Home Inspection Question…mold?

posted 4 months ago in Home
Post # 2
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I would be wary of an inspector who can’t tell the difference if something is mold or not.  Maybe get a second opinion from someone more experienced.

Post # 3
13577 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you’re questioning this, get a second opinion.  It may be the lighting of the picture or my computer resolution, but that looks like it could be fire damage to me. Regardless, if your spidey sense is up, get it checked out.  Mold remidiation can be a costly undertaking.

Post # 4
3193 posts
Sugar bee

Get a different inspector. That looks jacked up (agree it kinda looks like fire damage) and not something you should take on without a thorough understanding of what happened and future cost /impact on value.

Post # 5
47197 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

  JiminyCricket :  That’s what I thought. I would also get another inspector. Any inspector worth their fee would crawl up there, do a scraping and ID it.

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

I would get a second opinion. The same thing happened to me years ago when I bought my first home. The inspector said it was nothing to worry about. When I went to resell the house, the new buyers had a mold test done, cost me $5000 to have the mold remediated in order to sell the house 🙁 

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