Most consumers will never have to deal with mold damage from leaking water pipes. We hear of major floods and homes being totally destroyed by flood water or the subsequent mold that covers everything. These situations require professional intervention and major repairs. There are millions of other leaks such as the one shown in this picture that occur everyday and can develop into significant mold sources as well as causing significant damage to the home. If there are enough mold spores in the air, even your family can become sick and require medical attention. Any time you suspect mold developing, deal with it immediately and do not allow it to become a major expensive problem.
Mold Damage from Leaking Water Pipes
Sources of water and subsequently mold:
- Slow leaking water pipes
- A small leak in the roof
- Windows are another source
- Damp, dark and warm are the best places
Your health can be compromised if you do not deal with this problem, not to mention the damage and the cost of the repairs. the first step is to always repair the leak and eliminate the source of the water causing the mold. In other words – Fix the leak
Next you need to begin repairs and renovations. Start by removing all damaged wood, removing all drywall. If the mold is extensive, you will need to take special precautions, such as wearing protective clothing and breathing apparatus. You may want to hire professionals if it is a large job. Also ensure that the mold spores cannot spread to the rest of the home where they can cause health issues and the further spread of the mold.
Hire professionals if you are not comfortable!