Mold And Bathroom Tiles

Loose tiles in the bathroom can be a major cause of water damage and mold.   When tiles become loose, they allow water to seep into the walls behind them.  Over time, this can cause mold to grow behind the tiles where you can’t see it.  This is not only a hazard to your health, but it also weakens the walls.  One shower alone releases 30 gallons of water and moisture into the air.  This creates a prime environment for mold spores to grow.

So, while you may not want to replace or re-grout loose tile pieces, it’s in your best interest to do so as soon as you notice they have become loose.  The longer you wait, the more mold damage that may accumulate behind your walls making a small problem potentially much larger.

If you suspect mold damage is already accumulating behind your bathroom walls, it’s important to have a mold specialist come in to take a look.  Not all mold looks the same.  What may look like a dirt or rust stain to you could very well be mold.  Mold specialists are trained and certified to detect and remove mold before it spreads throughout your home.

When mold is found in and around grout and tile in your bathroom, mold specialists can remove the damaged area – including the wall behind it if necessary, clean off any suspicious areas of mold, and replace the walls and/or tiles that were previously removed – adding new, clean grout where needed.

The best way to avoid major mold damage in the bathroom is to take care of the little problems before they become big ones.  Left alone, mold can destroy an entire wall in less than you may think.  The bathroom is the dampest room in the house so mold tends to grow fastest there because conditions are best for its growth there.  If you have any suspicious stains, loose tiles, or unexplained health conditions, call a mold remediation specialist to have your bathroom inspected for possible mold.

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