Is mold in basement covered by insurance?

Updated: 9/20/2023
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Probably not unless you have a special Mold and Fungi coverage endorsement that you purchased along with your home insurance policy.

Almost all home insurance policies these days exclude coverage for Mold and fungi.

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Is it cheaper to have a basement covered under insurance or a slab foundation?

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Is insurance liable to pay the full extent of mold remediation costs resulting from a covered windstorm loss which forced water into a structure through a damaged roof if a 5000 limit exists?

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Does homeowner insurance cover mold?

Generally not. Insurers take the position that mold grows over a period of time and is not the sudden and unexpected occurrence that insurance normally covers. Recent policies have express exclusions for mold coverage. However, if mold is found in the course of repair of a covered loss (for example, a tree fell on a house and it had to be partially reconstructed), as likely as not the mold-damaged area would be repaired if it were part of the repairs necessitated by the covered loss.

Who do you call if insco does not address your mold probem?

First off, no homeowners insurance has ever been made that covers mold. In the last few years due to litigation some companies have added a limited amount of mold coverage to their policy. Mold is a maintenance issue and should not be covered by homeowners insurance. The only reason that some are now is strictly because of one lawsuit by Ed McMann who sued his insurance company and ended up being awarded more that the home cost just because of who he was and the jury's incompetence. Homeowners insurance is made to cover items that are the result of covered causes only and basically incidents that are sudden and accidental. Because of this suit everyone's home insurance in the nation has increased. Many states have allowed companies to specifically exclude mold damage. Some have not. Even so mold is not a covered cause on any policy.

Can I file a claim with my auto insurance if my car has mold growth?

If the mold growth is not a result of a covered cause of loss (such as collision or an occurrence provided for by the comprehensive coverage), no. Further, mold ordinarily grows over a long period of time. Since car insurance does not cover your failure to maintain the car and to prevent the mold, the insurer will not cover it.

What to do when your basement tenant sue the house owner six weeks after a fall without even inform the owner at the time of fall and Is it covered by homeowner insurance?

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