Household leaks can be frustrating. They waste water and can lead to additional plumbing complications like staining, water damage and wear and tear — but did you know that plumbing leaks can also encourage mold growth? Any damp environment is a breeding ground for mold. Here are a few of the most common plumbing problems that contribute to mold growth at home.
Common Problems That Lead to Mold Growth:
- Leaky Pipes – If a pipe leaks inside of the walls of your home, you may be unaware of the hidden leak for a period of time. As a result, moisture may build near the leak and encourage mold growth.
- Poor Ventilation – Proper ventilation is important in your kitchen and bathroom. These vents help remove steam after a hot shower or after cooking a hot meal on the stove. If not properly ventilated with an exhaust fan and ceiling fan, you may see mold growth in your bathroom or kitchen.
- High Humidity Levels – Moisture buildup is common in humid environments. If you are seeing moisture build up on the windows and walls of your home, i’ts important that you add a dehumidifier to your home to help eliminate the dampness and prevent mold growth.
Having trouble with a home plumbing leak? Do not hesitate to reach out to our technicians here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains! We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing repair and replacement needs.