If you own an apartment or a house, how you take care of it will go a long way as to how safe it becomes. One hazard that may not be at the forefront of your mind is mold remediation. And, believe it or not, mold can be a huge safety hazard. Your property can also be influenced by other forms of mold and water damage that you may not be aware of. The mold that occurs after water damage can be the cause of multiple respiratory diseases. Whether or not you are concerned over these issues, you will be doing yourself a big favor by paying attention to clues in your apartment or home prior to suffering from mold. There are several signs to look for when water damage has occurred.
Discoloration is a clear sign that water damage has taken place. And the ceiling of your home is where discoloration often surfaces. If you discover yellow and black on the walls and/or ceiling of your property, you will most likely find a water stain has formed in the same place. This applies if your home has suffered from a ruptured pipeline. It is important to quell the damage as soon as possible, before it spreads throughout the property. You should contact a plumber that can assist with the use of special equipment and tools that can save valuable time. And you should place a call to your insurance provider, as well. Remember, if not acted upon quickly the damage can spread between floors. If, for instance, you notice your basement ceiling has become discolored, the first floor will now be exposed to the risk.
A good place to check for additional damage is in the baseboards of the area under the sink and between the cracks in the walls. This high risk area is a center of many pipes that, during extreme temperature changes, is vulnerable because of the possibility of multiple leaks and breaks. It is possible to find the leak before digging into an area of high mold by noticing the symptoms of mold, such as the aforementioned discoloration.
Ceilings or roofs may display damaged shingles, which occur normally on the side of rainwater from the roof. You need to ensure that your roof has a stable foundation for such corruption. Even inside your home, people are vulnerable to the threat of water stains on the ceiling or the floor because of instability.
There are other ways to prevent extensive damage before it is too late. Be wary of smells in the house as soon as you notice something wrong in the region, as it is often a kind of condensation. Spilled drinks or other liquids in your property are an ideal way to develop molds over time, especially when there is not ample ventilation in the area. If you wet the inside of your property, be sure to get it dry enough, or it could cause problems later on down the road.