Identifying And Eliminating Mold

Article Posted by Expert Author: Carly Jorge  on 04/08/2013

Although mold can be dangerous and damaging to the health of both you and your home, it is not something that's normally covered by your Philadelphia homeowners insurance. This is because mold is considered to be a preventable issue. So if you've recently experienced flooding in your home due to a natural weather event, knowing how to identify and eliminate mold will be high on your priority list.

 

The most common types of mold are brown, green, white or black in color with a dust-like texture. Mold can easily grow in many places, including inside dust and lint, paint, wallpaper, pipes and roofs, to name but a few. Thoroughly cleaning affected areas  with a bleach solution of 1 gallon of water for every cup of bleach has proven to be highly effective.

 

A dehumidifier will 'starve' the mold of the moisture that it needs to grow, as will ventilation in the form of exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen.  Unfortunately, any materials considered to be porous and absorbent materials may need to be thrown away if it's discovered that mold is present. In more serious cases of mold severity, there are professional services which deal exclusively with mold damage in the home.

 

There may be a number of preventable issues that are not covered by home insurance that you can deal with before any potential liabilities crop up.  We can help you identify some of these issues up front so that you don't have to suffer the consequences later.

 


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