Karan Goyal's Web World

Wednesday, February 11, 2004


When it comes to keeping your home mold-free, a strong offense is definitely your best defense. To prevent mold, eliminate moisture from your home and be on the lookout for signs of possible growth, such as musty smells or watermarks on walls and ceilings.

Mold is generally not covered by a homeowners insurance policy. But when it comes to litigation, lawsuits, lawyers, and your home builder, the issues become complicated, and extensive thought and research should be given.

Caught early, mold can usually be removed by a thorough cleaning with bleach and water. To prevent mold from re-growing, however, it is essential that the source of the moisture be eliminated and the affected area properly dried, cleaned, and if necessary, replaced