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Water stains in your home or business is never a good sign, but does it mean you have mold? Mold and water damages go hand-in-hand. Mold grows in wet and dark areas. If you have a water leak in your roof or from a pipe, you have water damages. These water damages, if not handled quickly, can result in mold growth. Mold breeds and spreads quickly throughout your home or business.
How Do I Know If It Is Mold?
Water stains are usually a discolored area, generally on the ceiling. If the leak just started, there is a good chance you do not have mold yet. If the water stain has been ignored, you likely have mold on your property. If you have a musty smell inside your business or home alongside your water stains, mold is already present. If you have a water stain, it is vital that you have a professional check your home for mold and water damages. Even if you believe the water has been removed, it likely hasn’t. Disaster Cleanup Services uses special equipment to find water behind walls and under carpets. If any water is left behind, it will turn into mold.
What Should I Do If Mold Present?
If you do have mold in and around your property, it will need to be removed by a professional. Mold can spread from one area of your home or business to the next through your air ducts. Once this happens, mold spores will continue to grow out of control until you see mold stains in different parts of your property. Mold remediation is a comprehensive process, as each piece of mold must be removed, the area treated, and then repaired, or the mold will regrow. If you have mold, call a professional mold removal company such as Disaster Cleanup Services. Having a certified professional remove the mold is less costly than trying and failing to remove it yourself.