In the Texas Gulf Coast area where severe storms and high humidity are part of life, mold often finds a comfortable habitat in our homes. Mold is dangerous and can cause health problems. Mold can be very deceptive and hide behind cabinets, in the drywall, under the sub floors, in the floor joists, the wall studs, behind the wall tile, and under leaking shower pans. Locating the source can be challenging.
Common mold sources include leaking roofs, a damaged roof jack vent, condensation from AC vents or leaks from pipes, a leak in an AC pan or a shower pan leak, a poorly caulked window, and water penetration from an exterior wall or porch deck. Plumbing issues can cause undetected leaks in fixtures, pipes, or drains. Second-floor bathroom fixtures, toilets and shower pans can leak into the ceiling below.
Our Experience Counts, can help
At GCR Builders, LLC, our team is skilled in discovering the source and resolving the problem. Locating the source is imperative. We do exploratory water testing at times to find the source. Once the source is identified and the issue is repaired, the affected areas like the drywall, flooring, or ceiling sections can be dealt with. We clean, disinfect, and encapsulate the higher levels of mold with an oil-based primer to encapsulate the mold, as needed. We then replace or re-enforce any rotted or damaged studs, joists, or base plate studs. The repaired area is then cleaned, and the mold is removed or encapsulated, and we put your home back together. Then you can relax, knowing that your home is safe and protected for you and your family to live in.