Water damage from a shower leak caused extensive mold growth in the closet wall.

Closet Discovery: Hidden Mold Buildup in Colin County Home

Mold buildup can strike when you least expect it and may continue for years without notice. Water damage is one of the most common causes of mold appearing in confined areas. When a leak occurs, it can spread into other areas of the home that are concealed by furniture or other items.

If you notice a musty smell, it could be due to mold growth. Mold can be hazardous to your health, so it’s important to contact a professional to remove it. Addressing mold issues promptly, before they get out of hand, can spare your family’s health and the structural integrity of your home.

An Old Shower Leak Leads to Mold Buildup

We received a call not too long ago from a family in Colin County regarding a shower leak that had happened over one year ago. The family complained about a pungent stench originating from the damaged area. Contrary to their original thoughts, the smell was coming from the closet!

Our  IICRC-certified technicians relocated the closet’s contents to a more sanitary area. Upon clearing the area, we found extensive mold buildup on the closet’s back wall. It was evident that a mold remediation contractor was needed.

We used a moisture meter to detect potentially water-damaged areas.

We advised the family that they would need to seek out a mold assessment consultant to inspect the damage further and write up a protocol if they wanted the job done by a mold remediation contractor.
Under Texas law, we are licensed as a mold remediation company, so we must receive an official report or protocol from the consultant before removal. We are currently waiting on the protocol to proceed.

Substantial mold growth was discovered on the back wall of the closet, behind the shower leak.

For Mold Removal, Call PuroClean of Allen Today!

Water damage can escalate to serious health and property issues if not addressed quickly. If you’ve had a leak and noticed a musty smell, it could indicate the presence of mold. Contact PuroClean of Allen at (972) 892-0000 for professional water damage restoration and mold removal services. Our reliable will work hard to restore your property to its pre-damage condition. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us today!

Last edited on 21st of March 2024