Ever had mold in your home? If you have you know the stress and damage it can cause in your life and the damage it does to your home.
Mold is considered by some experts to be one of the worst health hazards that a family can face, mostly because it’s ongoing and mos of the time you aren’t aware it’s there. Because mold generally starts in places you can’t see, it’s called the silent killer. It can grow on the inside of your walls, floors, behind the kitchen sink and the bathroom is one of molds favorite home. The worst part is most of the time, testing is the only way to identify it.
Mold has to have water (moisture), food and a place to stick itself too in order to colonize, and the bathroom is it’s favorite choice of residence. It can be as simple as steam from the shower or a toilet leak that kicks it off, but the smallest amount of water goes a long way with mold.
A small leak in the roof is another way mold can kick off a massive mold explosion in you home, but the mos common causes are an overflow of a bathtub, a broken or leaking plumbing pipe, dishwasher leak or even a water heater flooding a room.
Damage Control Inc., an Orlando water damage company that specializes in water damage and mold remediation states that Mold is a form of water damage and that professionals should be called in to test if you suspect mold may be growing in your home.
Since mold in your home can cause sickness, disease and even death, it’s important to make sure you home is safe from both water damage and mold.