Smell something musty in the bathroom of your New Paltz home?
Perhaps that bathroom exhaust fan has seen better days? Maybe there's a leaking pipe somewhere? Mold has a distinct musty, dirty, damp smell that is unlike other odors.
First things first, mold needs water to start forming, so try to find the source of the leak or where the water could be coming from. Contact a plumbing professional or other service pro to take care of the issue as soon as you can. Meanwhile, give your homeowner’s insurance agent or company a call to see what your policy might cover for the repairs, damages or remediation, if needed.
**Coverage terms vary so it’s important to be clear as to what the specifics are on your homeowner’s insurance policy. ** Insurance agents are a wealth of knowledge, so ask all the questions!
Conditions that can lead to a mold problem in your home always start with a water issue like flooding, an unknown or hidden leak, a burst pipe, ice damming, roofing or gutter failures, sump pumps, refrigerator water lines, etc. If you don’t have a professional take care of the source of leak, the mold will continue to thrive and create a more aggressive situation that is harder to treat and could be costly.
Our Production Technicians see cases of mold throughout every season in Ulster County, it’s not just an issue in the spring or summer temperatures. Mold or microbial growth needs water or consistent moisture and an organic food source to thrive. Though it can be tricky to treat and remove, we have experts in the industry who can walk you through the process and help ease some of the stress. Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz, our free estimates conducted by our trained and certified professionals will help guide you to getting the problem solved.