We sell a lot of real estate in Florida, specially Boca Raton and Delray Beach.
Whenever we represent the buyer, we always suggest three inspections:
The other type of inspection, which I find instigates problems without a solution, is just taking air samples. I have seen home inspectors whipping out the air sample machine taking multiple samples in different rooms/areas of the home. The problem with this method is IF elevated levels of mold are found, the inspector will only tell you in which room or area of the home the elevated levels are found, but won’t tell you the source. In Florida, the buyer pays for inspections. When a buyer uses this method of mold inspection, he now shifts the financial burden on the Seller to locate where the mold is coming from. This can be a process of elimination for the Seller and in some instances I have seen the seller hire a full service mold inspector just to locate the source. Full service inspectors in this part of Florida are in the $500 to $1000 range.