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Can household mold in Costa Rica affect your health?

Can household mold in Costa Rica affect your healthIf you live in Seattle, WA and you have a mold problem, you can just call a specialist to eradicate this household mold problem. If you live in Costa Rica, and you have a household mold problem, you’re in trouble.

The reason is that there are no household mold specialists in Costa Rica. Does that mean that household mold doesn’t exist in Costa Rica? Ha… with our rainy season? You must be joking.

In Costa Rica, household mold is called moho. Depending on where you live, you’ll have very little moho or you have lots of it.

We receive a nationwide average of 100 inches’ rainfall per year, which is in some regions up to 25 feet.  That’s a bucket full. And with this rainfall, you get a lot of it.

Bad air

Bad air quality can cause:

  • Cold symptoms that won’t go away, such as coughing and sneezing
  • Respiratory problems
  • Frequent and lasting headaches
  • Asthma -If you already have asthma it will increase your symptoms

An expert?

As you all know, I’m a real estate broker and not a mold expert. I do think that if you live in Costa Rica, you should know how damaging mold is to your health and what you can do to reduce the risk of having mold issues. Before you purchase a home, ask a home inspector to check for mold. If mold is acceptable when buying or not is your decision.

If you want to sell your house, you will need to deliver the house broom clean. That means of course that you will have to deliver without mold.

So I asked Mold Solutions in North Bend, WA for permission to use their fantastic infographic, so you can prevent mold as much as you can. And while you’re here, have also a look at their great blogs. They have an amazing amount of warnings and tips on how to attack household mold when it affects your health.

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If you are looking to buy a home in Costa Rica or invest in a condo anywhere in the central Valley, or looking for any property for sale in Escazu, you need to call me. I have been selling real estate in Escazu for over 20 years and can show you hundreds of happy buyers of real estate in Escazu and other areas. To me, a deal is not a good deal unless both buyer and seller are happy.

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