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 STATE OF ILLINOIS

 MOLD DISCLOSURE FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

AAA INSPECTIONS PREFORMS MOISTURE EVALUATIONS AND MOLD INSPECTIONS AS PER FHA AND HUD SPECIFICATIONS SET BY NAMM (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MOISTURE MANAGEMENT)

  • All investigations are preformed to all NAMM protocols
  • A visual, non destructive investigation of the entire property to identify:
  • Signs of water or mold damage
  • Current or possible moisture intrusion that could lead to microbial growth
  • Recommend microbial sampling as determined by NAMM protocols
  • Air Samples are analyzed by accredited, independent lab
  • A report is developed and delivered in a timely manner
  • Provide assistance to the client with report interpretation

 Industry recommends two air samples indoors and one outdoor baseline as a minimum even when there are no visible Alarm areas. (Sometimes if warranted a surface sample will be needed to confirm results if the site has multiple situations.)

Alarms are areas of moisture intrusion and mold infiltration that are documented, including:

  • Signs of water damage
  • Evidence of Microbial growth

Warnings are areas of potential moisture intrusion that are documented:

For example:

  • Improper grading
  • Inadequate ventilation
  • Damaged or missing siding
  • Open penetrations
  • Ineffective flashing
  • Water staining

The report will be easy to understand.

  1. Easy to interpret
  2. objective
  3. Noninflammatory

And contain

A detailed inspection of the entire home top to bottom.

  1. Photographic and written documentation of all identified issues
  2. Preventive maintenance recommendations
  3. List of samples approved
  4. Interpretive independent lab report

ALL INSPECTIONS START AT:

$235.00 FOR A MOISTURE & MOLD EVALUATION REPORT FOR A 1100 SF HOME,( ALLOW AT LEAST 2 HOURS FOR THIS INSPECTION) ADD $50.00 FOR HOMES WITH CRAWLSPACES AND $50 PER EACH ADDITIONAL 700 SQ FEET OVER 1100 SF.  (Sometimes if warranted a surface sample will be needed to confirm results if the site has multiple situations.)

AND EACH AIR SAMPLE IS AN ADDITIONAL $85.00 THREE IS THE INDUSTRY RECOMMENDED AMOUNT. AAA OFFERS A COMBINATION DISCOUNTS FOR THE MOISTURE AND MOLD REPORT AND SAMPLING

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                 UNDERSTANDING THE 5 PART  ILLINOIS MOLD DISCLOSURE 

                                                         FORM CONTENTS

In Illinois real estate transactions they usually involve the use of the Illinois Association of Realtors Mold Disclosure form. The form identifies the parties of the transaction, it identifies the property in question, and then it has 5 sections to it.

SECTION 1: SELLER DISCLOSURE

This section has three parts. It allows the seller to state, to the best of their knowledge, that the property has or has not been inspected for mold. If it was inspected, it gives the seller the opportunity to communicate that problems with molds were or were not found. Then it allows the seller to communicate whether measures to remove the mold were or were not taken.
 In Illinois most contracts have an addendum titled, Illinois Assocaition of Realtors Residential Real Property Disclosure Report, Please read carefully to find other hints that there could be mold problems. This form asks about floods, flood plain, and other water related issues. Make sure these questions are marked  NO 

This still doesn't  protect you from mold hazards or toxic mold problems. It allows the topic to be discussed and uniformly addressed. If you suspect there could be an issue then you should have it inspected for mold.

SECTION 2: MOLD INSPECTIONS

This section states that although mold could exist, the seller is unaware. It describes conditions conducive to mold growth. It informs the buyer that a professional home inspection may not be able to determine if mold is a problem and to consult a mold testing professional. It lets you know that the real estate agents are not experts in the field of mold and then urges the buyers to make sure they are happy with the property's condition.

SECTION 3: HOLD HARMLESS

This section is to protect the parties in the transaction. The buyer must decide whether or not this property is safe in terms of mold and makes that decision independent of anything the agents or brokers may have communicated.

SECTION 4: RECEIPT OF COPY

This states that a copy was provided to the seller and buyer with their signatures that indicate that they have, in fact, received a copy of the mold disclosure form.

SECTION 5: SHOULD YOU SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

This section urges both the buyer and seller to seek professional advice if there are any questions or concerns regarding the execution of the mold disclosure form. caveat emptor, this section is a pause or opt-out point to consider the options. Then if it is okay with the parties, they sign and date the mold disclosure form.
 
 
 

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