People often worry that the mold growing in their homes is the potentially dangerous version called black mold. When they discover that it is another type of mold, they might feel relief and think that they no longer need to worry. Most common varieties of mold, however, can also leave you dealing with a host of different symptoms and could make members of your family sick, too. If your home has undergone any type of water damage of late, or you’re in an area at risk of potential flooding, learn more about mold development as a consequence of water damage and how water damage restoration can help.
Serious water damage in Atlanta homes, as well as on those in other locales, is a definite cause for concern. Water in itself doesn’t only damage walls and floors, and lead to the growth of toxic mold, but it can also cause fixable to near-permanent damage to a home. Various factors like leaks, flooding, and overflowing water sources can cause water damage, and it can exist anywhere in the home. Fortunately, there are ways to identify the signs before they get worse.
First, it’s important to identify the specific “problem areas.” While water damage can technically occur anywhere in the house, there are specific areas where the damage is more likely than not to manifest. Some of these include windows, the shower and tub area, the bathroom’s base molding, the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink, areas near the fridge, and the washer drain.