Mold, mildew and fungus usually hide behind your walls.

I have been building and rebuilding my house for a long time and I have seen mold, mildew and fungus in almost every area you can imagine at home. I’ve seen it under the floor, on the ceiling, behind your walls and under anything, anything that has been wet for a long time since the water leaked.

There are a lot of landlords who call me to repair their water damaged houses and most of the time, I can explain the actual damage that is not visible and it is behind their walls or their floor. Can also be hidden below. In other words, if they can’t see it, they don’t want to spend more money replacing parts of their home that don’t seem to be bad.

Here’s a tip for any homeowner who doesn’t understand what I’m talking about. If you have any water damage in an area where water has been leaking for more than a month, mold, fungus or mildew may spread behind your walls and just because it is not visible. Yes, that doesn’t mean it’s not theirs.

I removed a water heater, once water was leaking from one of the flexible pipes connecting the water heater to the main hot water pipe in the house. The water flowed for a long time and I found mold growing directly on the wooden framing lumber behind the drywall and a fungus growing under the platform of the plywood water heater which I had never seen before.

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

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