What Causes Mold?

Even if you don't know much about mold, you'll know that if an inspector tell you that it's in your house, that's not a good sign.

But where did it come from? There are a number of sources of mold, and getting to the bottom of it will help you find a long-term solution.

  • Humidity. If it's really hot and humid outside, leaving your windows and letting the humidity into your house may not be a good idea. Humidity leads to the condensation of water, which in turn, leads to mold.
  • Leaks. Leaking pipes or a leak in the roof can cause major problems in your home including mold. Some leaks are difficult to detect, allowing the leaking and mold.
  • Flooding. If leaks can lead to mold, then obviously flooding can too! The difficulty here is making sure to know the history of your house and whether it's flooded in the past.

Signs of water leaking or condensation include peeling paint, rusting nails or pipes, and deteriorating materials in the walls. Luckily for you, Line Locators can also help you out. We use infrared imaging to measure the temperature within your walls, which can tell us where there's moisture.

Early water leak detection is essential to prevent the problem from getting worse. To learn more about the services provided by us as a line locator, visit our website.

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