Mold is Commonly Found After Interior Flooding. A Tampa Bay homeowner contacted I Dry Leaks and I Destroy Mold in regards to a wet floor they found after returning from vacation. The Tampa area homeowner had been away on vacation for over 3 weeks. When the couple arrived back at their Tampa home, they found wet carpet in several of the rooms of their home. In addition to the wet carpet, mold growth was also located on baseboards inside of the property. It is important to use the proper equipment when drying properties to ensure that mold or black mold is not spread throughout the property. Many companies will use air movers in order to dry interior flooding issues. By placing air movement on mold or black mold colonies, you are spreading millions of mold spores or seeds to other areas of your Tampa property that may not be affected by mold or mildew. Mold is in the air all around us and only requires moisture in addition to Florida building materials in order to grow, reproduce and form colonies. If you see mold or mildew or black mold in your home or business, give us a call today!
Tampa Black MoldWater Damage. Black mold found in the Tampa Bay area is usually a result of water damage that occurs after flooding due to plumbing pipes or rain storms. Black mold should be removed by professionally trained, licensed, mold removal technicians to ensure the job is done properly.
A Tampa homeowner did not realize they had water damage due to Tropical Storm Debby that just passed through the Tampa Bay area. The homeowner had a roof leak that caused water damage to walls in their property. Over time the water damage caused nasty black mold to form in their Tampa home. The dangers of black mold in the home can lead to health problems as well as unsightly stains to Florida building materials. This particular homeowner had what started as a musty smell which led to visible black mold on walls near the floor of the home. As you can see in the pictures below, this Tampa home will require an extensive mold remediation project in order to take care of all of the black mold that has formed. If you see black mold in your home, our recommendation is to contact a licensed mold removal contractor instead of trying to remove the black mold yourself. Black mold will re-occur if not removed properly the first time. Give us a call if you see or suspect nasty black mold in your Tampa Bay area home or business.
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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 Brandon homeowner contacted I Destroy Mold in regards to a black mold removal project. This particular property was in foreclosure and was purchased by an individual looking to move to the area. The bank would not allow the money to be loaned on this property until the black mold was removed. The black mold started in the bathroom of this Brandon property and then the AC unit was turned off when the property went into foreclosure. Once humidity in indoor environments start to rise black mold begins to grow. Mold requires humidity and building materials in order to grow and form. It is very important to control humidity in indoor environments in the Brandon and Florida area in order to contain mold growth. If you have any type of water leak or water damage in your property, it is very important to dry the water damage appropriately and efficiently.
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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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