Everyone knows the telltale signs of mold in the home. It can look like dark pin pricks, spores growing vertically out of a wall area, or black scum along a window sill. But have you thought about the visible signs of water damage in the home as a precursor to finding mold? Well, it is true. If you are able to find signs of water damage in the home, you will be better equipped to identify mold damage in those same areas.
When homeowners experience water damage or a flooded basement in the home, it often coincides with mold growth. If this does occur you will want to call a water damage restoration professional in the Low Country right away. Restoration 1 of Low Country is ready to take that call and come to your aid to help you with any water damage restoration, sewage cleanup or flood restoration that you may need in your home.
We want to remind homeowners in the Low Country that there are signs that water damage is an issue in the home. And where there is obvious water damage, the growth of mold may not be that far behind.
Mold will only be able to grow in the home if it has access to optimum conditions, and an easy source of water being the first factor to assist the growth of moldy conditions is at the top of that list. When water is able to leak into areas of the wall, ceiling or other internal home structures, it is not difficult to assume that the growth of mold will be next to follow.
Homeowners can stop the growth of mold by paying close attention to areas of the home that have water damage. It is a good idea to keep records of any leaks, flood events or wet areas found on the internal structures of the home. These regions will be ripe for subsequent mold growth if not tried out properly over time. It is possible that even when an older leak with water damage has been repaired, mold spores may have been able to get a stronghold in the region, and will start to multiply if not removed quickly.
First, homeowners should perform visual checks for mold regularly in the home. This includes looking at the attic, basement, closet areas or in corners to confirm that there is no water damage in these locations in the home. Also, if there are brown or yellow stains on the wall or ceiling, paint peeling or bubbling, or if there is peeling wallpaper then it may be a sign that water damage has occurred, and mold growth may be on the way. Any wood with warped edges or planks, flooring with buckles or rotted window sills are a strong indication of water damage that may lead to mold growth.
When you have water damage in the Low Country and need assistance with water damage restoration, sewage cleanup, flood restoration or flooded basement cleanup in the Low Country, just give us a call. We are here and available to clean up water damage events in your home, and give you peace of mind that your home will be back to its original status after our services are rendered for you. We are ready at Restoration 1 of Low Country to assess and clean up your water damage restoration needs right now.