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If You Are Homeowner And Suspect You Have A Mold Problem, What Should You Do?

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If You Are Homeowner And Suspect You Have A Mold Problem, What Should You Do?

  • Document and photograph the mold and any potential sources of excess moisture causing the mold, such as a roof leak;
  • Notify your homeowner’s insurance of the mold.
  • If you have a home warranty, contact them in writing as well.
  • Make sure to keep copies of any correspondence with any adjusters, warranty representatives, contractors, or other persons involved in handling your mold claim.
  • Get a mold report from a qualified mold professional or environmentalist. This mold report will help:
    • Determine if any of the molds are toxic, requiring you and your loved ones to seek alternative accommodations;
    • Determine if your personal property has been contaminated or require professional cleaning or remediation;
    • Determine the scope and location of mold contamination in your home, including mold hidden in your walls or other inaccessible areas;
    • Help identify sources of excess moisture and potential sources of the mold, and
    • Help develop a mold remediation or protocol for eliminating the mold in your home
  • Determine the defects causing the mold! Mold needs water to survive. So, remediating mold before eliminating the water source is like bailing water out of a boat without fixing the hole!
    • If neither you, your environmentalist, nor your adjuster can determine the source of the mold, then consider contacting
  • As a homeowner, you have a responsibility to maintain your home. So, determining the defects and water sources responsible for the mold is critical to determining whether or not someone else is at fault for your injuries and owes you compensation for those injuries! For example, if a new water heater bursts, flooding your basement, the manufacturer or installer may be liable to you for your damages.
  • If your insurance carrier, home warranty company, or some other insurer fails to fulfill their duties to cover your losses, you may also have a claim.
  • So, if someone else’s negligence has contaminated your home with mold, or your insurance company or warranty company has failed to properly cover you for your mold losses, call us with your mold story!

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