Are you considering buying or selling a property, but you’re concerned with the potential mold situation? At United Property Inspectors, Inc., we see this often. Property sellers or buyers are aware there may be some mold issues, but they aren’t sure how serious these issues are.

It is a concern since mold can lead to rashes, flu symptoms, headaches, respiratory problems, and sinus and eye irritation. But don’t worry. As certified mold inspectors in Sacramento, CA, United Property can help. But first, here are a few common questions about mold:

Can you help me confirm if I see mold via the phone?

Even if you have truly incredible description skills, mold is best identified in person, by a professional. Furthermore, the only real way to understand the specific type of mold you’re dealing with—and how harmful it may be—is to do a test on it. (We provide this service.)

Person in a white mold removal suit with yellow gloves, removing mold from a wall near an A/C vent
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Will I have to leave my home or business while you remove mold?

Probably not—and definitely not if the removal is happening in a crawlspace. When we remove mold, it tends to be specified to one area, meaning you shouldn’t need to leave. However, sometimes when a mold takes up a big part of the space or requires more intensive work, we can make plans with you so that we aren’t in your way.

Does insurance cover the cost of mold removal?

This is one of the most common questions, but the truth is, every insurance policy is different. It’s a question for your insurance company.

Does mold that’s been removed come back?

In order to grow, mold needs moisture. As long as any leaks or moisture problems you may have are under control and the mold has been removed, the mold shouldn’t return.


Mold can range from being a serious health hazard to a minor irritant, and it can also damage furnishings and structures. Why take chances? Call our team at United Property Inspectors at (916) 788-1111 to schedule an inspection in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, or the surrounding areas.