Mold concerns are the same with everyone in their home setting. No one wants to feel or see the effects of mold in their apartment.
If you suspect there is mold in your rental unit, learn what to look for and when your landlord might be liable. Even better, take steps to prevent mold before it becomes a problem. Mold often grows on water-soaked materials, such as wall paneling, paint, fabric, ceiling tiles, newspapers, or cardboard boxes. Humidity sets up prime growing conditions for mold and we know in Florida how much we experience humidity!
Even though Florida does not have specific mold laws, your landlord may still be liable for a mold problem in your rental. Landlords are responsible for maintaining fit and habitable housing and repairing rental property, and this extends to fixing leaking pipes, windows, and roofs -- the causes of most mold issues. A good landlord will try to prevent the conditions that lead to the growth of mold -- and tenants should be helping the landlord's in this effort. This approach requires maintaining the structural integrity of the property (the roof, plumbing, and windows), which is the landlord's job. You can help by preventing mold problems in your home by reporting problems that need the landlord's attention. If you have questions on your apartment mold, you should consult your landlord, your lease and your renters insurance.
Our mold removal experts can guide you through this process. Give us a call if you have questions. We are the experts on mold removal.