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thedanishman
yellow spots in celling.

I,m looking at a forclosure home. There is some yellow spots on the ceiling mostly in the master bath all over. Some small spots through out the upper level of home one spot in the kitchen and a repair done or patch up of one small section of a wall in the living room.There is also some holes in the ceilings. The spot in the kitchen was patched up in that ceiling. And also, the wood laminate flooring has a few noticeable bumps near the damaged areas. What do you think is the problem? Is there a possibility of mold? What I need to do? This is my first home I purchased. Need good advise.

libcarp
Re: yellow spots in celling.

Yellow spots on the ceiling is always indicative of a water leak. The mold issue is far more prevalent in newer homes - once people started sealing them up tighter than a drum that's when mold can easily get a foothold.

Re: yellow spots in celling.

Whatever you do don't forfeit your right to a home inspection and indoor environmental inspection. Indoor environmental inspectors can be located at websites like www.iaqcouncil.org and www.iaqa.org. Some home inspectors also get certified to test for mold through the NACHI, although they are not indoor environmentalists. Whomever you choose to inspect the home ask them to look into possible causes and present in their report recommendations of care or a protocol. Getting something like that up front will help you control the estimates you get from your remediation companies (assuming, of course, you decide to purchase the home and have it remediated); it also helps prevent conflict of interest up-selling on potential restoration projects.

jboller56
Re: yellow spots in celling.

Be careful, like jason said protect yourself. The cost to remedy the issues might outway the the savings on the price. Don't get caught in a money pit! There is going to be alot of opportunities out there.

Re: yellow spots in celling.

I've seen so many cases where someone finds a beautiful home and doesn't have a home inspection and/or environmental inspection performed before moving in. Once they move in they end up calling someone like me after seeing a doctor because of feelings of illness and disease. It is worth the investment on a home you really think you want to have these inspections performed prior to closing on the house. It will protect your health, investment, and dreams.

Re: yellow spots in celling.

Sounds like there was a water leakage.. you really need to be sure if that it has been fixed. Now if it is mildew it is your landlords responsibility to make sure you are safe and mildew and molds are considered a health hazard so you may want to talk to him and see if he still wants to stick to the story.

Teal
Re: yellow spots in celling.

I am looking for appropriate information on removing mold above my shower on the painted ceiling. The wrong paint was used at the time.

edwinf8936
Re: yellow spots in celling.
libcarp wrote:

Yellow spots on the ceiling is always indicative of a water leak. The mold issue is far more prevalent in newer homes - once people started sealing them up tighter than a drum that's when mold can easily get a foothold.

Ok, have the same problem in my mothers house. Of course we guessed there was a minor roof leak. Spots are light yellow. The roof has since been replaced. Now before repainting the part of the ceiling, what should be done? Attic has blow in insulation and I going to check for mold etc before repainting.

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