Will a House Pass Inspection With Mold?

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you first need to know the exact condition of all of your home’s structural components, appliances, and systems. This includes knowing whether or not there is mold in your home. Though mold can be tricky to spot while you’re living in your home, homebuyers usually hire professional inspectors to search for problems in the house that they’re planning on purchasing.

First, the bad news: a home will usually not pass an inspection if it has mold in it. Mold can present a serious health hazard to residents, and a major mold infestation can even degrade the structural integrity of the home if left untreated for too long. If a basement inspection in Philadelphia reveals that your home has a mold problem, the buyer may demand that you invest in comprehensive mold removal as a condition of the sale. Most offer letters include clauses that allow the buyer to back out of the sale if a home doesn’t pass a home inspection, so refusing to correct the problem could result in a loss of any good faith payment the buyer has already submitted into escrow. In some cases, if the mold problem in your home is large enough, a failed inspection can mean that the buyer cannot use a government-backed loan to complete the purchase and will be forced by their mortgage lender to stop the sale.

Now, the good news: even if you do have mold in your home, you won’t need to spend millions of dollars having it removed when you work with Rightway Waterproofing. With comprehensive PA and NJ mold removal available at an affordable price, your first call should be to Rightway Waterproofing if you believe you have mold in your home. To schedule your appointment or inspection, contact us now!

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John and Barbara Vicich

“We wanted to thank you for your personal and specialized attention to the water problem we had in our basement. You took the time to inspect the whole situation and gave us recommendations, all of which worked. You had a way of explaining the process and materials that would be used in a way that we understood. We are very pleased with the work that was done and would highly recommend your company to anyone.”

-John and Barbara Vicich

Debbie, Berwyn

“The day after Hurricane Irene, all of my neighbors basements were filled with water, while mine remained dry! It is wonderful, everything remains dry and the battery backup worked beautifully when my power was out for 2 days. Dry AND quiet, thank you, thank you! Thanks! Debbie, Berwyn”

-Debbie, Berwyn

Doug Smith, Glenside

“All I have to say is that Hurricane Irene was no match for the job that Rightway did for my basement and my father-in-law’s. I had my basement done 5 years ago and we are still bone dry and my father-inlaw’s was done last year and another dry basement… Great job! I highly recommend them for waterproofing and mold remediation.”

-Doug Smith, Glenside


“I’d highly recommend these guys for your basement. My basement has been dry since they installed a sump pump and French drain in June. They offer a competitive price, they get the job done quickly and they stand by their work. Please mention my name if you proceed down the road with these guys.”


Angelo and Sandra Patiri

“We had our basement waterproofed with Rightway Waterproofing in 2007, after all this time and just getting through Hurricane Irene, we did not get a drop of water in our basement. Rightway Waterproofing did a very good job and we are very satisfied!”

-Angelo and Sandra Patiri