We work with many Illinois landlords here at Mold Inspection Illinois. It’s not uncommon for them to come to us for advice on mold testing and removal. Most time, they have no idea what is legally expected of them in terms of mold removal and prevention in the properties they rent out. Here’s what they need to know.
Before a renter so much as signs a lease, Illinois landlords should have their building or space inspected and /or tested for mold. This will help ensure that they don’t face legal issues later on. They also need to make sure that they’ve taken measures to prevent mold. If your building has dripping faucets or a leaky roof, you’ll almost certainly get a mold infestation. Know the signs and causes of mold so that you can prevent issues and keep your renters safe and happy.
Illinois landlords should never attempt to remove mold themselves. Instead, we recommend contacting us at Mold Inspection Illinois, so that we can set you up with IICRC certified technicians to professionally remediate the mold. This is essential, because a lot of Illinois landlords make the mistake of just slapping on some mold resistant paint and calling it a day without realizing they’re actually making matters worse. Always have your model removed by a Mold Inspection Illinois verified professional.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts mold grows any way. Perhaps it was caused by your tenants’ negligence or by your own. Regardless, if you property does get a mold infestation, you need to get rid of it, since it can cause permanent damage. If you’re certain the mold is your tenant’s fault, then you’ll need to prove it. At the end of the day though, it is your property and you’ll need to take care of it. Difficult tenants come and go, but if your property is permanently damaged, you’re in trouble.