by David Weekley Homes
What is mold and where does it come from?
Molds are microscopic fungi that are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors, year round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions.
How does it get in my home?
Mold can be found anywhere indoors, but especially where humidity levels are high, such as kitchens or bathrooms. Mold can be brought in with outside air, or by pets, plants and children. Mold can also grow in an area affected by water leaks, spills or flood waters.
What does David Weekley Homes do about mold?
If a mold problem is caused by a construction defect that is covered under our warranty, we will remediate the affected living area in accordance with recognized guidelines. Currently, the most widely followed guidelines are the "New York City Department of Health Guidelines."
What can a homeowner do to prevent mold?
For some Homeowner maintenance tips that you can use to prevent or clean up mold, see National Association of Home Builders, Household Mold Resource Center, at www.moldtips.com
Where can I learn more?
New York City Department of Health. Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, 2000.
Environmental Protection Agency. A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home, 2002.
U.S. Center for Disease Control, Molds in the Environment.
Texas Dept. of Insurance, Effectively Handling Water Damage and Mold Claims: A Consumer Guide
Houston-based David Weekley Homes, Texas' largest, privately owned, single-family Home Builder, as well as the third largest, privately owned Home Builder in the U.S., is engaged in the design, construction, marketing and sales of single-family detached homes. David Weekley Homes currently builds in 18 markets across the nation, including Atlanta, Austin, Bluffton/Hilton Head, Charleston, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Fort Myers, Houston, Jacksonville, Orlando, Palm Coast, Panama City, Phoenix, Port Charlotte, Raleigh, San Antonio and Tampa. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's Web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.