Water stains of any kind are a real need for worry. Water stains could be coming from most anything. It could be from a leaky roof or your 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 travels and freezes again. This can cause water to enter your home through the roof or walls. Storm damage is another cause of 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 and have it repaired.
Mold growth is the main concern when dealing with water stains. The area behind the water stain is likely dark and damp. Dark, damp areas are a breeding ground of mold growth. Molds can be hazardous to your health and can cause many different problems for you and your home or business. If left to grow, the mold will continue to breed and damage your home or business. Once it is airborne you and your family are at risk of health problems. Some problems include:
These problems are a real reason for concern. It is important if you do have water stains to call a professional such as Disaster Cleanup Services. Our team has the right equipment to find the water source and determine 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 repairs 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.