What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that is very common in buildings and homes. It will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes. It reproduces through lightweight spores that travel through the air which are usually harmless in small amounts, but when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow, releasing spores that you breathe in and can make you sick.
Mold is one of the scariest discoveries a property owner can make. While more common in older homes with poor ventilation, mold can become a problem in virtually any house or commercial property. By taking a mold inspection course, you can help you clients understand what the home inspector is looking for.
Our mold inspection course will teach you the strategies and techniques you need to provide the most thorough inspection possible for your clients. While no one likes to be the bearer of bad news, your discovery can save clients thousands of dollars – and a lot of stress!
We include bonus video lessons for our real estate students so you have the knowledge needed to help your clients make good decisions and close on the sale.
The Mold for Real Estate Agents course focuses on:
- Identifying possible mold infestations and recognizing different species of fungi
- Providing information on the health risks of mold
- Providing information on when to call in a professional, and who to call
- Types of mold inspections
- Mitigating mold at home
- Mitigating mold in schools and buildings
Why Should I Take a Mold Inspection Course?
Mold is a major problem in the real estate industry – it can ruin a potential real estate transaction. Moisture frequently works its way into the drywall of bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens. This moisture inevitably leads to mold growth. This incredibly common challenge is bad news for homebuyers and sellers alike, and the mere threat of fungi can inspire a client’s call for a mold inspection. Being able to spot a potential mold problem can help keep your clients ahead of disaster.