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Signs of Water Problems That May Be Mold in North Texas

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

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Signs of Water Problems that can turn into Mold Issues for North Texas

If you have had any long term moisture problems in your house, it's usually inevitable they will lead to mold beginning to grow. So, if you know you've had some water problems in your home then it's a pretty good sign you could have mold. Some signs that you have a moisture problem include water stains or discoloration on walls, floors or ceilings in your house. Seeing these could be a clue that there is mold growing within or behind the material. Another sign of 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. However, if you already know that you have had a water leak (such as leaking pipes or a leaking ceiling) then just that knowledge by itself, 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 any 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 behind a wall or other surface from water which seeped through.

Below is a list of common places for mold growth:

  • Walls
  • Ceiling
  • Windows
  • Floor
  • Furniture
  • Insulation
  • Air Ducts
  • Attics

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest Today – (972) 233-8400

or visit www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/mold-remediation

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