In the wake of Hurricane Sandy that left 305,000 New York housing units damaged or destroyed, Kevin J. Hinchey, CEO of H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting and cousin of former Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey, has presented a letter to New York legislative leaders urging them to pass a requirement for mandatory air quality testing for pre-purchase home inspections.
Home inspectors are generally not liable to discover defects that are concealed from view. Also, mold may not within the scope of a home inspection.
As the number of REO (Real Estate Owned) properties rises, the link between foreclosure and mold keeps growing.
No one wants to buy a house with a mold problem. Unfortunately, mold problems are not always easy to detect. If you are looking to buy a home, learn how to detect mold in homes, get the seller to disclose mold issues, and remove mold if your client decides to buy a home damaged by it.