Bathrooms provide the perfect environment for mold to grow – they’re usually smaller rooms that are often damp and that don’t always have ventilation that is adequate to combating that dampness. As such, bathrooms often harbor mold, which is not only indicative of an issue with your plumbing but can also lead to health issues. At the first indication of mold in any of your bathrooms, call in an experienced Boca Raton plumber.
Mold Can Have Adverse Effects on Your Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that enclosed environments that harbor mold can negatively affect your health in a variety of ways:
- Irritation to the eyes and/or skin
- Nasal stuffiness
- Coughing and/or wheezing
The CDC also finds that, because people experience different levels of sensitivity to mold, some people suffer more serious allergic reactions to mold than other people do. Those who have compromised immune systems or who suffer from chronic lung issues are most susceptible to the dangers of mold. Put simply, mold is obviously not something you want lurking in your bathrooms.
How Do I Know if I have Mold Growing in my Bathrooms?
Mold is a fungus that can grow and flourish very quickly. There are, however, some tell-tale signs of mold that you can be on the lookout for:
- Mold often leaves a blackish or greenish-black stain on the walls, floors, and/or floorboards that it affects.
- Mold typically emits a musty smell that lingers. This smell compares to the smell that comes out of the pages of old books.
- Once mold takes hold, it can begin to deform your floors and walls.
It’s important to remember, however, that mold is stealthy and can remain invisible until it’s caused structural damage that is visibly noticeable. Be aware of the warning signs, and enlist a professional Boca Raton plumber if you suspect that mold may be a problem in your bathrooms.
If you’ve had a leak or another type of plumbing issue in your home, it leaves you more susceptible to mold. When mold begins inside your walls or under your floorboards, it’s much more difficult to detect. Mold that begins deep within your home is not only unhealthy for you and your family but can also lead to structural damage to your house. If you have a leak in your pipes or suspect such a leak (or any other kind of issue with your plumbing), you should schedule an appointment with a professional Boca Raton plumber who has experience eradicating mold. Whether you smell the musty odor, see the tell-tale stains, or simply suspect that your home may be harboring mold, do not delay seeking the professional services of a reputable Boca Raton plumber.
A Skilled Boca Raton Plumber Will Help Eradicate the Mold in Your Home
An experienced plumber will help you get to the bottom of your mold issue. If mold is staining your bathroom and/or if you recognize that musty smell upon entering your home or bathrooms, a plumbing company that provides full mold-removal services will take care of the problem for you. If, on the other hand, you’ve experienced a leak in your pipes, suspect a leak in your pipes, or have some other kind of plumbing problem, your plumber will identify and correct the issue and will also work with you to eradicate the mold and to repair any damage that’s already occurred. Further, proper ventilation in your bathrooms can go a long way toward preventing mold in the future, and your plumber can also help you with that.
If You Detect Signs of Mold in Your Bathrooms, Contact a Professional Boca Raton Plumber Today
Mold is unsightly, has an unpleasant odor, can lead to or exacerbate health issues, and can cause structural damage to your home. In other words, mold in your bathrooms is not something that you should ignore or put off attending to. At the first indication that your bathroom may be harboring mold, call in a professional Boca Raton plumber.
The plumbing specialists at Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration have the experience and the reputation that you’re looking for in a plumbing service. Our highly skilled plumbers have the know-how and the professional tools to eradicate mold in your home and to help stop it from returning. We’re here to help – 24 hours a day and 7 days a week – so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 561-245-7435 if you suspect that mold has become an issue in your home.