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How To Rid Your Home of Mold

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

How To Rid Your Home of Mold

The presence of fungus growth in your home can set your mind spinning with several worries. First, you will probably worry about property damage to your home. Secondly, you will begin to wonder about expenses and what type of mold coverage you have on your homeowner’s insurance policy. Let us help you get some facts straight.

Keeping Mold Away

You can prevent fungus growth in your home with preventative measures. The following actions will help protect you from the vagaries of your insurance policy.

Using ventilators in bathrooms
Keeping a low-humidity environment in the home
Running dehumidifiers
Using exhaust fans when cooking
Checking the home regularly for excess moisture and leaks

Mold Insurance

Typically most insurance companies do not cover damage to a home caused by mold. However, each policy is different, so it is a good idea to talk to your agent about mold insurance coverage. You can also talk to professionals in mold remediation as they should be familiar with insurance coverage in Greeneville, TN. Some companies or policies will have a mold cap, meaning mold damage is covered up to a certain dollar limit. Many insurance companies specifically exclude damage from mold.

Ridding Your Home of Mold

Fungus growth in a home is almost always caused by moist and warm conditions, where mold can flourish. The best way to rid your home of mold is by eliminating water damage. This can be from a leaking roof or a water faucet that drips or from poor drainage outside the home. The first step, therefore, is to eliminate any excess water in the home. Once that is accomplished, specialized antifungal and antimicrobial cleaning agents and specialized equipment can be utilized by professionals.

Once mold is eradicated from a home, it is important to keep mold out. Talk to your mold remediation professionals for further preventative tips.
Visit http://www.SERVPROgreenecounty.com for more information on mold.

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