A leaky faucet can absolutely help to cause mold. In fact, if there is a water leak anywhere in your home and it's not cleaned up and taken care of as soon as possible, mold can grow within a 24 - 48 hour period.
Will A Dripping Tap Get Worse?
Plumbing problems generally do not fix themselves and do not get better as time goes by. In fact, the opposite is true.
Plumbing problems will get worse in time so we always recommend that as soon as you identify a problem that you contact a professional plumber immediately.
Of course, if you are a handy type of person and you can do the job yourself, there certainly are some small plumbing issues that can be tackled by handy homeowners.
Don't Ignore Water Leaks
Besides the amount of water and money that a water leak wastes – it's important to remember that water damage can cause any or all of the following:
a) mold and fungal growth
b) structural damage
c) a small leak can easily turn into a much larger one
So, whether you ask a plumber to fix the problem or you do it yourself - as soon as you identify a water leak of some kind - get the issues fixed right away.
The Dangers Of Mold
Most of us are aware that mold can be a dangerous health hazard especially for individuals with any of the following:
- COPD or other chronic respiratory diseases
- Respiratory Tract Problems
- People with suppressed immunities or lung disease
- and many more
There are multiple different types of mold that cause an array of different problems for different individuals.
Bottom line is that mold can be a health hazard so it's something that you want out of your home.
Who Can Remove Mold From My Home?
The type of company that you would contact is a water damage remediation company. These companies will dry out the area, repair the damage and clean up any mold that may have occurred because of the water.
After the plumber has fixed the issue that caused the damage, the water damage remediation company can come in for the cleanup and repair process.
If you have any questions about mold due to leaky pipes, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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