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What to Do When You Find Toxic Mold in Your Apartment

Toxic mold is an extremely dangerous fungal growth caused by excessive moisture from water, roofing, or plumbing damage. While it may seem harmless, mold is potentially life-threatening and can result in extremely severe consequences. If exposed to this hazardous bacteria, you may suffer from side effects such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, respiratory infections, lung disease, and more. In most cases, exposure to toxic mold is avoidable. If your landlord’s negligence directly led to mold damage, you have the right to hold them responsible for their lack of care.

If you suspect you have found toxic mold in your residence, there is no time to waste. We recommend you immediately do the following:

  1. Take photographic evidence. Determining fault requires photos and videos to highlight the property damage as well as any outside conditions which potentially caused the mold.
  2. Have the property tested to identify the type and amount of mold. Only then will you know the associated risks and necessary procedures.
  3. Give notice to your landlord or property manager, in writing. Keep these records for future use.
  4. Seek medical attention immediately. You may need to see a specialist who is experienced with toxic mold injuries, such as a toxicologist or allergist.

Where Should I Look for Mold?

Mold accumulates most commonly kitchens or bathrooms though it can occur in any moisture-heavy areas. These areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Ceiling tile, drywall, or wood
  2. Air conditioning units
  3. Drain pans and drain lines
  4. Under sinks and toilets
  5. Closets

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