Mold caused by leaking pipes

Mold caused by leaking pipes

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Have you noticed black mold symptoms in your home, but you’re not sure what caused it? Often times leaking pipes cause water to spread and accumulate in areas that you may never see, and creates an environment ripe for mold growth! Disaster Doctors provide expertise in mold remediation to help make sure your home does not suffer permanent damage from black mold, and to keep your family safe from the dangers of breathing black mold.

How to check your appliances for leaks

Common Causes of appliance Pipes

Mold is more common than you may think, and it can often go unnoticed – here are some of the most common causes of black mold in your home:

  • Pipes running through your attic or basement, where you don’t normally spend time

  • Pipes leaking behind your drywall

Common Areas Affected By Black Mold

Black mold can show up in hidden areas throughout your home:

  • Previously flooded areas that were not properly cleaned

  • Attics and crawl spaces

  • Under carpet

  • Leaky pipe areas

Common questions about Black Mold*

+ How do you know if you have a mold problem?

Large mold infestations can usually be seen or smelled.

+ What are the dangers of living with black mold?

Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin.

+ How do you keep mold out of buildings and homes?

Inspect buildings for evidence of water damage and visible mold as part of routine building maintenance, Correct conditions causing mold growth (e.g., water leaks, condensation, infiltration, or flooding) to prevent mold growth.

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

Controlling humidity levels;

Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;

Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;

Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

+ I found mold growing in my home; how do I test the mold?

If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present. You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home, and CDC does not recommend or perform routine sampling for molds. No matter what type of mold is present, you should remove it. Since the effect of mold on people can vary greatly, either because of the amount or type of mold, you cannot rely on sampling and culturing to know your health risk.

*all information about black mold sourced from the Center for Disease Control – for more information, visit their site.

Are you worried about black mold in your home?

It doesn’t matter if a leak occurs at 3 in the morning or 3 in the afternoon, Disaster Doctors is here to help you. We can arrive at your property in 60 minutes or less to assess the damage quickly for immediate repairs. Our professional water damage experts service the entire Wasatch Front and will restore your home to normal in no time at all. Give us a call at 801-210-1988 to receive your free consultation today.