What Can You Do To Prevent The Growth Of Fungi And Bacterial In An Unoccupied Home You Are Selling-msvbvm60.dll

Home-Improvement HOME BUYERS BEWARE- HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF IN BUYING A HOME The US Census Bureau reported that 11.4 percent of all homes are vacant. But the top 5 states have significantly higher rates of closer to 20 percent: Maine had the highest proportion of empty housing stock at 22.8%; Vermont was the next closest with 20.5% Other states with gluts of empty houses included Florida (17.5%), Arizona (16.3%) and Alaska (15.9%). With approximately 1 in every 5 houses sitting vacant in Maine, Vermont, Florida, and Arizona, they cab be a home buyers dream- getting in at a very inexpensive price. But these .e with great risks also. The utilities in all of these abandoned homes have been turned off. Banks, mortgage .panies, government entities, and third party owners who assume the responsibility of these vacant homes do not have maintenance resources to maintain the electricity and other utilities. Under these conditions, mold and other damaging bacteria thrive. In order to bloom and grow, mold needs: Food: Homes and offices are the perfect food source for mold. These include paper, drywall, wood, and most fabrics found in upholstery. It is virtually impossible to remove all food sources within our indoor environment. Temperature: Mold thrives in temperatures at which we keep our homes and offices. If you are .fortable, so is mold. Water: However mold only needs a very modest amount of water to begin to grow rapidly. Even high humidity is enough to produce rapid mold growth. With the Air Conditioning system turned off and with all doors and windows closed, conditions are ripe for mold. Mold spores are always indoors, whether dormant or not, and the high humidity produces enough water to trigger significant mold growth. Preventing this growth is simple: dehumidify the air keeping a constant temperature of between 74 to 78 degrees. Unfortunately, this is not an option in the case of vacant homes. What is the best way to protect your self when buying a vacant home? At a minimum, every homebuyer who is purchasing a home that has been unoccupied, especially the high humidity months of summer, needs to have a mold inspection and a mold test to assess the potential short term and long-term damage. Dwight Barrett writing in the Seattle Post Intelligence states that in 95% percent of the homes he has inspected, mold must be removed and remediated rather than being sprayed or treated. The most important decision is to hire a qualified mold remediator to remove and clean the entire mold from your house. Mr. Barrett makes several re.mendations: Do not use bleach for treatment of mold; Treatment differs based on the type of building materials. Mold remediators are trained and have the equipment and products to treat your home quickly and efficiently. Mold remediators will also be able to tell you whether you can reside in your home before the treatment has been .pleted. Keep in mind, just because you cannot see it does not mean the home you wish to purchase does not have mold or other dangerous fungi and bacteria. The only way you can be 100 percent certain that you do not have mold is to test for it. Best to save your self thousands of dollars before your purchase the vacate house than end up with a health risk to you and the occupants. As you begin to learn about the dangers and prevention pertaining to Fire, Water and Mold damage in your home or business, you will better understand what steps to take to protect your family, employees, pets, personal belongings, business records, equipment, building structure, landscaping and surrounding areas. More importantly, in addition to knowing what steps you can take to aide in prevention, many of these same techniques will help you to mitigate risks in case of an emergency related to fire, water or mold damages should they happen to you. As stated earlier in this series, the more you know about the dangers of Fire, Water and Mold, the better prepared you will be when disaster strikes and in addition to mitigating risks, you may one day help save the life of someone you love as well as yourself, because disaster can strike anyone, anywhere at any time and it is up to you to gain the knowledge to protect your family, home and business and know when to call the professionals who can only respond after the emergency strikes. Inter. Marketing by Local.360 Copyright Local.360, Tampa Bay Mold Removal, All Rights Reserved Worldwide About the Author: 相关的主题文章: