When water enters your home, mold growth can occur in as little as 36 hours. Immediate action is required in the remediation process to ensure mold has not and will not spread throughout your property. Mold can be one of the most devious forms of damage to your home, because of its ability to grow and thrive before you’ve even realized. Often, mold goes undetected for years until the problem is no longer manageable for the property owner. For example, a homeowner who is not aware of a leaky pipe. The continuous drip in the back of a kitchen or bathroom cabinet is the ideal breeding ground for mold. At which point, an experienced mold remediation contractor may need to be contacted for testing and inspection. Issues with mold may also crop after weather-related events such as tropical storm and hurricanes.
Most molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that endanger humans and pets. Mold has been documented to weaken people’s immune systems, leading to a variety of infections and problems. People with weak immune systems are more vulnerable to infections by molds. Mold contamination may have your home uninhabitable and force you into temporary living accommodations while mold removal occurs and repairs are completed.
If you suspect you may have mold, or your mold claim has been denied, or underpaid, contact the Lorenzana Law Firm today to discuss your legal options moving forward.