Positive mold test results, but no mold or moisture!
We recently had a mold inspector test our attic (at the request of a prospective buyer for the home) and although he saw no visible mold, no moisture and no other indicators/conditions that would imply the presence of mold, the results from his air sample tests were positive for several types of mold, including some of the more toxic. The inspector seems to think the mold spores are dead/dormant and just kicked up by the recent activity in the attic.
All of the information we can find about remediation assumes that there is actual mold to remove. What can be done if there are spores in the air (again, probably dead/dormant spores from some moisture long, long ago) but nothing to remedy?
This is a 65 year old house and we just put a new roof on it about 8 years ago. We never had the house or attic tested for mold before and have never experienced any mold-related problems or concerns. Our contractor friends have told us that most homes of this age have mold somewhere, but despite all the bad press, the odds of any mold-related health problems arising are actually very slim.
Regardless, this is a home we need to sell - and very soon. Anyone ever have this problem? How did you solve it? I'm afraid that we could go through some very costly work to possibly install a ventilation fan (including new electrical service) and/or replace the insulation, and the problem could remain just because it's an old house.
The house is in otherwise immaculate condition and this is just killing us! We do have the inspector coming back to test the inside air, but as for now, we're assuming that the "bad air" is limited to the attic. Will know more about that next week.
Anyone with similar experience - would love to hear from you.