When it comes to plumbers it is pretty clear that not all plumbers are the same. Plumbing work can be expensive, and for most people it makes sense to hire based on price. After all, it can’t be that hard to put pipes together, right? Wrong! Plumbing is actually a very technical trade, and if is not done properly, and pipelines aren’t tested correctly, it can lead to massive issues – including mold damage.
What Causes Mold
The most important causes of mold are moisture and humidity. In most cases, mold infestation happens after a flood if you don’t immediately take action to clean up the water and remove moisture from the area. If you have a leaky pipe behind a wall or under a cupboard, even a small amount of stagnant water from it could lead to a massive mold problem – which can not only cause a lot of damage to your house, but also negatively affect the health of your family.
Here are the common places you will find plumbing-related mold:
Under the sink
The space under the sink is dark, enclosed, and always full of your cleaning supplies. These conditions mean it’s almost impossible to notice a small leak or mold growing under there. Clogged pipes and aging are the most common culprits for leaking sinks.
Bathrooms are the perfect place for mold. It’s humid, always wet, and poorly ventilated. However, the most common cause for mold in the bathroom is standing water, which can be caused by clogged drainage. The moisture will climb up the wall, and you will start noticing mold around the bathtub, walls, and base of the sink.
Like the bathroom, basements provide the perfect combination for mold growth. The basement is also home to a sump pump, drain pipes, pressurized water, and washing machine. A leak from any of these appliances and pipes can go unnoticed and lead to mold infestation.