Many times, water damage/mold is not visible. We have prepared these photos to help you understand the importance of mitigating the damages. 

GUEST BATHROOM SHOWER

BEFORE: Discolored grout, discolored tiles and elevated moisture readings

AFTER: Further investigation it was determined there was a shower pan leak and mold was found behind the shower walls

BEFORE: Musty odor & discolored grout lines

AFTER: Water/moisture was found between the walls and the floor leading to the growth of mold on the backside of the tiles in the shower

BEFORE: Cracked tiles due to trapped moisture from failing shower pan

AFTER: Due to the failing shower pan, water leaked outside of the pan allowing for mold to grow.

BEFORE: Discolored grout, tiles and elevated moisture readings.

AFTER: Water and mold were discovered on and in the walls.

GUEST BATHROOM WALLS/CEILING

BEFORE: Walls appear to be in fairly good shape. After further investigation with the use of a moisture meter it was clear there is a moisture intrusion issue.

AFTER: Pipe leak was found behind the wall, water damage to the studs and mold damage to the drywall.

GUEST BATHROOM SHOWER

BEFORE: Discolored grout, tiles and elevated moisture readings.

AFTER: Water and mold were discovered on and in the walls.

MASTER CLOSET/SHOWER

BEFORE: Foul odor & wet moisture readings.

AFTER: Due to a leaking shower pan in the bathroom, water travelled into the adjacent room allowing for the growth of mold and deterioration to the surrounding building materials.

SPARE BEDROOM

BEFORE: Hardwood floors showed signs of staining/discoloration.

AFTER: Moisture intrusion from the slab allowed for mold growth to occur on the bottom side of the hardwood flooring.

HALLWAY

BEFORE:  Carpeting was wet and spongy.

AFTER: With the use of our moisture meter and flir camera we were able to track down the extent of the damage. A slab leak was present that led to the carpeting and the built in cabinetry needing to be removed

LIVING ROOM

BEFORE: Stained baseboard and bubbling paint.

AFTER: Cracks from the exterior walls allowed for moisture to seep into the home and allow the growth of mold.

MASTER BEDROOM

BEFORE:  Slight discoloration present on the baseboard and carpeting.

AFTER: A leak from the hvac unit allowed for water to become trapped in the walls, the end result unfortunately led to the growth of mold.

GUEST BEDROOM CLOSET

BEFORE: Loose floor boards and baseboard.

AFTER: During our investigation a leak was found coming from the shower. Unfortunately this area was covered by shoes and clothes and water continuously seeped in allowing for the growth/spread of mold.

HVAC CLOSET

BEFORE:  Leaking hvac unit.

AFTER: A leak from the hvac unit allowed for water to become trapped in the walls, the end result unfortunately led to the growth of mold.

HVAC STAND

BEFORE: Stained baseboard.

AFTER: Clogged ac line allowed for a leak leading downwards to the baseboards and drywall.

KITCHEN

BEFORE: Water staining, elevated moisture readings, and cabinetry peeling.

AFTER: After further inestigation, water damage/mold travelled behind the cabintery.

BEFORE: Bubbling to the kitchen cabintry.

AFTER: Plumbing was leaking underneath the kitchen cabintry allowing for water to travel behind the cabinets and mold started to grow.

BEFORE: Leaking garbage disposal.

AFTER: During our investigation damage to the cabinetry was found.

ROOF LEAK

BEFORE: Minor staining.

AFTER: Mold was found on the top side of the stained ceiling.

BEFORE: Water staining.

AFTER: During our investigation a leak from the above shower was present allowing for moisture to escape causing damage to the downstairs ceiling.

BEFORE: Staining and elevated moisture readings were present.

AFTER: Water damage is often overlooked, in this case the water was leaking for enough time for the studs of the home to start to deteriorate.

BEFORE: Paint bubbling and cracking to the drywall.

AFTER: Water from the roof leak continusly travelled down the wall allowing for the building material to become excessively wet and mold started to grow

As you can see it is not uncommon that the water damage/mold in your home may appear to be a small issue on the surface. But through our years of experience, we have found the damage can be much worse than it appears.  It is our recommendation to explore the moisture / leak that caused the damage and mitigate as soon as possible to prevent further and larger damage from occuring. If you feel you have damage that may be similar to these photos or you have an existing mold problem please do not hesitate to reach out for a free evalutation