Get In A Leak Detecting Specialist To Check All Your Plumbing.
Mold growing underneath kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room sinks can be caused by a many number of things. Bad ventilation, bad air flow, high levels of moisture, and plumbing leaks are all common causes. Some levels of humidity are acceptable in a home, stopping those plumbing leaks before they do more damage can save you not only money on your water bill, but keep mold in check.
Some people are unaware of having any leaks, as sometimes they are in places where you don’t see them. Like underneath your bathtub, or behind your washing machine. The first indication of a problem is either water coming from underneath, or a bad smell emanating from it. Stop this before is starts, call in a leak detecting specialist to routinely check your plumbing.
If like most homeowners, you keep an assortment of household cleaning supplies underneath your sink. Having quick access to the tools you may need is important, it’s also just as important to remove all of those items before checking for leaks, as standing water is not always there when you have a leak. The cleaning bottles themselves may leak onto your under-sink cabinet, potentially causing warping to the wood, they can also stop you from seeing any mold growth. Buy a few cheap buckets to make storing, and removing cleaning supplies a easier, also be sure to regularly look for signs of mold growth.
Should you find mold has already begun in your under-sink area, here are ways you can get rid of it.
Always make sure to always wear protective gloves, because mold is a cause of any allergy problems, and if possible a mask to prevent inhalation.
Getting rid of mold yourself is a easy as buying a plain bottle of vinegar. By itself, or mixed in a spray bottle with distilled water, vinegar will do the trick. Just apply and let soak in for awhile, then wipe or scrub away.
Mold spores grow into mold when moisture is there. So, the use air vents is adviseable, if possible keep your door open in the bathroom while you shower.
If you’ve just discovered a leak underneath your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room sink, don’t wait for that moisture to become bothersome mold. Call a leak detecting specialist today to repair the plumbing leak.