Why Should You Not Wait to Address Mold?
Mold is a serious matter, but not all mold is harmful or toxic.
What should landlords do when a tenant discovers mold in the unit? There are usually two options:
Pay for a professional mold test. This will tell you whether or not the mold is toxic, but these tests can cost up to $1000. There are cheaper, over-the-counter tests, but they are not always as accurate.
Clean the mold yourself. If you choose this option, make sure you’ve put on the appropriate safety equipment to protect your skin and lungs.
We would recommend you not wait until you know whether or not the mold is toxic before making clear plans to address the situation and clean up the mold.
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