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1 May 2016

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 May 1, 2016
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One of the major causes of mold growth in homes is water damage. Mold growth can destroy you furniture, walls, flooring, carpets and other items in the building. The menace of mold can result in poor indoor air quality. You can get respiratory problems such as bronchitis, asthma and other mold allergy symptoms from breathing airborne mold spores.

What is water damage?

Water damage is used to refer to losses suffered as result of water when they come in contact with materials not meant for them. Water damage can be direct or indirect. Direct damage is primary damage sustain from the water while the secondary damage comes later such as growth of molds, rotting of woods, steel rusting and de-laminating of materials like plywood.

Causes of water damage in homes

There are many causes of water damage, the most popular among them are:

  • Washing machine overflow
  • Water-tap damage
  • Broken pipes
  • Dishwasher hose
  • Dishwasher leakage
  • Leaking roof
  • Clogged toilet
  • Foundation cracks
  • Slab leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Flooding from melting snow
  • Rain

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