New Home In Pleasant Grove Has Mold
Yesterday, I did an inspection down in Pleasant Grove for a couple who were looking to purchase a new town home. I was contacted by their agent, who relayed the buyers concerns to me. We scheduled a meeting with the home-builder, the prospective buyers, and myself.
The damage was found the in crawl space of the home. The buyers wanted the crawlspace wrapped in plastic, so they could use it for storage purposes. While in the crawlspace, they noticed some mold on drywall that was installed in between units of the town homes, which is required by code for fire purposes. The builder was willing to replace all of the moldy drywall, and also agreed to pay for follow-up testing, to make sure that there was no residual mold problem. This was the only concern I had, as the builder had his own guys do the mold clean-up. In my experience, people that aren’t trained in mold removal can sometimes make the situation worse if proper practices and procedures aren’t followed. This is why I insisted on follow up testing; if any mold spores were disturbed and not cleaned up properly, testing will likely show the presence of those mold spores.
I appreciated the willingness of the builder to take care of the situation and to make things right for the buyers. However, by trying to save money and do the cleanup themselves, it’s hard to know until we get test results back whether they made the right call or not. Check back next week for a follow-up post to see what the results of the testing were.