A St. Petersburg Florida homeowner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to a black mold problem they found in their closet. The St. Petersburg homeowner noticed a musty smell in a closet behind a bathroom. With the musty smell, they figured that there was a problem with moisture or humidity in the closet. The St. Petersburg homeowner decided to buy a bucket of damp rid to help absorb some of the moisture. If you have to buy damp rid to place anywhere inside of your home, there is a humidity or moisture problem. Damp rid is designed for garages, basements, etc. Damp rid should not have to be used inside of Florida homes. As it turns out, this particular issue was being caused by a small water leak on the tub drain. Leak detection can be a frustrating process and must be performed by a team of professionals. Once a water leak occurs, it can lead to water damage and mold growth. As you can see in the pictures below, mold growth formed on the back of the closet walls adjacent to where the leak occurred.
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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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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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A Brandon residential contractor gave us a call today in regards to mold found behind a cabinet on a remodel job. The contractor removed the existing cabinets to discover a plumbing waste line leak in the wall. The leak was minor but caused a great amount of damage over time. The small plumbing leak in the wall filled up the concrete blocks the house was made out of and began seeping out underneath the cabinets. Most Brandon cabinets are made out of particle board, which is a sponge for water. With this sponge effect, it turns cabinets into a breeding ground for mold. The Brandon area contains high humidity here in Florida, and once mold starts to grow it can spread and reproduce very quickly. Once you see mold forming, or if you have a musty smell in your Brandon home or business, call a team of mold removal professionals to identify the mold and begin the mold removal process.
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We were called out to a home in Clearwater Florida with the complaint of a musty smell in the bathroom. The Clearwater homeowner’s assumed that the mold or musty smell was coming from there shower and that it was normal. They thoroughly cleaned the shower over and over and even installed air fresheners in the bathroom to try and get rid of the smell of mold. After weeks of trying mold removalefforts without any success, the Clearwater home owners decided to give us a call.
Upon inspection of the bathroom, there was a colony of hidden mold behind vanity. The mold started growing after a previous water leak. The homeowners had the small water leak repaired and didn’t think anything of the damage it could have caused as the leak was very small. They had no idea that there was black mold growing behind their vanity. Mold removal can be tricky as it can easily be spread if not started the right way from the beginning.
We were called out to a Clearwater home because of a complaint of a musty smell in the kitchen. Musty smells can be caused by many things, including mold growth. With the use of our infrared leak detection equipment we were able to locate the source of the musty smell which led us to a mold removal project. The Clearwater home had a very small leak in the plumbing waste line located in the wall. This waste line was dripping water into the block wall of the home behind the kitchen cabinets. Over a period of weeks, this plumbing pipe leak turned into a prime feeding ground for mold growth.
The pictures below show the wall where we found the mold growth behind the kitchen cabinets. As you can see by the infrared picture, the mold growth is still active as the drywall is still wet. In order to properly remove the mold, we setup a containment so that we wouldn’t transfer any mold spores to the rest of the house. Mold removal is a tedious process that must follow strict guidelines in order to properly contain the mold to one area for mold clean up. Once our mold containment was properly setup, we easily removed the mold from this area of the home. Mold removal in this Clearwater home required much more work than simply removing drywall with mold growth on it. Special equipment is needed to properly remove the mold from the air, wood studs, etc.
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