Mold and mildew not only look bad, but they can be the cause of serious health issues if inhaled or digested.
There are more than 100,000 species of mold across the world, and while they may be essential in nature, they can be the cause of serious health ailments if they find a home in our home. Warmth and humidity are the perfect environments for them, and such a place may exist in your home. Here are a few tips on how you can protect your home from toxic mold and mildew.
- Don´t install carpets in places that tend to get damp like basements and bathrooms.
- Clean your bathroom with bleach agents. The chlorine in the cleaning product is fatal to all forms of carbon-based life. (That includes mold, too, if you are wondering!)
- Remove all standing water as quickly as possible. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for microbes, which can become airborne through their spores and inhaled.
When it comes to mold and homeowners insurance, coverage can be a bit tricky because it depends on the source of the moisture and the wording of the policy. Be sure to talk with your agent regarding mold and coverage. Contact the independent insurance professionals Perry & Carroll in Elmira, New York for all of your homeowners insurance coverage needs this season.