Question: I have no visible signs of mold in my house… We have been living in it for 7 months and just before that the majority of the house was gutted and re-done. Recently I have had several people tell me that there is black mold in the house… on the outside specifically. These are obviously uneducated people as I know for a fact that what they’re talking about is dirt on my house from an old raised flower bed I removed. I guess my question is – what can I do to prove them wrong… I know I could probably take a sample of the dirt on the house for testing but as far as inside the house where there are no signs of mold what can I do to prove it- I just don’t want this to escalate and cause a problem when we want to sell…Also how much would it cost to get a dirt sample tested for black mold.lol. I’m sorry this is just ridiculous to me. Small towns, I tell ya. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.
Answer: I can understand your concern. If people are seeing the dirt on the outside and they are mistaking it for black mold, I would suggest you have it cleaned up if possible. As for prospective buyers, you could have the house tested for mold by a qualified professional. Generally, where there are no signs of mold, air samples could be taken.