Mold Damage Los Angeles

Water damage to your property is a serious matter, and it also can lead to an additional major problem – mold damage. When water causes structural damage or water vapor is trapped behind walls, it creates an ideal environment in which mold can grow. When conditions are right, mold can spread throughout your property in a relatively short time period.

The presence of certain types of mold can greatly reduce the value of your property, and exposure can also have serious health consequences. If there is mold on your property, it is possible that another party may be liable for your damages. Your best course of action is to immediately consult with an attorney experienced in property damage matters.

At RA & Associates, we have been resolving property damage cases in the greater Los Angeles area for more than a decade, and have a successful track record, recovering more than $30 million in insurance settlements for our clients. If you have discovered mold on your property, contact us and schedule a consultation with our property damage attorney.

Health Issues Caused by Mold

Hundreds of species of mold are found in this country, and most are not harmful to humans. Virtually every building in the U.S. contains some mold. However, exposure to certain types of mold can be extremely harmful. Water damage to a property can cause both harmless and toxic molds to grow on drywall, ceiling tiles, carpet, wood, paper, and latex paint. It can even spread to household furnishings, electronic equipment, HVAC systems, bedding, mattresses, and clothing.

Mold can grow inside wall cavities and flooring after a plumbing leak, a roof leak, or when the building’s structural integrity has been compromised. Long-term exposure to certain types of toxic molds can cause health problems, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Eye irritation
  • Memory loss
  • Exacerbation of asthma
  • Skin rashes
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nosebleeds
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Respiratory damage
  • Immune system deficiency
  • Anxiety and depression

Toxic Mold and Property Values

If your property has mold damage, it is important to have samples taken to determine what type of mold is present. Only a few strains of mold have been determined to be toxic to humans. The presence of toxic mold can severely reduce the value of your property. In a sale, it is the duty of the seller to disclose the presence of toxic mold at any time on the property. A potential buyer may want documentation of full remediation, and may decline to purchase the property in any case, as toxic mold growth could reoccur.

Mold Damage Lawyer in Los Angeles

Mold damage can be a major problem for property owners. If you are dealing with this situation, it is in your best interests to get legal representation. When you come to RA & Associates for assistance, we will thoroughly review the facts of your case and devise a strategy geared to protect your rights and interests, and recover full compensation for your damages.

Contact our office today to arrange for a consultation. If we represent you in your case, you pay us no fees until we are successful in recovering compensation for you.