Water stains of any kind are a real need for concern. Water stains could be coming from anything. It could be from a leaky roof or a faulty plumbing system. In our area, it could also be caused by ice dams. Ice dams form as water melts on your roof from the heat of your attic. As is melts, it moves and freezes again. This can cause water to enter your home. Storm damage is another cause for concern, as storms may damage your roof, causing it to leak. Whatever the case of your water stains, it is important to find the cause quickly.
Mold growth is the number one concern when dealing with water stains. The area behind the water stain is likely dark and damp. This is a breeding ground of mold growth. Mold is hazardous and can cause many different problems for you and your home or business. If left, the mold will continue to grow and damage your home or business. Once it is airborne you and your family is at risk of health problems. Some problems include:
These problems are reason for concern. It is important if you do have some type of water stains to call a professional such as Disaster Cleanup Services in Colorado. Our team has the right equipment to spot the water source and find out if you have a mold problem. We use thermal imaging to find problems below or behind walls and floors. Once found the easiest way to control the moisture is through humidity control and fixing of leaky roofs or plumbing. If ice damming is a problem, it is important to check with a professional on ways to stop it from happening.