Mold is a fungal growth that grows as spores and needs moisture. It can grow on any type of surface and is potentially harmful if breathed. If there is a leak inside of wall and the wall absorbs enough water, for example, then mold can grow on that wall. Or if a shower area is not properly cleaned and remains damp continuously, mold can grow in it too.

If you or someone you know has been affected by mold, contact the Clearwater premises liability lawyers of the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. at 727-441-9030 to learn more about you legal options.

Health Effects

The health effects of mold vary. Some are mild. For example, people may get skin rashers, runny noses, or eye irritation. Other more serious problems that can result from mold are:

  • Asthma
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

Because of the potential effects of mold, if it is found it should be cleaned immediately. If there is a leak in the wall, the leak must be fixed immediately, as mold can increase significantly if left unattended. Moreover, air flow through a home help a great deal as well, as excess moisture can be dried out.

People renting apartments, especially those with little natural light and no screens, should be sure to check for mold continuously, and landlords have a responsibility of trusting renters and taking mold action immediately. If they do not, residents can face serious health effects.

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