Post # 1
We just had our home inspection. Mostly everything went well, except maybe this one thing we’re having trouble identifying.
My husband took this picture of the rafters in the attic. We think the black area may be mold, but neither my husband nor the inspector is sure. The roof was replaced this year and the inspector says we don’t need to be concerned about it. We’re stuck on whether or not to hire an actual mold inspector. Does anyone have experience with something like this? Does it look like something serious or something else?
Post # 2
- 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
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
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
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
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 🙁