Black Mold Found In Tampa Home. A Tampa homeowner found black mold in their Tampa home weeks after a tropical storm passed through the Tampa area. This Tampa homeowner had a leaking roof and was unsure where the water was coming from . Water leaks can lead to mold growth and a possible black mold problem. Black mold on requires a few things in order to grow and reproduce. Mold and mold spores are in the air all around us. These mold spores are defined as mold seeds. Once these mold seeds find moisture and Florida building materials, they will begin to grow and reproduce. Once they start reproducing, they form what is known as a mold colony. Most people are unaware that they have a mold problem until the time that a mold colony has already formed. As you can see in the pictures below, the round spots seen on the wall near the ceiling is a mold colony. These mold colonies consist of millions of tiny mold spores. It is important to remove the mold using special tools as well as a certain method. By simply spraying bleach on the mold colony in the picture below, you are risking causing the mold spores to spread into the air and possibly affect other areas of your Tampa home or business. Mold spores are very small and very light and can easily become airborne. Once airborne they are able to travel to other areas of your property or even into your lungs where the possibility of an infection can occur. It is our recommendation to contact a licensed Florida mold removal company if you see signs of mold or black mold in your Florida home or business. By having the mold removed professionally and properly, your exposure risk is greatly reduced. Feel free to give us a call in regards to any questions you may have about mold, black mold or mold you have found in your Tampa Bay area home.
Black Mold Forms After Florida Tropical Storm. A Tampa Bay homeowner was out of town when Tropical storm Debby came through the Tampa area back in June. The Tampa Bay homeowner only resides in the area for several months out of the year. The rest of the time, this particular homeowner spends in Canada. Upon arrival in Tampa, the owner of the home was very surprised upon opening the door. It turns out that this Tampa home had a roof leak which the owner was not aware of. When Tropical Storm Debby came through the area, a very large amount of rain was dumped on Tampa and the surrounding cities. In turn, a large amount of water leaked through the roof of this Tampa Bay home and caused water damage to building materials such as wet ceilings, wet walls, wet floors and soaked drywall. If wet drywall isn’t dried properly, mold spores will attach themselves and feed off of the water in the wet walls. Mold and nasty Florida black mold only requires a couple different things in order to grow and reproduce. Moisture and a food source such as materials found inside of your Tampa Bay home. After only a few weeks, you could end up with a large black mold infestation like the one seen in the pictures below. Your best bet is to try and have moisture found in your home dried properly and effectively by a team of professional water damage experts. If you are unsure as to where the source of the water leak is, contact a leak detection expert in order to pinpoint the water leak for you.
As you can see in the pictures below, this black mold infestation was mildly severe. This particular homeowner had rented out there home to tenants. Upon inspecting the property after the tenants moved out, the Tampa homeowner found a large amount of black mold. The tenants that were living in the property did not run the AC and had the windows open. With the high humidity in the Tampa Bay area, along with the open window when it rained, moisture found its way into the home and into Florida building materials. Once Florida building materials become wet, they are an excellent food source for mold and mildew as well as black mold. Black mold only requires a small amount of moisture in order to form, grow and reproduce. By the time you can see black mold, a black mold colony has already formed. Black mold can be toxic to humans depending on the amount of mold and the sensitivity of the person. Those with compromised immune systems are usually more sensitive to black mold than others.
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A Tampa homeonwer discovered a large amount of Tampa Black Mold next to their water heater. Plumbing pipe leaks can attribute to water showing up near plumbing fixtures such as water heaters. If you are unsure as to where the source of the water is coming from, Leak Detection Tampa services may need to be performed. There is not much sense to removing mold and mildew and Florida Black mold until the source of the water leak has been located and corrected. Mold and Mildew and Tampa Black mold only require a couple of things in order to survive and reproduce. Florida building materials in addition to water or humidity can cause black mold colonies to form. Once you see signs of mold in your Tampa home, a mold colony has already formed. We do not recommend trying to wipe the mold, or cut into walls containing black mold as you could potentially release millions of black mold spores into the air which can contaminate other areas of your Tampa home or business. We use high tech equipment such as infrared leak detection equipment in addition to ultrasonic leak detection equipment in order to identify areas of moisture in Tampa homes.
Tampa Black Mold Removal projects can be much more invasive to homes than Tampa Water Leak Detection projects are. If you haven’t seen any signs of mold and mildew or black mold, you may be able to dry the area properly to greatly reduce the chance of a Black mold removal project. If you already see Florida Black mold or mold and mildew in your Tampa home, give us a call. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week in order to respond to water damage emergencies as well as help to evaluate issues with black mold, mold removal and water damage restoration issues.