Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville, Short Sale Specialist
  

Improper mold remediation

Mold is endemic in apartment complexes, says Curtis Barnes, the founder and CEO of Mold Test USA. Mold releases airborne spores, and some types can make people sick.

Yet mold is more difficult to eradicate than many realize, and there’s no law that requires apartments to use professional remediation. They send the maintenance guy instead, who typically washes with bleach and covers with paint.

“So it looks beautiful when you walk in, but they’re masking the mold issue,” Barnes says. “Some of it may be deliberate, but it could be out of ignorance.”

Barnes’ advice is to look for signs that an apartment has moisture problems, including bathrooms without working fans, kitchens with evidence of leaks under the sinks and rooms that smell musty.

If you, or particularly your child, has allergies, consider paying for a mold test.

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