When excess moisture from the elements or unexpected flooding occurs, the wood, drywall, and insulation in your home absorbs moisture and becomes vulnerable. When organic building materials absorb too much moisture, mold can grow and proliferate. Mold has joined radon, asbestos, and other hazardous materials at the top of the health industry’s list of home related illnesses. Not only does it cause unsightly growth patterns and stains to household materials, damage to your belongings and a musty, earthy odour in your home, mold can also have a serious affect on the health and well being of your family.
Unfortunately, mold is not an issue easily washed away, as visible surface growths are often just a sign of deeper, more ingrained dampness and rot. The long term effects of mold on your health range from allergies and infections to respiratory problems, and in severe cases, death.
Mold is also one of the most costly effects of water damage. Huge repairs and maintenance expenditures can be incurred as moldy materials must be professionally removed and properly discarded. Many Canadian insurance companies have clarified their policy wording concerning mold related damages so as to absolve themselves of payment duties, or have introduced mold exclusions to their policies, which may leave you and your family vulnerable to this new found enemy.
If you suspect mold you’ll want to contact mold specialist such as contact mri-mold.ca (416-504-0333) to set up an inspection as soon as you can.
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