You have probably heard about black mold and all the health problems it causes. You may also think about flooded homes and natural disasters when it comes to black mold. Mold is also caused by common home maintenance problems like plumbing leaks. Plumbing problems that go unnoticed may lead to serious mold problems in your home. Here are some of the hidden plumbing problems that can lead to serious mold problems in your home:

1. Leaks Beneath the Kitchen Sink

Beneath the kitchen sink may be an area where you want to be on the lookout for leaks. Sometimes, the problem beneath a kitchen sink may be easy to fix, but if it is in the back of a cabinet, behind cleaning products and other clutter, it may go unnoticed for a time. To avoid these problems, make sure that you keep clutter away from plumbing beneath the sink. In addition, you may want to put a rubber mat or something to keep cabinetry dry if you do have a problem with leaks beneath the sink. If the problem goes unnoticed and water gets behind cabinets, mold can quickly grow and take over your home.

2. Bathroom Plumbing and Leaks That Allow Mold to Spread

The bathroom is another area where you may have problems with mold. You have probably seen the beginning of a mold problem in a bathroom, which starts in the form of mildew. Common areas in bathrooms that develop mold problems are around tubs, showers, and drywall where condensation forms. In addition, you may also have problems with plumbing beneath a sink like in the kitchen. To avoid bathroom mold problems, make sure that you clean and remove any mildew regularly, as well as make sure that your bathroom is well ventilated to prevent condensation from forming and causing problems

3. Leaking Lines in Walls and Condensation From Uninsulated Pipes

Leaking lines inside walls are another way that plumbing may lead to mold problems. Sometimes, leaks can go unnoticed, and by the time you call for repairs, the mold has already begun to spread. It is important to check plumbing when you notice things like water stains on walls or ceilings. In addition, pipes on exterior walls may cause condensation problems if they are not insulated properly.

The plumbing leaks in your home may lead to problems with mold that need to be addressed after repairs are done. Contact a plumbing contractor at a company like Plumb-It Inc to help with repairs before you begin with the mold cleanup process.  

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