Whether you’re buying a home for yourself or as an investment, it’s increasingly vital to investigate its past use, especially with the rise of marijuana grow houses and particularly in states where cannabis is legal. California alone has seen thousands of these properties uncovered in recent years.

At first glance, you might think, “Well, the plants are gone, so it should be fine.” However, moving into a former grow house can pose serious health risks, mainly due to the prevalence of mold in these humid, enclosed spaces.

Mold varies from house to house, and so do individual reactions to it. While some may only experience minor symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and headaches, these can still disrupt daily life. Skin irritation and rashes are also common.

For others, particularly those with asthma, exposure to mold spores can lead to severe illness or hospitalization. If you’re planning to rent out the property, you can’t be certain of your tenants’ medical conditions, making the presence of mold a potential liability.

In addition, marijuana grow houses may harbor anaerobic bacteria, which are harmless when inhaled but deadly if ingested. These bacteria can be resistant to the heat typically used to kill other pathogens.

If you’re in the market for real estate, it’s crucial not to take the home’s history at face value. Fortunately, a professional inspection can reveal any dangerous mold present, and if necessary, our mold remediation services can help eradicate the threat. The home of your dreams or a lucrative real estate investment isn’t necessarily out of reach!

Our team is equipped to handle mold remediation, ensuring that your property is safe for you and your tenants. Don’t let the fear of mold deter you from your dream home or investment opportunity—let us help you detect and address any issues. Then, we can create a healthy living environment so that you can proceed in living your dreams.