If your home has a crawlspace, there is a good chance that mold exists. Crawlspaces by design provide the perfect conditions for mold to grow and thrive. Without the proper precautions, it can spread and lead to mold contamination throughout your residence.
Homeowner property insurance policies range in specific coverage from insurer to insurer. As with any contract, it’s important to read your policy carefully. The language of your property policy and the cause(s) of any household mold infestation determine whether the damage is covered or not.
Up in the Northeast, we’ve seen lots of rain these past few months. This has not been a good season for keeping our homes dry. Areas that already have problems, such as areas hit by Hurricane Sandy, are still suffering.
Flooding often occurs as the result of a heavy storm or hurricane or from rising bodies of water. It can also occur from leaks inside the house or due to freezing pipes in the winter. However water gets into a basement, it can seep into the insulation, studs or carpet. This dampness can lead to structural damage and mold contamination. Even a small amount of water can cause considerable damage that may cost thousands of dollars to fix.
Just 10 days into the month and this is already the ninth wettest June in New York City history. CBS 2 News reports that 7 inches of rain has already fallen in Central Park in just the first week and a half of the month. The average for the entire month of June so far is approximately 4.4 inches. Another 3.1 inches of rain or more this month will bump 2013 to the rainiest June on record.