’t reported by the home inspector.
Typically home inspectors have a limit to the their inspection process. In discovering a mold like substance, the home inspector will typically refer the potential home buyers to a mold specialist, such as Fun Guy Inspections. The mold specialist is qualified to take samples, record moisture, and help determine the next steps for mold remediation. (more…)
Finding mold in your home can be an alarming if not scary problem. Here we identify two types of mold growth; a surface mold growth problem that requires a little elbow grease to clean or a much deeper and rooted problem that require professional mold remediation. But, How much mold is too much mold?
Over time, the evolution of mold inspections has allowed mold inspectors to see the inside of your walls with cameras, infrared devices, and wall check samples .
(In the photo) The mold inspection camera, called a boroscope, helps view mold within walls and areas that are difficult to view. Although it looks like some sort or alien contraption, it is actually a camera. The tip is illuminated with a strong light and the camera is on the end near the light. (more…)
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Real Estate Los Angeles, CA
Thinking you might skip the mold inspection before you buy one of the most expensive purchases in your lifetime? During any real estate transaction, a potential homeowner must decide what type of inspections they should conduct before buying the property.
The truth is, a real estate mold inspection will help identify features of your building, undetected by your standard home inspection report. The above photo is taken from a real estate inspection for mold and water damage. The Building Inspection Service identified areas of water damaged materials. After further inspection, these materials had been removed, repaired and painted prior to fun guy’s scheduled building inspection. Our certified mold inspector was able to identify pipes, repaired, but still leaking below the sink!
From the field of view in the picture, you can tell how the area had been painted white within the cabinet in an attempt to hide the visible conditions of water damage and mold growth. Left Side of the Photo
Upon further inspection (lifting the board up) of the area below the kitchen sink, black mold was revealed on the wall below the kitchen cabinet’s (false) flooring. Right side of the Photo
Water Damage to the base of the kitchen cabinets and surrounding supports appeared more extensive and began to spread to others areas in the building. Including a closet and the garage, the walls surrounding the kitchen were also affected by water damage and toxic mold growth conditions.
The buyer was aware of the areas that could not be covered up with paint. Exposed during Fun Guy’s Real Estate Mold Inspection Building Report, the true conditions were reported on the building prior to the real estate purchase.
A Building Inspection Check List includes a Real estate mold inspection. Fun Guy Inspection & Consulting LLC makes every attempt to identify areas of moisture intrusion, measure the areas of moisture content of the building materials, and identify any unsightly mold growth – Look for FunGuy before You Buy.
by Fun Guy Inspection & Consulting LLC