Mold is a very serious problem is many homes. Mold is a type of fungus growth that can be caused by a number of things. Moisture is one the main causes. When a surface is wet for a long period of time and cannot be dried quickly enough, mold is likely to grow. For example, if there is a leak inside of a wall and the wall keeps absorbing water then mold is likely to grow on that wall.

There are many types of mold. In general, mold is everywhere. People are exposed to it continually, as mold spores are everywhere in the air. And though mold grows everywhere, it can only be seen when a mold colony grows.

There are a number of effects that can be caused by mold. Some more common effects include:

  • Runny noses
  • Itching
  • Scratching
  • Rashes
  • Irritation
  • Fatigue

If there is mold visible in an apartment, it needs to be attended to immediately. Proper procedures need to be followed to clean mold. If a leak is determined to exist, it needs to be reported to someone who can fix it. If a tenant finds a leak, he or she should inform the landlord, who must fix it immediately so that the mold does not come back.

Contact a Waukesha Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have mold in your apartment and you feel it has caused health problems because of someone else’s negligence in fixing it, contact the Waukesha mold lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874.