No one is going in or out of most foreclosed homes and the effects of this on the condition of the home can be devastating. When the electricity is shut off, there’s no dehumidifier, no sump pump, no air conditioning. The trapped humidity and trapped moisture turns cellulose walls and building materials into the perfect environment for mold to take root.
Mold abatement can be expensive, and never more so than when foreclosed homes have to be brought back to speed. Everything from carpet to walls, from basement to attic is at risk. Not just the cost of removal, but also replacement-new floors, walls, carpet. And it’s not just aesthetic. There are health reasons that your mold remediators wear hazmat suits.
Obviously, the sooner some of these homes get cleaned up and back into order, the better. But backed up agencies, banks, masses of paperwork, compounding foreclosures is making burdening the real estate market with a slow recovery.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.