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Amy in Newburg, Missouri

A few weeks ago, I noticed that our kitchen floor was feeling strange, so my husband started investigating and found a major leak under the sink. In looking around, he realized there was black mold on the wall behind the sink and the water damage had spread through most of the kitchen floor. So, he took out the cabinets (which had mold on them), as well as the floor and sub-floor. We treated any remaining mold with bleach and kilz and started putting the kitchen back together. Well, he went up to the attic to run some wires for a new dishwasher and found the underside of the roof covered with mold. He’s thinking it’s probably in the insulation, and maybe the drywall- and who knows where else. We don’t know where to go from here. Insurance is telling us they don’t cover for mold. We called a company that said they would come out and remove it and work with the insurance company, but the guy has canceled on us twice now. We’re living with some friends (we have a 4 and 2 year old, as well as a 2 month old baby). My husband is a christian school teacher and we can’t even begin to be able to pay for correcting this problem. What are we facing here?? Losing our home and everything we own is my biggest fear right now. If anyone has any advice, we’d appreciate it. Thanks for this blog.