is it expensive to get mold out of a house. im thinking of buying a hud home and it has mold how much would it

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    June 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    very much so thousands of dollars

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    June 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Get a couple of contractors to give you a bid before you do any more thinking about buying.

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    June 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Literally from $ 50 to $ 15,000. The problem with mold is if it is inside the walls. if that is the case yuou have to rip out most of the plaster/drywall, treat the studding, then re drywall and replaster. If it is a small area, it would be several hundred, but if it is pretty pervasive, the cost is tremendous.

    The other bad thing, if mold is pervasive you are generally also faced with a lot of dry rot, which means replacing the studs too, and then you can double the cost again.

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    SG Elite
    June 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Yes it can be expensive running into thousands of dollars not to mention you may not be able to get rid of them permanently.

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    June 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Mold is toxic and can be lethal .

    Normally , all the dry wall is ripped out and the place bleached and dried .
    Then correct the source of the mold , (leaking roof , leaking plumbing . . . whatever )
    Can be 10s of thousands and your question suggests you are too new for this .

    One other possibility would be be get an ozone generator and tent the house , or more correctly ,
    A contractor to tent & ozone the house .
    It would need to be a commercial grade one .
    Tent the house and gas it for about 48 hrs .
    Saw on the news that they did it to a restaurant after katrina and it worked .
    Still costed thousands to tent and what all .


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    June 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    The proper abatement mold is controversial. Some will tell you that you can do it with a bottle of bleach, a sponge, and some rubber gloves. Others will tell you that you need expensive diagnostic, remediation, and monitoring procedures.
    The science on so called “toxic” mold is the subject of much litigation and experts abound across the spectrum. There is a lot money to be made in the prosecution, defense, and abatement of mold.
    Once mold has gotten in to some building materials like sheet rock, it is likely to recur. You might find yourself replacing a lot components.
    It’s important to look at the underlying cause. There is no point fixing the symptoms if the problem is going to return. Was it a leaky pipe, a bad roof, or is there a major drainage problem on the site?

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    June 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    It can run well into the thousands! I had a major mold problem in a rental property several years ago. They had to tear out ALL of the drywall in half of the house along with all of the carpeting and other floor coverings. The final bill was well over $ 45,000.

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    June 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    How do you know it has mold? Did you have it tested, or is it just the HUD notice?

    When the appraiser goes out to appraise the HUD owned properties prior to listing them, if there is ANY growing going on in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, etc…. it gets the notice “EVIDENCE OF MOLD, NOT RE MEDIATED”. If the appraiser gets there before the cleaning crew…. there will be stuff growing in those areas. Usually, the cleaning crew cleans, and nothing grows back……..

    If you are concerned, have it tested and get bids PRIOR to bidding. “The house has mold” is not cause for backing out of the deal.

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