Dangerous exposure to mold has led to an increase of mold-related lawsuits across the country. Mold can build up anywhere: behind walls, in the bathroom and in the kitchen. And for people who are allergic to mold, the fungus can cause severe respiratory problems that may require extended hospital stays and costly therapy. If you have been injured by the presence of mold in your home or office, contact our toxic mold lawyers today.
In some cases, mold can grow behind walls and can be hard to detect. But when it’s out in the open, it’s very noticeable. Toxic mold looks a lot like mildew. It’s usually black, shiny and damp, and smells like mold. Black molds and toxic molds usually need a source of water to grow, so be on the lookout for pooling water or damp places.
The best way to clean mold is by using a solution that is one part bleach to nine parts water.
Although cleaning the mold may help in the short-term, even minute exposure to the substance can lead to serious health problems for people who are allergic to it. Symptoms of mold exposure include: chronic runny nose, congestion and sinusitis. Long-term mold exposure can also lead to asthma.
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If you suspect mold has caused you to become sick, contact our mold attorneys today.
In some cases, mold growing behind walls is hard to detect. But when mold is out in the open, it’s very noticeable. Toxic mold looks a lot like mildew.