We recommend you watch Mike Holmes new show, "Make it Right". Mike shows individuals what to look for when purchasing a home.
We highly recommend you get your HVAC checked before the winter temperatures hit us by a qualified individual. Better to have a check-up and make any necessary repairs before coming home to a cold house!
Mold can be a serious problem. Surface mildew and/or mold may be present in homes that have been vacant without any air circulation. Very small surface amounts may be cleaned up using a special solution that not only cleans the mildew/mold but also prevents recurrence. However be sure to wear a mask, rubber gloves and thoroughly wet the area to prevent migration of any spores. If you have more than a small area or suspect more serious problems call in the professionals. A professional firm can test the home including the air quality to insure the potential problem is dealt with properly up to and including remediation. We have a relationship with a local firm that can perform these services if needed. If you have mold concerns take it seriously as some forms of mold can cause serious health issues.
Many people might ask why they need to have a home inspection before selling their home. An inspection by a well qualified home inspector can identify concerns before selling and allow the homeowner to correct the deficiencies. Correcting issues before the closing process will result in fewer concerns during closing. Also, fixing concerns could result in a higher selling price. Remember, the buyer's home inspector is likely to find any serious issues so addressing them before the sell is prudent and smart. WC Home Inspection is available and well qualified to do these inspections for potential sellers.
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