South Orange County homes, particularly slab leaks in Ladera Ranch, are vulnerable to pinhole leaks in their copper piping. Slab leak detection Ladera Ranch and South OC can be tricky, but assessing the presence and magnitude of these common water line leaks is your first step in preventing the growth of mold. Once mold arrives, the issue is no longer just a structural one.
Mold can spread like wildfire right inside your home. Once an airborne spore lands on a moist surface, mold begins to grow.. And the cycle continues endlessly. Mold spores are much more resilient than mold itself and are not limited to humid areas. They travel invisibly through the air of your home, carrying harmful mycotoxins that are known to cause respiratory conditions among other illnesses. This cycle of spread and reproduction can occur without your knowledge. Like the leak that caused it, mold works quietly, gradually, and often without detection for long periods of time.
In the meantime, some simple habits can go a long way. Keep an eye on your water bill- an unexpected increase could mean there is a plumbing leak. And if you notice a wet spot on your carpet or warping of your wood flooring- it’s time to call a professional.
Plumbing leaks and their associated mold pose severe risks. For the health of your family or employees, and for the sake of your structure’s integrity, call the experts at Leak Star and ensure yourself a safe, mold-free environment.