A Seminole homeowner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to a mold removal project in one of their spare rooms. The Seminole homeowner had a roof leak back in July from one of the severe thunderstorms that came through. The roof leak was corrected, but unfortunately the roof leak caused water damage to one of their back rooms. The water damage led to mold growth and a black mold infestation over just a few weeks. Since a few months has gone by since the water damage occurred, this was a serious black mold infestation. As you can see in the pictures below, there were a great deal of contents in the room that were affected by the mold damage. The pictures below show the before and in-progress of the tedious mold removal process.
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A condo unit owner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to black mold found after an AC leak. HVAC systems remove moisture from the air when warm air passes over cold coils. This condensate drips into a pan and then is routed outside of the property. The drain line that takes the condensate water out of this property was clogged and the pan filled up. Once the pan fills and the water begins to run over the pan and into walls, the walls become damp or saturated. The AC drain line clog was repaired but the water damage to the area around the HVAC condenser was not dried properly. If water from leaking pipes or roofs is not dried properly it can lead to water damage and possible mold growth. Water damage is much easier to correct than mold growth. Once mold growth starts inside of walls it is very difficult to locate and remove or remediate. We can find hidden leaks and water damage with our infrared water inspection equipment.
A Tampa Bay homeowner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to mold found in their bathroom. This bathroom was located on a 2nd story of a home by an elderly lady. Due to the health of the elderly woman, she typically did not go upstairs in her home. The upstairs bathroom door was shut and the AC vent going into the bathroom was shut. With the humidity in this bathroom rising, a perfect environment for mold growth was formed. Mold began to grow on the walls, ceilings and shower area. As you can see in the pictures below, a large amount of mold needed to be removed in this bathroom. It is very important to control humidity levels in indoor environments in order to control possible mold growth. If you have a water damage issue, or a water leak issue, it’s very important to correct it as soon as possible in order to prevent possible mold growth.
A Redington Beach condo owner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to a black mold removal project. The Redington Beach condo owner returned to the unit after being away for several months. The hot water heater had been leaking for a large amount of time, which caused the water which led to the black mold growth. Once moisture has been leaking in Florida properties, it raises the humidity inside the indoor environment. If the AC system is not running, removing humidity from the air, mold growth can and will occur. Black mold thrives on building materials such as drywall found in walls and ceilings. Once moisture is introduced to an indoor environment, mold has the perfect opportunity to grow and spread. Black mold only needs moisture or humidity and a food source in which to grow and reproduce. It’s very important to take care of water damage issues and damage once they start in order to prevent mold growth. If you suspect a water leak of some kind and live in the Tampa Bay area, give us a call. We offer water leak detection services.
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An Indian Shores resident contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to a black mold removal project. The Indian Shores home owner was consistently smelling a heavy musty smell in their bathroom. The Indian Shores resident decided to remove the backsplash in the bathroom. As you can see in the picture below, a large amount of mold was found behind the backsplash. After putting this Indian Shores bathroom under containment a black mold infestation was found under the countertops, behind the mirror and also behind the bathroom vanity. There was no fan in this bathroom, so every time a shower was taken the humidity rose in this bathroom which continued to feed the black mold. After a water damage issue occurs, it’s very important to ensure the area is dried properly in order to prevent black mold growth.
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A Belleair Beach homeowner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to a black mold removal project. For months, this couple was experiencing a musty smell in their kitchen. After performing a mold inspection, black mold was located behind the kitchen cabinets. As it turned out, a small kitchen window was leaking water in behind the kitchen cabinets when it rained. This small amount of water moisture accumulated behind the kitchen cabinets underneath the window and caused a black mold colony to begin growing. Once the black mold begins to grow, it can easily spread to other walls and will even start growing on the back on the kitchen cabinets. Water leaks must be located quickly and the water damage associated with them dried properly in order to prevent black mold growth problems. As you can see in the pictures below, the mold growth behind these cabinets requires professional removal. If you see mold in your home, it’s best to leave it undisturbed as it can easily spread through the air to other areas of your property.
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An Indian Rocks Beach condo owner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to black mold that was found after a small pinhole leak was located in a copper pipe. Leaking water will cause black mold to grow and reproduce in Indian Rocks Beach Florida because of the warm Florida climate. Leaking pipes, humidity and water damage can all be the cause of a black mold infestation. If you have a problem with pipe leaks, humidity or water damage it is very important to dry the affected areas as soon as possible after the water damage occurs. Water damage left untreated is the main cause of mold in the Indian Rocks Beach area. As you can see in the pictures below, a large amount of mold was found in the wall and on the back of the baseboards when they were removed to repair the leaking plumbing pipe. It is important to leave mold undisturbed if you find it in your home as black mold spores can easily spread to other areas of your house through the air.
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A Tampa homeowner called us regarding a mold issue found behind their kitchen cabinets. The Tampa homeowner had been smelling a musty smell in their kitchen area for some time. After finding and discarding a bag of old potatoes under the cabinet over a month ago, they assumed they had resolved the issue. After treating the area with a disinfectant and installing air fresheners, the mold and musty smell continued. We were called in to assess the situation. We scheduled an appointment with our mold assessor and performed an infrared inspection of the kitchen. The homeowner told us there was a small water leak on a refrigerator line about two months ago that was repaired. The water damage was not professionally treated which led to mold growth. We had to remove all of the cabinets to perform the proper mold removal project as you can see in the pictures below. It is important to dry all the areas of your property adequately and keep them dry in order to guard against possible mold growth issues. Once mold starts to grow it can easily spread throughout your Tampa property if left untreated.
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An Odessa homeowner located mold near their air handler while changing out the AC filter. As you can see in the pictures below, a small amount of black mold was found in an AC closet next to the AC air handler. Black mold in an AC closet can be harmful as the air handler will pick up tiny mold spores and spread them throughout the entire property. In addition to spreading mold spores through various rooms of the home, it is also possible to contaminate the inside of the AC ducts throughout your home. Once mold or black mold is found in your Odessa, Tampa, Clearwater or St. Petersburg property it should be removed by a professional to ensure it does not return. With the high humidity here in the Tampa Bay area, once mold begins to grow it can reproduce rapidly. If you see mold or black mold in your Odessa property, don’t delay. Give a licensed mold remediation company a call to begin removing the mold before it gets worse.
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A flood in a St. Petersburg home could possibly contain hidden mold. The homeowners returned from a week out of town to find severe water damage throughout their entire St. Petersburg home. A plumbing supply line began leaking after they left which caused water damage to the entire home. With the length of the home sitting wet, the owners of the home are very concerned with mold growth. Mold growth requires moisture to grow as well as a food source. Wet building materials such as drywall, baseboards and even carpet can be a feeding ground for mold. We used our infrared inspection equipment to inspect the entire property to locate the building materials most saturated with water. We have placed dehumidifiers in the property in order to begin the dry out process while we wait for a mold test to come back from the lab. It is important to begin the water damage restoration process as soon as possible after a flood occurs in order to try and control the effects of mold.
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