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Plumbing isn’t a problem… until it is. If you’ve got a plumbing problem, you might have a water problem, and water inevitably leads to mold. 1 Call Plumbing has seen more than one seemingly minor plumbing issue result a big mold situation. Don’t let faulty plumbing lead to mold issues in your home.\n\n

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plumbing isn t a problem until

Plumbing isn’t a problem… until it is. If you’ve got a plumbing problem, you might have a

water problem, and water inevitably leads to mold. 1 Call Plumbing has seen more than one

seemingly minor plumbing issue result a bigmold situation. Don’t let faulty plumbing lead to

mold issues in your home.

Standing Water is a Mold Breeding Ground

You already know that standing water is terrible for your building materials, but it’s also one of

the leading precursors to mold. The longer water is allowed to stand, the more it soaks into

drywall, insulation, and framing. The quicker you drain standing water and dry out any residual

moisture, the less likely you are to end up with long-term issues with mold.

Slow Drips Lead to Moist Conditions

There doesn’t have to be a gushing flood for mold to occur. In fact, all that’s needed for mold to

grow is oxygen, water, and warmth. The kind of slow leaks that develop in cracked pipes,

unsealed fittings, and underneath sinks can slowly but surely add moisture to their surroundings.

That, in turn, leads to mold.

Humidity Creates the Perfect Conditions for Mold

Mold spores thrive in humid environments. The most common places to find mold growth when

undergoing a plumbing repair are inside cabinetry, within walls, and in crawlspaces or

basements. When an area isn’t well ventilated (which pertains to almost all plumbing), mold

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thrives. That’s why it’s so important to open windows and/or use your bathroom fan when taking

a shower or running hot water.

What are some of the signs you might have a plumbing

problem that’s causing mold growth?

A dank or musty smell in an area that has a lot of plumbing (i.e. bathroom, kitchen,

laundry)

Dampness of the cabinetry, walls, or any other area that potentially contacts plumbing

Staining or discoloration on concrete or wood surfaces

Peeling paint or flooring/molding that pulls away from its attachment

Certain plumbing problems are common indicators of mold. Polybutylene pipes, for example,

installed in thousands of homes in the 1970s and 80s, can undergo a reaction that weakens their

structural integrity over time. Pooling water near the base of the toilet and suddenly low water

pressure can also be indicators of a problem.

What can you do about mold growth in your home?

First things first: Call an experienced plumber! It’s impossible to remedy a mold problem

before taking care of the root cause. A plumber can help you identify the source of the leak and

stop it from releasing more water. Once the leak has been contained, it’s then possible to

remediate any existing mold growth by removing any moldy materials (drywall, wood, etc.)

and/or treating them with mold inhibitor.