Mold inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico. Desert Sun inspections.

By
Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Mold inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico. Desert Sun inspections.

When there is a concern about the general health conditions of a home. I get called wanting to know if I can come and inspect their home to try and find out why they have been feeling sick. Most of the callers want to know if the health issues the family had been experiencing is a mold related issue.

If there is a health related issue with a home I usually find the issues.They are usually water related, hidden really well and never out in the open.

This home is a manufactured home. Not that it would make any difference with the issues within the home.

Here is what was found under the bath vanity. Mold and a small water leak.

Mold under sink in bath.

Not good when looking for a potential health related issue within the home.

This was the only thing I could find inside the home. But there was the exterior of the home to inspect.

When I got into the crawl space under the home I noticed the belly was sagging and there was mold on the belly. That tells me there was a water leak that was being caught in the belly.

Mold on Belly board.

I cut the belly board and found this leak with mold in the floors of the master bath.

Leak and mold in floor of master bath.

The owners were informed of what was found. I reported the findings to them in a report. But they were fully informed before I left the home.

Mold is nothing to be taken lightly.

Always get a environmental inspection if you suspect a health related issue in or around the home.

When ever in doubt, call in a professional.

Feeling Moldy?

This is why you always get a "Environmental Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.

Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

Posted by

 

Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

When it comes to Quality home inspections. Simply put, we are the best.

1-575-706-5586   www.carlsbad-home-inspector.com Call me for the latest specials.

 Zillow  Google   https://www.facebook.com/desertsuninspections   manta   Trulia   Yahoo HomeAdvisor Pro Free 90 day warrantyRecallchek

Carlsbad Chamber logo.          NPI LOGO

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
New Mexico Eddy County Carlsbad South Side
Groups:
"Whacked"!!!
Addicted to Active Rain
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Bananatude
Best Practices
Tags:
mold inspection in carlsbad new mexico
mold inspection in hobbs new mexico
mold inspections in roswell new mexico

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
2,600,106
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Clint, sometimes it pays to periodically perform your own visual inspection to avoid some of these situations. Good catch as usual. Enjoy your day!

Jan 20, 2014 07:40 PM #1
Rainmaker
2,557,948
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, water can be destructive in so many ways.  Glad you were able to identify their issues so they can now solve them.

Jan 20, 2014 08:00 PM #2
Rainmaker
3,386,030
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Clint,

I'm surprised the seller never noticed the condition underneath the sink! Water leaks are something one should never take lightly. So glad they called you for an inspection!

Jan 20, 2014 08:05 PM #3
Rainmaker
1,497,420
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Clint - water leaks are nothing to take lightly.  The real problems involve foundations where the only solution is excavation.

Jan 20, 2014 08:10 PM #4
Rainmaker
1,711,097
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Clint, mold is an issue for everyone...I have great mold mitigators I recommend and keeping on top of issues like this is important to your health!

Jan 20, 2014 09:53 PM #5
Rainmaker
1,731,917
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

This looks like my typical day at work Clint. I am always amazed at the degree things have gotten before any action is taken.

I am not a doctor so I try not to give advice regarding the mold. What I do know is that once the slightest bit of mold is seen, many residents want to blame the mold for their illness. It may be the middle of flu season, and they have not seen a doctor, but want to blame the sickness on a mold condition that is very minor.

Jan 20, 2014 11:09 PM #6
Ambassador
2,667,521
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Clint I just had some good friends of mine discover mold in their newly remodeled home. I couldn't believe the contractor could miss it. Such a mess for them having to move out, after just moving in and living in a hotel. Better safe than sorry thou....thanks goodness for top notch home inspectors like YOU!

Jan 21, 2014 03:00 AM #7
Rainmaker
192,513
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference

 You are right, mold can cause so many health issues. Do you offer an air quality test to your clients? We have found that testing the air and sending it to the lab can help alleviate fears or lead clients to the proper mitigating procedures. In the case you presented here, the mold was obvious, but sometimes, the growth is not as easily seen. 

Jan 21, 2014 03:04 AM #8
Rainmaker
1,173,867
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Clint-this is the four-letter word every homeowners hates to hear, but best to know about it and get it corrected as soon as possible. 

Thanks for the photos-Adrian

Jan 21, 2014 04:08 AM #9
Rainmaker
1,755,110
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Putting that plastic can under there to catch the leak I am surprised they did not realize there was mold there.

But I am sure you stayed away from saying that it was the mold making them sick!

Jan 21, 2014 07:12 AM #10
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

The inspecting of your own home should be a no brainer. But seldom ever happens.

Have a god day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:18 PM #11
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

Not saying this is what is making them sick or not. But these are real issues that need to be taken care of.

Have a nice day in New York.

 

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:19 PM #12
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

This home was not a for sale home. Just a mold inspection that was long overdue.

Have a great day in Canyon Creek Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:25 PM #13
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Grant,

Having those kinds of water issues where the foundation needs to be excavated is a major issue to say the least. I have only had one of those over the years.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:26 PM #14
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

 Hi Ginny.

Wat too many home owners want to blame mold on their illness. it could just be a cold. But I usally do find issues when i do a mold insoection.

Have a great day inside in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:43 PM #15
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Just another day at work for you and me. I try not to tell the residents this is what is causing your illness. This may be a wrong advice.

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:51 PM #16
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anna,

Many contractors will hide any signs of mold if they can. Not that they are dishonest, but they don't want to shut the job down for the remediation crew to come in.

Have a great day in the Phoenix area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:54 PM #17
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David,

Only when the results wold be obvious. Like when the mold is an issue but in a limited area. The cost (lab fee's) usually deters the client from the action.

Have a good day in the Atlanta area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:56 PM #18
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

No matter how limited the mold is. It needs to be taken care of after the water leak is found.

Have a great day in the Seattle areas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:57 PM #19
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Yes I did. Even after this is cleaned up. Their symptoms may not disappear for some time.

Have a nice day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 10:59 PM #20
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
694,247

Clint Mckie

Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Need a home inspection? Have a question?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information