There is a lot of information out there about preparing your home for sale. Finding a buyer and agreeing on a sale price and terms is only the first step in the closing process. The next step is passing the home inspection. This can be a very stressful step. Don’t worry there are things you can do to prepare for the inspection.
Here are a few tips on how to pass a home inspection:
You can check for mold in common places around your home and take measures to prevent and remove it.
The Bathroom Check -
Who doesn’t love a long hot shower but unfortunately mole does too. The warm wet environment of a bathroom is an invitation for mold growth. Bathrooms without proper ventilation like a window fan or both are prone to attracting mold.
In the shower and the tub. Showers and bathtubs are one of the most common places you may find mold. With repeated use, these areas tend to be damp most of the time. Be sure to check for mold on your shampoo bottles wash clause and loofahs in and around the faucet and showerhead and in the tile grout.
The sink and toilet. The presence of water along with the humid nature of bathrooms makes sinks and toilets prone to mold growth. Inspect the surface of the sink and counters. Also inspect toothpaste and toothbrush caddies, the tank of the toilet behind the toilet underneath the bathroom sink or cleaning supplies are stored.
The walls and on the floor. From top to bottom mold growth is likely in a bathroom. Bathroom rugs are also known to harbor mold and are usually not washed as often as they should be. Pay attention to any water leaks coming from the walls or floors.
Tips to keep your bathroom free of mold:
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL