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Toxic mold: A serious construction defect result

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2018 | Construction Law

There are many different types of construction defects that can occur. Some defects, such as putting windows in improperly or failing to ensure roofs are installed correctly, can lead to toxic mold problems. This is because the defects allow moisture into areas of the home where they shouldn’t be.

When there is an issue with toxic mold, there is a chance that the occupants, and even visitors, of the home can suffer from negative health impacts. You might not always be able to see the mold growing, so you should be aware of other signs that there is a problem. One of these is that there is a musty smell in the home. Another thing to watch for is signs of water damage on ceilings, walls and floors. When you notice these, there is a chance that mold is growing.

The troubling thing about mold in the home is that you might have to take some invasive steps to address the problem. There is a chance that the home will need to be gutted and all the contents removed. This is an expensive endeavor that most homeowners aren’t excited to go through.

There are times when the mold is due to the negligence of the construction contractor. When this is the case, you might be able to turn to the contractor to handle the situation. You should review the contract that you have to determine what avenues of correction you can pursue. When this isn’t possible or the contractor isn’t willing to own up to the issue, you might need to pursue legal options.

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