It may not seem like it, but fun-loving actress Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia back in 2009. Just months later, Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, died of the same issue. So, what does this have to do with moving or real estate?
Well, Murphy’s mother is now claiming that toxic mold might be the cause of her daughter and son-in-law’s deaths. Apparently, the mold had been found in the home in which the couple were living. We don’t have to tell you that toxic mold can cause all sorts of health problems – even death.
Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mother, alleges that the people who built the house are essentially to blame for the deaths. In a newly filed lawsuit, Sharon claims that she was misled by lawyers and tricked into signing an agreement that gave up her rights to sue the builders for wrongful death due to mold.
Shortly after Brittany’s death, her mother moved from the Los Angeles area to New York City.
If your home has any mold, which usually springs up in basements, bathrooms, kitchens and window areas, it is a very serious issue. You don’t have to move out of your home, but you do need to get rid of the mold. Sometimes, that means gutting the wall and installing new sheetrock and baseboards.
You can prevent mold from moving into your home; do your best to keep it as dry as possible in your home. In rooms where there is a lot of moisture, be sure that there is plenty of ventilation and sealing.