Controlling Moisture Inside Your Home is the Key to Limiting Mold Growth and Damage
Mold growth inside our homes can cause all kinds of problems. It can cause damage to your floors, ceilings, flooring, and personal belongings. Mold growth can also create health risks for you and your family.
Controlling the growth of mold inside your home is key to preventing mold damage. However, this can be a challenge. It’s almost impossible to keep mold out of your home. Mold spores are found everywhere; they enter our homes through open doors and windows and HVAC systems; we bring them in on our clothes, shoes, and pets.
Mold can grow on just about any surface in your home. All they need to get started is a little moisture. This moisture can come from several sources: humidity in the air, condensation, damp surfaces, and water leaks,
To control mold growth and reduce the risks of mold damage, we need to control the moisture levels inside our homes. Air conditioning and proper ventilation can greatly reduce humidity levels inside a home. Wiping up condensation and damp surfaces can deprive mold spores of the moisture they need to grow.
Water leaks need to be repaired immediately. In addition to mold growth, water leaks can cause water damage, low water pressure issues, and higher water bills. Even a minor water leak can cause costly damage to your home and property.
The problem is you may have a water leak and not even know it. Hidden water leaks are one of the biggest causes of home water and mold damage. Some of the signs that you may have a hidden water leak include:
- Higher than normal water bills
- Reduced water pressure.
- Puddles of water on your floor.
- Discoloration and wet spots on ceilings and walls.
- High humidity levels inside your home
- Musty odors
- You can hear the sound of dripping or flowing water inside walls
- Mold growth
- Your water meter shows that you are using water even though all the taps are shut off.
Water leaks can be caused by corroded or broken pipes as well as damaged fixtures and connections. Whatever the cause, water leaks need to be addressed as soon as possible.
If you’ve been noticing the red flags that indicate a hidden water leak, get in touch with 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration without delay. Our team of licensed Encinitas plumbers uses the latest technology (including video plumbing inspection equipment) to locate any water leak, no matter how well hidden it may be. They have the tools and training to fix any water leak, usually in a single visit.
1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration has been providing expert plumbing repairs to home and business owners in Encinitas and surrounding communities since 2012. During this time, we’ve repaired nearly half a million water leaks! Our customers know they can depend on 1st Choice to deliver prompt, dependable plumbing solutions.
You can contact 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration through our website or phone us at 866-437-0205 to schedule a service call from one of our Encinitas plumbing professionals. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing repairs in Encinitas, so we’re available whenever you need us for a plumbing problem that can’t wait.