Many RV owners are concerned about preventing mold and mildew in order to avoid the potential health problems and financial loss. Unfortunately, many RV owners simply assume their RV insurance covers against mold and mildew, but in fact, that is often not the case.
Here are a few tips on how to prevent mold and mildew from wreaking havoc on your RV.
1. Routinely check gaskets and seals. Making sure that your RV is well-sealed is one of the first steps to preventing a future moisture problem that could lead to mold or mildew.
2. Allow air to circulate. Air circulation is critical in preventing mold and mildew in an RV, especially in humid environments. Keep air filters clean and maintain proper circulation at all times.
3. Keep it clean. Use a simple solution of bleach and water when cleaning showers, sinks or other areas associated with high humidity.
4. Prompt repairs. Make sure all repairs are performed promptly and by a reputable service provider. Be sure to test the seal for window, vinyl or other repairs where moisture could become a problem.
5. Leaks. Potential source of leaks include sinks, hook-ups and toilets. Schedule a routine leak inspection.
Remember, mold and mildew are preventable problems that are rarely covered by your RV insurance but could substantially reduce the appraisal of the RV.
The above-listed tips are for informational use only. Refer to your insurance policy contract for specific information regarding your coverages and for actual terms, conditions and exclusions. The above statements are general in nature and may or may not reflect the actual terms of your insurance policy.