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Wet summer weather may cause expensive mold problems

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The combination of heat and moisture that comes with summer in the Chattahoochee Valley can lead to fungus problems in the home that are costly to repair.

Experts are warning homeowners to be on the lookout for mold and mildew. They say that condensation can get inside wood and rot it. If untreated, it could spread and cost you serious money to fix.

Bridges Sinyard with Adams Exterminators says, "If you have an issue with fungus underneath the house, home owners' insurance will not cover it. And they will not, because it is considered general home maintenance."

Experts say the best method to prevent mold and fungus from infecting your home is to install a de-humidifier or a moisture barrier.

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