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3 Ways to Know if You Have Mold?

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How Does Mold Affect My Home?

Now that hurricane season is approaching, it’s more important than ever to know whether or not your home insurance policy protects you from mold. The last thing any homeowner wants to do is call their insurance company and find out that the damages to their home won’t be covered. It is always recommended you work with a Miami insurance litigation lawyer when filing a claim with your insurance. Our attorneys at PereGonza can help facilitate this process.

Mold may sound harmless, but its effects are anything but. To provide context for the dangers of mold and its spread throughout your household, let’s look at what may likely happen to the average Florida homeowner during Hurricane season. Extensive damage such as broken roofs or windows, leaving houses with openings that would let in water and humidity. Once water enters your household it not only damages your possessions but it finds places in which to sit and, with the help of Florida’s humidity, develop mold.

How to Know if I Am Being Affected By Mold?

Appearance: House mold thrives in wet, humid environments like bathrooms and basements or anywhere that has recently flooded. There are thousands of types of mold, and their appearance can vary depending on the type of mold and where it’s growing. It is always recommended you work with a Miami insurance litigation lawyer in order to file a claim with your insurance company.

Smell: Mold has a damp, musty scent, however, some people don’t notice a smell at all.

Touch: Mold will affect the structure of the home from the inside. Normally, to the touch, mold will feel soft or like the wall is deteriorating.

What Kind of Symptoms Can I Get From Mold?

If they come into contact with mold, you may experience symptoms, such as:

  • a runny or blocked nose
  • watery or red eyes
  • a dry cough
  • skin rashes
  • a sore throat
  • sinusitis
  • wheezing
  • sneezing

Here at PereGonza, we want to provide the homeowners of South Florida with ease of mind as hurricane season approaches. That’s why we’re offering to have professionals inspect both your home and your insurance policy free of charge. No obligations, no strings attached, contact us if you’re interested in a free mold inspection by a professional and a home insurance policy review by a Miami insurance attorney. 

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