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How Does All of This Rain Affect Your Raleigh Real Estate?

Photo Courtesy of WRAL.com

Photo Courtesy of WRAL.com

According to local mold experts, Remtech, we have had record breaking rainfall this summer. It is saturating the water table and the ground around houses. The air temperature has been low compared to most summers in the Triangle. What does this mean for your and your Triangle home?

 

The Dreaded Word….MOLD

Combine the conditions we are having in Raleigh, North Carolina and the word mold comes to mind. This ugly, good for nothing word is the last thing any Triangle Real Estate home owner wants to think about but it is a very common thing in the South.

According to Remtech, “without heat, moisture can get trapped in your crawlspace below your home. This supercharges mold growth, invites termites to feast on wet wood and could potentially weaken the foundation of your home.” Add the recent heavy humidity and the air in the crawlspace does not have time to dry, resulting in one unwelcomed situation.

What Are the Signs of Mold In Your Raleigh Home

Always rely on your senses to detect problems in your home. It is equally important to check for these when buying Raleigh/Wake Forest or Cary real estate. Check behind any inspections and don’t be afraid to say something if you observe mold/mildew.

  • Smell: It is hard to miss a musty, damp smell that is caused by mold
  • Sound: Listen for  water dripping
  • Sight:  See if water droplets or standing water is in your crawlspace
  • Taste: We don’t recommend you taste for mold!

Air quality is greatly affected by mold and moisture. 40% of your indoor air comes from the crawlspace according to Remtech. Breathing in mold and mildew can be hazardous to your health so it is imperative you check your crawlspace periodically.

Contact your local mold remediation company such as Remtech to have someone perform structural drying or water damage restoration to your Triangle home.

Here at Linda Craft & Team, we work with  inspectors who have been in the business for many years and are great at detecting issues. Your happiness and satisfaction is our priority so we only work with the best home care providers in the area.

If you are a home buyer or seller and would like more information, please contact our office at 919.235.0007 or visit www.LindaCraft.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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