Mold problems can be hard to spot and often go untreated. Not only are some molds highly dangerous to your families health, it can also wreak havoc on the structure and value of your home. Mold is not something you should try to handle on your own; there are many different types with varying health risks attached. Home inspection is a vital part of purchasing and selling a home, and it’s important to pick a home inspector that is trustworthy and experienced.
The EPA says molds are here to stay. "There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture."
Homebuyers want to know if the home they are looking to purchase is safe for their family. Unfortunately, just as when the public first became aware of asbestos and radon. The body of knowledge about molds in indoor environments is far from complete.
What is known, according to the EPA, is that "molds can trigger asthma episodes in individuals with an allergic reaction to mold." Because of this health factor, it recommends the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as a source of information.