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Water Damage Can Cause Mold If Not Taken Care Of Properly.

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold on the walls in a closet where a black tv is located on the floor Mold after a Water Damage

Homeowners should check areas in their home that have suffered water damage thoroughly for mold. This could be an area of your ceiling from an old roof leak, or under your kitchen sink after a plumbing leak. 

Mold can grow on a moist area in as little as 48 hours. So, if there are areas of your home that have seen some water damage, give them a good look for signs of mold. 

Keep in mind that water damage can appear in several ways. It can show as discoloration. It can also cause wallpaper to peel or paint to bubble. It may even cause warping in your walls, ceiling or floors.

If your home was flooded and left wet or damp for more than 24-48 hours, there is a good chance some mold has taken hold on the affected areas. 

Excessive humidity in your home can lead to condensation. Condensation can collect on walls, windows, and floors and create mold in your home. If you see areas of condensation in your home, dry them right away to prevent mold growth. 

Steps can be taken to decrease condensation in your home including:

  • Keeping all interior doors open so air can circulate freely through your home
  • Installing a dehumidifier that will work with your air conditioning system to take moisture out of the air. A dehumidifier system can also keep your cooling costs down since drier air is easier for your system to cool.

The key to making your home mold resistant is to keep the moisture in your home under control.

If you believe mold may be in your property due to a water damage don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of Atascadero/Paso Robles a call. 

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