Dealing with Mold Growth
If you own or manage a rental property in Maryland, a mold problem could present you with costly cleanup and repair bills as well as lawsuits from tenants claiming that the mold made them ill.
Every landlord should take mold seriously. A top environmental hazard, mold thrives in warm, damp places, and often grows quickly in basements, attics, and other parts of buildings with poor ventilation and humidity problems. Although mold is often associated with buildings in wet climates, no rental property is immune from a mold outbreak, as one can occur following an unattended spill, faulty plumbing, or even a water intrusion from a foundation leak.
Any dark place, and where moisture can accumulate, is a potential breeding ground for mold.
PropertyWize Handles Any Potential Mold Cases as Follows:
Step 1- We request pictures and descriptions from the tenant with the service request.
Step 2- Within 24 Hours, a service provider will be scheduled to do the inspection.
Step 3- In severe cases, we highly recommend for our clients allow us to schedule mold tests by sending a sample of the biological growth to a lab, they may be able to determine whether it is mold and what species of mold.
Step 4- Once the mold is discovered, we contact the mold remediation company to get an estimate, and the next step is to Clean and Remove the Mold.
We ask all clients to check their insurance policies to see if this is a covered expense, as the cost of properly removing mold can be very expensive. Most insurance policies do offer this coverage or at the very least remediation services.