When Mold Growth Causes Property Damage

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard or read stories about “toxic mold” in people’s homes, usually caused by excessively moist environments and plumbing leaks. While mold spores can definitely be toxic to your health, the bigger issues are usually the property damage that mold causes. Learn more about mold from the CDC here. One of the biggest issues about mold growth in a person’s home is property damage. While mold is usually caught before anyone’s health is put at risk, unfortunately, that is not always the case for their wallet. In general, homeowners’ insurance policies will not cover property damage caused by mold growth. If a homeowner tries to submit such a claim, it will usually be denied. Mold inside people’s homes usually comes in one of the four categories: Alternaria Aspergillus Cladosporium Penicillium So, what do you do if a leaky pipe or showerhead leads to mold, fungus

When Plumbing Leaks Cause Mold Growth

With the warm and sometimes “humid” weather quickly approaching, it’s safe to say that plenty of Kansas City homeowners will be concerned about indoor climate control, humidity, and mold growth. Mold by itself is a natural part of the environment; when a mold is outside, it plays a key role in how nature breaks down organic material and this includes dead tree branches and leaves on the ground. While mold has its job outdoors, indoors, mold growth is an unsightly and unhealthy toxic substance. If you want to control mold in your home, and reduce the risk of mold exposure, you’ve got to control moisture. Part of controlling moisture is to attack water leaks immediately, and take care of water damage, whether in drywall, crawl spaces, leaky faucets, to roof leaks, wall cavities, water heaters or even behind washing machines, whenever there is an affected area of potential water damage.

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