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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Mold in North Jacksonville Home

This North Jacksonville home suffered a water damage from improperly installed toilet after new tile was laid in their Master Bathroom. The toilet was not sealed correctly to the sewage line and had continued to leak from more than six months. The homeowner had discovered the tile grout had been discolored around the toilet and could not get it clean. They contacted their local plumber and discovered the issue. All was thought to be fine. Like many of the situations SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee/North Jax is called into help on are issues with the water you can see. In this project, the homeowners decided to put the home on the market. They received an offer and the buyers home inspector was contacted to inspect the property. Everything went great until he entered the crawlspace. Fiberglass insulation was laying on the ground and mold was discovered on the subflooring and floor joists. This mold growth was due to the toilet leak from six months prior. Mold remediation was performed in the crawlspace and new insulation installed. The home inspector revisited the crawlspace and signed off on the cleaning and repairs. The closing on the home went as scheduled.

Without drying the subflooring and letting it dry naturally mold had the chance to start growing again. Wet building materials are susceptible to mold growth in 48 to 72 hours if not mitigated. SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee/North Jacksonville understands the importance of thoroughly inspecting the water damaged areas. With the proper training and experience, water and wet materials cannot hide from SERVPRO. If you have suffered a leak or water damage and would like to put your mind at ease, give us a call at 904-729-2401 for a Moisture Inspection.