When mold is found growing in the walls or
ventilation system of a home or building, it can be
a very expensive proposition to clean up the
problem. Mold problems in apartment buildings,
offices and other habitable structures is very
dangerous for the occupants and can lead to multiple
mold legal claims.
Mold infestations are often the result of moisture
getting into walls and ventilation ducts.
Sometimes the moisture is a result of leaking pipes or
broken drain pipes and other times it is the result of
a lack of maintenance or negligence. When it
results from a lack of maintenance or neglect and
there is potential for health risks or other damages,
there is the possibility of litigation.
Sometimes mold infestation results from bad design
or faulty construction. Mold contamination in
new construction is often covered by the builder's
warranty. Known potential mold problem areas
should be disclosed to potential property buyers to
avoid future responsibility and possible litigation.
Signs of existing or persistent water damage should
always be inspected before mold problems can get out
Any time a mold problem is found in a business or
home, experts should be summoned to determine the
extent of the problem and the type of mold involved.
Some mold infestations are of the toxic mold variety.
Toxic mold can have serious health consequences for
those exposed to the mold or mold spores.
When any mold problem is discovered in a structure
there is a health risk and and legal advice should be
sought. It is possible a builder, employer or
contractor may be answering to some mold legal claims.