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Black Mold: Understanding Secondary Damage

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

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In cases where your house in Overland Park, KS has been damaged by a flooded area causing high humidity within your home, there are secondary damage factors that are important to understand and remove. One of the most prominent of these factors is black mold. You don’t want to get caught out months down the line having to repair mold damage that could have been taken care of in the initial repair stages.

What Incidents To Be Aware of

These are a few of the most common types of water-related occurrences that are likely to lead to spore-related damage:

  • Roof or wall leak
  • Pipe leak either in the walls or in a sink cabinet
  • Partial or full flooding of a room
  • Poorly ventilated bathrooms
  • Humidity due to aquariums or weather conditions

Keep in mind that these are the types of incidents that could lead to black mold living in your home. If you want to be certain of any mold presence from high humidity in your home, you can seek the advice of a professional water clean up and restoration service.

What Is Secondary Damage Doing To My Home?
Unfortunately, after a primary damage factor such as flooding, the aftereffects could be just as bad or worse than the initial problem. The spores that attach inside the walls or across the ceiling in your home could be creating soft spots that need to be repaired or completely replaced in the future. More than just creating a home for mold, water damage can lead to such issues as walls buckling, drywall cracking and splitting apart or vinyl flooring pulling away from the ground. All of these issues can be frustrating but are more easily avoided if the primary damage is taken care of quickly and efficiently.
While there are many types of secondary damage caused by water-related incidents, one that is particularly difficult to deal with is black mold. Assessing the likelihood of spore presence in your home directly after an incident can help you take care of a problem before it takes hold of your home.

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