Find Mold In Your Apartment? Here's What You Need To Know
One of the most common calls we get here at SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan is to remove mold from properties here in the city. Mold is not a minor issue, it is a top environmental hazard. Mold begins to grow in warm, damp areas. The perfect place for growth is in basements, attics, and other dimly-lit areas of a property with poor ventilation and high humidity.
No rental property is immune from a mold outbreak. Common causes include an unattended spill, faulty plumbing, open window during a rain storm, or an appliance that has a leak. Whatever the reason is, it's important to be prepared!
Remember, whether you own or manage a rental property in New York, mold is an issue that can add up to an expensive bill and a lengthy cleanup. Landlords are also subject to lawsuits from neighbors if the mold spreads to their apartment.
Gather evidence and report it
Mold is found by scent or sight, you should be able to see the off color dots that will line up on surfaces. If you do have mold in your home, you are usually able to locate it on sight so make sure you take a photo of the mold. You'll want the evidence to show to your landlord or property manager.
First, call them to explain the issue immediately. You will need to refer to your lease but most states require owners to remove mold at their own expense as soon as they are notified. After you have a conversation about the problem, send the photos their way so you can start working on a plan to get the mold out of your apartment.
After you get in touch with your property manager/landlord, call a Mold Remediation Expert. A local expert in taking care of mold, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan works closely with several buildings and property managers to ensure quick and easy removal of mold. All it takes is one call, and we will be able to dispatch technicians to come remediate your mold issue. Give us a call at (212)768-9400 to get rid of your mold NOW!!