Why Should I Be Concerned About Newly Formed Water Stains?

Why Should I Be Concerned About Newly Formed Water Stains?
Newly formed water stains on your ceiling or wall are caused by moisture intrusion. The key concern is what is causing the moisture intrusion?
Possible causes of water stains could be a leaky roof or leaks in the plumbing system.

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In colder climates, another possible cause of the moisture intrusion is ice damning. Large amounts of snow accumulation on roofs causes ice damning. Ice dams result from the escape of heat into the attic which eventually builds up and melts snow on the roof. The ice dam forms when the melting snow pools behind dams of ice at the roof’s edge, which is one of the reasons that icicles form. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into the home and cause damage to walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. To learn more about ice damning and it’s causes, review this article.
Water stains should be a concern because water is one of the key ingredients required for mold growth. Mold can cause health and structural issues, so it is important to understand that prevention and moisture control are essential: fix leaky roofs; control humidity; know where your water main valve is; address ice damning; and install a sump pump.
Our next article will explain how potential moisture problems can be identified through Thermal Imaging, a pro-active procedure that can identify problems with insulation, plumbing, and many other concerns for home owners.
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