Leaking pipes and water systems, and leaks in roofs and walls due to damage, are serious contributors to mold growth. Sometimes these problems can’t be avoided, but regular maintenance and inspection can help avert some problems.
Leaks can also begin unrelated to damage. Improperly installed and/or maintained sewage systems, water systems, and sprinkler systems can leak in areas where the joints meet, for example. If you have a warranty, be sure to contact the contractor or company before attempting any repairs yourself.
If you suspect you have a water leak, be sure to check the following areas:
In many cases, it may be necessary to consult professionals such as plumbers, HVAC professionals, and electricians for help with these problems. While you may be able to perform some repair or replacement yourself, you want to ensure it’s done right when a problem occurs.