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Water damage followed by mold hidden behind toilet in Ft. Worth, TX

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

A toilet leak upstairs causes water damage affecting living areas downstairs in this home.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth was called and responded immediately!  Our highly trained technicians assessed the water damage and found mold behind the toilet.  Equipment was set up in affected areas to help speed up the drying process.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 817-232-3333.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth for mold remediation services.

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