Mold Growth Could Be a Sign of a Hidden Water Leak

August 30, 2023

Mold-Infested Ceiling in a Bedroom – dangerous and health-damaging

Try as you might, it’s almost impossible to keep mold out of our homes. Invisible mold spores fill the outside air. They can get into our homes in numerous ways. Open windows and doors are one way.  We also bring mold into our homes on our clothing and shoes.

These mold spores float in the air until they alight on a surface in your home. All they need to get going is a little moisture. Mold can grow on a wide range of surfaces inside your home, including wood, paper, paper products, drywall, ceiling tiles, carpet, upholstery, and more.

Problems Caused by Mold Growth

Mold growth inside the home can cause all kinds of problems. As the mold spreads, it deteriorates the surfaces it grows on. Eventually, this can cause structural damage to your walls, ceilings, and floors.

Mold creates a musty, moldy odor. Inhalation of mold spores can cause respiratory problems, especially for young children, older people and those with allergies and other respiratory ailments. Coughing, sneezing, and eye, nose, or throat irritation are just a few of the health problems associated with mold growth.

Keeping Mold from Getting Out of Control

It’s almost impossible to keep mold out. However, there are many steps we can take to limit mold growth and the damage it can cause. Controlling mold inside the home consists of two strategies: eliminating sources of moisture and removing and cleaning any existing mold.

Remove any existing mold or mildew. Regularly clean and dry the surfaces in your bedroom and kitchen. Mop or wipe up any standing water. Diluted bleach is one of several cleaning products that are effective against mold.

Ventilation helps control moisture levels inside the home. Running an exhaust fan or opening a window after a shower or bath. Fans and air conditioning help keep your home dry as well.

Mold growth on your walls or ceiling may indicate a hidden water leak in your home. Other signs of a water leak include higher than normal water bills, the sound of dripping water, and wet spots on walls and ceilings. If you suspect you may have a hidden water leak, contact a professional plumber as soon as possible. In addition to mold, standing water provides a good home for several kinds of harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasitic protozoa. The water can also cause structural damage to your home and personal property.

Your First Choice for Mold Damage Mitigation and Repair in Carlsbad, CA

If you have a mold problem inside your home, reach out to the Carlsbad, CA mold removal specialists at 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration at 866-437-0205 without delay. We’ve been providing outstanding emergency mold damage mitigation and repair services to customers throughout the Carlsbad, CA, area since 2012.  Our mold removal specialists possess the tools and training to clean and remove mold growth, repair the damage, and address the issues that caused your mold problem in the first place.

Don’t wait until your mold problem is out of control. Contact 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration through our website or call us at 866-437-0205 for expert mold damage repair services in Carlsbad, CA.