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Head Office in Portland Oregon

4949 S. Macadam Ave. #101 Portland, Oregon 97239

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    Head Office in Portland Oregon

    4949 S. Macadam Ave. #101 Portland, Oregon 97239

    Request a Quote

    Looking for a quality and affordable builder for your next project?

    * Please Fill Required Fields *
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    Call Us Today!

    (503) 782-5200

    Working Hours

    We are happy to meet you during our working hours. Please make an appointment.

    Real Estate and Mold

    Real Estate is ever switching. So are the regulations that govern transactions. Disclosures are a huge part of a real estate transaction. When it pertains to mold, it is required that a seller disclose to the buyer if they know of any mold issues on the home. It also suggests if there is or has been a mold problem present, that a certified and qualified expert does an assessment to gauge the level of the issue.

    Agents

    Representatives are a important tool to keep a transaction in line and make certain all celebrations are protected. They also help keep their clients out of problem as well. Representatives know the essential disclosures and it’s their job to help the buyers and sellers maneuver through the complicated waters of a sale keeping both parties upheld to their legal responsibilities.

    Buyers

    Most buyers aren’t aware of the specific health concerns and problems that come with mold exposure but nearly all know that its not good. When mold growth is noted on an inspection report, it is almost always something someone wants an explanation for. New buyers deserve to know the history of the home and what they’re getting into. Even small amounts of mold can have a major impact on certain people. Especially ones who have mold allergies, mold sensitivity or any type of health symptoms where their immune system is weakened.

    Sellers

    A lot of sellers simply wish to be done fast, get as high a sales price for the house and get through the sale with as little effort and expense of repair work as possible. Unfortunately, when it pertains to disclosures and future legal entanglements, no amount of convenience now is worth having to buy back your house a year later on since you didn’t wish to disclose water damage or a history of mold problems in your house. The best method to deal with this is head on. Put it in writing, identify any issues so a expert can examine the circumstance, determine possible causes and if required have it remediated.

    Attics and crawl spaces

    It is relatively typical nowadays to have mold come up on an assessment report. We have numerous locations of our houses that if anybody cut corners, built it in foul weather, didn’t get the venting just right, or the ducting, or the vapor barrier, or the drainage around the structure or we don’t use the shower or exhaust fans or we have too many people living in a smaller sized area and so on and so on, you understand. Mold in houses is a growing number of typical but the most typical mold issue in a real estate transaction is in the attic or crawl spaces. These are locations that are out of sight and out of mind and have continuous variations to the humidity, varying and  temperatures. That’s not even considering the possibility of some of the building systems not being done properly.

    Causes

    It is rather typical to have a house inspector note that they see “microbial development”. This is their method of eliminating themselves of liability and keeping in mind that they notice anything that appears like mold, but they aren’t trained or certified to pinpoint it. Most of the time, it is in fact mold development of some sort. In attics, the most typical causes we find are either incorrect restroom ducting or some absence of or disturbance in the attic ventilation system.
    These both have really particular reasons for being built into a houses design. If done improperly, they can trigger major disturbance of air flow, triggering moisture build up and condensation on the sheathing giving mold the perfect environment. In crawlspaces typically the reason is more obvious. A lot of houses specifically in the Northwest are built on a foundation.
    With as much wetness as we get here, the ground is always wet. That wetness doesn’t simply stop at our foundations. It is soaked up into the soil of our crawlspaces. This is why we have vapor barriers. However if there is excessive ground water, it can trigger puddles of water to form in your crawl space. This water simply sits there and when your crawl space is warmer than the ground itself, the water vaporizes up and now is in the air in the form of humidity.
    Now when that gets soaked up into joists, or insulation it is perfect for mold to grow. The other sleeping giant contributing to mold in crawl spaces is the vapor barrier itself. Although it has a job to do in restricting the wetness from rising into you home, it keeps a nice healthy layer of wetness caught underneath which is also a perfect spot for mold top grow.
    Why are these problems? “We don’t live in these areas.” Well, no but we have electrical and pipes in addition to lighting and ducting that runs through our crawlspaces and attics. In minute amounts gradually, we have air that infiltrates the indoor air of our houses due to variations of atmospheric pressure and temperatures in these locations. Gradually gradually, mold spores being microscopic, can make their {way in| drift in and build up. Simply awaiting a moist area to eventually settle in and begin to grow.

    The Answer

    The solution is simple! on us, Pure Maintenance the mold professionals and our two-part dry fogging system. With years of expertise, we can help you look for and overcome the likely causes and give you a free estimate on how best to deal with the problems at hand so you can get through this real estate transaction smoothly, cost effectively and with no issue of potential future liability.
    We provide a transferable service warranty that sticks with the house, we are generally able to jump on your project within 1 week, (sometimes less) of getting us involved. We like to have clear communication on our procedure, offer openness to both buyers and sellers on anything we’re doing or suggest having actually done. With each house we treat, you’ll receive a treatment letter that references the address, the date, precisely what we did for remediation and discuss in detail about our procedure. This letter, with a paid receipt and service warranty certifying what we did and why this is the ideal plan to please loan providers, inspectors and
    home buyers and assure them that the mold development has been dealt with.

    We offer FREE Re-Inspection

    Pure Maintenance of Portland, Oregon is readily available for same-day and emergency services – we also offer repair work services (if required) to help examine and stop any wetness problems contributing to your mold issue. Our demolition-free dry fog system has 2 parts; First, is a sterilant which destroys the external membrane of a mold spore on a molecular level. Second, is a tiny layer of preventative particles which attract mold spores when they return to the environment and kills them. This is a non-invasive, non-toxic, all-inclusive, cost-efficient treatment that takes roughly 4-6 hours per average 2,000 sq. ft house. We will make certain you are back in your house the very same day.

    ** 1 Free Air Test with Service Call ($50 Value) **

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