Doing a Home Inspection today where in the Sellers disclosure shows that a local home inspector company (one man operation) did an inspection for mold and then removed said mold the next day (two invoices). The inspection invoice(s) do not really say more than just price(s) (both dated about 2 1/2 months ago One invoice is titled “Mold Inspection Invoice” and the other is “Mold Removal Invoice”. There could have been more in a report from the inspector saying where found and what the procedure was for removal, but not attached to the seller’s disclosure. In the Sellers disclosure, they did do a roof repair just before the mold inspection and remediation. Disclosre just says a “small amount of mold found, removed, repaired and painting done”. I do not see any InterNACHI membership, but is showing NSHI affiliation. I did look up their standards on performing work on an inspected home but did not see anything against repairing what you inspect in their SOPs or Code of Ethics. (The Mold inspection looks to be a stand alone inspection, not part of a full inspection. I’m guessing as a follow-up to the roof repair)
Since I have been privy to this knowledge, at this point I think I will just advise that they get any other documents (if any) showing the extent of the problem and what was done for remediation. This may change if I find something during the inspection today. There are no licensing requirements as far as I can tell for sampling, testing and or remediation of mold in Utah.
Agent sent me the disclosures because the client is concerned about this…normally I only see disclosures in about 1 out of every 100 inspections.
Any other thoughts or comments on how to handle (word) this to the client?