Yes and no. Since flooding isn’t covered under any Pismo Beach, CA insurance, the mold resulting from it wouldn’t be covered. However, water damage from broken pipes, backed-up plumbing, or water damage from putting out a fire causing mold wouldn’t be a problem. Check your Neff & Associates Insurance Services Inc. policy to see what perils are covered because mold resulting from them would be handled.
When The Answer Is No
Preventing the mold from growing in the first place could be a better solution than seeking compensation. Mold remediation companies will tell renters where the trouble spots are and recommend methods for preventing mold growth.
Air out dark, damp areas and let the sunshine in to prevent mold growth. Promptly repair leaks. Wipe down suspected moldy areas with vinegar, citrus, baking soda, lemon juice, and tea tree oil. Here’s what else you should know about mold.
What To Do When You See Or Smell Mold In A Rented Structure
If properties have no ventilation in bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, or other damp places, look for another property to rent. This means there’s nothing to dry the room, so mold formation is almost a given.
Contact the owner or manager of the property at the first sign of mold. It will smell like earth. It will look like water damage on the wall or ceiling paint. The owner is required by California law to repair the damage and get rid of the mold.
Call the local and state inspectors if the owner is responsible and does nothing. The inspector will make sure the owner repairs the problem.
Mold has serious health risks. If the Pismo Beach, CA property you rent has a hint of mold, call the property owner or manager. Check with Neff & Associates Insurance Services Inc. to see if you have any resources to help.