Do Water Stains Mean I Have Mold?

Water and mold seem to go together. Mold needs dark and damp areas to grow and breed. If you have noticed water stains in your bathroom or kitchen, it is likely a mold infestation. Mold comes in different colors, making it hard to identify. If you have stains that look like mildew, are green, black, yellow, or any other color, it is mold. Mold can cause devastating illnesses. It is a hazard and can be difficult to remove. Colorado Hazardous Environmental has the proper licenses and knowledge to remove and dispose of mold. Below we will discuss how mold develops and what you should do if you have mold stains.

How does mold occur?

Mold usually occurs from water damages. This could be from a flood or a broken pipe. If any water was missed when cleaning the area, then mold will form. Water can easily slide between walls, into cracks, or under flooring, making it difficult to see. This can be the start of your mold infestation. Mold can also occur from the humidity inside your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common areas for mold stains, as these areas have the most water and humidity. Attics and basements will also have mold. Attics can have leaky roofs, and without you, noticing can turn into a significant problem. Basements are also a cause for concern, as the area is dark and water damages can happen without you finding out.

How do I get rid of mold?

Mold removal is tricky. If all mold is not removed, you are fighting an endless battle. The root problem of the water damage also must be repaired. If it isn’t, then you will continue to have water damages and mold. One mold is inside your home; you will need to hire a professional mold removal company. Mold is hazardous and will breed and multiply, causing your home to become infested with mold stains and mold. Mold is removed using special suits, cleaning agents, and other equipment. There is also a license needed to remove and dispose of the mold. Play it safe and hire a professional to remove the mold, it will save you a lot of time and money. It will also save you from being ill.
Mold causes respiratory problems, allergies, and other illnesses. If you have been feeling ill and have water stains, it is time to call a professional, such as CHE. Our team will not only be able to find and remove the mold, but we will also find the source of the mold and repair it.

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