September is Mold Awareness Month, a time of year to raise awareness and educate others about the adverse health effects that can result from exposure to mold. Mold and mildew tend to form in moist areas of the home. Asthma and allergic reactions are just some of the health problems that can be caused by mold and mildew, especially among seniors.
Common symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Respiratory issues
- Skin irritation
- Colds and flu-like symptoms
- Allergy symptoms, like a runny nose, cough, and itchy eyes
- Nose bleeds
- Asthma episodes
How Can I Prevent Mold From Growing in My Home?
You should check around your property for mold before it’s too late. Look for leaky pipes or plumbing issues that can cause moisture in areas like the attic, basement, bathrooms, and garage. To prevent additional mold growth, you need to regularly ventilate the rooms in your home. You should also ventilate the bathroom by running the fan for at least 30 minutes after using the shower or bath to help keep the area dry. If you think you have a serious mold issue, you should call an expert to have your home inspected. The faster you treat and remove mold from your home, the sooner your health can be restored.
Consult with Our Legal Team Today
Have you recently purchased a new home? Did the real estate agent or previous owner fail to disclose that it had a mold problem? If so, you should get in touch with our attorneys at Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C. to discuss all of your legal options. We can help you file a failure to disclose lawsuit so you can recover the compensation you are entitled to.