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Mold Outbreak Discovered Underneath Refrigerator in Mundelein Home?

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores are shown. We are leaders in mold remediation services in Lake County.

Our Mundelein and North Wauconda teams often discover mold damage during water damage inspections and assessments. A leaking water supply line underneath a refrigerator poses a significant risk of triggering a hidden mold outbreak within a home. The continuous moisture from the leak creates an ideal environment for mold growth, especially in dark and confined spaces where the leak may go unnoticed for an extended period.

Initially, the leak introduces moisture to the surrounding area, such as the flooring or subfloor beneath the refrigerator. This moisture promotes mold spore germination, and as the mold colony forms, it begins to spread along surfaces and into nearby materials.

Because the leak is underneath the refrigerator, the mold growth remains hidden from plain sight, allowing it to increase unchecked. Over time, the mold may penetrate further into building materials like wood or drywall, exacerbating the problem.

The warmth generated by the refrigerator's motor also contributes to the ideal conditions for mold growth, as mold thrives in warm, damp environments.

As the mold colony expands, it releases spores into the air, which can circulate throughout the home via the HVAC system, spreading to other areas inside the home.

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