Georgia’s Mold & Construction Defect Law Firm
Serving metro Atlanta & all counties in GA
THE MOLD FIRM IS THE PREMIER MOLD AND CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LAW FIRM IN GEORGIA. OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM HAS BEEN HELPING CLIENTS FOR OVER 10 YEARS TO GET COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL INJURIES CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO TOXIC MOLD AND FLOODING
There are many places to learn about mold infestation and how mold can directly affect your health. A vast amount of misinformation exists on the internet concerning the health effects of mold, the prescribed methods for eliminating mold, and frustrated that no one believes or understands the extent to which this silent and unseen microbe can negatively impact your health and social life. Mold colonies infesting your home and releasing thousands of microscopic spores that contaminate your furniture, your clothes, and the air that you breathe can be frightening. When dealing with a mold issue, it can lead to stress, anxiety, sleepless nights, and other adverse health effects.
A home should be a place of sanctuary, but if you’re forced to live in a mold-infested space, it can feel more like a prison. Mold colonies infesting your home and releasing thousands of microscopic spores that contaminate your furniture, your clothes, and the air that you breathe can be frightening. When dealing with a mold issue, it can lead to stress, anxiety, sleepless nights, and other adverse health effects. Relocating can be costly.
Even worse, many insurance companies exclude coverage for mold-related injuries. Meanwhile, negligent landlords and real estate brokers will often refuse to acknowledge the existence of the mold or offer you fair compensation for your personal injuries, pain and suffering, or other financial losses, such as the costs to remediate or replace your property. Meanwhile, most lawyers avoid mold litigation, making it very difficult to find a law firm with the knowledge to successfully handle your case.
At the Mold Firm, we focus exclusively on mold, flood and water loss claims. We have developed an effective and detailed approach for representing our client’s mold claims. Our team has the experience, knowledge, and compassion to help you overcome the devastating effects of your mold infestation by getting you the financial relief that you deserve.
ATLANTA TOXIC MOLD ATTORNEYS
Mold problems can cause property damage as well as adverse physical and psychological effects. In many cases, a water intrusion or leak occurs, perhaps as the result of a pipe bursting or water heater leaking. Within just 24-48 hours, mold can begin to incubate and grow in the affected area. Even if your landlord, remediator, and/or plumber has quickly repaired the intrusion and used fans to dry the area, mold may have already begun growing. Due to its small size, mold can penetrate the same small areas as dust particles and, initially, you may not even notice the growth. Moreover, even if you could locate the unwanted mold growth, common cleaning agents like bleach may exacerbate the mold problem.
Water damage to your home
Don’t let water damage turn to toxic mold. If you are unsure of whether you have a mold problem or suspect that a prior mold problem was not properly remediated, then you should contact a licensed mold or environmental expert to examine the property. Our firm has worked with many such reputable inspectors over the years, using their visual observations, sampling, lab reports and expertise to support our clients’ legal claim. Even if you decide that you do not wish to pursue a legal action, a mold or air quality report is essential to you and your loved ones’ health by determining whether toxic mold has affected your residence or your possessions.
Toxic mold is frequently the result of excess moisture, flooding or unwanted water intrusions. Oftentimes and despite repeated works orders or notifications, landlords or property managers fail to adequately investigate, repair and remediate the water intrusions and resulting toxic mold infestation. If your apartment suffers from perpetual water leaks, such as wet carpeting, visible water stains on your ceiling or walls, or a leaky water heater or HVAC unit, then you should contact your municipal or county Code Enforcement Office and ask a Code Enforcement Officer to come inspect the water leak or structural defect.
While many Code Enforcement Officers will not test for mold, they may cite the landlord for failure to repair any underlying code violations or structural defects, such as a hole in the roof, causing the underlying water intrusions, and require that the landlord repair the leak or defect. Further, if the Officer suspects there is an extensive mold or flooding problem, posing a risk to you or your loved ones’ health, then he/she may recommend that the landlord either relocate the tenant, professionally remediate and repair the property, or release the tenant from his/her lease.
While the Code Enforcement Officer’s primary focus will likely be on the source of the water leaks or intrusions, you may wish to provide the health inspector with a copy of your professional mold inspection report if you have one, or have your mold inspection expert contact the health inspector to discuss the infestation.