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Signs of Moisture Can Lead to Mold

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Have you had any long term moisture issues in your home?  Inevitably, it may lead to the growth of mold. If you’ve had previous water issues in your home, it's a pretty good chance that you could have mold growing. Some signs that you have a moisture problem include water stains or discoloration on walls, floors or ceilings in your home. Seeing these signs could be a clue that there is mold growing within or behind the material. Another sign that you may be facing a moisture problem is surface abnormalities like peeling, bubbling or cracking of the paint or wallpaper. If your walls are bowed, bulging or warped it probably means moisture has gotten into them. Another clue is if the surface of walls or other materials feel damp.

The above signs of water problems in homes are usually created by leaks that breed mold. However, if you’ve already had a previous water leak (such as leaking pipes or a leaking ceiling), even if you don't see signs of water damage, is a good sign that you might have mold growing in your house around the area where the leak was. Mold growth from leaks can often be hidden. If the leak was behind a wall or other surface then mold will probably be hidden behind the surface too. Even if the leak was not behind a surface, there could still be mold hidden out of view due to seeping. Walls, ceilings, windows, floors, furniture, insulation, air ducts, and attics are all common places for mold growth.

If You See Signs of Moisture or Mold, Call SERVPRO of Westfield Today – (281) 907-0018.

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