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Selling a House with Mold in Milwaukee: Remove it Yourself or Hire a Professional?

Selling a House with Mold in Milwaukee: Remove it Yourself or Hire a Professional? 

When it comes to selling a property in Milwaukee—or anywhere, for that matter—it’s important that your house should be in the best condition possible. If there’s one thing that negatively affects the condition of a house, it’s mold. Mold is a type of fungus that grows in damp or humid environments and can cause health problems for people living in the house.

If you’re looking to sell your house and it has a mold problem, perhaps you’re wondering if you should remove the mold yourself or hire a professional. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of DIY-mold removal versus hiring a professional.

IMPORTANT! Whatever route you take, if your house has a mold problem you are obligated by law to disclose the issue to potential buyers!

DIY mold removal

DIY mold removal is an option for those who want to save money and have the time to tackle the project themselves. However, there are several things to consider before embarking on a DIY mold removal project.


  1. Cost-effective: You’ll need to buy the necessary supplies and equipment, which can be found in most hardware stores.
  2. Control over the project: It’s your project, so you have complete control. There is no deadline and you can work at your own pace to ensure the job is done to your satisfaction.


  1. Health risks: Mold can be dangerous to your health, especially if you have allergies or a weakened immune system. DIY mold removal can expose you to mold spores, which can cause respiratory problems.
  2. Lack of expertise: Removing mold can be complex and sometimes requires expertise that you might not have. If you do it wrong, you risk spreading the mold to other areas of your house.
  3. Time-consuming: Mold removal can be time-consuming, especially if you have a large area to clean. Ask yourself: If you’re already busy, is this one more thing you want to add to your plate? 

Hiring a professional

Hiring a professional to remove the mold is a good decision for people who want to be assured the job is done right. 


  1. Expertise: Professional mold removal companies are experts and have the tools needed for the job, so you don’t have to invest in them yourself.
  2. Safe: Professional mold removal companies follow safety protocols to ensure that mold spores do not spread to other areas of the house.
  3. Time-saving: Mold removal companies have the manpower to get the job done quickly, probably in the fraction of the time it would take you to do it yourself. 


  1. Cost: Hiring a professional mold removal company can be expensive. Cost will depend on the size of the area affected and extent of the damage.
  2. Lack of control: When you hire a professional, you must rely on their expertise. 

Final thoughts

Ultimately, the decision of whether to DIY or hire a professional mold removal company will depend on your budget, schedule, and comfort level with tackling the project yourself. If you have any doubts or concerns, it's always a good idea to consult with a professional.

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