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A Look At Mold Remediation in Hammock

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold From a Vent Can Disrupt Your Tenants

In Hammock, SERVPRO Can Recondition a Mold Infestation in a Rental Unit

Hammock mold damage and related problems are not what you bargain for when you rent a home, apartment or a condo on the beach. You expect that the place will be warm, dry and that your belongings will be the same. You also expect that it will be a healthy environment for living, after all, you are paying enough money to your landlord for a pleasant, safe home. If your rental is hosting mold growth, not only are the fungi unsightly and musty smelling, but they can damage your personal belongs and produce adverse health effects.
As a tenant and as a landlord, it is the responsibility of both to make sure the residence is well maintained and clean. There are responsibilities of both parties to ensure the rented living space is kept dry and mold free. Both should strive to protect the property and thereby also protect health and safety.
Tennant – The tenant is living in the premises day-to-day and is the eyes and ears of the unit for the landlord. The renters also have the duty to act responsibly with how they live in the unit, being careful and taking precautions to keep the unit clean, use water responsibility and to notify the landlord if there are any problems, such as leaky pipes, overflowing toilets or leaking appliances. If mold is seen growing anywhere in a unit, the tenant needs to notify the landlord so it can be properly cleaned. Common places to find mold growth include:
• Around windowsills, rain or condensation
• In bathrooms
• On ceilings
• In closets or hidden wall voids
• On carpeting, that has been wet
• In the kitchen behind refrigerators or base cabinets
Landlords – Landlords should manage their commercial rental property and make sure tenants are living and treating the property with respect. It is the obligation of the landlord to fix leaky pipes right away. If an HVAC unit or toilet is leaking, a service man needs to repair or replace the malfunction, as well as do a thorough clean up of the area to prevent mold growth. In the case of an overflowing commode, call in SERVPRO technician to safely remove the contaminated water and sanitize with antimicrobial products. Our technicians can also inspect for mold and implement antifungal agents to stop any visible evidence of the fungi. If mold is present, or possible mold proliferation can occur, removing wet objects and properly discarding them is critical to preventing the mold from spreading. We can also utilize air movers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers to remedy mold growth, keeping your tenants happy, and your commercial property protected.
Telling your tenants to vent their home or condo out multiple times a week can help reduce the risk of mold growth. Oceanside living can result in excessive moisture leading to a conducive condition for mold growth. Windows and doors left open for even 20 minutes to refresh ambient air, can help.  The use of dehumidifiers, especially in the summer months, is highly recommended. The A/C will not only make the rental more comfortable for your tenants, but it will reduce the relative humidity (RH) to ambient air levels of 60% or less. By working together, a landlord and a tenant can limit the effects of leaks, flooding and moisture build-up.

If mold damage in Hammock does appear to be a problem, call SERVPRO for a no cost estimate to validate the presence of mold and offer mold remediation for removal, drying, and sanitizing your rental unit. With the proper safety gear, our IICRC trained technicians can return your property to its pre-mold damage condition "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Flagler County can respond promptly in Hammock, Flagler, and Palm Coast to mitigate property and revenue losses. Call us 24/7 for help. (386) 447-2202

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