Tiger Inspect Blog

Attic Mold? – Have No Fear!

You’ve seen the report: “Suspected microbial growth.  Recommend evaluation by licensed mold remediator.”

You’ve heard the sentence: “There are black stains on the sheathing in the attic.”

The sellers are saying, “It’s been that way for years.”

The buyers are freaking out at the word “mold.”  They’re worried it’s throughout the whole house…in the walls and lying in wait.

The fact is, mold affects everyone differently, but it is less of a concern when it is outside the living space (like an attic). Testing the air in the living space could tell you if it is affecting the air quality in the living space of the home. While every situation is unique, air testing often shows that the indoor air quality is not usually being affected by what is in the attic.

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Pool School – A Service to Simplify Things for the New Pool Owner

Most people know they should have pools inspected as part of the inspection process when considering a new home. In fact, I have detailed the reasons why it is recommended in a past blog post with Tiger. However, what people often don’t know is exactly what to do with, or how to take care of, a pool once they have purchased a home with one.  Basic pool care can seem very overwhelming and confusing to those who have never had to do it before. That is where our “Pool School” service comes in.

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What You Should Know About Irrigation Systems

As part of your home inspection and purchase due diligence, obtaining service records from the vendor who has maintained the irrigation system can be extremely valuable, and having an evaluation by a professional will eliminate the risk of purchasing a home with an irrigation system riddled with leaks and other costly problems. If you are purchasing a home during the winter months, at a minimum, have the seller provide you proof of winterization for some peace of mind.

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Mold: Let Us Put It in Perspective for You

Clients often ask us if they should consider a Mold Assessment for their potential home; there is rarely a simple answer. Before we answer this question, we must ask a few of our own because mold is a living, growing organism that affects people differently.

Do you have concerns about the indoor air quality in this home?
Do you have a sensitivity to mold, allergic reactions, adverse respiratory responses, suppressed immune system, or other health concerns?
Are there conditions in the home that could cause mold growth or signs of potential mold substances, such as a pipe burst or water leak, water entry and moisture issues, chronic high humidity, or past water damage?

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January is National Radon Action Month

At Tiger Group, we participate annually in the EPA’s National Campaign for Radon Action Month. For 2021 we are highlighting “Radon Fan Failure Alarms”.

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