Living in an area like Redington Beach Shore can be a dream come true, however, living so close to the water can have its drawbacks. For starters, you’re at ground zero for any major storm that comes ashore, you’re in an area that may flood easily in the event of a tropical storm or other major event, and the relative humidity is going to be higher on a more consistent basis than if you lived further inland. All of these scenarios have one thing in common; they set the stage for the growth of mold.
Mold grows any time there is sufficient moisture in a given area to allow it to take root and spread, and is will continue to grow and get steadily worse until it is properly treated and remediated. Homes that stand vacant for extended periods, such as new or used homes on the real estate market, are especially susceptible because they are closed up and air circulation is all but eliminated. This only exasperates the mold problem.
Any homes for sale need to be thoroughly inspected for signs of water damage or mold growth before any purchase agreement is drafted. Water damage may not be readily apparent, but it can be identified through stains on wooden floors or countertops, ceiling discoloration, the swelling of drywall, and the peeling or flaking of paint. Damage to the roof of the home guarantees at least some level of water damage has occurred, and many homes give away their water damage clues through musty odors that greet you the minute you open the door.
Water damage should be identified prior to purchase, and any repairs or remediation services should be made a part of the deal, either to be taken care of by the homeowner or figured into the purchase price of the home for the buyer to deal with. In any case, it is unwise to take up residence in such a home until it has been determined that the water damage or mold threat has been eliminated.
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