Call Us Today For A Free Quote | 925.737.1560
JSW Insurance Associates Providing you the protection you deserve
 

Water stainWhile we come in contact with mold often, certain molds growing indoors can lead to health problems if the issue isn’t cleaned promptly. Young children, the elderly and individuals with respiratory conditions are especially at risk.

Under the right conditions, some molds produce mycotoxins, which can cause a toxic response if inhaled, eaten or touched. Mold can grow on nearly any surface within your apartment, so long as the temperature is between 40 and 100 degrees, there’s moisture present and there’s a nutrient base like wood or dust.

You may have heard that mold can grow easily in moist environments. This is why mold is common in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens. Here are a few more places to check regularly for mold:

  • Near plumbing leaks
  • In and around house plants
  • Stoves and other appliances that aren’t exhausted
  • Wet materials like carpeting and drywall

The biggest concern when it comes to mold in your apartment is inhaling airborne spores. The amount of exposure often determines the severity of the symptoms you experience. For instance, if you notice mold and have management clean it up within a few days, you may only experience mild allergic responses. But if the mold is not within eyesight and lingers for months, you may experience more extreme symptoms. These may include:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Wheezing and breathing problems
  • Sore throat
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains

Fortunately for renters, you can often inform the property manager if you notice mold, which may be spotted visually or you may note a musty smell. Many management companies may (at least partially) cover the cost of cleanup, which is best done by professionals.

Depending on the severity of the mold outbreak, you may need to temporarily stay elsewhere while the apartment is being cleaned. A good renters insurance policy may even cover those costs. Does your insurance cover mold and mildew? Ask your agent today.

Get the protection you need. Call JSW Insurance at (925) 737-1560 for more information on renters insurance.

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Instant Quote
Referrals
We love referrals! And thank you even more for your continued business.
Customer Service
Self policy service any time of the day, directly from our website.
Join Our Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest events, news and offers we have.
Trade Associations
JSW Insurance is proud to be a member of several important associations.
From Our Blog From Our Customers
Read More Read More
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Maps RSS Blog Feed YouTube
Stay In Touch With Us Helpful Site Links Contact JSW Insurance
Sign up now to receive news and updates Main Office
7567 Amador Valley Blvd Suite 211
Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: 925.737.1560
Fax: 925.737.1567

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2516
Dublin, CA 94568 
We have the expertise to find you the right coverage at the right price 
Powered by Insurance Website Builder