3 Places To Look For Water Damage And Mold After Having Leaks In Your Home Fixed

24 July 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


So, you had a leak on your roof fixed or addressed an issue with leaky pipes. This does not always mean that the problem is over. In addition to the leaks, there is a possibility that there may be mold growing in your home, or water damage to structural elements. When you have leaks fixed, you will also want to address any of these issues. Here are some of the places you will want to look for potential leak problems in your home:

1. Looking In The Attic For Signs Of Rot And Mold After Roof Leaks

There are many areas of your home that can be rotted after a roof leak. When you have a roof leak repaired, follow the trail of water marks to see if any repairs are needed. This is easiest to see in an attic with a flashlight. Look for signs of rot and damage to rafters and ceiling joists. If you notice watermarks continue to walls, look inside your home for signs of damage on drywall on walls and ceilings. Sometimes, the problem may be hidden behind a wall and need repair.

2. Dealing With The Trail Of Water That Leaking Pipes Can Cause

Leaking pipes are one of the most common causes of water damage in homes. You may have fixed a water line, but there can still be problems behind cabinets and in the walls of your home. Look where the leak was repaired for signs of mildew growth. If you see that there is mold, contact a mold removal service to inspect the extent of the damage. The problem can even cause moisture to be trapped in walls, allowing mold to grow and spread.

3. Issues With Condensation That Can Be A Returning Water Issue In Your Home

Condensation is another problem that you may have in your home. This can come from areas that are not well sealed off, such as crawlspaces. Encapsulating these areas of your home can keep moisture out of your home. In addition, uninsulated pipes can be the source of moisture, so you want to make sure pipes and air conditioning ductwork have the appropriate insulation to prevent the moisture that causes mold to grow.

These are some of the places that you will want to look for leak problems in your home. If you need help with finding mold and cleaning it, contact a home inspection service to help test for mold and recommend repairs and removal that may be needed. 

Reach out to a service like Watson Inspections to learn more.