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Sick of mold or sick from mold?

While you are not likely to get sick from mold, there is a good chance that if you are a real estate agent, or home inspector, or banker, or appraiser, you may very well be sick of hearing about mold.

This post will be the first in a series of five videos on the subject that was given to a group of real estate agents in Colorado. I guarantee, if you invest the time, you will be more knowledgeable about the subject of mold than the vast majority of mold testers.

The presentation is by Caoimhín P Connell, a forensic industrial hygienist with Forensic Applications Consulting Technologies, Inc.

Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle

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Comment balloon 5 commentsCharles Buell • October 15 2015 02:06PM
Sick of mold or sick from mold?
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While you are not likely to get sick from mold, there is a good chance that if you are a real estate agent, or home inspector, or banker, or appraiser, you may very well be sick of hearing about mold. This post will be the first in a series of five… more
Qualified but quality conclusions.
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This first picture is of a hot water pipe behind a wall taken with an Infrared thermometer. At lower left in the picture is my finger pointing at the line that shows in the pictures below. Any pipe in a wall with hot or cold water in it can slow up… more
Mold on the roof sheathing---and the home is new!
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There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing… more
How do short inspection contingencies benefit buyers?
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I know I may be stepping into quick-sand with this question, but I am serious. I do not pretend to know all the intricacies of how the real estate world works from an agents point of view but I do know what I see as an inspector. All too often I see… more
Are Red Flags Ruining Your Day?
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So you have purchased a house, totally remodeled it and it looks beautiful! Time to flip it, go sit on a beach somewhere, and drink margaritas. The listing says something like: “Remodeled down to the studs and looks just like new construction… more
The vented vent
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B-vent exhaust vents extend above the roof and provide a way for furnace or water heater combustion by-products to get to the exterior of the building. They often rust at the section above the roof because the vented gases swirl around the pipe… more
Grandfather has left the building
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For years it has been common wisdom that older electrical panels were somehow covered by Grandfather. Grandfather is this mysterious guy who never played an electrician or TV, was never a home inspector and was certainly never an electrical engineer… more
WALaw Realty--a whole other model!
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I have done a lot of inspections for the clients of WALaw Realty, and I really like their business model. I can imagine that this model might cause some consternation amongst many of the more traditional agents here on ActiveRain. It is a huge… more
The bottom line is, it will be worth it---to the bottom line.
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A recent article on the NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service) website titled, “Replacing water heaters may have surprising change-over costs for homeowners, ” while partially accurate is also a bit misleading. A quick read of the article would… more
So you needed a new roof!
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You called several roofers and got various estimates with all kinds of options. You made the appropriate choice, according to your budget and now the roofers have come and gone. It LOOKS beautiful! It was obviously installed properly because it… more