Mold is one of the most popular environmental hazards causing concern among residents. In many cases, the process of detecting the mold and treating it could be difficult between tenants and landlords. For this reason, Miami Mold Specialist has established specific protocols to ensure that we meet the needs of both the tenant and landlord. It is important that, whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, you take care of the mold problem you’re experiencing in your property before it begins spreading to other areas. With the help of our highly qualified office staff and professionally trained and licensed technicians, we assure you that the entire process will be facilitated by us, to you.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING AND REPAIRING LEAKS:
Communication is key between a landlord and tenant in order to ensure that certain problems are taken care of in a timely manner. For this reason, reporting a leak once it has been found is just as important as the time it takes for that leak to be repaired. Leaks are a main ingredient for mold growth. When moisture is introduced and an organic source is present, mold only needs to find a location where temperatures are kept between 60-80°F to begin growing. In South Florida, the majority of homes and commercial properties are kept within this temperature range making any property a prime location for mold growth. In just 24-48 hours, mold will begin growing and impacting not only the air quality in your home but your health as well. When leaks are found they should be repaired immediately to prevent mold growth.
A smart landlord will try to prevent the conditions that lead to the growth of mold — and tenants should be the landlord’s partner in this effort. This approach requires maintaining the structural integrity of the property (the roof, plumbing, and windows). The best way to go about it is to make sure responsibilities are established from the get go. Who is in charge of making repairs? Will the landlord pay for it or will the tenant take care of the bill and deduct it from the rent payment? Making these things clear will not only facilitate the entire process but will maintain a stress free landlord-tenant relationship.
TIPS FOR TENANTS:
Below you will find helpful tips on how to avoid mold growth in your place of residence:
- Keeping doors and windows shut to avoid humidity intrusion
- Maintaining cleanliness throughout the property
- Changing the A/C filter regularly
- Reporting necessary repairs
It is important to take care of the property you live in as if it was yours in order to avoid problems like mold growth. Keeping a strong line of communication with your landlord can facilitate the process. MOLD PROBLEM? CALL US AT 305-763-8070!
TIPS FOR LANDLORDS:
Below you will find helpful tips on how to avoid mold growth in your property:
- Regularly communicate with your tenant
- Ensure that you perform maintenance and cleaning on your A/Cs every 5-6 months to prevent air quality contamination
- Repair any leak(s) or water damage(s) in a timely manner
- Familiarize yourself with your property and make sure to periodically inspect it for necessary repairs
As a landlord, even if you aren’t living in this property remember that you still own it! Following the above mentioned tips is essential in keeping your property in top notch shape. With the help of your tenant, you can create a positive tenant-landlord relationship where you can fix problems like this easily.