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Water Leak Causes Mold Infestation in Wolf Creek Home?

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

A ceiling has collapsed due to water damage from a broken pipe, exposing mold growth. We restore water and mold damage in Lane County.

Our local South Eugene and Florence team is a trusted leader in mold remediation and water damage restoration services in Wolf Creek. Water damage is a common cause of mold outbreaks. The State of Oregon website offers this helpful information for preventing mold from growing inside homes and buildings as follows:

What causes mold to grow?

Molds need moisture to grow. Some household situations that lead to mold growth include:

  1. Clogged gutters and downspouts
  2. Leaky plumbing
  3. Leaky roofs
  4. Using hot water without venting the steam to outdoor air.

Also, when indoor air is warmer than outdoor air, moisture can collect on cold surfaces like single-pane windows, uninsulated walls, pipes, and roofs.

Preventing household mold

  • Install double-pane windows or insulation to keep moisture from collecting on cold surfaces
  • Inspect and repair leaks in roofs, gutters, foundations, and plumbing
  • If you rent, consider taking pictures of moisture problems and documenting the situation with your landlord
  • Review Home Moisture Problems (pdf) by the Oregon State University Extension Service

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Broken and leaking pipes can create the perfect moist conditions for mold to colonize. When you discover mold in your Wolf Creek home or commercial business, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

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